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For my Healthy Eating Every Day class this Wednesday we will be going over cooking, eating out and shopping strategies. I wanted to bring an example of a healthy snack this is easy to make and bring to work to keep them satisfied without heading to the vending machines instead. I chose Carrot Cake protein bars, altering the bodybuilding.com recipe. I wanted to try them out to make sure they tasted good so I made some tonight and I liked the end result. They aren’t sweet like carrot cake but they still have the flavor and have the texture of bread. Perfect to bag up and bring with you anywhere! If you want it to be sweeter you could add some honey or chopped apples and raisins or use Medjool dates instead of prunes (they are way sweeter). I might do that next time and make them into mini muffins!

Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Servings: 8 

Prep/Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Info: Calories-120; Fat-2g; Cholesterol-7mg; Sodium-72mg; Carbohydrates-17g; Fiber-2g; Protein-10g; Sugar-3g

Ingredients

    • 1 cup oat flour
    • 2 scoops whey protein
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp allspice
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 4 egg whites
    • 10 prunes, pureed
    • 5 oz baby food carrots
    • 5 oz pumpkin baby food
    • 2 oz water
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a bowl
  3. Mix egg whites, pureed prunes, baby food and water in a bowl
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
  5. Spray cake pan with non-stick spray
  6. Pour ingredients into dish
  7. Bake 20 minutes and cut into 8 pieces

 

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