Easy Lemon Nutrition Bars

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These lemon nutrition bars are so much better than any store bought bar!

You know that DIY is always a treat, so grab your food processor, and keep dates and nuts on hand, at all times. I love the lemon touch, sort of like healthy pie!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

I would recommend this bar as the perfect snack to bring to work, school, etc. as it is low in calories, but has a nice balance of fats, protein and carbohydrates that will help to hold you over until your next meal or eating event. I love that there are only 4 ingredients, which not only makes this super easy to make, but you can also feel good knowing your snack bar is unprocessed and only made with real, whole foods.

By Katie Bishop, MS, Nutritionist

Easy Lemon Nutrition Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time:
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

1 cup mixed cashews and almonds
1 cup dates
zest and juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

1. If your fruit is tough or extra chewy, it can be soaked in 1/3 cup of warm water for 10 minutes, then drained and processed according to the directions below.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse about 30-45 seconds, or more if necessary.
The mixture should stick together well, you can test this by pinching with your fingers.
3. For mess free bars, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the processed bar mix into the pan, fold the other half of the wrap over the mix and press firmly into bars.
4. Place the bars in the fridge for about an hour and then cut into 6 bars/pieces.
These homemade bars can be individually wrapped and stored in the freezer for on the go snacking. They freeze well.

1. If your fruit is tough or extra chewy, it can be soaked in 1/3 cup of warm water for 10 minutes, then drained and processed according to the directions below. 2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse about 30-45 seconds, or more if necessary. The mixture should stick together well, you can test this by pinching with your fingers. 3. For mess free bars, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the processed bar mix into the pan, fold the other half of the wrap over the mix and press firmly into bars. 4. Place the bars in the fridge for about an hour and then cut into 6 bars/pieces. These homemade bars can be individually wrapped and stored in the freezer for on the go snacking. They freeze well.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 167; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 42 mg; Potassium: 260 mg; Carbohydrate: 21 g; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 16 g; Protein: 3 g

Nutrition Bonus:  Vitamin C: 5%; Iron: 5%; Calcium: 1%

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