Healthy Breakfast Bars
This healthy breakfast bar recipe was inspired by my daughter who dashes past me most mornings heading toward the front door without eating breakfast.
She’d have even less time if I didn’t holler up the stairs for her to get up! Oh, the joys of living with teenagers.
Our weekday family breakfasts, though never particularly leisurely, are now a thing of the past. And don’t even get me started on the weekend when they emerge at brunch time.
My husband’s breakfast routine isn’t any better; like many commuters, he buys his breakfast from a coffee shop en route to work.
It seems breakfast has been added to our long list of things to do and consists of something we can eat on the run or at our desks.
Not great for our digestive health.
Many people choose to skip breakfast altogether. There’s been a lot of talk lately about intermittent fasting and its benefits. And, if you’re following a programme of intermittent fasting and being mindful of your intake of nutrients then you may see benefits.
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
However, if you’re skipping breakfast to save time or calories, and not considering how you’re going to fuel your body later, this can have an adverse effect. Take a look at why you should never skip breakfast.
If this is the case, then I recommend batch cooking breakfast options in advance to help ensure your breakfasts are full of a variety of healthy nutrients.
This breakfast bar recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients, eggs, oats, ground almonds and prunes to name a few.
Prunes are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin B6 but did you know that NASA has taken an interest in them? Astronauts often experience problems with bone and muscle loss. Recent research has shown eating 5 prunes a day can help keep your bones healthy.
Oats are filling and known for their heart-friendly benefits.
Cocoa powder is a source of fibre and full of antioxidants to help you fight against many diseases.
Rapeseed oil (Canola oil) is a monounsaturated oil, high in healthy omega-3 fats.
Here are the breakfast bars I throw into my daughter’s bag as she rushes past me in the morning. Of course, there are many cereal bars available at the supermarket but check the labels for sugar and nutrient content. Read Food labels and Weight Loss.
This breakfast bar recipe is so simple to make. Not far off throwing all the ingredients in a bowl, transferring to a baking tin and then baking. Which makes it an ideal recipe to prep in advance ready for breakfast on the go or a healthy snack.
I didn’t have a 15cm square baking tin to hand but have now ordered one from Amazon ready for the next batch.
These Spinach and Cheese Egg Cups are also an excellent option to prep in advance and eat for breakfast.
Head over to my Facebook page, Nutrilicious Ladies, and let me know what you usually eat for breakfast.
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