Anyone who knows me knows that I am addicted to food. I am addicted to cooking it, eating it, smelling it and looking at it. Thankfully my long distance runner lifestyle is conducive to my love of food. As I think about my food habits I tend to go through waves of eating the same thing over and over, setting it aside for something new, going through another wave, etc. etc. Is this true for anyone else?
Thinking about the foods that are "trending" right now in my house, there are jars of vanilla almond butter, chicken breasts, steel cut oats, apples (trying to get my fix before they go out of season), frozen dark cherries, spinach, pistachios and Greek yogurt. What else do you have to the list?
After running,working out at Energy or for a quick pick me up, I have noticed myself craving these no bake almond bars. I love them because they are fast, and require no high maintenance attention. When I am starving I never have patience to wait. I want things to eat RIGHT AWAY. When I make these bars I tend to add more almond butter and honey than the recipe calls for. Sometimes I even sneak in unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate fix, or some cinnamon for a spicy warmth you can't get from anything else. If the mixture ends up being too dry which I have found can happen sometimes, I add a bit of water or almond milk for moisture.
NO BAKE PROTEIN BARS (adapted from OH SHE GLOWS)
Author: Joanna Etshokin
Photo Source: Oh She Glows