When we arrived home from playing with puppies, I was in the mood to whip up a new and tasty snack: Homemade Protein Bars. I found some recipes on Jamie Eason’s web site and had been wanting to try them for a while now, but since I had no kitchen on the boat I had to wait until I was home.
The recipe called for oat flour, and since we didn’t have any I simply put oats in the food processor to create an oat flour and it worked great!
I thought that these would be perfect for Brian to have as a snack between classes. Also, when planning snacks, sometimes it is a little bit hard to incorporate protein simply because I don’t always want to include something like tuna or cheese, and these are a great alternative!
Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bars (Based on the recipe by Jamie Eason)
Yield: 8 servings (cut into 16 squares, 2 bars equals one serving)
Cook Time: 24-28 minutes
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia BakingBlend
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 2 scoops Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup Nunaturals Stevia BakingBlend
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup Vanilla Almond Breeze (I usually would use unsweetened but Mom only had the sweetened)
- 1/4 cup Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt
After the baking was done, Mom had dinner ready for us!! She made a delicious meal of marinated shrimp, quinoa with cayenne, black beans, and corn, and steamed asparagus. A completely nutritious and delicious meal!
After dinner, Mom, Dad, Brian and I headed to the bowling alley. We are slightly competitive as a family, and Mom decided to bring her own lucky bowling ball. Mom and Dad used to be on a bowling league and are secretly pretty good at it…Brian and I are, however, not that good at bowling.
I was able to get a couple of strikes…as well as a couple of gutter balls!
Brian got some strikes as well!!
Brian and Dad were the high scorers for the first game.
Mom and I were the high scorers in the second game. I still didn’t break 100 😉 It was a great way to spend the evening!
This morning, I woke up super early again simply because of the cruise ship schedule that I am used to, but I headed right down stairs to make myself some more oatmeal with Sunwarrior, peanut butter and strawberries.
Now, Brian, Mom, and I are getting ready to head to Zumba…this is Brian’s first time and it should be interesting!