Recently I was lamenting the fact that we ever introduced our toddler son to granola bars. Whenever he sees a long, rectangle, shiny package he exclaims “Bar! Bar!”. I hate that the ingredient list, while mostly benign, is quite long with words I cannot pronounce and higher in sugar than I would prefer. Even the “organic” ones I found were chocked with sugar. To my great delight, I can across this fantastic muesli/granola bar recipe in the latest publication of our local organic grocer, PCC. This recipe is by Leika Suzumura, their nutrition educator (and once a dietetic intern of mine at WIC, I might add). I love that this recipe uses no granulated sugar, a very modest amount of honey, and heaps of nut butter. Just be sure to pick a trail mix that does not have chocolate bits or other items you don’t want in your bars. All of these ingredients, of course, can be found at PCC. If you have questions about where to find anything in your area, please ask. Oh, and I should add, these are not just for kids. I can hardly keep my hands off them and have been eating them about as much as my son. Great for on the go meals or snacks, and full of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. I might be making these every week.