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Power Hungry: Building Your Ultimate Energy Bar

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: Energy bars can be a great option for providing an easy pick-me-up. But, many of them are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients.
Air Date: 6/13/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Camilla V. Saulsbury, PhD
Camilla-SalsburyCamilla V. Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and cooking instructor. Her culinary focus is translating food and flavor trends into fresh, innovative, and delicious recipes for the home kitchen.

Camilla has been involved in the world of food for more than 16 years, including catering specialty desserts in the San Francisco Bay Area, writing cookbooks and freelance food articles, and developing recipes for national food companies. Further, she has won several of the country’s top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, and the Food Network’s $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode).

Camilla’s interest in food is also academic. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University with a specialization in food studies, and her doctoral dissertation was a multi-faceted study of the contemporary meanings of home cooking in American culture. Following completion of her Ph.D., Camilla made food writing, food research, and recipe development her primary occupations.

She has been featured on the Food Network, Today, Good Morning America Health, QVC, Katie, and in multiple publications including New York Times, Dr Oz’s The Good Life, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Men’s Fitness, Southern Living, Clean Eating, Cooking Light, Food Network Magazine, and Pilates Style magazine.

The Fitness Factor
Camilla has a second professional passion: fitness. For almost two decades she has been teaching a wide range of fitness classes, including, but not limited to, pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, strength training and step aerobics.

Camilla has taught fitness in multiple settings, including universities, spas, private gyms, and private resorts. She has trained countless other fitness instructors to teach, and has led a variety of fitness workshops.

In addition, Camilla has spent many years as a personal trainer, designing unique fitness programs for a diverse clientele. She holds certifications in both personal training and fitness instruction through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a STOTT® certified pilates instructor.

Camilla’s fitness philosophy mirrors her cooking philosophy: balanced, practical and simplified. She loves motivating and encouraging people to find fitness activities that help them lead happy, healthy, productive lives—and that foster an appetite for great food! A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Camilla currently resides in Texas with her husband and son.
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Power Hungry: Building Your Ultimate Energy Bar
Energy bars can be a great option for providing an easy pick-me-up.

But, many of them are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. 

What if you could make your own energy bars with little effort, little cost, and the reassurance of knowing exactly what's in them?

Camilla V. Saulsbury's new book, Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook, has a simple premise: do-it-yourself power bar recipes that maximize taste and nutrition, minimize cost, and eliminate junky additives.

Jam-packed with the best good-for-you ingredients (think whole grains, fruits, nuts) and all-natural, high-quality proteins, these recipes cover protein bars, endurance training bars and gels, granola bars, raw bars, and more.

Salty-Sweet Trail Bars, Morning Maple Bars, Flax Your Muscles Bars, Quinoa Chia Apricot Bars, Black Bean Protein Brownies, Green Tea & Ginger Bars, Greek Yogurt Muesli Bars, 5-Minute Protein Truffles, Carrot Cake Action Bars, and Sticky Sesame Energy Bars with Raw Chocolate Drizzle are just a few of the yummy recipes the book includes.

Camilla joins host Lisa Davis to share some of her other recipes from the book, as well as just how easy it can be to make these bars in your own kitchen.