Easy Lemon Bars

These zesty lemon bars are a great on-the-go-snack or can be even had as tiny desserts!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
package (1 pound 0.5 ounces) lemon bar mix
Juice of 1 whole lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
1/2
cup vanilla-flavored protein powder
1
container (8 ounces) fat-free, cholesterol-free egg product
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350º. Press dry crust from lemon bar mix in bottom of square pan (8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches). Bake 10 minutes.
  • 2 Add enough water to lemon juice to equal 1/2 cup. Place filling from lemon bar mix and protein powder in large bowl. Stir in egg product and lemon juice mixture with wire whisk until smooth. Pour filling over hot crust.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top just begins to brown and center is set. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Anne R. Shares her Recipe "The best diet for me includes small meals and enough protein to help me heal and feel good during treatments. I use protein powder to boost the protein in foods that I can eat, as in these lemon bars. For a zestier lemon flavor, I add grated lemon peel to the filling."

Low fiber; low residue

A Note from Dr. Ghosh These bars are a great snack or mini-meal when you are on the go! A daily dose of light exercise for 30 minutes can help combat your fatigue and lift your spirits.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 BAR
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.