Recipe of the week – No Bake Healthy snack bars.
from Caroline Mc Grath
These are a staple in my house – healthy snack bars . They are full of protein, essential fats and low in sugar, and will keep you going. I like them for breakfast or if I need a quick bite between meals. They are a perfect gluten and dairy free snack to bring along when you are on the move.
They are so versatile you can put your own spin on them by adding whatever nuts, seeds or dried fruit you like. I have made these with dark choc chips which is a great way to get my son to eat them. I’ve also made them without any fruit or chocolate chips, but instead with raw cacao powder added to the liquid blend for an extra hit of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. As raw cacao is bitter, use it to taste by balancing it with the sweetener, preferably rice malt syrup as it is fructose free.
For those with nut allergy and schools that have a no nut policy, just use any blend of seeds instead of nuts and tahini paste instead of nut butter. You can also crumble this into a bowl and add milk for a gluten free granola cereal.