Inspired by the lovely Kirsten of A Karma Project, who recently posted some of the foods she can't live without, I've decided to share a few of my favorite go-to foods with you, my dear readers. I'll be sharing one food item each day this week, with a focus on foods that are healthful yet convenient. While I love making meals from scratch - and do so quite often - I also appreciate the time and effort I save by using pre-packaged options (especially when packaged minimally or in environmentally friendly ways).
I have to second Kirsten's love for Larabars. Believe it or not, I just recently discovered these yummy little gems. My first thought upon biting into the delicious Coconut Cream Pie bar? Holy coconut craziness...where have you been all my life? Seriously, these things pack so much flavor and goodness into each bite. They also taste so much more like real food than any other similar bar I've tried, and it's no wonder since they're composed of actual recognizable elements, with nary an unpronounceable mystery ingredient in sight. For example, the Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor (another personal favorite) contains just four ingredients: dates, unsweetened cherries, peanuts, and salt. That's it! I have recently become way more conscious about what I put into my body, so I really dig this commitment to simple, wholesome ingredients. And for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions, Larabars are 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, and kosher. And let's face it: nothing beats the convenience of a bar. They're perfect for breakfast on the go, a mid-afternoon energizer, or post-workout refueling. Yum!
Have you tried Larabars? What's your favorite flavor?
Image via Larabar.