No Bake Almond Fudge Bars

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Every person requires a healthy snack without breaking the bank and this no bake almond fudge bar recipe is the perfect replacement for store-bought protein bars, which can be expensive. This bar recipe is also incredibly easy combining just nine ingredients and involving no baking whatsoever. Good healthy recipes shouldn’t be a tremendous effort to prepare, so this easy bar recipe will having you eating healthy with very little cost or time. If healthy eating is on your agenda or you want a high fiber, high protein recipe to get you through your workday afternoons, make this no bake almond bar recipe today.

The best healthy eating plan involves food made from real ingredients and the foods in this almond bar recipe are relatively easy to find these days. Amanda, the developer of this bar recipe, makes these bars as versatile as can be by allowing you to decide on the variety of nut or seed butter, although she prefers almond butter for its neutral taste. Since there is so salt included in this protein bar recipe, it is important to note that you purchase a salted nut or seed butter for the best flavour. Many health food stores or bulk food stores will sell a large variety of nut and seed butter in both salted and unsalted varieties, but if you prefer to purchase an unsalted butter, you can also add a pinch or two of salt to your almond bar recipe to enhance the oats and rice crisp cereal. Bulk food stores are now selling ground oat flour as well, so you may not have to grind your own to prepare this healthy snack recipe.

Healthy eating means you should be able to maintain an even blood sugar throughout the day, and that usually means incorporating high fibre foods into your diet. Many North Americans don’t get the daily-recommended fibre that they should, which is between 25 and 40 grams, but it is crucial to having a healthy gut and maintaining a reasonable weight. Fibre will make you feel full longer and slow the incorporation of sugars into your blood so that your insulin levels don’t spike. This healthy bar recipe includes oat flour and quick oats, which both contain reasonable amounts of fibre. A half cup of quick oats contains four grams of fibre while a half cup of almond butter has nearly five grams of fibre. By eating one of these almond bars, you can be sure that you are obtaining at least part of your daily fibre needs.

Good healthy food shouldn’t mean sacrificing on flavour, so this bar recipe provides some indulgence in the form of melted chocolate. By drizzling chocolate over the bars, you will feel like you are eating something that is not nearly as healthy as it is. Choose dark chocolate because it has the highest amount of flavonoids, which are a beneficial antioxidant that can repair cells that are damaged. Thank you to Amanda, the author of ‘Running With Spoons’ recipe blog, for her healthy no bake almond fudge protein bars recipe.**

Nutrition Facts for: No Bake Almond Fudge Bars From Running with Spoons
Ingredients: Seed butter, brown rice syrup or honey, vanilla extract, oats, quick oats, vanilla protein powder, crispy rice cereal, unsweetened almond milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 188, Calories from Fat 80, Total Fat 8.9g 14%, Saturated Fat 5.6g 28%, Cholesterol 27mg 9%, Sodium 72mg 3%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Carbohydrates 23.9g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 12.4g, Protein 4.2g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 5%

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