I mentioned in my morning post that I am working on eating less processed goods and more WHOLE, REAL foods. Generally speaking, I do pretty well with this. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, good lean meats, and fresh baked breads in my daily diet. BUT, one area that I am particularly weak on is bars. I LOVE bars of all kind. Ever since I started running and using them as pre-run fuel, it was true love.
Welp, while I’m all about balance, my obsession with bars has gotten a little out of balance. For me, it isn’t eating the BARS that is bad, it’s the processed nature of such bars. So — something I am working on this week is creating my own bars that I can snack on, hopefully finding that I don’t feel like I’m missing anything by not getting the prepacked variety.
I want to start with some of my favorite recipe inspirations for you guys, via my favorite bloggers and pinterest.
Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars from Fannetastic Anne 🙂
These take 5 minutes to prep, have PB as a primary ingredient, and are stocked with seeds. My kinda bar 😉
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Granola Bars Fannetastic Anne 🙂
Oatmeal and dark chocolate? I need this in my life.
Almond Energy Bars via Carrots’n’cake
These just LOOK beautiful and crunchy!
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
I’m drooling. . .
And these are just a few of my favorites, friends. The options out there are ENDLESS. I started working on some baked goods last night via some free continental breakfast oats — and will be working through out the week trying to perfect my own little recipe 🙂 ❤ The ingredients I’ve been using so far include:
- Peanut butter (duhh)
- Rolled oats
- Brown sugar and maple oats
- Trail mix (raisins, M&Ms)
These are my must have’s basically, but I’m looking to add more seeds and crunchy goodies moving forward! Hopefully by next week I’ll have a recipe to share with you guys 🙂
Question of the Afternoon: Ever make bars yourself?