Hi Folks – The month of November is National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). Blog Her has launched a challenge that consists of posting a blog article every day in November. I’m off to a slow start, but I’m joining the challenge nevertheless! Challenges (self induced or otherwise) give me a much needed motivational boost. I’m a competitive person by nature and challenges keep me ticking. This is the first writing challenge so I’m quite excited and a bit leery about keeping up (especially since I’ve already lagged behind)….but my engines are revved and I’m ready. I have no theme…so the posts this month will be somewhat random.
Now let’s get started! I am a true blue snacker. If there is a crinkly bag in the house I will find it and eat what’s in it. That’s the struggle…..potato chips, candy bars and cookies are my weakness so I’m always looking for guilt free alternatives. I fell I love with the Kind bar a few months ago and decided to create my own version from scratch instead of spending precious pennies on the manufactured bars. Here’s how I did it.
Since Caleb is allergic to nuts I used all disposable elements for nut contact surfaces (disposable baking tin, paper towels, etc.). I picked out my seeds and nuts and got started! The bar consisted of two main elements: seeds and nuts and the binding agent.
I blended up the binding agent then added it to the nut/seed mix. After the total mixture was homogeneous I baked it in the oven for 30 minutes. The end result was yummy, but next time I’ll make more of a glaze for the binding agent instead of a sauce since the bars were a bit crumbly.
There you have it! A nutritious alternative to toxic snacks. Seeds and nuts are undercover super foods. They are filled with tons of minerals, good fats, protein and provide excellent fuel. You can’t go wrong with this nut and seed bar recipe. No matter how many calories are in a serving of almonds, they are a much better option than a bag of potato chips.
Do you have a guilt free snack I should try?
Peace and love!