Have you ever had someone tell you that granola is fattening and you’re just wasting your time attempting to lose weight? Yeah, I don’t like hearing it either. I’m in college; do you expect me to grab caviar next time I’m at the grocery store? Do they even sell that at HEB? Let’s be honest, there are much worse things you could be putting in your body. Tell the granola haters to back off for a second because I found some delicious and low-fat (if you’re into that) recipes.

1. Chewy Granola Bars with Pecans Raisins and Chocolate


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Pecans are an excellent source of Vitamin E. Research studies have suggested that pecans protect the body from diseases, cancers, and even infections. Throw in the raisins for a little extra flair. They’re also known for curing fevers and reducing blood pressure. Check out the recipe here.

2. Cherry Almond Granola


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This snack is the ultimate brain food. Did you know cherries and walnuts are great for improving memory? They also contain melatonin, which is a hormone that regulates sleep cycle. The perfect snack during midterm or finals week.

3. Walnut Goji Berry Granola


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Goji berries benefit mental well-being and calmness, athletic performance, happiness, quality of sleep, and feelings of good health. Enjoy!

4. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Granola


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Just SMELLING cinnamon can boost cognitive function and memory. It’s also linked to reducing arthritis pain. Bake away!

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