I’m a sucker for meal replacement with brightly colored wrappers and health claims. Psychologically, it’s like buying candy, but if you choose your bars right, you should get some nutritional benefits. My favorite bars are Zone Bars, Luna Bars and South Beach bars, all of which offer vitamins and a decent amount of protein.
The thing is, I’m tired of my top 3 bars. I wanted to try something with a different texture – something not so grainy and sticky and more along the lines of a brownie or cake. I decided to try Alton Brown’s Protein Bars. I made the recipe as directed, but subbed chocolate chips for the fruit. Now, I know I should have left in at least half of the fruit, because that’s where the bars get their sweetness and a cup of chocolate chips alone just doesn’t cut it.
The reviews over on Food TV are quite interesting. I do have to admit, I am extremely jealous of the parents who claim their kids like these. Fuzz wouldn’t touch these with a 200 foot pole. At least, I don’t think. Just yesterday, we found a nutrition bar that she likes called Z-Bars which was a miracle…..more on that later (probably).
If you’ve made Alton’s bars, please let me know what you think. I’m going to wrap mine up, freeze them, and eat them for breakfast until I get tired of them and start craving Luna Bars again.