This August, I made a revolutionary decision: to stop making breakfast and lunch for my kids.
Attempting to balance the ever-growing list of Impossibles–cook, clean, work, volunteer, exercise, blog, photoshoot, launder, rake, run, write, read, suntan, automating two meals a day seemed an obvious solution to my general timecrunchedness.
So, I prepurchased a year of school lunches and bought a box of Cookie Dough Larabars. Our favorites.
Of course, buying a bunch of bars can get expensive. So I decided to conjure a quick and raw way to batch out our new morning staple.
Turns out, it’s absurdly easy to make Larabars at home. All you need in a hi-speed blender. And 7 good-for-you ingredients. Toss, pulse, enjoy.
These sweet treats are perfect for slicing and toting anywhere you desire. The best part? No added sugar, so they’re skinny body happy.
Happy kids. Yummy simple. Skinny body. What more could a mom ask for?
DIY COOKIE DOUGH LARABARS
1 cup soaked almonds
1 cup sesame seeds, milled
¼ cup honey or agave
½ cup coconut oil
2 cups hemp seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup cacao nibs
1. In a hi-speed blender or food processor, pulse together the first 6 ingredients until soft & doughy.
2. Press into a parchment-lined bread pan.
3. Firm up en fridge for 20-30 minutes before slicing.