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Low Sugar Granola Bars Recipe

8 Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

8 Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Home / Healthy Eating / Snacks / Healthy Snacks If you're like most on-the-go women, there's a good chance granola bars seriously simplify your life. (Hellooo, easy breakfast.) Thing is, store-bought bars that look healthy are often loaded with high-fructose corn syrup and lacking in nutrients. Avoid the excess sugar and empty calories with these homemade granola bars where you control the ingredients. On the run? Wrap individual bars with parchment paper and tie them with string for easy portability. These gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free homemade granola bars are naturally high in protein thanks to raw almonds and cashews. Homemade Granola Bars: Double Chocolate Peanut Butter There's twice the chocolaty goodness in this gluten-free, vegan recipe thanks to cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. Tip: Use quick-cook oats to bind wet ingredients. Whole-rolled oats won't hold the bars together. Homemade Granola Bars: Kamut Dark Chocolate The whole grain kamut is a rich source of protein (6 grams per half cup), B vitamins, and the antioxidant selenium. Plus, these bar contain fiber-packed prunes and flavanoid-filled dark chocolate. Homemade Granola Bars: Quinoa, Cherry, and Pistachio Quinoa, almond butter, and nuts will keep you full, but the honey and dried cherries might keep you going back for more. The pine nuts in these energy bars are loaded with antioxidants. Plus, they contain lutein, a vitamin that can reduce the risk of certain eye diseases, and pinolenic acid, which is known for suppressing appetite. Homemade Granola Bars: Blueberry Breakfast Bars At 8.1 grams of protein per serving, these blueberry bliss bars are the perfect way to start your morning and keep you full till lunch. Plus they're raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. Homemade Granola Ba Continue reading >>

Easy Low Sugar And Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Easy Low Sugar And Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

After reading the label on store bought granola bars, I decided to make my own Low Sugar and Homemade Granola Bars It is surprising to many that there are a lot of granola bar recipes out these contain added sugar. There is so much for us to enjoy in a granola bar. I know of someone who says that granola bars are actually the healthiest candy bar ever made. That is an interesting observation if you were to ask me. I love that just about everything that I put into a granola bar has some kind of benefit to the body. Granola bars contain nuts, fruits, and other fine ingredients. However, many recipes for granola bars have added sugar. I am not sure why there needs to be a lot of sugar added to a granola bar to make it taste good. Granola bars are a perfect on-the-go kind of a treat. When I pack granola bars in a lunch box for school or work it is always intact and delicious for eating. Also, when we pack granola bars in a backpack for camping or hiking it never seems to melt on us. Hence, granola bars can stand up to different kinds of circumstances. The average granola bar has about four of the same kinds of ingredients. This could be why it seems to me that different bars always seem to resemble one another. However, most granola bars are known for their oats, nuts, fruits, and then something that binds them all together. However, it is the nuts, fruit, and binding ingredients which seem to vary among one another. We personalize granola bars with the ingredients that we put into them. This is true for the added sugar that we see added. We know that sugar is a good way to sell something, which could be why so many store bought bars have it added. However, I have found that I can make a good granola bar without the added sugar. The ingredients that I add to granola bars I Continue reading >>

5-ingredient Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker Recipes

5-ingredient Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Thank you so much for this recipe. I saw the post the day before we were to leave on a long road trip. I had all the ingredients (plus I added organic dried cranberries and a touch of vanilla) and made them to take with us (I hate trying to find decent food on the road). They were fabulous!!! My husband loved them! I just made them again and added mini-choc chips wonderful! I also love your black bean brownies (I listed these on my blog with full credit to you, of course). Such great recipes you share! You truly outshine the majority of whole, natural and minimalist foodie blogs on the web! I told my adult daughter about you and she loves your smoothies. Thanks again. Ive made this a few times, and absolute love it. As an athlete on a pretty strict diet plan, this works perfectly for my carb portion of a meal, and is a HUGE carb booster before games or matches. One question though is there something Id be able to add to this to increase the protein content a little? I dont want to increase nuts because it throws the fat ratio off for my plan. If I have to reduce a bit of one of the staples to add a more protein rich source, Im ok with that. Thanks! Just had a thought. I read somewhere to soak the dates for an hour before blending.. but maybe Im picking up too much liquid The first time I added the date water to the blender to allow it to blend easily, second time I just added a tbsp of liquid otherwise it just doesnt blend. Third time might be the charm Im going to just cut the dates in pieces.. will report back. I also have my son making a batch and a coworker so if theirs turns out, Ill know what I must do ask others to make them for me! But, I really cant stress how absolutely delicious they are. Why would anyone buy granola bars again??! I cant wait to make these, Continue reading >>

Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars (low Carb, Sugar Free)

Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars (low Carb, Sugar Free)

An insanely satisfying grab and go snack for busy days: These grain free, low carb and sugar free apple cinnamon granola bars can be made in advance. Chewy, nutty and perfect for when youre out and about. Let me present you with a couple of scenarios. Youre running late in the morning. Its either breakfast or bed hair. Youre stuck in traffic. Since, like, forever. Your tummy is rumbling so loud you have to turn the music up. You hate that song. Youre in the office and just want to get one more thing done. It takes forever because, to be honest, who can concentrate when theyre starving. You are out with the kids. They are badgering you for pizza, donuts, candy floss. The little one has a tantrum and throws himself on the floor. You do the same. Friends, all these situations can be saved with my apple cinnamon granola bars. Seriously. I used to buy ready-made granola bars, thinking they were a healthy choice. If I had bothered to read labels then, I might have noticed they were basically sugar bombs. There are a small number of low carb options out there which taste good, but of course, there is a price tag that comes with them. It was time to make my own granola bars.To be organised, just this once. And enjoy that wonderful feeling of being PREPARED. Many low carb granola bar recipes use fibre syrup, which is not easily available in the UK. Therefore, I decided to use egg white and flaxseed as a binder. The apple and cinnamon give the taste and the nuts and seedsgive you the energy. This recipe is easily customisable you could use any nuts or seeds you have available. I found adding either hazelnuts or walnuts give the bars more depth in taste. I dont like my food very sweet these days, so do make sure to taste the mix before baking and adjust the sweetness if necessary Continue reading >>

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars!

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars!

/ 0 Comments /in Blog , Recipes /by The Nutrition Twins If youre like most people, you are always on the hunt for a delicious and healthy snack that staves off hunger, keeps you satisfied and gives you an energy boost and at the same time that wont pack on the pounds. Well weve got a some ideal solutions for you! Were going to start hooking you up with some healthy, wholesome and easy snacks to make all on your own all summer long! First up is Homemade Granola Bars easy to make and so scrumptious to eat. White Chocolate Drizzled Wild Blueberry Granola Balls ! Grab this on the way out the door with a nonfat Greek yogurt for added protein! (And ifyoure going away for hours and cant have the yogurt or anything perishable, check out the recipe below). 2 tablespoons raisins (or dried fruit of your choice), finely diced 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with 2 crisscrossed rectangles of parchment paper. Youll want to leave at least a 2 inch overhang at 2 opposite ends of the pan. 2. In a large bowl, mix oats,, raisins and almonds. 3. Add oil, brown sugar, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon to a saucepan and heat over low heat. Whisk the ingredients together, for about 5 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved. 4. Allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes. Then whisk in the egg whites. 5. Pour the mixture over the oats, almonds and raisins and mix to moisten them evenly. 6. Pour the mixture into the baking pan; smooth the top. 7. Bake approximately 30 minutes, until top is firm. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Using the paper to lift, pull the bars out of the pans. After cooling completely, cut into bars with serrated knife. Enjoy!! Nutrition Facts: 117 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 29 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 3 g protein H Continue reading >>

10 Homemade Energy Bars And Bites That Are Sugar Savvy

10 Homemade Energy Bars And Bites That Are Sugar Savvy

Simply Fruit and Nut Bars Courtesy Brittany Mullins Vegan bars from the blog Eating Bird Food are full of healthy ingredients. •1 cup spelt flour •1 cup old fashioned oats •1/2 cup pitted prunes (around 11 prunes) •1/2 cup raisins •1/2 cup dried apricots •1 cup walnuts, finely chopped •2 tbsp cacao nibs •1/2 cup + approx. 1-2 tbsp water 1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Cover an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with parchment paper. 2. Place prunes, raisins and apricots in a mini-chopper or food processor and pulse until well chopped. 3. Combine spelt flour, oats, chopped fruit mixture, nuts, cacao nibs and 1/3 cup water in a large bowl and knead with your hands until a ball of dough forms. (Add more water if the mixture is too dry.) 4. Press dough firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Cut into squares with a sharp knife before placing in the oven. 5. Bake for 25 minutes, until baked through but still soft (don’t over-bake them or the bars will be dry and tough). 6. Store leftover bars in the refrigerator. Peanut Butter, Banana, Cranberry Bars Courtesy Ryan Baggett Soft energy bars from the blog i.run.on.nutrition call for chia seeds. •1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 cup buckwheat flour • 2 tbsp chia seeds • 1 cup dried cranberries • 1 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp unrefined salt • 2 medium overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) • 1 egg • 1/4 cup raw honey • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter • 1 tsp vanilla 1. In a large bowl combine oats, buckwheat flour, chia seeds, cranberries, baking powder and salt. 2. In a separate bowl whisk together mashed bananas, egg, honey, yogurt, peanut butter, and vanilla until combined. 3. Mix wet and dry ingredients together until just combined. 4. Spread into a greased 9 Continue reading >>

Sugar & Grain Free Granola Bars - Easy Blender Recipe

Sugar & Grain Free Granola Bars - Easy Blender Recipe

Have you been looking for grain free granola bars that are also sugar free? What about a grain free granolabars recipe where you simply throw everything in the blender. Easy as. There is even an option to make them nut free too (see below). Grain Free Granola Bars sugar free too! Do you still rely on muesli/granola bars for school lunches? Try these which are free of sugar, grains, wheat and naturally gluten free. They are packed with seeds and nuts and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla . Store bought muesli bars appear to be healthy but contain an astounding amount of sugar, and then there are the oats and grains which your body will also convertinto sugar. Avoid barswhich contain dried fruit, theyresugar dense and very little nutrition. It is so easy to overdo dried fruit thinking it is the healthier option. Dried fruit is a concentrated source of sugar and often referred to as natures candy.Eating a handful of grapes is far better than eating a few raisins. Whole fruits will still have the fibre, nutrition and water. Take a look at the nutrition label for oatmealgranola/muesli bars. Not only does each bar contain a whopping 19g sugar (thats almost 5 teaspoons), it also containsover 30 ingredients. Sugars are listed as brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, glycerin, and corn syrup. 19g of sugar is almost double that the World Health Organisation are recommending of 10g sugar per DAY. There are 43g carbs/60g bar = 72%. To make things even worse, they contain hydrogenated soybean oils, and cottonseed oils. Not one ingredient here makes me want to buy these, let alone feed them to my children. Let me know in the comments if you find a cereal bar which is even worse. Continue reading >>

Chewy Healthy Granola Bars Reader Favorite Recipe

Chewy Healthy Granola Bars Reader Favorite Recipe

Home Chewy Healthy Granola Bars Reader favorite recipe Chewy Healthy Granola Bars Reader favorite recipe Easy-to-make, healthy granola bars packed with rolled oats, crispy cereal, & mini chocolate chips! Back in 2012, when I first posted a recipe for homemade chewy granola bars, I had no idea it would still be so popular five years later, with over 28,000 repins and twelve pages of positive reader reviews. Even the best recipes can be improved upon, and today Im sharing my updated version of the classic granola bar recipe, complete with six new flavor variations. The recipe makes double the amount of the original. I also fixed up the photos and added a few new ones as well. This is one of those recipes thats withstood the test of time. Five years later, readers are still making it! Stir together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk liquid ingredients together in a separate bowl, then stir wet into dry. Transfer the granola bar mixtureto a pan lined with parchment paper, and press down as firmly as you can. Either bake in a preheated oven for 18 minutes OR simply chill until firm, then slice there is no baking required! Chocolate Chip Granola Bars: Stir 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in with the dry ingredients. Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars: Stir 1/2 cup chopped raisinsand 1/2 tsp cinnamonin with the dry ingredients. NutellaGranola Bars:Replace the oil with my Healthy Nutella , and add mini chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts if desired. Vanilla Almond Granola Bars: Stir 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds in with the dry ingredients, and add a few drops pure almond extract to the liquid ingredients. Trail Mix Granola Bars: Stir 1/4 cup each chia seeds, shredded coconut, and chopped, dried cranberries in with the dry ingredients. Peanut Butter Cookie Granola Bars: Repla Continue reading >>

Low Sugar Granola Bars

Low Sugar Granola Bars

I am a huge consumer of granola bars and granola . Mainly because I like to snack on the go, and granola bars are a simple solution to that need. I have had one pet peeve with granola bars for some time though, and that is that a vast majority of them are loaded with sugar. As Im sure youve heard before, many of them are just candy bars in disguise. I decided to try to solve this problem and made some delicious, healthy and filling Low Sugar Granola Bars. These Low Sugar Granola Bars have more protein than sugar per serving! Plus, they have a delicious maple and vanilla flavor that makes you forget their low in sugar. I made a small-batch recipe this time to last me through the week (I made eight 100 calorie bars), but feel free to double, triple or even quadruple the recipe below and freeze the bars to last much longer. To make these granola bars, you will need a few kitchen resources : Mixing Bowl:An affordable mixing bowl set on Amazon. Baking Dish: Crate and Barrel have a high-value baking dish set online. Alright, lets get to the recipe. These Low Sugar Granola Bars have 7 ingredients: Rolled oats the base and essential ingredient for these Low Sugar Granola Bars. Chopped walnuts a filling and crunchy nut that provides a nice texture and crunch. Coconut oil a healthy fat that binds the granola bars together. Crunchy peanut butter gives the bars a nutty flavor and creamier texture. Maple syrup balances the bars with a touch of sweetness and maple flavor. Cinnamon gives the bars a familiar, warming flavor. Vanilla provides extra flavor to these Low Sugar Granola Bars. This recipe is super easy to make. To start, youll need to melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Once thats done, mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Then, dump the mixture into a Continue reading >>

Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars

Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a large rectangular baking dish (approximately 9" x 13") and line with a piece of parchment paper (with overhang) so the bars are easier to remove. In a large bowl, mash the banana until smooth. Make sure you have 1 1/2 cups (if you have extramashed banana, you can freeze it for a smoothie). Place the oats into a food processor (or blender set on the lowest speed) and pulse until the oats are coarsely chopped (but still have lots of texture). Stir the chopped oats into the banana mixture until fully incorporated. Stir the dried fruit, walnuts, sunflower and pepita seeds, almonds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, and salt into the banana-oat mixture until thoroughly combined. The dough will be very heavy and a bit wet. Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish. With lightly wet hands, smooth out until even and uniform. Press down on the dough until compacted. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes, until firm and lightly golden along the edges. Place the dish on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, then carefully slide a knife to loosen the ends and gently lift out. Place the slab on a cooling rack until completely cool. Once cool, slice into bars. I like to use a pizza slicer as it easily cuts through the dried fruit and nuts. Leftovers can be wrapped up and stored in the fridge for a week, or stored in the freezer for 4 to 6 weeks. * You can omit the dried fruit and sub in chocolate chips (or add a mix of both). These bars aren't super sweet, so if you prefer something sweeter you may want to add a touch of sweetener. To store these in the freezer, wrap the bars individually in parchment paper using 6-inch by 12-inch pieces of parchment, then tie with string or tape to secure. Finally, place all of the bars into a freezer-safe zip bag, press out all the air Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Low Carb Granola Bars With Chocolate Chips

Sugar Free Low Carb Granola Bars With Chocolate Chips

Made from seeds and nuts, these healthy sugar free low carb granola bars with chocolate chips are gluten, grain-free, and a great grab-and-go snack. They’re so much like the real thing – you won’t believe it! [Before I begin, I have to thank my son who served as hand model for this post. I usually don’t share my family or much of our home-life on the blog, but “mr. helpful” needs to be acknowledged. :)] My kids have been back to school for almost 2 months now. It’s been an exciting school year because my daughter started middle school. And, thanks to the school snack-shack, her options for available school snacks have broadened considerably. Even so, I continue to send her to school with homemade goodies like low carb Cheez-it’s or these chewy granola bars. I can’t help but feel that tucking a wholesome treat from home into her lunch bag let’s her know I love her. If you have kids, then you’ve undoubtedly bought chewy granola bars with chocolate chips sometime in the past either as a school lunch treat or as a quick on-the-go snack. I know my kids love them, and so do I. I can’t tell you how many of the low carb chewy granola Atkins bars I’ve eaten in the last seven years – more than I care to admit. They are nice in a pinch, but I try to keep the additives to a minimum and I like to bake. I’ve been making healthy sugar free granola bars for the kids in some form or another for years. I used to prepare them with gluten-free oats, but now I just make them with nuts and seeds for a healthy low carb and grain free option. Honestly, you can hardly tell the difference between this sugar-free version and those fruit and nut bars you see in the stores. To keep these healthy granola bars as low in carbs, I added goji berries, which are high in anti Continue reading >>

Almond Coconut Granola Bars

Almond Coconut Granola Bars

Our cookbook, Love Real Food, is here! Get your copy You guys. I didnt work at all from Friday through Monday, and it was glorious. I brought my work with me to Memphis, but I opted for sleeping in, reading and watching the Olympics instead. I also brought these granola bars with me, tucked into my bag next to my neglected laptop, and Im so glad I did. No time for breakfast? Granola bars to the rescue. Hungry on the plane? Granola bars sure beat pretzels. Long stretch between lunch and dinner? Again, granola bars. They kept my blood sugar levels stable, and kept me from turning into a cranky, hypoglycemic mess. I can attest that these no-bake bars, which are made with oats, nuts, and coconut, and naturally sweetened with honey (or maple syrup) are some effective, energy-rich treats. Im never traveling without them again. They would also be great snacks for lunch bags and hungry kids who have just arrived home from school. Theyre much more tasty and offer more sticking power than any of the store-bought options I encountered as a kid. Granola bars are the answer! These homemade granola bars are a healthy and delicious snack! Made simply with almonds, coconut, oats, almond or peanut butter, and honey or maple syrup. These bars require about 15 minutes of prep time, then an hour-long rest in the refrigerator to set. Recipe yields 16 granola bars. 1 cups quick-cooking oats (or old-fashioned oats, pulsed briefly in a food processor or blender to break them up) 1 cup large, unsweetened coconut flakes (shredded coconut should work, too) 1 cup creamy almond butter or peanut butter Line a 9-inch square baker with two strips of criss-crossed parchment paper, cut to fit neatly against the base and up the sides. The parchment paper will make it easy for you to slice the bars later Continue reading >>

Sugar-free Low-carb Granola Bar Recipes

Sugar-free Low-carb Granola Bar Recipes

By Brenda Bennett Community Table @thesugarfreemom Lets face it, now that summer is over and school is back in session, mornings are anything but relaxing during the week. Being prepared is half the battle when it comes to stress free mornings. Having some easy Grab-n-Go snacks is always a good idea, not only to be enjoyed for breakfast on the go, but perfect to pack in lunch boxes as well! The even better news is these recipes arent loaded with sugar which is typical in most store bought granola bars. You can feel good as a mom about giving your kids these bars, all are low in carbs and sugar free! Brenda Bennett is the cookbook author, homeschool mom, writer, photographer, cook and blogger behind Sugar-Free Mom . Sugar-Free Mom is a woman on a mission to reduce and eliminate added, processed sugars in her familys life. She focuses on using natural sugars and sugar free substitutes to create healthier versions of popular and beloved recipes. Since 2011, her blog has become the most popular sugar-free source on the web today. Her cookbook, Sugar-Free Mom, Naturally Sweet & Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family, is available now for order. Uh-oh! Empty comment.It looks as though youve already said that.You seem to be logged out. Refresh your page, login and try again.Whoops! Sorry, comments are currently closed. You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down. Continue reading >>

8 Easy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes You Should Try Today

8 Easy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes You Should Try Today

8 Easy Homemade Granola Bar Recipes You Should Try TODAY 8 easy homemade granola bar recipes that come together in a snap. Variations include peanut butter chocolate, spiced nut, and cranberry white chocolate. Have you ever made homemade granola bars? I did for the first time a few years ago to take with us on a trip to Yellowstone . They were delicious bits of heaven and Ive been making that same recipe often for years. The other day I got a crazy idea to turn granola bars into one of my giant # of this thing you should make recipe posts and now I cant be stopped! I have literally made granola bars at least three times a week for the last month. They are awesome! They taste delicious, they travel well, they make great little gifts to take over to friends, and they are just plain easy to put together. Need a snack for preschool, after t-ball, or to take in the car to a game? Ive got you covered. Im so excited about these posts because I think theres a lot of power in giving you a lot of bang for your click. In other words, no matter how you got here, I want to make sure that you dont go away with out getting some great information/inspiration. If you chose to click over to my blog I want to make your time worthwhile. So far Ive done 8 no bake oatmeal energy bites , 9 date balls , 10 healthy snacks in a jar (you can make ahead),and 9 Staple Salad Dressings You Should Know How to Make (which is going crazy in Pinterest , hooray!), and I have so many fun things planned. Im so excited to share this post with you! I have spent so much time (and calories) getting things ready and you are going to love it!If thispost speaks to you, you think someone else might like it, or you want to save it for later, by all means share it on your social media platforms. Pin it , facebook it Continue reading >>

Sugar-free Granola Bars Kind Bar Recipe Copycat (low Carb, Paleo)

Sugar-free Granola Bars Kind Bar Recipe Copycat (low Carb, Paleo)

Thank you! Check your email for a confirmation link. Add [emailprotected] to your email contacts so that you don't miss it. Once you confirm, you'll receive a link to download the ebook! Sign up to get a FREE low carb recipes e-book, plus get access to subscriber exclusives! This post may contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from purchases made through them, at no additional cost to you, which helps keep this content free. ( Full disclosure ) Thank you to Sukrin USA for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Happy New Year, you guys! Now that were all calming down from the holiday festivities, I think many of us are looking for healthier, and perhaps low carb, recipes. Some people may turn to granola bars for breakfast or snacks. The truth is, many store bought granola bars are really just candy bars parading around as something theyre not. Today I want to share a super easy way to make your ownlow carb, sugar-free granola barsto be exact, a homemade Kind Bar recipe. I have been a sucker for Kind Bars for years now. Since I first tried them, I never wanted togo back to regular granola bars. Some varieties are already relatively low in sugar, but they are expensive and still not low carb. I was determined to find a way to make my own Kind bar recipe one that would be low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and even paleo. WhenI discovered Sukrin Fiber Syrup , my idea for homemade sugar-free granola barsfinally became possible. Granola bars are usually made with rice syrup, honey, or some other kind of sweet syrup to hold them together. All of these are obviously out of the question for low carb granola bars. Fortunately, I found that Sukrin Fiber Syrup has the same sticky properties and sweetness, without the sugar. Yay! If youre curious, Sukrin Fib Continue reading >>

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