I'm not a huge fan of meal-replacement or snack bars - most are heavily processed with junky ingredients. Even the "healthy" ones are riddled with sketchy additives, isolates & sweeteners.
If I'm looking for a snack bar to grab on the go, I usually pick up a Larabar. Most varieties are made with whole-food ingredients like dried fruit and nuts. However, it is kind of a bummer that Larabar is owned by General Mills, a company who opposes the labeling of GMOs - not really a company I want to support, ya dig? Another downside to Larabars is the cost - at nearly $2.00 a pop, these guys can add up if you're snacking on them regularly. The solution? Make your own! All you need is a food processor, some dried fruit, nuts and/or seeds and you're ready to go![separator]
Try this basic recipe and tell me what you think - a healthy & easy snack for kids & adults alike!
Knockoff Larabar Recipe
1/2 cup cashews (unroasted, unsalted)
1/2 cup almonds (unroasted, unsalted)
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup raisins
6 medjool dates, pitted
Combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor and process until fine. Add next two ingredients and pulse until crumbly.
The mixture can be formed into small bars or rolled into balls for a quick & convenient snack. Store in refrigerator for longer keeping. You can also make extra and freeze.