Diet and Nutrition

Monday Meals: Apple and Raisin Oat Bars

Perfect to toss in a backpack, for a hike or a school day mini-meal, homemade snack bars pack a lot of convenience and wholesome nutrition into one small bundle. Making your own allows you to control the sugar and tailor the flavors to you liking. There is plenty of room for interpretation, but fiber is the name of the game when it comes to homemade snack bars. Oats and dried fruits often play the starring roles. Fiber is crucial for a happy digestive system, it feeds beneficial bacteria in the gut and its bulk makes us feel satisfied longer, staving off hunger. Our article 4 life-saving Reasons Women Must Eat More Fiber will give you all the reasons you need to up your fiber.

Deliciously Ella concocted this recipe for Apple Raisin and Oat Bars. Simple and tasty, you will be happy to have these treats on hand when hunger strikes or breakfast gets time-crunched  Next week? Try the Apricot and Coconut Bars. The variations are endless.

A note: Deliciously Ella’s recipes call for ‘porridge oats.” You may know them as rolled oats.

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Alison Relyea-Parr

Alison Relyea-Parr

Alison is the editor and contributor of Womenshealth.com. A UW-Madison graduate, Alison is also an illustrator and educator.

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