Snacks

Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars

October 9, 2019

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.

Cranberry Healthy Nut Bars

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 Healthy Nut Bars

Print Recipe
Cranberry Nut & Seed Bars
Cranberry Health Nut Bars
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cranberry Health Nut Bars
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Using a chopping board, roughly chop all nuts and seeds and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir thoroughly to ensure all nuts, seeds, cranberries and rock salt are mixed together.
  4. Add 3 tbsp of maple syrup and mixed together with dry ingredients.
  5. Line a baking tin with baking paper and add mixture to the tin.
  6. Place in pre-heated oven for approximately 25 minutes (check occasionally to ensure the mix isn't going to burn).
  7. Remove from the oven and lift out the baking paper and place baked mix onto a cooling rack.
  8. Allow nut and seed mix to cool and once completely cooled, use a knife to cut into approximately 10 servings.
  9. I would love your feedback and comments below on this recipe and don't forget to tag me in your photos @amysavagenutrition
Recipe Notes

Essential Equipment

Baking tray and baking paper

Tips

I recommend buying maple syrup that is 100% maple.

Cranberry Healthy Nut Bars

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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 amy@amysavagenutrition.com for further details. 

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