Quinoa Granola Bars

Have you  been wanting to get more quinoa into your diet?  These Quinoa Granola Bars would be a great way to start.  Why is quinoa so great?  It’s packed with a good amount of iron and fiber that will help keep you full.  Quinoa is also one of the only plant based complete proteins.  Which means it contains all 9 amino acids that our body requires for nutrition.  It has a nutty flavor.  Since quinoa is technically a seed, it is grain free as well.  It is a perfect option for those who cannot tolerate oats.  I used quinoa flakes to make these Quinoa Granola Bars.  They look almost like quick oats.  If you like homemade snack bar recipes, you may want to check out the rest of my snack bar recipes.

Quinoa Granola Bars - My Whole Food Life

This healthy granola bar recipe is super easy to make.  In fact, there is no baking required.  All you need is 7 ingredients to make them.  If you needed a nut free option for school lunch boxes, I think sunflower butter could easily be replaced for the almond butter I used.  These Quinoa Granola Bars are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  This recipe is great because you can use it as a base to create your own bars.  I can think of many fun ingredients to add.  They would never get boring.  I hope you enjoy!  You may also like my German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies.

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Apple Almond Energy Bites

One of my most favorite snacks is an apple with almond butter.  The flavors were just made for each other.  So these Apple Almond Energy Bites were inspired by that snack.  These Apple Almond Energy Bites are super easy to make and they have no added sugar except for the sugar in the apple I used.  I thought they were plenty sweet, but if you like things a little sweeter, you can always add a couple dates or some maple syrup.  If you like these, then you may also like my 3 Ingredient Energy Bites and my Cherry Chocolate Energy Bites.

Apple Almond Energy Bites - My Whole Food Life

These healthy energy bites would be a great post workout snack.  They would also make a great snack any time of day.  These Apple Almond Energy Bites are vegan and gluten free.  All you need is a couple of minutes to make them!

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Time for another pumpkin recipe!  This time it’s pumpkin pie energy bites.  I already have a no bake pumpkin cookie recipe on my blog, but I wanted to create another one that would be great pre or post workouts.  These energy bites are packed with protein.  While these pumpkin pie energy bites are gluten free, they are not grain free.  If you wanted a grain free option for energy bites, you could probably just use nuts instead of oats.

pumpkin pie energy bites

You can make up these healthy energy bites in just a matter of minutes.  They also have no sugar added.  They are only sweetened with dates and cranberries.  I found cranberries at Natural Grocers that were sweetened with apples vs most cranberries that are sweetened with processed sugar.   I bet these energy bites would be great to put into your kiddos lunch boxes since they are nut free. :)

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