You can never have enough snack recipes or ideas! My clients are always asking for help in the snack department so I decided to whip these up as inspiration. While they are definitely a healthier option than most store bought granola bars, they are still more useful as an alternative to sweets and are perfect in moderation as a sweet snack :) They are easy to make and taste delicious! While they are soft, they are hearty and can still be a tad bit crumbly. I try not to be too obsessive about all of the ingredients in store bought items because let's face it, not everything is perfect and I just don't have the time to research every little ingredient and worry about it. There are still certain things I try to limit (but I don't obsess over it if I can't find something without it) - like anything with soy and natural flavors. Of course there are a ton of other things I could name BUT unfortunately these 2 things seems to show up in a lot of the "healthy" foods/drinks I see in the grocery stores. So if I can't seem to find the things I want, I make them myself (or I just buy them in moderation). Depending on the type of oats and chocolate chips you use (like the ones I mention below), these bars are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. I hope you enjoy these little sweet snacks!
Prep/Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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I am a food loving, activity seeking health coach who resides in Franklin, TN with my husband and two sweet dogs (Lola & Penny).
I believe everyone should eat balanced and not cut food groups if you don't medically need to. All foods can fit in a healthy diet. Unfortunately, I have to avoid gluten and also limit myself with dairy, so my goal is to provide healthy, gluten-free/dairy-free recipes so EVERYONE can enjoy all foods, even if you do have to cut out certain food groups. My recipes are encouraged for everyone to eat, not just for those with sensitivities/allergies! Most of my recipes can be easily converted by using real dairy and whole-wheat in place of my allergy-free substitutes.
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