Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Breakfast treat - Try it!

We all know that breakfast is important and a great way to start our day! However, the same old cereal or bagel can get old. So what a perfect time to whip up some delicious and satisfying bars that are sure to tantalize your taste buds!  Hy-Vee Seasons 2011 has many tasty recipes and my favorite one is the Z3 High Octane Bars. It is rich and chewy, full of flavor... :-) An added bonus is that these bars take as little as 10 minutes to make and can safely be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!! If you make them, post a comment about what you think! I made some at work today and am anxious to see what other employees have to say... I will be happy to show that nutrition can be enjoyable!!
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Z3 High Octane Bars

Serves 16. | Source: Hy-Vee Seasons Health 2011.
All you need:
2 c. Hy-Vee quick oats
1 c. natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 c. Hy-Vee honey
1 c. dark chocolate chips
1 c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries
1 c. milled flaxseed
1 c. vanilla whey protein powder
All you do:
Mix all ingredients together and stir until blended. Spread mixture into a 8-by-8-inch pan and refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.
Daily nutritional values:
0% vitamin A
2% vitamin C
4% calcium
6% iron
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 340
Carbohydrate: 45g
Cholesterol: 5mg
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Fat: 16g
Protein: 10g
Saturated Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 70mg
Sugar: 31g
Trans fats: 0g