- Get acclimated with the area
Last weekend, I visited my boyfriend in Atlanta, Georgia. He and I both have a sweet tooth but he isn’t as much of a chocoholic like me. Instead, I decided to try a different kind of protein-packed sweet curbing treat.
Behold, the oatmeal creme protein pie.
The soft, yet crunchy cookies surround a yogurt-based filling. The recipe is easy to modify with add-in ingredients like chocolate chips, raisins, nut butters and more.
I chose not to add any additional sugars, because the Greek yogurt and whey protein have some natural-derived sugars in them. But, you can definitely use honey, stevia, monk fruit, agave or maple syrup in the cookies and filling for some added flavor.
Ready for the recipe? Watch below or read further on.
This winter, I am in a bulking phase in preparation for some fall 2017 bodybuilding shows. It’s been about two years of training and learning what my body likes and does not like when it comes to food and nutrition. I’ve learned a lot; a lot to go!
That being said, I was not going to let this Christmas season
1) be extremely structured that I could not enjoy myself with some favorite foods and wine
2) miss the opportunity to try new, protein packed recipes that the whole family can enjoy.
Allow me to present, the White Chocolate Cranberry Bars. I had pinned a recipe a long while ago from the Epicurean Bodybuilder. With a few personal modifications, I’m in love.
The photographs from the original version made them look dry and thick. With my changes, it turned out quite the opposite.
Soft, chewy, moist bars with a light hint of the white chocolate from melted chips and cut up cranberries within the bars. It reminds me a lot of a cake consistency. Yummy!
These are also “flour free” bars. Can you guess what the base ingredient is?