At 176 calories each, these homemade energy bars are far healthier than the calorie-packed store-bought varieties. Plus, peanuts help prevent a blood-sugar spike, so your energy never dips and you don’t experience a crash later. An added bonus? Sweetness comes from heart-healthy dark chocolate and cranberries.
Ingredients: Whole-wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, light brown sugar, creamy or chunky peanut butter, eggs, canola oil, cooking spray, pure vanilla extract, barley flakes or rolled oats, dried cranberries, dry-roasted peanuts, semisweet chocolate chips