Many parents lack the time and energy to prepare healthy snacks and meals for the family, which causes us to rely heavily on convenience foods, which aren’t usually the healthiest of options to provide for our family. Healthy snacks provide the family with a nutritional boost and energy to get through the day. As a mother of two, I lead a busy, on-the-go lifestyle – as many parents do! Quick, healthy snacks are essential to our daily nutritional needs.
Energy bars are an ideal, handy snack for the family – whether you’re on the go running errands, picking the kids up from school or sports activities, or simply need a pre or post workout pick-me-up. Energy bars may seem like an ideal source of fuel in a convenient package however, it’s important to read the labels since many store-bought energy bars contain empty calories, excess sugar, preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Once you learn how to make homemade energy bars, you’ll never go back to store-bought. Freeze your homemade creations for a later date, or pack the freshly made bars into a plastic bag or container for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack for the kids – or yourself! Learn how to make homemade energy bars with this simple infographic:
Try some of these healthy energy bar recipes: