Protein bars are promoted as healthy snacks, but many are high in sugar and calories, not to mention how costly they are.  If you are trying to improve your diet in the New Year, one solution is to make them yourself. You can control the ingredients and tailor them to your specific goals.  For example, if you want to increase your intake of healthy fats, you can add nuts or seeds to your bars.  If you're trying to cut down on sugar, you can use a sugar-free protein powder or healthy sugar substitute. By making protein bars at home, you can avoid all the unhealthy additives and fillers often found in store-bought bars.  It is easier than you think. Here are a few tasty and nutritious protein bar recipes to get you started.

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