Monday, January 31, 2011

Today I Made Trail Mix Bars.

I found this recipe in my All You magazine.  I need to do something to help Hubster eat better.  He never has breakfast and eats out almost everyday.  His metabolism has taken a beating due to these things.  Having a desk job PLUS night college doesn't help either (though we are all very grateful he does those things!).  My plan is to rubber band a pack of cut apples (won't eat fruit unless it's prepared for him either), a string cheese and a granola bar together.  Then, all he has to do is grab and go.  He can eat on the run.  He leaves waaaaaaay before I even roll outta bed, so it's not like I'm going to get up and make everyone pancakes before he leaves.  Though, I do hope that will be possible in our future. 

Here are the bars. 


They are yummy.  I started cutting them too soon and they were crumbly (impatient kitchen maid here).  So I stuck them in the fridge to speed up the cooling process and harden them.  Perfect.  Ash inhaled the pieces I gave her.  Dontcha just LOVE it when you try out a new recipe and it works? 

P.S.  I used raisins instead of cranberries and whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose.  And, of course, I used Earth Balance spread in lieu of butter. 

7 comments:

Meg said...

those loook amazing. we love homemade granola bars, but we've never made them with pretzels. yum!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I saw that in there. I might try that sometime. I've also been watching "Hungry girl" & she made some on there that sounded pretty good.

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Jamie,

All You has the best recipes in their magazine. I still have one issue (the first I'd ever seen) that I am working my way through making the recipes. Granola bars are still on my list to make.

Mrs. K said...

I definitely do. Those do look yummy. I tried making pumpkin pie for the first time yesterday and it came out great...so excited.

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

Wow! Did you really make that?! Good for you. Your hubby must be feeling so special, you did all these and thinking about his diet.

Amy said...

Bret hardly ever eats breakfast either! What a great idea to prepare healthy snack on the go. And what a great way to save money! You should write to the magazine you got the recipe from and tell them what you did so other moms can use that great idea!

mun said...

I like eating these healthy bars. Yours look absolute tempting! *salivates*