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Nutrition News: Finding the Perfect Diet For Weight Loss

Charlyn Fargo on

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Place the oats, shredded wheat, walnuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped (the fruit should be the size of a dried pea or lentil). Whisk together the eggs, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined. Add the oat mixture and chocolate chips and stir to combine. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan, and flatten gently with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula. Bake about 18 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing into 12 (2 x 2 1/2- inch) bars.

Per bar: 200 calories, 4 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 3 g fiber, 115 mg sodium.


Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian at Hy-Vee in Springfield, Ill., and the media representative for the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For comments or questions, contact her at or follow her on Twitter @Nutrition Rd. To find out more about Charlyn Fargo and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at



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