Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars
Healthy snacking made easy with Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars! The perfect snack for at home, in the office or on the go, these healthy nut and seed bars are also loaded with nutrients.
Nuts and seeds are a really good source of healthy fats!
The Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars are a really good source of monounsaturated fats, a healthy fat that is essential to include in our diet. Including healthy fats into snacks and meals helps to slow the process of digestion which will ultimately help to keep you feeling fuller for longer and is a healthier alternative to high-sugar snacks. Nuts and seeds are also a well-balanced source of protein, fats and carbohydrates!
Healthy fats are a good source of energy and nuts and seeds are also heart-healthy foods! This is due to their ability to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase (HDL) good cholesterol, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Key Nutrients - Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars
Magnesium – These healthy nut and seed bars contain approximately 30% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Magnesium is essential to support the health of our central nervous system including stress response and sleep.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – Niacin is a nutrient essential to support a number of processes including its role as a precursor nutrient to the creation of serotonin and melatonin, our happy and sleep hormones.
Fibre – With just under 3g of fibre per serve, nuts and seeds are a perfect little fibre boost throughout the day.
Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars
- ½ cup almonds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup cashew nuts
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 pinch rock salt
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
- Using a chopping board, roughly chop all nuts and seeds and place in a mixing bowl.
- Stir thoroughly to ensure all nuts, seeds, cranberries and rock salt are mixed together.
- Add 3 tbsp of maple syrup and mixed together with dry ingredients.
- Line a baking tin with baking paper and add mixture to the tin.
- Place in pre-heated oven for approximately 25 minutes (check occasionally to ensure the mix isn't going to burn).
- Remove from the oven and lift out the baking paper and place baked mix onto a cooling rack.
- Allow nut and seed mix to cool and once completely cooled, use a knife to cut into approximately 10 servings.
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Essential EquipmentBaking tray and baking paper
TipsI recommend buying maple syrup that is 100% maple.
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If you would like to learn more about the recommended daily intake of fats, I recommend having a read of the Government guidelines on fats.
Amy Savage is a qualified Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine and is available for consultations online and in Sydney CBD. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.