Ellie Krieger is a nutrition-ist who has her own cooking show on the Food Network. Her show isn't the greatest, but I appreciate her approach to eating well and she sometimes makes things I really want to taste. I haven't been baking much and I really had an itch to make something one recent afternoon. I decided I needed to give these Energy Bars a try. These bars are her homemade substitute for a nutrition bar. They're full of dried fruit, nuts, oats and wheat germ that is all ground up together to make an appealing granola-type bar. The result is a sweet, chewy textured bar "cookie" that is very satisfying alongside a midafternoon cup of tea. And each one (coming in at 133 calories per bar) is a solid, if a bit small, snack that will tide you over until your next meal. Both I and dear husband liked them a lot. He tends to eat two per serving. However, as expected, it was a no-go with the kids. I have frozen them and pull a few out as needed because they defrost quickly. I like a good Zone Bar as much as the next person, but these are nice because I know exactly what is in them and they have a homemade comfort-food quality that I appreciate.