There are quite a few reasons why I hardly ever buy energy bars. First of all, they are expensive. Second, I'm not always thrilled with the ingredients. Third, I don't like all the wasteful packaging. Still, I love the idea of a nutrition-packed snack to get me through the afternoon or to send with the kids to school or sports.
So I created my own recipe for what I call Power Bites. They are most similar to Lara Bars, which contain minimal ingredients and no GMOs. Power Bites pack a punch of nutrition, are inexpensive to make and involve no wasteful packaging. What's not to love?
Power Bites are super easy to make too. Here's why:
The ingredients are basic: Start with a base of dates - either whole or chopped (just make sure they are pitted). Add some type of nuts and something fun for added flavor - coconut, cherries, lemon, apples, blueberries, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger - the possibilities are endless.
The prep is simple: Mix everything in a food processor and shape into balls or press into bars.
Here is the recipe as it was published in my book Practically Green: Your Guide to EcoFriendly Decision-Making:
What are your favorite healthy & sustainable snacks?
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