Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fruit & Honey Bars

So I was flipping through a weight watchers magazine that mysteriously showed up in my mailbox, (really, I didn’t order it, maybe someone is trying to tell me something), and I found an interesting recipe for fruit and honey bars. I changed things up a bit and added a couple things and this is what I came up with. These are very versatile, you could really use what ever kind of fruit and nuts you like; in the first batch I used dried apricots instead of pineapple and didn’t use the pecans or cashews. These little guys are low in calories, and sweetened only with natural honey. The nuts in the bar have so many benefits to your health, like heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and the dried fruit are full of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Keep in mind that when buying your ingredients to stick to unsweetened fruits and unsalted nuts to keep the calories and sodium down. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Health Kick

Well unfortunately I haven’t been doing a whole lot of baking lately. You see I’ve been eating really healthy lately and exercising six days a week, so I just can’t bring myself to indulge in those little sweet pieces of heaven like I used to. After about 4 weeks at the gym, I started a program called Insanity that I’ve been doing for about 2 weeks now, and the results give me the extra motivation to keep going. I have been baking a few healthy treats though to fill the need. I made many batches of muffins, a few good, and a few not so great. I made a really great whole wheat angel food cake, which got eaten so fast I didn’t even get a photo. But the other half says his favorite is the fruit and honey bars which I’ll post about later. In short, I’ve been a bad blogger, but I’ll be getting back to it soon. :)


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