Hello Friends, Family and Neighbors-
I often get asked what, where, how (much), A LOT, and when I eat, to fuel my run or to recover from a run...
This is one of my ABSOLUTE faves, given to me by, up-for-ANY-adventure, let's-take-the-world-on, good friend, Margaret.... Thanks Marg for giving and sharing!
This is easy to make, easy to pack and easy to carry. And these bars are light in-the-stomach. Give me ALL the energy I need, without weighing me down. A few squares (cut bars, like shown below) work as a natural, mid-long-run, pick-me-up (instead of a GU -- no offense GU or any other gel) . Or as a recovery snack, after a hard effort (try with chocolate milk), or an after-dinner sweet. YUM. Try 'em out!
Homemade Power Bars
(can be frozen)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup chocolate chips -- but you could add more ;)
Bake, in a 8 x 8 lightly greased pan, at 325 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Cool, Cut, Eat and Enjoy!