8th March 2009

8th March 2009
dieting foods to eat list
Image by VanessaC (EY)
In a bid to eat a bit healthier and without feeling like we are following a diet we have decided to go ‘Low GI’ from tomorrow.

I have made these energy bars for us to have for breakfast. Neither of us ever bother with breakfast so I thought these would be good to just grab and go.

Recipe – Makes 12

25g Dessicated Coconut
150g Ready to eat Dried Apricots
50g Dried cherries, Cranberries or Blueberries
2tbsp Vegetable Oil
2tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter
3tbsp Clear Honey
1tsp Natural Vanilla Extract
100g Rolled Porridge Oats
50g Wholegrain Crispy Rice
50g Raw Cane Soft Brown Sugar
25g Sunflower Seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
50g Dark chocolate, min 70% cocoa solids, melted (optional)

1 – Preheat oven to 180c/350f.gas mark 4. Spread coconut on a baking tray and cook for 10 mins until lightly toasted.
2 – Finely chop the dried fruit.
3 – Put the oil, peanut butter & honey into a heat proof bowl in the oven for 1-2 mins just until they are easy to mix. Stir in the vanilla extract.
4 – Mix all ingredients together and press firmly into a lightly oiled shallow 19cm square tin. Bake for 20 mins and then press lightly again. Leave to cool in the tin.
5 – Drizzle with melted chocolate and leave to set (I didn’t do this bit)

Per bar: 193 kcal, 8g fat, 2.5g sat fat, 0.03g sodium, 27g carbohydrate

This is the start of #3 on my 101 Things in 1001 Days list…..cook 1 thing from every cookbook that I own.

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