Fruit And Oatmeal Snack Bars
Contributed by: NAPSA
Count On Oatmeal When Counting Calories
(NAPSA) - Health experts agree that the best way to slim down is to avoid trendy weight-loss programs and stick to the tried and true: make more healthful food choices, eat fewer calories and exercise regularly. Studies show, for example, that adding more whole grains to your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight.
Fruit & Oatmeal Snack Bars are packed with the whole-grain goodness of oats and lower in fat and calories. Enjoy these chewy, fruit-filled bars at breakfast or as a satisfying snack.
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 container (8 oz.) plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 3 cups Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit or dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F.
In large bowl, combine sugars, yogurt, egg whites, oil, milk and vanilla; mix well. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add dry ingredients to yogurt mixture; mix well. Stir in oats, dried fruit and almonds.
Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.
Serving Size: Makes 32 Bars
Nutritional Information: Per Serving (1 bar): Calories 120, Total Fat 2g, Sat. Fat 0g, Chol. 0mg, Sodium 55mg, Total Carb. 24g, Fiber 1g, Protein 3g.