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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 388.2
  • Total Fat: 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.5 mg
  • Sodium: 170.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 63.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 9.2 g

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Mixed Berry Bars

Submitted by: MJBABYHIITIT

Introduction

adapted from page 111 of "Power Foods" :) Perfect under-400-calorie "snack" - really it's a meal, a very quick, very filling meal you can take anywhere. WAY better than store-bought granola bars! adapted from page 111 of "Power Foods" :) Perfect under-400-calorie "snack" - really it's a meal, a very quick, very filling meal you can take anywhere. WAY better than store-bought granola bars!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups water
    3/4 cup quinoa
    1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
    1/2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
    1/2 coarsely chopped walnuts (pieces)
    1 cup dried mixed berries
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp coarse salt
    1/4 cup honey
    2 tbsp neutral tasting oil (like canola)
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
    vegetable oil cooking spray

Tips

store in the fridge if you know you won't eat them in a couple days. haven't tried freezing, if you do let me know how it goes.


Directions

heat oven to 350. cook quinoa in water about 12 minutes, till most of the water is absorbed. meanwhile, toast oats for 5 or 6 minutes till they're golden brown. then, toast walnuts 6 or 7 minutes till they smell. put oats and nuts in a bowl, transfer quinoa to roasting pan and roast for 15-20 minutes, till it's basically dry, stirring a couple times. meanwhile, add seeds, berries, sugar, and salt to the bowl. after you take out the quinoa, while it cools, add honey, oil, and vanilla to the eggs. then mix quinoa into dry ingredients. finally, mix wet ingredients in. spray standard 9x13 and pour in. flatten. cover loosely with foil and bake for about 25 minutes or until firm. this time could vary by as much as 7 minutes... play with it.

Serving Size: makes 8 rectangles

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MJBABYHIITIT.





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