Make These High-Protein Chocolate-Peanut Bars for Summer Weight Loss

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As summer approaches, many people seek effective ways to shed extra pounds and achieve a healthier, fitter body. One delicious and effective strategy for weight loss is incorporating high-protein desserts into your diet. These desserts not only satisfy sweet cravings but also help maintain muscle mass, boost metabolism, and promote satiety.

Miranda Galati (@real.life.nutritionist), a registered dietitian who shares easy, healthy recipes, has posted a quick and high-protein chocolate-peanut butter bar recipe that’s perfect for summer. This recipe is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat while getting a good amount of protein.

High-Protein Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars

These bars pack 10 grams of protein each and the recipe makes 10 bars. You’ll need just seven ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, protein powder, peanut powder, ground flaxseeds, maple syrup, and salt. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or spatula until the mixture has a thick, cookie dough-like texture.
  2. Prepare the Pan: Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and press it evenly using your fingers or the back of a spoon to form a flat, even layer.
  3. Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe dish, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval to prevent burning. Continue until the chocolate is fully melted.
  4. Add the Chocolate Layer: Pour the melted chocolate over the dough in the loaf pan and spread it evenly. Sprinkle sea salt on top of the chocolate.
  5. Cool and Set: Transfer the pan to the fridge and let it cool for at least an hour. Once set, remove the parchment paper and the bars from the pan. Slice into squares and enjoy!

These protein-packed bars help with muscle maintenance, satiety, and metabolism, as protein-rich snacks can reduce cravings and aid in weight management. Ground flaxseeds and peanut butter add healthy fats and fiber, supporting heart health and digestive function, and helping maintain steady blood sugar levels.

These bars are easy to make and store, offering a convenient and healthier alternative to traditional sugary desserts. Enjoy this tasty and nutritious treat all summer long!

Re-reported the article originally published in She finds.

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