July 8th’s PediaBlog post (“Taste Buds: Superfoods”) inspired one reader to submit a “real food” recipe:

Here is a yummy recipe that I make often for my son to eat before an early morning hockey game. It gives him much needed energy to play!


Homemade Granola Bars

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I use peanut butter, but any would work)
  • 1 + 1/2 — 1 + 3/4 cups puffed kamut, puffed barley or puffed rice. (I use single ingredient kamut or barley for fiber.)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 cup total dried blueberries, cranberries, raisins or dark chocolate chips


In a small saucepan, melt honey and nut butter on medium heat until creamy. Keep warm.
Mix puffs, oats and flax seed in a large bowl.
Pour melted honey mixture into dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in dried berries.

Press into 9x 13 pan that has been sprayed with olive oil.
Chill in fridge then cut into bars.


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