Low GI Muesli Bars
Many muesli bars you find in the supermarket may claim to be healthy but contain hidden sugars. These homemade muesli bars are perfect when ‘3 o’clockitis’ sets in or as a post-exercise snack. Rolled oats provide soluble fibre helping to lower cholesterol levels. The combination of muesli, nuts, LSA and yellow box honey also make these bars low GI which provides you with sustained energy.
3 cups natural fruit muesli
½ cup LSA (ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup yellow box honey or pure maple syrup
Nutrition per bar: 157 calories; 4.8g protein; 16g carbohydrates
Gluten-free option: swap natural muesli for a fruit-based gluten-free muesli
Low FODMAP option: Swap 3 cups of natural fruit muesli for: 2 cups rolled oats and 1 cup chopped mixed Nuts; Swap honey for pure maple syrup.
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