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Nut and Seed Free Bars for an Active Child

j2brady Dec 3, 2007 08:48 AM


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.


  1. Emme Dec 4, 2007 01:01 AM

    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... http://deescereal.net/recipes/Quick-Granola-Bar-Recipe.html or
    http://www.dietriffic.com/2007/09/14/healthy-granola-bar-recipe/ (omit nuts


    Here is a straight protein bar: http://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/high-protein-bars-recipe.html
    http://www.ellenskitchen.com/recipebox/powetrec.html (obviously just omit nut/seed optional
    http://thedietpulpit.wordpress.com/20... (just use regular maple syrup


    ...hope something in there inspires!

    1. alex8alot Dec 3, 2007 06:27 PM

      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.

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        morebubbles Dec 3, 2007 12:26 PM

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

        1. maplesugar Dec 3, 2007 10:05 AM

          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.

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