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    • madlyn
    • By madlyn 4th May 18, 7:59 AM
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    Homemade protein/breakfast bars
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    • 4th May 18, 7:59 AM
    Homemade protein/breakfast bars 4th May 18 at 7:59 AM
    I want to get out of the habit of the mid morning packet of crisps snack.
    Does anyone have a recipe for protein/breakfast bars?
    Something quick and easy that does not have a mountain of ingredients.
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    • Mummy2cheekymonkeys
    • By Mummy2cheekymonkeys 4th May 18, 3:57 PM
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    • 4th May 18, 3:57 PM
    I have a recipe for peanut butter bars. They are a bit like a flapjack but a bit healthier and very tasty. The recipe is from a low gi cookbook.
    4tbsp crunchy peanut butter
    4tbsp clear honey
    175g porridge oats
    50g sultanas

    Put the peanut butter and honey in a saucepan and heat very gently until melted. Add the oats and sultanas and stir until thoroughly mixed and has the consistency of crumbs.
    Pour mixture into a 23x15cm cake tin and press with the back of a spoon. Bake in a preheated oven at 190c / gas 5 for 15 minutes. Leave in the tin to cool and then cut into 8 bars.

    Nutritional information per bar is:
    205 kcal
    Fat 6g (1.4g saturated)
    Protein 6g

    They are quite filling
    • JIL
    • By JIL 5th May 18, 11:20 PM
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    • 5th May 18, 11:20 PM
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    • 5th May 18, 11:20 PM
    I make these

    https://www.nigella.com/recipes/breakfast-bars

    And these

    http://www.thriftylesley.com/gorgeous-granary-breakfast-bars-24p/
    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 6th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    • 6th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    • 6th May 18, 2:30 PM
    im off to asda now to get some rolled oats .. the thriftylesley recipe sounds divine!! I love sainsbobs granola bars so im in heaven!!


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    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 10th May 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:12 PM
    omg ive made two lots of these now and they are absolutely gorgeous!!


    .. ashamed to say, I ate the lot too ..
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:15 PM
    Greg Wallace made something like that in one of the 'Eat well for less' episodes.
    On my phone so hard to search but if I find it later, I'll post it.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th May 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:19 PM
    Try this:
    https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/breakfast_bars_49065
    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th May 18, 10:06 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:06 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 10:06 PM
    omg ive made two lots of these now and they are absolutely gorgeous!!


    .. ashamed to say, I ate the lot too ..
    Originally posted by tiredwithtwins
    I make them most weekends for work, I buy different nuts and fruits for variety usually from Lidl. Sometimes I even melt a bar of chocolate over the top.

    I read thrifty Lesley s blog quite often, she does some excellent recipes. I highly rate her pad Thai recipe.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 16th Jul 18, 11:22 AM
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    • 16th Jul 18, 11:22 AM
    Have copied these recipes out and will be giving them a go
    Thanks
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 16th Jul 18, 11:25 AM
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    omg ive made two lots of these now and they are absolutely gorgeous!!


    .. ashamed to say, I ate the lot too ..
    Originally posted by tiredwithtwins
    Which illustrates the problem with sweet, carb-laden snacks. In comparison, a 25g packet of crisps is actually a better option

    Although an apple or a pear would be better still.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • JIL
    • By JIL 16th Jul 18, 11:23 PM
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    Which illustrates the problem with sweet, carb-laden snacks. In comparison, a 25g packet of crisps is actually a better option

    Although an apple or a pear would be better still.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Unless you are referring to eating the lot i really don't agree, a packet of crisps weighs 25g of empty calories, they won't fill you and provide very little nutrition.
    Apples are good but they won't fill you.
    • klew356
    • By klew356 18th Jul 18, 1:57 PM
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    oh im following this post they all sound delish
    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 18th Jul 18, 8:16 PM
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    I make them most weekends for work, I buy different nuts and fruits for variety usually from Lidl. Sometimes I even melt a bar of chocolate over the top.

    I read thrifty Lesley s blog quite often, she does some excellent recipes. I highly rate her pad Thai recipe.
    Originally posted by JIL

    Im slowly tweaking the recipe to use less syrup/sugar, adding an omega seed mix into the nuts and dried fruit. I like dessicated coconut and coconut flakes in it too ..


    I need to go and have a good look at her site, I tend to flit through bits with the intention of going back but never do lol
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    aug gc - 232/300
    sep gc - 151/160

    wading through the treacle of life!
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