Having a sufficient amount of protein and fiber in your diet is essential for healthy body function. Protein is responsible for repairing muscles, boosting the immune system, and promoting general function of internal organs and overall health, while fiber is essential for proper digestive health. High-fiber protein bars are a quick and easy way to incorporate protein into your diet. When purchased pre-made, they can be costly and contain large amounts of sugar that reduce the healthiness of the bars. Fortunately, you can make your own bars at a much lower cost with this simple recipe.
Prepare the ingredients and utensils
Collect all of the items you will need for this recipe, including cottage cheese, all-natural peanut butter that has no more than 3 grams of sugar per serving, whole oats, and whey protein powder. Any flavor of powder can be used, although a chocolate powder mixes best with the peanut butter. Next, gather a bowl, measuring spoons and cup, fork, and an 8-by-8-inch pan.
Combine the ingredients
Add one pound of cottage cheese to the bowl followed by two cups of oats. Next, place three scoops of protein powder into the bowl followed by four tablespoons of peanut butter. Mix together thoroughly with a fork.
Cutting and storing the bars
Spread the mixture onto the bottom of an 8-by-8-inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Press down lightly with the back of a spoon that has been coated with cooking spray. Place the bars in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up. Cut with a sharp knife. Cover the pan and store in the refrigerator until eaten.