Savory Energy Bars put a savory spin on the classic recharge snack. Loaded with protein, fiber, omega 3’s, and vitamins that give a burst of sustainable energy, without all the sugar.
This is a sponsored post for Milk Means More – United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All opinions are my own.
We are an active family. On a perfect day, we start with a good family walk, successfully tackle school like academic beasts, run off to sports practice or hike in the woods in the afternoon, and if time/weather permit, play some sort of game outside after dinner. On those perfect days, we need a great granola bar, a protein rich chocolate smoothie, or another healthy snack that will give us the energy we need to keep that pace.
I’ve noticed that many snacks that are readily available can also be fairly high in sugar. Now y’all know that I love my sugary treats, but not everyone does well with sweets or the inevitable sugar crash after eating them. I know that when I need sustainable energy, I sometimes prefer a more savory option myself. With a texture reminiscent of a power bar,
Savory Energy Bars are packed with protein from milk, cheese, and quinoa, fiber from whole grain oats, and loads of vitamins and omega 3’s from a variety of seeds.
They may not look like much, but Savory Energy Bars are very flavorful. The whole grains impart a nutty chew that is nicely complimented by the crunchy seeds. Let’s not forget the cheese factor–cheese makes everything better! I’ll be honest–many days when I’m looking for a snack, I’m actually looking for a mini meal. Because it’s very likely that I haven’t stopped moving long enough to eat a proper meal. Those are the days when I really crave something savory and filling. Savory Energy Bars fit the bill quite nicely.
As an added bonus, the bars keep for over a week making them a readily available and healthy snack option. The recipe makes a generous 18 bars, which may also be individually wrapped and frozen in anticipation of busy days ahead.
My Impression of the Savory Energy Bars
I really enjoy the flavor profile and texture combinations in these bars. I’d liken them to a cross between a granola bar and a polenta cake in texture. I’m half tempted to fry up a few, just to see how they’d taste as a base for bruschetta.
Family Impression: Bacon Slayer and Son #3 liked the bars. Son #1 was expecting a sweet and chewy bar when he took his first bite but still said, “They taste healthy. I’d eat these again.”
According to MyFitnessPal.com, Savory Energy Bars contain 151 calories, 17g carbs, 7g fat, 6g protein, and 2g sugar per serving. Serving size is one bar.
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