The 21st of January is Granola Bar Day.
How do you like your granola bars: crispy, or more chewy?
Granola bars are not always necessarily as healthy as people think. Often there is a ton of sugar in them, though the sugar may be disguised as honey, molasses or agave nectar, which sounds healthier — but of course sugar is sugar, as far as your body is concerned.
Today, to celebrate the day, you can make your own granola bars, or buy, if you are pressed for time.
By making your own, you can reduce the sweetener or use alternative lower-calorie sweeteners.
You could even cheat a bit and just have granola cereal for breakfast.
Granola bars first started off as a homemade item. They date from around the 1970s
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