Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10-Minute Healthy Peanut Raisin Bar

Know What You Eat:



Your Heart Will Go Nuts for Peanuts:  Heart-healthy Mediterranean diet Peanuts are very good source of mono unsaturated fat, in addition to their monounsaturated fat content, peanuts feature an array of other nutrients that, in numerous studies, have been shown to promote heart health. Peanuts are good sources of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese. Health Study that involved over 86,000 women, have found that frequent nut consumption is related to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating peanuts just 2 or more times each week was associated with a 58% lowered risk of colon cancer in women and a 27% lowered risk in men. In Addition to it, It also help Prevent Gallstones, Protect against Alzheimer's and Age-related Cognitive Decline. It ofcourse is a high cal food, but look at other innumerours benefits..

Raisins: Antioxidant Protection from Phenols The total antioxidant activity of many fruits and vegetables has been found to be exactly parallel to their total phenol content, and raisins take their place in this list right alongside prunes and apricots as an antioxidant-rich fruit. 
Boron for Better Bone Health:  Boron is a mineral that is critical to our health, and has been of special interest in women in relationship to bone health and osteoporosis (bone softening). It is a trace mineral required to convert estrogen and vitamin D to their most active forms. Estrogen levels drop after menopause causing osteoclasts to become more sensitive to parathyroid hormone, which signals them to break down bone. Studies have shown that boron provides protection against osteoporosis and reproduces many of the positive effects of estrogen therapy in postmenopausal women. Raisins are among the top 50 contributors to total dietary boron in the U.S. diet. 
peanut raisin bars

Try this great energy boosting snack any time of day. And it only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Enjoy!


Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes 8-12 bars

Ingredients:

1 C raw or roasted peanuts
1 C Raisins,preferably black
1/2 C raw or roasted split gram (dalia dal)
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger OR
1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder* and
1 tsp Pipramool powder*  (A root of long Pepper (A close relative of black pepper) optional
2 Tbsp sesame seeds, preferably black
2 Tbsp honey


Directions:

1.  Grind all ingredients, except for the honey, in a food processor until fairly fine but still having some texture (you don't want it to have the consistency of peanut butter).
2.  Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in.
3.  Press into a square about 3/4-inch thick on a plate or square pan and refrigerate for about an hour or more.
4.  Cut into 2-inch squares and enjoy this guilt free snack.






*Pipramool Powder: A root of long Pepper (A close relative of black pepper) One of the wonderful, warming roots is used in cold conditions, such as osteoarthritis. It also finds use for anorexia, constipation, anemia, body ache, coughing and breathing problems, pharyngitis and vertigo.

*Dry Ginger Powder: (Zingiber officinale) Ginger is used in Asian medicine to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Many digestive, antinausea, and cold and flu dietary supplements sold in the United States contain ginger extract as an ingredient. It has been used for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and joint and muscle pain.

36 comments:

Tina said...

Peanut raisin bar looks great. Dear really tempting clicks.....

Nandini said...

Nutty-nut, Peanutty-nut! These bars are making me go nuts with hunger! So gobbleworthy and goluptious they look!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks too tempting! And what a picture!! Lovely click!

prasu said...

Looks delecious dear..........good click

Prathibha said...

wow wat a gorgeous click dear!!
feeling like grabbing them from the screen..definitely a must try..

Happy cook said...

Wow those peanut bars indeed look healthy and so so yumm.

Pari said...

Wow. They are so tempting ans so very healthy. i just love your intro..

Rohini said...

Awesome pic and a very very healthy snack! A must for junk-foodies like me ;)
Thanks for sharing it!

Ashwini said...

nutty bar looks yummy...nice click...

Pavithra said...

Wow thats real healthy bar.. amazing click and nice recipe too dear. I have bookmarked it too..

Priya said...

Nutty bars looks gorgeous, such a healthy bar indeed..

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious.. nice click.. healthy bar..

Pavani said...

Bars look awesome. Nice click.

Sanghi said...

Fritter looks great! Loved the click too!

Madhuram said...

That's really simple. The picture has come out very well.

Uma said...

lovely recipe. bars look soo tempting :)

rekhas kitchen said...

great info hats off to you for that and thank you so much for the info.Peanut raisim bar looks so mouthwatering yum.

Sush said...

beautiful picture. This seems to be very simple. WIll prepare them soon. Thanks for sharing.

jeyashrisuresh said...

healthy snack. nice click too.

Bergamot said...

wow, this is really good and easy recipe. will try it

my kitchen said...

Tempting bars.Nice click

Shri said...

I am crazy abt peanuts!And your bars look delicious, great!

Nandini said...

Congrats on winning " Well Balanced 3 Course Meals" event!

Great work both of you!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

so new, so gud, so healthy, so quick.all in one!

Srivalli said...

wow..those are so yummy!..great ones Sadana

Anshika said...

These peanut bars have come out to be gorgeous. Yummy!! Even the click is beautiful.

Yasmeen said...

Fabulous bar with all affordable ingredients,thanks for sending it over :D

chakhlere said...

Amazing bars. I just love peanuts...this one looks a real winner.

Mansi said...

First recipe I'm seeing with Piprimool in it! how healthy, and loved your intro:)

thanks for sending this for the event!

Margot said...

Healthy, delicious... they would be also perfect for luchboxes, I must try it :)

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Mythreyi Dilip said...

Beautiful snap! Energy packed peanut bars, delicious:)

swapna said...

tempting and lovely click...

jayasree said...

Love all the ingredients that went into the delicious and healthy bars...Tempting clicks.

Jay said...

It is very rich n lovely...first time here..fantastic space you have..happy to follow u..:)
Do stop by mine sometime...
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Valarmathy Siva said...

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