Lots of you have been asking for the notorious protein cereal bars I've been making as a healthy granola bar alternative for my kiddos.
(and lets be honest, I also make them as a treat for my husband and I to enjoy!)
I'm not kidding when I say, these bars are so good that my kids would prefer them over a store bought sugary granola bar and they look forward to their yummy nutritious bar after school!
Its hard to find granola bars that aren't packed full of sugar and that are high in carbohydrates and fat yet non existent in the protein department. Not to mention most are highly processed and packed full of ingredients we can hardly pronounce.
Example: a Nutrigrain bar contains 15g of sugar, 30g of carbohydrates, 3g of fat and only 2g of protein
This is typical among most granola bars you will find in the store.
As I tell many of my clients, if you can control what is going into your foods by making them at home, you will be better off. Knowing exactly what is put into your homemade protein bars, can make you feel confident that you are more in control of your health, and your kids health!
First things first, for my protein cereal bars I use 1stPhorm Level-1 Protein.
There are literally thousands of protein shakes on the market loaded with calories, excess and unnecessary vitamins and random ingredients that do NOTHING for you.
1stPhorm Level-1 Protein has 150 deliciously smooth calories and 24g of sustained assimilation protein, designed to mimic the digestion of a whole food meal that satisfies for LONGER.
Not to mention the protein is Certified Gluten Free and low temperature processed so it is easily digested with NO bloating like some protein powders can cause.
Here are our two favorite protein cereal bar recipes!