How close these homemade Larabars are to the real ones? Well, let me tell you what I have discovered.
On a recent 4 day road trip to Arizona I had to pack quickly and found myself a little unprepared when planning our meal choices for the journey. I am usually very conscious about what to eat when travelling, and I know how hard it is to eat well on taking a road trip. The best way to be ready to travel is to pack some nutritional food in a cooler and have a worry-free ride!
On this trip, the cooler was empty, and the quick and easy way to change that was to go to the grocery store and get some ready-to-have snacks and drinks.
Road trips are never long when riding with my husband. We always manage to find something to talk about, and we talk a lot. We pause sometimes to listen to some music, and then we talk again. We had no kids on this trip, just him and I and 14 hours with the long smooth roads of America. These roads make me so sleepy!
Winter is almost here and my immune system can easily drop with the changes of the season. I have learned that a few years ago, when I moved back to Ohio and got sick very often.
Every year around fall, I try boosting my immune system by cutting off a few things that are a threat to my body. It is amazing to see how helpful these steps are. I still may be sick once or twice a year but the recovery process is much faster.
When eating out, I sometimes have a tendency to get hives. What do you get on the side of the road when you are travelling? Let’s not go there please. Wait a minute… a food blogger that is allergic to food? Yes and no. Hives are hard to diagnose. But a good doctor gave me a good explanation: “american foods are very processed and it is hard to find what is causing you to have this problem.” Wow! Thanks doc.
On my recent trip to Arizona, I found myself buying Larabars. One single bar can cost me about $1.75 to $2.00 per bar. Each bar have only 3 ingredients and I can pronounce each one of them. After an online search and comparing a few recipes, there was particular one that I wanted to try. Preparation time was about 15 minutes.
Homemade Lara Bars
Inspired from various sites that made homemade Larabars
- 2 cups of pitted dates
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
2. Put them in a bowl and add the peanut butter. Mix them well until well bonded.
3. The most common method is to shape them into a rectangular shape. Cut them and wrap them individually, put them in the fridge.
The bars don’t get gooey or sticky after you wrap them. You can actually have it with you on the go and they will not fall apart. I kept mine on the fridge and after my boys discovered them...well, lets just say I have to make some more!
The homemade Larabars are very close to the real deal in taste and texture. The ingredients are easy to find, and the price is excellent, it cost me about $0.50 per bar. No bad at all! I hope you try them soon!
Before I end this post, I have to tell you that my husband gifted me with a Digital SLR and of course a 400 page book to learn how to operate the camera, that is so him! . Goodbye point and shoot. You have been so good to me. I will still carry you in my purse every time I go out. We had a great time together.
What do you have in your cooler when you travel?