My husband likes to go to the gym and lift heavy things. In the past he liked to stay fueled with protein bars which cost about $1 each IF I found them on sale. They were very filling for him, and I didn't mind the little splurge for such a hard working man who asks for nothing. But as time has gone on and we looked at our budget, spending an extra $30 per month on protein bars seemed completely ridiculous.
So I decided to try to make similar bars for my husband that could replace their more expensive counterparts. First, I needed a food processor. I went to Kohls and got this mini one for only $10 with sales and coupons. And it works great!
-2 cups of mixed nuts (hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans, brazil nuts) which I bought at Aldi
-3/4 cup walnuts (which are especially healthy for men)
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
Then I mixed this all together in a big bowl with (approximately):
-2.5 cups Kashi protein cereal (I used the cinnamon flavored one)
-1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
-1 tsp cinnamon
Then I spread and pressed the mixture into an oiled pan