Yay!! Two very exciting things!
1. New blog design is up and running!! I will be putting together a post to talk about all the new additions to the blog! 🙂
2. This is my first guest post by another wonderful blogger on Nutritionist in the Kitch, and by one of my favorite bloggers too! Deryn from Running on Real Food!
Deryn and I connected as we were both beginning the adventure of starting a food blog, and I’ve loved following her and watching her blog grow as she entices her readers with delicious vegan recipes! She is a super inspiring gal who lives a healthy and active life in Vancouver!
So, without further adieu… Deryn, take it away!
I am so thrilled to be posting here on Nutritionist in the Kitch today! Christal has been a constant source of healthy eating motivation to me ever since we crossed paths earlier this year.
One thing about Christal’s healthy eating habits that has always inspired me is her ability to maintain a healthy diet while on vacation, or just travelling in general. This is something I’ve always had a hard time with. When Christal shared a blog post about her food prep for a road trip to BC, I was amazed at all the healthy meals and snacks she had packed away into coolers. There would be no unhealthy, gas station junk food for her! I believe one important factor to a eating a healthy, balanced diet it just that, preparation. In come these No-Bake Apricot and Dark Chocolate Granola Bars!
The great thing about these raw, no-bake bars is that they can be individually wrapped and packed for a busy day on the road. Most days I’m out of the house for about 12 hours at a time, so if I don’t have quick, healthy snacks on hand I can run into trouble. Ideally, I like to eat every 2-3 hours and if I go much longer than that, it’s not pretty. If I let myself get too hungry it can also lead to overeating later in the day when my eyes would like to eat much more than my stomach does.
Having healthy, whole food snacks like these bars on hand is key to preventing overeating and poor food choices. They’re also incredibly easy to make and you can easily exchange the apricot and dark chocolate for another addition of your choice. I recommend making a batch of these bars on the weekend and storing them in the fridge to enjoy as a balanced, nutritious snack all week long. They make an excellent breakfast to-go or quick snack any time of day.
A very big thank you to Christal for having me here for a guest post today. I hope you all enjoy these simple, yet tasty granola bars.
I made these two days ago and have 1/8 left. Such a decadent treat. Really most desserts just don’t compare to dark chocolate, and dried apricots.
SO glad you enjoyed!
I made these the other day – they are delicious! The whole family loved them!
Awesome! So glad they were enjoyed by everyone Lauren! 🙂
Sounds like a great recipe, I like that you can vary it quite easily, add some more fruit if needed – will give it a go!
I made these last night and had one this morning and they are amazing!! I’m thinking next time to add protein to the mix. Would you recommend adding it to the wet ingredients or the dry ingredients before mixing them together?
Thanks for sharing!! Love your site.
I would add the protein to the dry mix! 🙂 Thanks for the feedback!
What is the nitritionAl info? Am I just blind? Lol thanks!!!
I don’t have it but you can make a new recipe using my fitness pal and enter in the ingredients manually! 🙂