Summer Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

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With summer around the corner, everyone is getting ready to celebrate the season with recipes that include the freshest of produce. Trying out this Summer Strawberry Oatmeal Bars recipe is probably the next best thing you could do apart from basking in the summer sun. This wonderful recipe is a great option as healthy breakfast bars and also one of the most healthy snack ideas you can serve. These bars can also be fun food for kids in their lunch boxes. This will not only encourage healthy eating for kids but also make eating so much fun. It is a perfectly healthy snack you can eat any time of the day. Eat these healthy breakfast bars just on their own or crumble them in a bowl with a scoop of Greek yogurt and you’re good to go. Eat these bars as a post or pre-workouts snack. Have it as a dessert after a meal with your family. Make it a part of your healthy food menu for lazy Sunday brunch. You’ll never be able to believe how soft, chewy and crumbly these bars turn out. If you wish to make these bars gluten-free, make sure to substitute the regular oats with gluten-free oats and add any gluten-free flour in the place of all-purpose flour.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Although it’s easier to eat healthy in the summer, this salad recipe can be eaten in any season and throughout the year. Healthy snack ideas and recipes are always worth your precious efforts especially if the ingredients are simple and uncomplicated. Incorporating healthy food choices in your diet can be easy with easy and healthy snack ideas. These bars look gorgeous and vibrant with a layer of strawberry pulp added on top of the oats. All the flavours from baked strawberries ooze into a juicy sweet and tangy pulp.

Nutrition Facts for: Summer Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Notes from DIY Candy

Ingredients:Old fashioned rolled oats, all purpose flour, light brown sugar, ground ginger, kosher salt, unsalted butter, cornstarch, freshly squeezed lemon juice, granulated sugar, fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, pure vanilla extract, milk.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 9 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving

Calories 134, Calories from Fat 76, Total Fat 8.4g 13%, Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%, Cholesterol 21mg 7%, Sodium 59mg 2%, Potassium 95mg 3%, Carbohydrates 13.7g 5%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 7.0g, Protein 1.9g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 1%, Iron 5%

Some nutrition facts on strawberries include vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, fiber, etc. Strawberries are low in calories and can be eaten not just in desserts but in salads as well. The nutrition in strawberries is the best excuse for healthy baking recipes that use strawberries. You can use as many seasonal fruits as you want to make this recipe flavoursome and interesting. Seasonal fruits are easy on your budget too. For that extra deliciousness and nutrition, add a handful of toasted nuts if possible. Pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts are all great options. You can even add healthy seeds like sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. Try adding raisins, cranberries or Goji berries in this fruit salad recipe or spice powders like cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Add a dash of cocoa, dark chocolate bits or cacao nibs into this oat bars recipe. Thank you to Amy at the ‘DIY Candy’ food blog for sharing this nourishing and healthy Summer Strawberry Oatmeal Bars recipe with us. Check out her website for more healthy snack ideas and recipes. Try making these bars for your family today!**

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