This has been me lately…my meals are spot on, largely in part because I make my meal plan each week, grocery shop, prep and stick to it! So that’s not the problem…the little treats on the other hand haven’t been so little! I don’t know what it is but my sweet tooth is out of control! I think I use my daughter’s simple request to bake something as an excuse just so I can have some myself too!! I swear, I am totally fine when its not in my house but when its sitting on the counter – its like I lose all sense of self-control!
For example – we went to Bob Evans after church Sunday. And they just so happen to place those little boxes of cookies right at kid eye level. Naturally, my daughter reaches for a box of the M&M cookies – typical – but rather than just getting her what she asks for I grab the apple oatmeal ones, in my mind justifying because they have oats so they have to be the healthier choice and you got a “deal” if you bought two. Well after quickly inhaling not one, but two full cookies after lunch I turned the box over to see each one had 380 calories – not a typo – 380 CALORIES PER COOKIE – and I ate two! That’s just gross! I was so disgusted with myself yet repeated this the following day! At this point I told my hsuband to eat them or get them out of the house 🙂 Why does he seem to have such better self control when it comes to this stuff?!?!
So long story short – I needed to come up with a healthier, 21-day fix approved snack. I’ve made the shakeology nutty no bakes and LOVED them but wanted something different – so I snagged this out of the 21-day fix eating plan guide.
High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Bars
Total Servings – 24, 1 bar each
One serving – one bar, counts as 1 yellow on the 21-day fix meal plan
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 4 scoops Chocolate Shakeology
- 2 cups quick-cooking old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chopped raw peanuts
- 1/2 cup golden raisins (I used a craisin and raisin mix bc that’s what I had)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Combine Shakeology, oats, peanuts and raisins in a large mixing bowl, and mix well
Add almond milk and peanut butter; mix well
Press mixture into 8×8-inch baking pan, cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Cut into 24 bars – enjoy!