Healthy Recipe!

Oatmeal Protein Bars

In addition to featuring Cambridge residents on their wellness journeys, we will be able to highlight some of your favorite recipes in this column as well.  Here’s one we like to make to get in our protein, our whole-food ingredients, and some stay power for our sports activities!
Have one to share?  We would love to let others know!

Oatmeal Protein Bars
3 cups of plain oatmeal; We like Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal
1/2c plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop of protein powder; We like the Vanilla from Kion by Ben Greenfield
1 medium apple, diced
1/2 banana, softened
1c of water or applesauce for your moisture
1t vanilla extract
1t cinnamon
1/4c raisins; this adds a nice texture 
(Shhhh, don’t tell the kids these items below are in there!):
1/4c black chia seeds; great for fiber and you can’t taste them
2T whole flax seeds and 2T of flaxseed meal; great for fiber and you can’t taste them
Can add powdered stevia by Sweet Leaf for more sweetness, to taste

Baking Instructions:
Mix all together in a large bowl.  Grease a 13×9 pan with organic butter or baking spray of choice; Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; Remove from oven and cut into 16 squares; Refrigerate bars to harden them up
Yields: 16 bars
Nutritionals: Based on an average 75-gram bar weight
115 calories; 2.5 grams of fat; 18 grams of carbohydrates; 6 grams of protein; 4 grams of fiber; 4 grams of sugars

To Your Wellness,