Craving something sweet? Here’s a recipe for a healthy naturally sweet snack bar! I took some of these bars to share with my friends and everyone wanted the recipe. That’s the best compliment!
1 ¼ cup of black figs
2 cups of nuts (your choice)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of coconut
2 teaspoons of hot water
12 small squares of dark chocolate
I use my little food processor for this recipe. It works great and does the chopping and mixing in just a few minutes.
Place the nuts in the food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
Cut stems off of the figs. Place in food processor, add vanilla and pulse on high until they are well chopped.
Add 2 teaspoons of hot water and pulse until they have the consistency of jam.
Place fig jam in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add the chopped nuts and mix well by hand.
Gradually add the coconut and mix well.
Line a small cake pan – 8 by 11 with foil wrap and spray with oil.
Place mixture in pan and pat down.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave on low heat.
Once melted, pour and spread over bars. Place in the fridge to cool.
Once cooled, cut into small bars.
Store in a closed container in the fridge.
These are a great alternative to chocolate bars or granola bars that are loaded with sugar.
I found this recipe at cotter crunch.
Enjoy these great grab and go snacks. Lots of healthy protein and natural sweetness!
TODAY’S little STEP: Try a new recipe. Especially one that is low in sugar and high in protein.
We all have days when we need fast food. We live a fast life. We need to grab something on the go.
I like to write in the snack bar of one of our grocery stores. I love to watch the people and I am so much more productive.
I watch the people and I am interested in their food choices. Deep fried chicken, wedge fries and a side of potato salad.
I overhear complaints about sore knees, diabetes and doctor’s appointments.
It seems people don’t get the connection with what they eat and their health.
Better food equals better health!
Let’s find the good stuff!
What are the best choices?
A non-cream soup with crackers
A salad with chicken or cheese and a lower fat dressing
A piece of pizza, not meat lovers
A 6 inch turkey/chicken sub, extra veggies, hold the mayo
A small bowl of chili with crackers
A small chicken wrap, hold the mayo
The best beverage choice is always water!
Wow! Good pictures make you want to eat healthy food!
What we feed our body matters.
We make the best choices even when we’re short on time.
Check out these links for some more great fast food choices.
Best choices for fast food
hungry and on the go
TODAY’S little STEP: Make smart choices when choosing fast food. You will fuel your body well to handle the busyness of life!