Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (www.dadamo.com)

Fruit-Nut Snack Bars


Description:

I bought a health bar the other day called a Lara Bar (larabar.com). I was ecstatic because the ingredients were not 'avoids.'

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
Category:
  • Snack
Ingredients:

    Prune-Nut Snack Bar
  • 2 cups dried pitted prunes
  • 2 cups unsweetened dried apples (I used Grannny Smiths from Trader Joes, no additives)
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2-1 teaspooon cinnamon [or use a BTD compliant substitute]

    Date-Nut Snack Bar
  • 2 cups dates
  • 1 1/2 cup dried unsweetened apples (I used Granny Smiths from Trader Joes, no additives)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
How to make it:

    Prune-Nut Snack Bar
  1. Put all ingredients in the Cuisinart.
  2. Start with 2 cups prunes.
  3. Blend until mixture is soft and sticks together when pressed together with fingers.
  4. Add more prunes only if necessary to get mixture to stick together when pressed in a pan.
  5. Press mixture into a 9-inch square pan or a 9-inch pie plate.
  6. Cut into small squares or rectangles.
  7. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  8. Eat as a snack

    Date-Nut Snack Bar
  9. Put all ingredients in the Cuisinart.
  10. Start with 2 cups dates.
  11. Blend until mixture is soft and sticks together when pressed together with fingers.
  12. Add more dates only if necessary to get mixture to stick together when pressed in a pan.
  13. Press mixture into a 9-inch square pan or a 9-inch pie plate.
  14. Cut into small squares or rectangles.
  15. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  16. Eat as a snack.

    Note:
    Dates and raisins are to be used infrequently for many disease conditions, so I made up two recipes, one with the original ingredients, the other with prunes. I look forward to making up a version of this fruit bar using dried apricots and walnuts - as well as other dried fruits and nuts.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Prune/Prune Juice1 ,2 B B N A N N B B
Raisin2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N
Date (all)2 N N N N N N N A
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider2 ,3 N N N N N N N A


BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon2 N N N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 08:41 PM By: Lola