Granola bars, also known as energy bars, provide energy when one is feeling drained out. This also means that if your body is not energy starved, then adding excess carbohydrate simply converts it into fat for later use. That ‘later use’ happens when calorie burn is more than the day’s intake.Read more to know 5 ways to burn calories without exercising.
Note: The health factor of the granola bars is quite relative. The options available in the market are loaded with sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup or regular sugar, which in turn get deposited as stored fat ‘for later use’.
Therefore, we have created a healthy, low calorie granola bar recipe for you – which includes slow-burning carbohydrates, fibre, antioxidants, protein, minerals, vitamins and low fat. In short, only healthy and minimal calorie foods. Grab one of these low calorie granola bars as a quick snack between meals. The slow-burning carbohydrates will keep your energy levels up, fat and protein will keep you satisfied, and the nutrition will help you stay healthy! These can also be eaten as a post-workout snack to help your muscles recover and give you the energy to power through the day.Get more information on what and when to eat before workout?
Low calorie healthy granola bar recipe below. This batch makes 12-16 bars:
Ingredients: Low calorie granola bar recipe
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup shredded wheat cereal
1 cup almonds
1.5 cups dried fruit (raisins, plums)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp honey
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Cooking Process: Low calorie granola bar recipe
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking pan and set aside. (take some butter on your fingers and run it along the pan to coat it)
2. Place the oats, shredded wheat, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt in a food mixer until the mixture is finely chopped (size of a lentil).Read more on health benefits of nuts and seeds.
3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, honey, and vanilla. Add the oatmeal mixture and stir till it’s mixed evenly.
4. Transfer to the baking pan and flatten gently with the back of a spoon or spatula to spread evenly.
5. Bake for about 18 minutes until the edges turn golden brown and the bars are done. Let bars cool completely in pan before slicing and serving.
These low calorie granola bar recipes are a great snack when you’re at work, at college, out shopping, or even at home. These bars use minimal sugar, making them perfect for diabetics too.