Around here, grab-n-go foods are important. They provide us with options when we are out and about – because they feed our hunger and keep us from stopping for fast food. Grab-n-go foods are also important when we get up late and don’t want to skip breakfast, and (often more importantly), my kids like them.
In today’s food culture, organic options are available for many of our favorite convenience foods. But despite them being organic they still have ingredients in them that you just don’t need. Soy fillers and other texture related additives that you don’t need when you make them from scratch. Making them myself I know exactly what is in them. Exactly where the ingredients come from and without and machinery needed to get it into our hands.
I have been *talking* about making a homemade granola bars recipe for months now and after finally doing it – what the heck was I waiting for? They were so easy and taste so good. I will never, ever, ever buy store-bought bars again.
You can tinker with the ingredients, adding and replacing anything you want. Almonds. Raisins. Dried cranberries. Coconut. Almond butter. Chia seeds. Flax. Etc. Whatever you can come up with that you love in a granola bar.