I can remember the first time I ate a protein bar. It was between games at a high school volleyball tournament. Our team was huddled in a hallway, passing around bags of snacks. Suddenly something landed in my paw that wasn't my highly anticipated soft and chewy La Bagel Delight sesame bagel. It was a wrapped lemon Luna Bar.
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It's been an undeniably fun holiday season, but I think it's time. Time to slow my roll down the highway to Fat City. So instead of baking scones or muffins or a breakfast cake that's filled with cookies, this week I'm baking oatmeal bars. The base is a mixture of oats, dried apricots, coconut flakes, and walnuts. After they're baked, the bars become golden, chewy, and mildly sweet.