If you are like me, you are often running out of the house in the morning, at times without breakfast. Below is the solution to the breakfast-less breakfast; homemade fruit and nut bars that are incredibly packed with nutrition. They include chia seeds which can be purchased at health foods stores and Whole Foods. Even your kids will love them. Enjoy!
Crazy Healthy Fruit and Nut Bars:
1 cup almonds1 cup raw cashews1 cup dates1 cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 TBS chia seeds
2 TBS brown rice syrup
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until wet and like a paste. Press into an 8″X8″ pyrex or brownie pan. Refrigerate and then cut into desired size pieces. Wrap individually in wax paper and keep refrigerated so you can grab one when you are on the go.
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January 24, 2012