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Quick Energy (aka Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars)

Many of us have been forced to slow down our daily routine or at least contain it to a smaller area. But some, like healthcare workers, find their lives more hectic than ever. Whichever situation you find yourself in, I hope you're healthy and safe. Below is a recipe for some energy bars I used to bring to the hospital I worked in to share with other healthcare workers as a source of quick energy when things got busy.



Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars have 4 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make.


My friend, Kristi, shared the recipe with me a few years ago and it’s gotten a lot of use in that time. I’ve modified the recipe a couple of times to decrease the sweetness a little. While the peanut butter bars have some protein, fat and fiber; most of the energy comes from carbohydrates. If you need more sustained energy as well, eat it with something high in protein, such as a boiled egg, and something to add a little more fiber, such as a fruit or vegetable. Here are some snacks I paired with the peanut butter bars from items we have on hand.



Here's a link to the recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars. Give it a try and let me know what you think on our Facebook page @nourish.energize.embrace.



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