Eat well on the go!

Good for you on the go!Shopping, cooking, cleaning and working through the holidays can leave you little time for healthful meals. If you resort to junk food and other fattening strategies too often, you will pay the price in weight gain and fatigue. Darlings, it isn’t necessary. Stock up on tasty Larabars. Our Alice Farnsworth reviewed them a couple of months ago. She loved them! I usually loathe nutrition bars; they can taste chalky and weird. But I tried Larabars and found them tasty too! Larabars are gluten free, kosher, dairy-free, sugar-free, unprocessed and raw – and they taste good!

My favourite flavour is Cherry Pie. It does not taste exactly like pie, but I love the tangy cherries. Each bar has about 200 calories and there are lots of flavours. Darlings, stock your bag each day with water, tea, and something good such as Larabars. Keep healthy and if you are going splurge on your diet, make it worth your while. Don’t squander calories on junk.

A natural snack

Alice Farnsworth reports on a healthful new treat:

Lara Merriken was hiking in the Rockies in Colorado when she was struck with what she calls “a mountain of an idea” – unprocessed fruit and nut bars that would provide wholesome nutrition for outdoor activities.

So, back in her kitchen, armed with only a food processor and some natural ingredients, Lara created a healthful treat called LÄRABARS.
“Natural foods, I believed, should be fun and enjoyable as well as good for you,” says Lara. “With friends and family serving as focus groups, I tinkered with recipes until a consensus on yummi-ness was reached.”
The bars she came up with are vegan, kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free, and contain no added sugar. Each bar contains only two to seven ingredients, and comes in delectable flavours – everything from Coconut Cream Pie, to Banana Bread, to Lemon.
I tried the Tropical Fruit Tart (dates, pineapple, coconut, almonds, cashews, orange juice and orange peel) and the Peanut Butter and Jelly (dates, peanuts, cherries). I am looking forward to trying other flavours like Apple Pie, and Chocolate Coconut. But you get the idea. Sound good? They are delicious.
And don’t think of them just to give your outdoor activities a boost. They can be a reward for indoor chores like housework. I confess I was going to share my two bars, but I didn’t. I ate them all by myself, and I wasn’t even active. I was watching TV and decided to classify them as a well-deserved dessert.
Lara’s first commercial order was for 500 bars. Now she sells them by the millions.
“I used to be a junk food junkie,” says Lara, “until I discovered how natural foods enlivened my mind, body and spirit. A passion for healthy living soon followed.”
Check out Lara Merriken LÄRABARS here: