Now that I have your attention, I will let you know, these are healthy candy bars!!
There are so many times when I struggle at home to find and make snacks that are healthy but that my family will also eat. You make the same old muffins, cookies and loaves and you know everyone is getting tired of them when even the teens won’t eat them anymore. So, here I am again trying a new recipe with great hopes that everyone will like it and devour with a ‘Hey, this is really good’. !! Fingers crossed.
I know I have made a recipe from this book before – It’s all Good byGwenyth Paltrow, (Super Salmon Burgers) and have always wanted to try the ‘Candy Bars’.. Well not really candy bars but they sound good and enticing, so why not.. Who doesn’t like a candy bar ( without the candy).
Yup – it’s a fact that if I am craving something, more likely than not, I want a warm cookie, a loaf of sourdough, or pie…hmmmm pie. But I digress. Of course, if I caved all the time to carb longings, my attempt at a healthy example for my kids would be blown. So, instead I spend endless hours trying to think of ways I can make “bread – like” items that fuel the craving and the body appropriately. Healthy muffins are one of my favs for several reasons. They are such a great grab and go for breakfast or snacks. I can sneak in lots of added “goodies” without anyone in my family noticing 🙂 AND they are EASY PEASY to bake – who doesn’t feel like mom of the year with fresh muffins cooling on the counter?
Danni and I get more requests for the “Athlete Factory” section of our blog, than anything else. It seems everyone is looking for a quick way to fuel their teen quickly and efficiently. We are constantly dealing with changing schedules and short turnarounds between school and activities, so we have made it our mission at Mojo and Moxie to bring you recipes that fit the bill. If your teen is eating two or three dinners in the car or at the sport / activity of the season you probably are faced with my greatest obstacle – BOREDOM. It is difficult to always be thinking ahead – to pack things that are interesting, healthy and satisfying AND that they will actually eat! With Danni filling you in on a few diet trends this week – I thought I would follow her info up with a recipe that is also PALEO. If you, or anyone in your family is following this particular diet – this recipe works for you too!