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curious what brands of granola or cereal bars u feed your kids

I got some Nature Valleys on sale CHEAP and bought without label reading. Get them home and the kids hate them because they're hard as rocks and come to find they're chock full of both white & brown sugar. I guess it's back to $5 a box Kashi... curious what ya'll serve?

 
hibbingmom

Asked by hibbingmom at 2:32 AM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I get Z-Bars for my dd. They're made by Clif kid. Organic and whole grain. My dd loves them .
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 3:08 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Quaker Granola bars and Kellogs Nutigrain bars.
    tiggermom803

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 2:40 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I searched online until I found a recipe I liked and could adapt to meet our needs, and make my own. I use Kashi Go-Lean Crunch! cereal (high protein & fiber), brown rice syrup, natural peanut butter, and dried fruit.
    BearsMommy

    Answer by BearsMommy at 2:41 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • WELL, MY FAM EATS ANY KIND OF CEREAL BARS... MY SON ONLY EATS FORMULA HE'S NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR REAL FOOD ONLY 2 MONTHS :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:33 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I buy peanut free because my daughter has a peanut allergy.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:44 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I feed ours Fiber One bars. They love them. Plus the added fiber is good for them, they tend to get stopped up easy
    chrissifaye

    Answer by chrissifaye at 8:51 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • 2 cups oats
    3/4 cup wheat germ
    3/4 cup sunflower seeds
    1 cup peanuts, crushed (or other nut)
    2/3 cup brown sugar (I use 1/2 cup of succanat)
    1/2 cup honey
    4 Tbsp butter
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    approx 8 oz. dried fruit (I use dried cranberries)
    To crush your peanuts, put them in a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy mallet, measuring cup, or sauce pan (I use a nut chopper).Then, mix the peanuts, oats, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds in a baking dish with sides. Toast them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes so that they don't get burned. Meanwhile, prepare a glass baking dish (about 11 x 13 inches) for your granola by lining it with waxed paper lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray.
    Put the brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

    cont
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:25 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • By now, your grains and nuts should be toasted, so mix everything together
    in a large bowl. The grains, the liquid "glue," and the dried fruit. Oh, and
    turn off your oven, because you're finished with it now.

    Mix everything REALLY WELL because you want to make sure the "glue" gets all
    over everything. Now, dump your granola mixture into your prepared baking
    dish.

    Spread out the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula.

    Now fold over the sides of the waxed paper or add a sheet on top, and PRESS
    HARD all over the granola. You want to compact it together so that your bars
    won't fall apart when you cut them.

    Wait 2-3 hours or until the granola has totally cooled.

    Then, open the waxed paper …

    And carefully turn the granola onto a large cutting board, peeling away the
    rest of the paper.

    Now, firmly pressing down with a big knife (not sawing), cut your grano
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:26 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Kashi
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 3:29 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I make my own:
    http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1509256/Wow_its_so_HARD_to_feed_4_people_for_400_a_month_Edit_with_SOME_recipes?next=21
    LuminousMom

    Answer by LuminousMom at 7:58 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

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