Friday, November 24, 2006

Larabars to the rescue!

I had a large smoothie for breakfast this morning, but while I was last minute cramming mid-morning, my tummy started rumbling. I knew I'd need the Larabar I bought when I was in a pinch, and since I have a midterm today, I didn't really get time to pack a snack. I tried the cinnamon roll larabar. It was so good! Lots of cinnamon...and I figured it had to be full of sugar and stuff to make it that yummy, but the ingredients are so simple: Dates, walnuts, cashews, almonds, raisins and cinnamon. So when they call it a fruit and nut bar...that's all it really is! The dates are so yummy and give it all the sweetness it needs. I would probably use this as a meal replacement along with a smoothie, rather than eating it with a full meal though, since it has about 240 calories and 12 grams of fat (healthy ones). I have to go and buy a box of these now!


Anonymous said...

Yes, Larabars are really good. I just ate one the other day and decided to have a go at making them myself finally. I made 5 different flavors (based on the Larabar flavors). There's a great recipe on bunnyfoot's blog. It's basically 1 Tbsp pureed dates and 3 Tbsp dried stuff (nuts, coconut, raisins, etc). They turned out great!

Anonymous said...

I think this is my first comment on your blog. Hooray for Lara bars! They are the best. Try Clif Nectar bars too. I've done homemade versions. They are so easy to make (3 ingredients!) and they turn out great.

Well said on your previous post. I am so impressed with students who take the time to cook ANYTHING so I think you should be proud to post whatever you cook up. Lots of people show pics of their simple meals, busy moms, full time workers. I am both so I know how you feel. I think we would actually appreciate seeing something quick and easy and tasty!

- Diann

raising_kahne said...

I recently bought a couple of these. I really need to try them soon. I love how the ingredients are so simple and healthy. Nothing added. Why cant everything be like that??

Anonymous said...

That is by far the best one! I'm not much of a bar fan, but wow, those hit the spot and are the perfect on to go breakfast for me.