OK, we're going to make homemade energy bars. I got this recipe from a Cooking Light article about foods that stabilize our energy levels instead of the yo-yo effect we get from lots of carbs.
1 C uncooked, old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 C uncooked quinoa
3/4 C sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 C salted, dry-roasted pistachios, chopped
1/3 C flaked, unsweetened coconut
2 T flax seed meal. (FLAX SEED MEAL!?! Couldn't find it. Wheat germ worked OK.)
1 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 C unsalted creamy almond butter
6 T agave nectar
1 T canola oil
1/4 t salt
There's some chopping to do at the outset. Don't make the mistake I made: buy pistachios already shelled. Tedious...
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.