The Best “Healthy” Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
This week I experimented with one of the products that Bob’s Red Mill sent me to play around with. Its Whole Wheat Pastry Flour….. and I have never really used it.
I love their products and I mostly use all the “gluten-free” flours. But even though this pastry flour isn’t gluten free, its still super healthy and I combined it with oatmeal and these bars came out pretty good.
I have to say that I do eat gluten-free for the most part, and so does my family.
And though none of us have Celiac Disease, I choose to feed us gluten-free because gluten is one of those foods that is extremely inflammatory.
Don’t Eat These Foods
It’s actually one of the foods on THIS LIST which I compiled of the 5 foods that could be sabotaging your results.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you.
So go to the following link where you can download this information for FREE. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED.
Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES, since I get questions all the time now about how I got ABS after 2 babies. So these are some of the ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before.
Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
So, I did make these bars with Pastry Flour, which is not gluten-free because there are still tons of people who don’t eat gluten-free and also because I wanted to play around with it.
But if you would like to make these Gluten-Free, use 1/2 cup of coconut flour and 1/2 cup almond meal instead of the 1 cup of pastry flour. This makes them just as yummy!
You can actually make these with whatever “toppings” you want. I used chocolate chips because you know me and chocolate, but you can use fresh berries, freeze dried fruit, carob chips, coconut, almonds, walnuts, etc.
I will save these for the weekend so that I can have something “healthy” to splurge on when I am having a “craving” or wanting something sweet.
By the way, if you get lots of cravings and you feel like you do a lot of “emotional eating”, you gotta read this on HOW TO STOP EMOTIONAL EATING.
Being prepared is half the battle.
If you can have healthy snacks prepared all the time, you will not have half the cravings you do now.
That is what is so great about having healthy snacks like this pre-made.
It really helps you eat so much cleaner and less calories. Because instead of indulging in a large piece of cookie cake with tons of calories, you can eat a piece of this chocolate chip bar and feel like you had just as good of a treat.
Remember what I always say……… “Being PREPARED is the key to getting RESULTS”.
Monthly Meal Plan Calendar For You
I know that having a plan really helps me.
Actually, its definitely what has helped me take control of my eating and be able to finally see my abs and be in the best shape of my life (and maintain it).
So, I’m going to hook you up and give you a Meal Plan for the month.
Click here to download it (for free), you will have a cool calendar with clickable links for every meal (5) for every day. And you will then get one every month.
I know, super awesome.
I just know that this is the key to controlling your eating, so I want to help you.
You are going to love the recipes and meals and don’t worry, they are all super easy to make.
No more excuses, you have plenty of healthy recipes to choose from to make healthy meals for you and your family and to make healthy snacks to keep your metabolism revved up and being prepared.
Here is today’s yummy and healthy recipe.
And if you stock up on My Grocery List, you will always have every ingredient you will ever need to make any of my recipes. You can print out the grocery list and keep it in your kitchen. I actually gave you a pantry list, fridge list and freezer. So you are all set.
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- •1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (Bob's Red Mill)
- •1 1/2 cup oats (Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free)
- •1/4 cup agave or Stevia to taste
- •3/4 cup unsweetened Apple Sauce
- •1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
- •1/2 cup Quinoa/Rice Milk (DREAM Blends)
- •2 tsp Vanilla extract
- •1 tsp baking soda
- •1 scoop vanilla protein powder (PROGRADE)
- •3-4 tbsp dairy and gluten free Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine all the wet ingredients.
- Then add the flour, oats, flax, baking soda and protein powder.
- Mix well and then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into a coconut oil lightly greased pan and bake for ~ 22-24 minutes
If this sounds good to you, try it!
Don’t forget to check out My Pinterest Boards. I have tons of healthy recipes, healthy snacks and tons of healthy cooking strategies to help you lose weight, get toned and enjoy “dieting”.
Make sure to post a picture on My Facebook Page if you make any of my recipes.
If you need more help with your diet because you are tired of trying different diets and you are tired of feeling hungry and exercising and not seeing results, I’m happy to send you my MMF Healthy Meal Plans E-Book. The meal plans that I follow on a daily basis that have gotten me in the best shape of my life after having 2 kids. The recipes are easy easy to make and the entire family can follow it too.
The meal plan that hundreds of my clients follow and have lost 2-6 lbs of fat per week.
I know how frustrating it is to diet, to try to eat clean but to not see results. I have been there. But I found a way that works and the best part of it is that I never feel hungry, I never feel like I’m dieting, I love everything I eat, I never eat the same thing, the cooking is quick and easy and my family loves it too.
It doesn’t get better than that!
Here is a Full Body Workout for you to try, you can do it at home.
If you need more workout ideas, check out my YouTube Channel.