Having a quick energy-boosting snack on hand when you're on the go is helpful to keep hunger (and your mood!) in check. Try this simple recipe, using whatever dried fruit and spices you have in the pantry.
1 cup dried sour cherries, or a mix of cherries and raisins
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed
Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan with oil; set aside. Mix together oats, almond butter, cherries, orange juice, honey, nutmeg, salt and egg whites in a bowl; press firmly into pan. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, sprinkle flaxseed over the top, let cool completely, cut into bars and serve.
Per Serving:200 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 110mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 7g protein.
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