Are breakfast bars your new bestie?

 

It’s not just us Moms these days who are on the go every day. The thing is we are on the go every day, with a million things happening in between.

Arguably mornings are the worst. What’s breakfast right? We need to make sure the kiddos eat first and get to school on time.

All the chaos of our day should never get in the way of eating and good nutrition.

Breakfast Bars as a meal

The argument of breakfast bars being a full-time alternative isn’t why we’re here. That’s a personal choice. What we do know is sometimes there isn’t a lick of time to sit down and eat breakfast in the AM.

So yes, we are allowed to eat breakfast bars, nutrition police.

Even though we can use breakfast bars to substitute an entire meal in the morning doesn’t mean that it needs to be unhealthy. Mike Samuels from LiveStrong.com says that choosing breakfast bars that are high in protein, zero in fiber, and critiquing them carefully is the best route before deciding on one.

Breakfast bars with high protein levels will leave you satisfied and less hungry throughout your mornings. 20 grams of protein or more is a good rule of thumb to follow when choosing a breakfast bar that you’ll be eating on a regular basis. As for fiber, it’s best to choose a breakfast bar with at least a few grams so you can meet your daily minimum intake and reap its health benefits.

Many of protein/breakfast bars that you find in the store will be filled with sugars and artificial ingredients that almost take the whole “healthy” angle out of eating one. The goal is to substitute your breakfast with a healthy breakfast bar. As you can imagine things are more efficient this way for you.

Making breakfast bars cost effective

Obviously, the easy and quick route to replacing your morning meals or any meal throughout the day would be to just add protein bars to the grocery list and pick them up next time you’re out.

The only issue here is if you’re someone on a strict budget, the healthy breakfast bars can burn a hole in your pocket that you didn’t foresee.

So we have a solution for you: Homemade protein bars

For those who have done meal planning in the past, creating a quick recipe and planning them out for the week will be a breeze. If you don’t have any home experience making recipes – that’s okay too because we’re going to explain how to accomplish making protein bars at home.

Sassy Mom Protein Bar Recipe

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Of Oats
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 Scoop Of Plant-Based Protein

Feel free to add your own favorites such as flax seeds, coconut flakes, nuts, or peanut butter to add more flavor! Protein powders of your choice are a great add-on too.

Then preheat your oven to 375 Degrees, and cook for 12-14 Minutes. Once you have taken it out of the oven make sure to mix the oats and bananas well.

There you go! Your very first protein bar recipe that you can make today. Of course, bananas and other items in this recipe aren’t for everyone. There is an abundance of the breakfast bar and protein bar recipes online. Sassy Mom Fitness premium members also have access to many of these recipes at no cost.

Protein bars aren’t only a breakfast item, they can be eaten at any time of the day when you’re having cravings. However, I’m sure that we can all agree that mornings are PERFECT to slip in a breakfast bar if it saves us time. Please consult with your obstetrician if you’re pregnant and considering protein bars.

What’s your favorite breakfast bar?