Protein Bites + Bars

fruit and nut breakfast bars

No-Bake Fruit And Nut Breakfast Bars

Rise and shine to the goodness of whole grain fruit and nut breakfast bars, a delicious energy booster, that’s both wholesome and incredibly easy to prepare. These no-bake, dairy-free bars are a treasure trove of natural goodness, combining various, readily available nutritious ingredients for a breakfast bar that fuels your day. Dried apricots, cherries, golden […]

apricot-almond breakfast bars

Apricot-Almond Breakfast Bars

My love of apricots is no secret. Nor is it a surprise (at least for those who know me) that at 47, I still don’t consider myself a morning person. Not at all, but I’ve accepted it. With kids, this can be challenging. This is a recipe for apricot-almond breakfast bars that I created for […]

cowboy power bites

Cowboy “Cookie” Power Bites

I’ve always had a fascination with cowboys. But being raised a city kid, I’m not exactly sure why or how. I’ve never actually met a real cowboy; only the want-to-be’s. The family ranch vacation where you actually become a cowboy/girl for the week is on my list of things to do, but somehow my fear […]

cranberry nut energy bites

Whole Grain Cranberry Nut Energy Bites

Power bites and power bars continue to fascinate me. I have been enjoying various types, and so has my family. Honestly, you can’t go wrong if you are trying to come up with an option in your apartment or house; just let your flavor preference guide you. These are my latest. These are cranberry nut […]

coconut-fig chunks of energy

Coconut-Fig Chunks Of Energy, Because Anna Asked

If there is one culinary trend from the last year that I kept spotting, it is the popularity of power snacks. Easy, small, no-bake, healthful bites, balls, bars, and chunks of food for quick snacking.  My good friend from college introduced me to these tasty treats, and I’ve been gobbling them ever since.  I’ve developed […]

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Quinoa And Oat No-Bake Breakfast Power Bars

It’s a terrible habit, but there are many days I don’t eat breakfast. In fairness, I’m not super hungry first thing in the morning.  In a perfect world, I would probably eat breakfast at 10 am; but life is busy and that’s not going to happen.  For my boys, who always get up super early, […]

energy power bites

Renewable Energy, Power Bites Part II

Post-holiday, an energy power bite may be just what we all need.  I read an article recently referring to trendy, nutrient-packed energy bars and bites referred to as “renewable energy.”  I like that: it’s catchy and on point.  My previous blog about Protein Power Bites was so popular, that I felt a follow-up was due, […]

power bites

Protein Power Bites

Power bars, protein snacks, and energy drinks are all some of the products you see on store shelves selling “power” and “energy.”  Don’t be deceived: most don’t have either; many are not healthy; and most of us avoid equating sugar with energy.  A good friend of mine from college, a marathon runner, a mom of […]

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