I would be surprised if someone told me they've never tried a Nutty Bar! That chocolately, peanut-buttery deliciousness was always a welcome surprise in my lunchbox!
Who says we can't enjoy Nutty Bars when we live a healthy lifestyle? Not me...I've found a way to recreate them and I even included some extra protein so they're especially guilt-free!
Healthier Nutty Bars
6 thin rice cakes
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder (I recommend the FASTer Way protein!)
1 cup sugar free chocolate chips (I recommend Lily's dark baking chips)
2 tsp coconut oil
First, mix the peanut butter and protein powder in a small bowl. When combined, spread a layer on each rice cake. Stack the rice cake in 2 stacks of 3 and, with a serrated knife, cut in half to make 4 bars. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave. and dip each bar until fully coated. Place on waxed or parchment paper and freeze for 10-15 minutes, until chocolate is set. ENJOY! XO
Nutrition info per bar:
I am not a fan of mayo (or condiments in general....I know, most people think this is crazy, ha!!), so tuna salad can be a tough one for me. This recipe uses avocado, which brings the moisture that mayo lends to traditional tuna salad. It's a great low carb meal, with lots of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied!
Tuna Salad (mayo free!)
1 can of tuna (in water)
1/2 avocado, chopped
1 hard boiled egg, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
Mix together and season with celery salt. Serve on top of a bed of lettuce, or with a fresh tomato. ENJOY! XO
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO