Tag: oats

Healthy Cereal Bars 2

I posted a week ago about my healthy (and tasty) cereal bars, and since then I have augmented the recipe and made it a bit healthier. They still only have 6 ingredients and don’t require any cooking.

I added some Rice Puffs with the intention of bulking up the bars without adding any extra fat or sugar.  I was just going to buy some Rice Crispies but found them to have loads of added sugar, so I went to Holland and Barrett and bought some, slightly pricier, gluten free, Rice Puffs.

Last time I used Hemp Seeds last time which were a bit too crunchy so I omitted them this time around. The result is the bars have fewer calories, and less fat and sugar.

These quantities make 32 bars.

  • 240g Oats
  • 60g Oat Bran
  • 80g Rice Puffs
  • 170g Agave Nectar
  • 60g Coconut Oil
  • 350g Almond Butter

Cereal Bars Rice Puffs

All you do is mix the ingredients together.  You need to make sure they are all mixed evenly, so I found it easiest to mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another before combining them all.  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but melts at 24 celsuis so I put mine in the microwave for 30secs first to melt it.

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Nutritional value per bar:

  • Calories- 147
  • Carbohydrate- 12.3g
  • Sugar- 4.1g
  • Fat 8.7g
  • Saturated Fat- 2.4g
  • Fibre- 2.4g
  • Protein- 4g

How To Make Healthy Cereal Bars

I like eating, and snacking, and am simultaneously failing to lose weight. For some reason…

The cereal/energy bars in the supermarket are rarely as healthy as you think, especially when you look at how much sugar is in them.  I, nerdily, looked at the nutritional values of 23 cereal bars and tried to find ones with less than 150 calories, 5g fat, and 6g sugar, and more than 3g protein, and 3g fibre.

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How To Make Oat and Lentil Burgers

Another healthy, vegetarian main meal!  And I’m very pleased because I made this recipe up myself!  I have been all about porridge for breakfast for a while so have loads of oats about the place which are really cheap, so I’ve been looking at other recipes that use oats.  I found a few for Oat Burgers and made my own recipe.  This was my first attempt. Lentil and Oat burger

  • 1 Can Green Lentils
  • 1 Can Oats (no oats don’t come in cans- I just poured them into the can that I had taken the lentils out of to measure it out)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 1 Grated Carrot
  • 2 Gloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Mustard
  • Optional- 1 sachet Linwoods Flaxseed, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Co-Enzyme Q10 (I get these from Holland and Barret for £2.99 for a pack of 7 sachets and have been adding them to my porridge to add extra protein and fibre to my breakfast).
  1. Fry the onions and spring onions.
  2. Microwave the lentils as per instructions on the can (usually 2 mins), then add all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix.  Add the onions once they are brown enough for you.
  3. Shape the mixture into balls and fry each one for a few minutes each side.  I got about 8 burgers from the mixture.
  4. Serve and eat.

I liked the burgers although next time I would add more mustard and perhaps experiment with other seasonings/flavourings.  Adding cheese was a good move!