Enter our Power Hungry cookbook giveaway and you’ll be on your way to homemade energy bars in a jiffy. Eight readers will win a copy of this new book!
Energy bars and protein bars are awesome for helping fuel your workouts or sub for a meal (in a pinch). If you’d like to learn to make your own, get in on our Power Hungry Cookbook giveaway today!
I don’t know about you, but when I look at how much money I spend on energy/protein/meal replacement bars I just cringe. Yes they are tasty, but dang are they expensive! That’s why I was so jazzed to read about this new book, Power Hungry. I called for a review copy so I could check it out because I thought our AFH readers would appreciate knowing how to make tasty energy bars at home, too! I tried out a few recipes and now I’m so glad I investigated this book—it’s awesome!
Written in a friendly style, author Camilla Saulsbury’s (pictured at right) new Power Hungry book provides easy-to-follow recipes for many varieties of 100% soy free energy bars, protein bars, granola bars, breakfast cookies and even endurance gels. Paleo options and raw bars are also included, along with adaptations for vegan and gluten-free bars. These recipes are packed with good stuff like oats, flax, protein powder, quinoa, buckwheat, chia seeds, sesame seeds, nuts, dried fruit, citrus zest, even kale and yes, the occasional chocolate chip. Sweeteners used in the bars vary from honey, agave and molasses to homemade glucose syrup and regular old sugar. I think the sweetener choice could be adapted to your liking in most of these recipes. Nutrition info is listed for each recipe, too, so you’ll know how many calories and how much protein (two of my primary concerns) are in the bars. There are LOTS of pictures, too, which is nice.
I tried the Greek Yogurt Muesli Bars (see the pic at left, from the book) and I doubled the recipe, thinking that my family would need way more than an 8X8 pan’s worth of them. (I really get bummed out when I make a pan of something and the recipe then says to cut it into 48 pieces? Seriously? Their 48 pieces are my 24—two bites does not a portion make, at least in my house! So, I made a double batch.) Well, we finished them, but it took over a week because these babies are dense and filling and even though the portion size seemed small, it was actually perfect! Now I’ll trust that the author’s portion size sense matches mine from here on out. Anyway….the bars were delicious; I especially liked the addition of lemon zest in the recipe, which gave it a freshness and wonderful extra and unexpected flavor. I also made the Quinoa Protein Bars in the “Winter Spice” variation–very tasty. All in all, I LOVE this book and am happy to give it a great big thumbs up. If you like bars of any sort, you’ll find at least a few favorites among these many recipes. You can order a copy on Amazon, or try and win one of 8 copies that we are giving away!
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