Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Breakfast Bars

The most difficult thing for me trying to get in a healthy groove is not having others around me join in. That might be for my lack of sharing, because if I fail I don't want to be judged, but I finally have someone on board.

Well, actually, he let me know he wanted to get healthy, so now I'm on board with him.

To kick things off I'm signing up for every class I can make at the studio I joined and our Tuesday and Thursday date nights are spent at the gym and then making dinner together.

What do the fit folk say?

'80% food 20% exercise'

'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day'

I tried my hand at making homemade breakfast/energy bars. They weren't perfect, but I'm enjoying eating them.

If you have a food processor, this is a simple 3 ingredient breakfast bar that will give you everything you need to jump start your day.

1 cup dates (dried and pitted)
1 cup dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)
1 cup almonds

Process in the food processor until everything is formed in to a ball and well blended together. Spread out on wax or plastic wrap in to an 8x8 square and let sit in the fridge for an hour. Once set, cut in to bars.

I added dark chocolate chips and chia seeds to my bars.

I have what I'll call a beginners food processor so it's quite small and not super powerful so I made mine in batches and there may have been less dates in my last batch which made it so not everything stuck together as it should.

That worked in my favor though because it was a super tasty topping to my morning yogurt.


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