I’m a bar addict. I know that so many people say no, grab whole foods, don’t count on bars. BUT sometimes you are truly on-the-go and you need a healthy option — something that is dense and filling with a balance of both nutty and sweet. It is true that most bars on the market contain FAR too much sugar and not enough fat and substance to actually keep you satisfied.
Store-bought bars are anywhere from $1.50-$4 a bar! These will save you some cash and you can’t beat their freshness. They are also friendly to vegan folks since they utilize plant-based protein (and they also happen to be gluten, dairy, and refined-sugar free as well!)
Also, if I may say so myself — you feel quite impressive when you see a stack of wrapped bars and know you made them yourself! I get the kids involved, they love to wrap them in a pretty bow. These make a beautiful lunchbox addition (if your school allows nuts).
Another reason I wanted to post this recipe now is because the holidays are upon us…we are quite busy and headed to and fro, and this often means all new food coming our way. When I know I have some upcoming travel dates, I like to load my body up with wholesome foods so that it can lessen the blow of exposure to things my body is not as used to — like my Grandmother’s buttery, gluten-induced, amazing bread OR my mom’s Mexican Coffee Cake. I want to enjoy these things and it’s so much easier for me to do that when I know I’ve eaten healthy meals majority of the time. This is the beauty of an 80/20 lifestyle or even a 90/10 — there is wiggle room there!
So pack these up – gift them out even! If I carry these on-the-go, I like to put mine in a Stasher Bag with a little ice pack because I personally like them cool. 🙂