1. Whole-Grain Raspberry Jam Bars
Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, these tasty bars are low in the calorie department, but full of a range of B vitamins and healthy fats from flax seeds, walnuts and wheat germ. Both sweet and tart, these bars could easily pass as a healthy dessert too.
Vitamin B benefits: Whole-wheat flour is a good source of B1, B3 and B6; wheat germ provides B1, B6 and B9; walnuts are a good source of B6; and flaxseeds deliver plenty of B1 as well.
2. Homemade Beet Hummus
This vibrant, deep red hummus provides all the healthy benefits of traditional hummus — such as six grams of protein and five grams of fiber per quarter-cup serving — plus the phytochemical antioxidants and vitamin B9 of beets. And keep this in mind next time you fuel for a workout: Bumping up beet consumption has been linked to improved running performance.
Vitamin B benefits: Beets are a solid source of B9.