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Nutrition On-the-Go

While it’s better to eat slowly, sitting down, and with no distractions, in the hustle and bustle of today’s multitasking world, sometimes that’s just not feasible. When you don’t have time to slow down, you can still eat healthy while you’re on the go. Here you will find a recipe from Mark Hyman that makes a great on-the-run snack. Packed with nutrients to support and energize your body, the nuts and seeds provide a convenient source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Brazil Nut Bars

Makes 16 pieces
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes

Grapeseed oil
1½ cups whole Brazil nuts
½ cup hulled raw pumpkin seeds
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup hulled raw sunflower seeds
½ cup ground flaxseeds
⅓ cup dried organic cranberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1½ cups high-fiber, low-sugar sprouted grain cereal*
¾ cup honey
1 cup natural cashew butter

Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with grapeseed oil. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the Brazil nuts until the nuts are ground into a fine powder. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, cranberries, cinnamon, and sprouted grain cereal. In a large saucepan on the stove, heat the honey and cashew butter on medium high until very hot and bubbling, about 3 minutes. Pour over the mixture in the bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. Immediately, press mixture firmly into the baking dish (wear rubber gloves if needed). Let the mixture cool in the refrigerator. Cut into 16 pieces. Wrap each bar individually in wax paper and store in the freezer.

Chef Tip: These bars make an excellent snack or a quick, on-the-run breakfast with a piece of fruit.

Nutrient Notables
Per serving: calories 377, carbohydrates 30g, fiber 5g, protein 10g, fat 27g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 25mg, calcium 170mg

*Try using Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Original sprouted grain cereal.

Source: Mark Hyman, UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Scribner).

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