Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Quest Style) Protein Bars

 It is the last weekend of the Crossfit Open and thus the last Crossfit NYC comp team gift exchange.   The entire team has been unreal these past five weeks, so they have each earn their treats each week.  This week Jay drew one of our all time favourite people, Sofia.  I decided to play around with my protein bar recipe to see if I could make a copy cat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bar at home (and subsequently fuel my problematic addition to these bars). Enjoy! Continue reading “Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Quest Style) Protein Bars”

Homemade Peanut Butter Supreme Quest-Style Protein Bars

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It has been awhile since I brought you a new recipe. It isn’t that I haven’t been cooking. We have actually had countless dinner parties in the intervening time between food centric posts.  My culinary silence is merely due to the fact our life has been bananas, and I haven’t had the moments to sit down and pen out the meals we have concocted.  So I figured I should rectify the situation promptly and bring you a new, simple, no bake treat to enjoy!

For those of you who haven’t jumped on the fitness bandwagon yet,  it is the Crossit Open right now. Every Saturday the Comp team at CF NYC does their open workout publicly so spectators can come ogle at their impressive skills (and cuteness).  The team has been doing a secret santa for each other each week.   Before the weekend they draw names and each team member gets or makes something small for the person they drew.  This week Jay got our badass friend Kate, and since he was away all week I tackled prepping her gift.  I have an out of control addiction to Quest bars which my wallet feels in spades.  I have been seeing homemade versions Pinterest and figured this was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at them.  Unfortunately, the first couple recipes I tried didn’t quite work out- probably because protein power can be variable and finicky.  I wound up augmenting and combining a bunch of the recipes, and also looking at the ingredients list on Quest Bars (where I learned I can pronounce only a fraction of them) to create these pretty awesome bars.  The result were Quest-like protein bars that are not only Paleo but also comprised of ingredients that I can pronounce. Enjoy! Continue reading “Homemade Peanut Butter Supreme Quest-Style Protein Bars”