I posted a picture on Instagram this morning of my sweet youngest boy eating a homemade Larabar that I made (if you aren't following me on Instagram, head on over and make sure to follow me at skinnygirlwantsout!). They are absolutely delicious and so much cheaper than buying them in the store! I've made several different types and this one is my favorite. The boys love it, I love it, and it's super easy. What more could I ask for in a recipe?!

Here's how to create your own:
1/2 c pitted medjool dates
2 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp. chocolate chips
1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. sea salt
Place all ingredients in food processor and process for 1-2 minutes until dates are coarsely chopped. Remove from processor, arrange into a "log", cut into 3 equal pieces. May be placed in wax paper or foil and frozen.
According to myfitnesspal (my BFF and favorite app), these come out to 124 calories and 3 grams of fat. Not bad at all for something that tastes a lot like a dessert or treat and they are filling!

I'm going to update tomorrow on the pros and cons of the Amazing Grass super green powder I've been using! Until next time, see you on the skinny side!

P.S. I totally forgot to take a picture of these bars before they disappeared from the cutting board! Maybe next time I'll be fast enough!
 


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