Here is as an alternative to the 'granola' bars.
I get all my ingredients at Whole Foods-especially the sesame seeds (see below recipe for health benefits of sesame seeds).
Recipe for: Energy Bars
¼ C. sesame seeds
1 ½ C. oatmeal
¼ C. bran cereal crushed
½ C. raisins
½ C. coconut, not sweetend
1 C. peanut butter
½ C. honey
1 Tbl. Molasses
Combine all ingredients and press into 8x8 pan. Chill and cut into small pieces.
*Not only are sesame seeds a very good source of manganese and copper, they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans, and have been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high pressure and increase vitamin E supplies in animals. Sesamin has also been found to protect the liver from oxidative damage
Until your system gets used to eating raw oatmeal-try tiny portions.