Perfect day to make these protein bars!

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Woke up this morning and looked out my window to see snow covering everything.  Love it!  I love the holiday seasons and the delicious food that comes with it.  And by that I mean the food that us “fitness addicts” turn our nose up to.  If you’re a sweets lover like me and you’re not familiar with Jamie Eason‘s fitness friendly recipes, it’s time to check them out!   Her healthy alternatives have literally saved me from my sweet tooth, haha 🙂 

Her pumpkin protein bar recipe is one of my favorites, and i’ll be making these today!  Make sure to check out her website for more healthy snacks!  http://www.jamieeason.com and they are also posted on http://www.bodybuilding.com 

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Nutrition (without walnuts): 1 square = 47 calories, .7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3.7 g protein

Nutrition (with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein

Ingredients:

  • ½ C Xylitol Brown Suger Blend (Ideal)
  • 1 – 4 oz. jar baby food applesauce
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground clove
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 – 15 oz. can of raw pumpkin
  • 2 C oat flour
  • 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ C chopped walnuts (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Combine first 11 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add the final 3 ingredients (4, if adding walnuts), and mix until incorporated. Spread batter into the Pyrex dish and bake for 30 min.
  5. Makes 24 squares.

 

xoxo

Jenna

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One thought on “Perfect day to make these protein bars!

  1. Kaya

    Hi Jenna! You are such a great inspiration. I have been going through the same stages, weight gain weight loss ED trying not to go back to that and (re)finding my love for fitness and weights. I also found your workout schedule and meal plan on the internet, it’s exaxtly the same as mine. I was wondering about your macros, do you count them (or keep them as a guideline) and if so what are they? I know what and how much to eat, but still am looking for the optimal portions for my body and for what i want to become. and what do you think is best pre and post workout? just one of the meals that are already planned? so no avoiding of carbs pre workout for example? and how much pre/post protein and carbs do you recommend? i actually wanted to email you but unfortunately i couldnt find an email address..i hope i am not bothering you! again thank you for being such an inspiration, i am checking your IG/blog almost everyday hoping for an update:) Take care, loves Kaya

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