Recipe: Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

1 cup + 2 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs
1 1/4 cups Splenda or Swerve sugar substitute
1/4 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons nonfat sour cream
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 11 x 7 cake pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl combine 1 cup crumbs, 1/4 cup Splenda or Swerve and margarine. Mix and pat evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven.

Beat the egg substitute until foamy. Stir in sour cream and lemon juice. Add remaining 1 cup of sweetener, flour and baking powder. Mix well to combine and pour over baked crust. Bake another 10 minutes.

Evenly sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs over top. Continue baking for 8 minutes more. Cool on wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Makes 16 bars.

Nutrition information per bar: 46 calories, 2 grams protein 9 grams carbohydrate, 97 mg sodium.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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