There are three reasons for using meal replacement bars: 1) Dieters use them to maintain a healthy, balanced diet while cutting calories. 2) Bodybuilders use them to maintain a healthy, balanced diet while adding calories to bulk up. 3) They're convenient when there is not enough time to prepare a regular meal. The following recipe is good for reasons number 1 and 3.
Things You'll Need
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup skim milk
- 4 scoops protein powder
- Dash of cinnamon
- 2 cups fruit (blueberries, strawberries, bananas, etc.)
- 4 to 8 packages of Splenda (optional)
- butter or oil
- mixing bowl
- 9-by-13-inch baking pan
Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until a sticky batter is formed.
Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with oil, butter or margarine to prevent the bars from sticking.
Spoon the batter into the baking dish and spread evenly.
Cover with foil or waxed paper and place in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
Cut into eight equal portions.
Tips & Warnings
- Homemade meal replacement bars can supplement your diet, providing protein, fiber and nutrients. You can customize the ingredients to your taste. However, meal replacement bars are not a permanent substitute for regular meals, which are a time to relax and interact with others. They should be limited to once per day, two or three times a week.
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