Granola bars are often disguised as healthy but are usually just dressed up junk food. Your granola bar may claim it's a good source of fiber, but most of them only contain 1-gram -we need AT LEAST 25 grams per day!
Traditionally, granola bars were just pressed granola, made from oats, nuts, and spices. Now, granola bars contain some of these ingredients but can also be filled with chocolate, marshmallows, HFCS, and artificial ingredients. These ingredients lead to weight gain and feeling sluggish.
What to look for when choosing a granola bar:
-No added Sugar
-No refined grains
-At least 3g of fiber
-No more than 8g of sugar
-And, my rule of thumb for anything…If a child can’t read the ingredient list, stay away!
For a healthy option, make your own!
Aly’s granola bites:
1 cup oats
½ cup natural nut butter (or seed if you can’t have nuts)
1/3 cup raw honey
1 cup unsweetend coconut flakes
½ cup ground flax
½ dried fruit of choice (optional)
2 tbs. chia seeds (optional)
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Let recipe chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes, then roll into balls.