December 10, 2009

Cooking Light: Banana Nut Energy Bars

With the holiday season in full swing, we all could use a bit more energy. And, our conscious tells us not to visit the food court while we are at the mall shopping, right? It’s filled with too many calories for the amount of exercise we are squeezing in this month. So, what do you do? Well, if you know you are heading to the mall to pick up those last minute gifts, think ahead and throw a healthy snack into your purse (or jacket pocket).

When I was looking for recipes to share during Shelby’s, Grumpy's Honeybunch, and my week of Cooking Light posts, I wanted something to help keep the energy up while shopping and getting through the marathon baking sessions that we are all doing this time of year. When I saw the Banana Nut Energy Bars, I knew I had hit the jackpot!
From Family, Friends and Food
These bars are filled with healthy ingredients that are meant to keep you filled with energy without the sugar rush (and crash). The addition of banana keeps them moist, but not too moist that they will fall apart in your bag. You could substitute other nuts in them according to your preferences very easily.

Not only are these bars great for keeping your energy up while shopping, they would make a great snack to send with your kids to school or even for right before heading out to a sports activity.



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8 comments:

Heidi said...

That's a magazine I would love to have a subscription to!!! To keep my energy up I try to eat healthy, exercise and not go crazy at the buffet table!!! It doesn't always work and I'm still tired, but hey... I tried!!

Megan said...

Coffee!!! That's my plan of attack but it would sure go good with these energy bars!

Megan said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

pushenok said...

I loved your energy bars - I know what I will do this evening :)
How I keep my energy? A cup of good tea couple of times a day - that's all :)
Thanks for the giveaway !!

pushenok said...

I am also an e-mail subscriber :)

Pam said...

These bars look delicious. I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks for my kids.

gunma-gal said...

I keep up my energy by eating... chocolate. I know, I know, but I thought I'd give an honest answer.

Throughout the month of December, I always have the end of the semester craziness, what with grading papers, writing papers of my own, giving and grading finals, plus Christmas shopping, baking, and partaking in festivities. I have no spare time, and all those festivities I mentioned always require me to make something delicious, so in comes chocolate...

gunma-gal said...

Oh, I'm also an e-mail subscriber.

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