Let’s talk snacks.
In my opinion, there are really two varieties of snacks: the munchy, shove-into-your-face kind and the balanced, filling kind. Think three servings of chex mix vs yogurt with granola and fruit. Sometimes, I really want the former. I want chips and crackers and fake cheese powder. But that doesn’t really fill me up, and I end up eating four times as much as I should. And then on other days, I’m totally motivated to put together a wholesome snack of granola and cottage cheese and apple slices. But sometimes that gets boring and doesn’t satisfy my desire for something on the more decadent side.
When I made these bars, I knew I’d found the perfect balance.
When you take your first bite, your “junk food tooth” will immediately be satisfied. These bars are chocolatey and gooey and just taste bad for you. But here’s the kicker: they’re not. The recipe includes no refined sugar, no butter, no oil, and no flour. What is does include, however, are whole grains, healthy fats, and a pretty decent amount of protein. All that will keep you full and satisfied without weighing you down.
When it comes to snacks, these bars are the best of both worlds- healthy, without tasting like it 😉
Don’t forget about these bad boys next time you’re looking for a snack!