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Dec 3, 2007 08:48 AM

Nut and Seed Free Bars for an Active Child


I was wondering if someone might be able to help me with a recipe for an on the go snack that is high in protein but contains no nuts, seeds, or nut butters.

This is for a highly active child with a nut allergy.


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  1. I'm not sure how high you need the protein per serving to be, I have a recipe for Morning Glory Muffin bars that I can paraphrase if you like. No nuts involved but it does call for bran cereal( which is the only pre-made ingredient that might have nuts hidden in it... I use all bran buds which I just noticed contains psyllium seed husks... ) otherwise the main ingredients are carrots, raisins and yogurt. The nutritional info is: 171 Calories/4g Protein/7g Fat/28g Carbs/5g fibre(which assumes you're using low/no fat yogurt like the recipe suggests). If you like I can paraphrase it as it was a Heartsmart recipe. I think the protein content could be increased if you were to use silken tofu in place of the yogurt but I'm not sure if soy-based products are a problem for him.

    1. I've made these a few times and like them. I'd think you could omit the almonds and sesame/flax seeds.

      1. or you could use pea butter in place of peanut butter in those recipes? I can't remember what it is called, but many people have recommended it.

        1. A granola bar recipe to which you can add a scoop or two of protein powder--whatever flavor you prefer... Chef Jay's is a brand I personally like... or
 (omit nuts


          Here is a straight protein bar:
 (obviously just omit nut/seed optional
 (just use regular maple syrup


          ...hope something in there inspires!