Clients quiz me about my eating habits pretty much everyday and I love it! I’m passionate about healthy food and fueling my body with the right energy to not only get the most out of my training, but also to be as healthy as possible, maintaining a well tuned, healthy, fit lifestyle.
I love when I’m asked a food question and always I find myself answering and more
Soooo, I wanted to share my favourite snack at the moment…and I would love for you all to make a batch and see what you think.
What are we making? Pumpkin and ginger protein bars!
1/3 cup Xylitol (natural sugar substitute, from health food store – could use Stevia)
2 cups of oat bran
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons of ground ginger
½ teaspoon of ground clove
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
120g jar of baby food apple sauce
4 large egg whites
425g mashed pumpkin (steam or boil pumpkin and mash when soft)
½ cup water (or almond milk)
- Preheat the oven to 170
- Spray a 9×13 Pyrex dish with olive oil
- Combine all the dry ingredients and mix well
- Add the wet ingredients and mix into a batter
- Pour the mixture into the Pyrex dish and bake for 30mins
It makes 24 squares so slice x3 length and x5 width.
Nutrition (without walnuts): 1 square = 47 calories, .7 g fat, 8 g carbs, 3.7 g protein.
Nutrition (with walnuts): 1 square = 63 calories, 2.3 g fat, 8 g carbs, 4 g protein.
The reason this is my all time favourite snack at the moment is that it makes me feel like I really can have my cake and eat it!
Now I don’t claim this recipe as one of my own at all, it is a recipe I found online when completing a strength training program at the end of last year. It is by Jamie Eason who is a well known American fitness model. She has many variations on the recipe so feel free to search her name online and see what others you can find.
I hope you enjoy!
Em (and the Bondi Bum team)