Healthy Inexpensive Meal Replacement Bars
I perfected this recipe for all you students and hard working folks out there who don’t have time to eat 6 healthy meals a day but want to maximize your ability to gain muscle and lose fat. These are healthy, cheap, and convenient. They don’t even involve cooking! The only problem with this is that they taste so good that you might be tempted to eat too many of them. These are meal replacement bars, don’t overuse them! Although they have lots of protein and healthy fats they don’t contain vegetables, fruit, nor as much fiber as I would like.
These Scooby Snack protein bars are infinitely better than fast food or something out of the vending machine but not nearly as good as one of my quick healthy meals. If you like this recipe, try my Scooby Poo-Bar too! If you want more protein bar recipes, consider buying the excellent bodybuilding cookbook that I reviewed.
|Each bar costs about 60 cents and contains:
15% calories from good fat
Ingredients (makes 13 bars):
|100% natural protein powder||400g||14 ounces|
|Organic rolled oats||200g||7 ounces|
|Fat-free milk (not low-fat)||180ml||3/4 cup|
|Natural peanut butter||100g||3 ounces|
|Organic honey||100g||3 ounces|
|Cocoa powder||30g||1 ounce|
|Organic ground Flax||as required|
I’m not making this up, this recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat. No cooking, no cutting, and its not that critical that you measure things. In short, its something that even I can make! You don’t need any kitchen gadgets, just a big mixing bowl. You don’t even need a kitchen to make these, you can do it in your dorm room if you want!
OK, ready for the instructions? Its pretty complicated!
- Dump everything in a bowl and squish it together with your hands. Only put about half the milk in to start and only add milk enough to wet the ingredients, it should be like concrete, not batter. Do NOT use a spoon, you will break it.
- Roll dough in your hands to make 13 hot dog shaped bars. To keep the dough from sticking to your hands, wash them first then wet them with cold water or cover them with a little olive oil.
- Roll them in ground flax
- Put in refrigerator
Store them in a covered container in the refrigerator, they keep a week. You can also store them covered in your freezer, they keep for months there!
No more excuses for not eating healthy on the go, at work, or at school!!!