Looking for an excuse to not eat your carrots? This YouTube "vegetable musician" has got one for you: you should be playing your carrot like a recorder. Forget braising them, grating them or sauteing, carve your carrot into a recorder and let your musical side go wild.
Not a fan of cabbage either? Well, we hope you like the slide flute because the brassica makes a great one. Sure, you might not be getting your fill of nutrients, but at least you'll be making music. That has to count for something. Watch the video above and see how it's done!
CORRECTION: Having initially tried to play a carrot like a flute, we have corrected our suggestion to try playing it like a recorder. It works much better.
Since you're not eating your veggies, try whole grains.
Fruit-And-Nut Energy Bars
Loaded with pecans, cashews and peanut butter, this is one energy bar that's full of protein. The recipe takes only 45 minutes from start to finish and will stay fresh for up to 10 days in an airtight container. Get these made on Sunday, so you can be enjoying them all week long. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/fruit-and-nut-energy-bars_n_1058399.html" target="_hplink">Fruit-and-Nut Energy Bars</a> recipe</strong>
Sticky Oat-And-Pine-Nut Bars
For a granola bar with a sweeter side, this one is a real winner. It's simple on the inside with oats, pine nuts and honey, and then doused in white chocolate. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sticky-oat-and-pine-nut-b_n_1058718.html" target="_hplink">Sticky Oat-and-Pine-Nut Bars</a> recipe</strong>
Quinoa And Fruit Power Bars
If you've had your fill of oats, you can use quinoa flakes instead. Quinoa is a great source of protein, making the bar one that you can feel very good about eating in the morning. For quinoa flakes, check your local health food store. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quinoa-and-fruit-power-ba_n_1057183.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa and Fruit Power Bars</a> recipe</strong>
Almond-Honey Power Bar
Honey, raw sugar and almond butter are used as sweeteners in these healthy breakfast bars. The recipe is full of dried apricots, currants and raisins, giving it a hint more sweetness. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/almond-honey-power-bar_n_1062083.html" target="_hplink">Almond-Honey Power Bar</a> recipe</strong>
A surprise ingredient in these energy bars -- chickpeas -- will really get you going in the mornings with that extra dose of protein. If you're not a fan of sweets, these salty-sweet morning bars will be just the right fit for you. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/energy-bars_n_1056949.html" target="_hplink">Energy Bars</a> recipe</strong>
Crunchy Granola Wedges
This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients making it an on-the-go breakfast option that you can most likely throw together without even having to go to the store. You can freeze these and they will keep for up to a month. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crunchy-granola-wedges_n_1062229.html" target="_hplink">Crunchy Granola Wedges</a> recipe</strong>
Nut-Free Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars
Along with oats, puffed wheat cereal makes up these breakfast bars. It also calls for dried cherries and semi-sweet chocolate, though feel free to substitute for your favorite additions. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/nut-free-chocolate-cherry_n_1062381.html" target="_hplink">Nut-Free Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars</a> recipe</strong>
With only 10 minutes of hands-on work, you can enjoy these granola bars almost as soon as they come out of the oven. Cinnamon and vanilla give them a nice flavorful kick, and to take it up a notch a bit of cardamom would make a nice addition. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/granola-bars_n_1059580.html" target="_hplink">Granola Bars</a> recipe</strong>
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