Momma Told Me: Less Is More: Clean Eating With Lärabar On The Go

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Less Is More: Clean Eating With Lärabar On The Go

Delicious, non-GMO, Vegan, gluten free Lärabar products at Sam’s Club. (AD)
Momma Told Me: Sometimes less is more.


As many of you know, I've played around a lot with Vegan and clean eating over the past year. When a close friend of ours made a dramatic lifestyle change, 2 years back, I was worried everyday events, such as social gatherings and seasonal celebrations, would become hard to include him in. I can only imagine the undertaking of so dramatically limiting your everyday palette, while being so acutely aware of every ingredient in every item placed before you. So I committed myself to exploring what it truly meant to be Vegan, and set out to experience an array of dietary options we could both enjoy during mutual events. I'll have to say I was surprised- eating 'simpler' was not always easy!
When you live a busy lifestyle any commitment to healthy eating or living can seem like a massive chore. I've found the simplest way to begin eating cleaner is to go back to the basics. Most of my best Vegan recipes include 5 ingredients or less, and often have at least one base ingredient in common. I use dates often, not only for their nutritional content, but their texture and binding impact within recipes. And I find, when I limit the ingredients I can not only enjoy the natural richness of flavors, but I fuel my body with pure, clean, energy that satisfies me long beyond a hunger craving.

It wasn't long ago my friend asked if I'd ever heard of a brand called Lärabar, a company that's entire motto revolved around 'food made from food.' I scoffed a little imaging it was another brand committed to non-GMO, preservative free food- which is great, but truly, how all food should be made in my opinion, and nothing too special. As it turns out Lärabars are actually food brought down to it's simplest structure- they're about as 'real' as you can get next to eating the ingredients in their raw forms. Imagine grabbing an apple and some almonds, walnuts, and raisins and heading out the door on a hike- that's the Apple Pie Lärabar in a wrapper. Convenient, delicious, real, food. Period.
Delicious, non-GMO, Vegan, gluten free Lärabar products at Sam’s Club. (AD)
My two biggest hurdles to eating cleaner, and healthier, is the lack of convenience on the go, and the cost of keeping delicious healthy ingredients on hand. Cue Lärabar products at Sam's Club. Sam's Club members can now pick up a Lärabar 18ct variety pack of fruit and nut bars or a 16oz Chocolate Macaroons Lärabar Bites bag and keep their cupboards stocked with real, delicious, snacks. For those who have never experienced Lärabar before, the 18ct variety pack is the perfect way to play with fun flavors and try some of the brand's most popular bars like Cashew Cookie, Apple Pie, and Peanut Butter Cookie.
Delicious, non-GMO, Vegaun, gluten free Lärabar products at Sam’s Club. (AD)
These flavors might sound like indulgent bars from heaven but they're all non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, and Kosher. They also pack a powerful blend of natural fiber and protein to help keep you feeling satisfied and fueled on the go. My favorite, Peanut Butter Cookie, contains just 3 ingredients- 3! And it's so satisfying I actually chop up half a bar for an afternoon snack in a little bowl I like to call 'Peanut Butter And Jelly Protein.'
Delicious, non-GMO, Vegaun, gluten free Lärabar products at Sam’s Club. (AD)
You don't need to be a master chef to whip up this delicious snack. All you need is about 5oz of Greek Yogurt (I like to use Blueberry Greek), fresh blueberries, raspberries, honey (note: honey is not Vegan), and half a Peanut Butter Cookie Lärabar. slice your Lärabar in slivers, then slice each sliver into quarters so you get a little bite-sized pop of delicious chewy peanut butter flavor in each bite. Then layer your Greek yogurt with a sprinkling of Lärabar pieces, raspberries, and blueberries until your bowl is nice and inviting. Drizzle a thin ribbon of honey atop and enjoy clean eating at it's most delicious!
Delicious, non-GMO, Vegan, gluten free Lärabar products at Sam’s Club. (AD)
So you might not be quite ready to toss out the soda pop and candy bars from your kitchen, but clean eating can be equally convenient and satisfying for you none-the less. Eating simple, real, whole ingredients is a lifestyle change, but Lärabar makes it easy for anyone to enjoy the fruits of their labor with inspired products that are just as tempting. Not much for bars? Check out their Lärabar bites, the 5 ingredient Chocolate Macaroon flavor is worthy of hiding and hoarding all on it's own. Now, tell me, what's a simple low ingredient recipe or snack you love to prepare and eat to recenter yourself?

What Daughter Says: Real quality ingredients don't need to be dressed up to taste great. Lärabar is proof of that.

15 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I've never tried these products before. I'd love to try out the recipe you made though. It sounds great!

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  2. All of the Larabar products look delicious but I would love to try the apple pie one first. It's great that they are made with all natural ingredients. I wonder if I can find these up here.

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  3. Now this is my kind of protein-packed, nutrient rich snack! I love that you incorporated the bar into to make tasty dessert or even meal!

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  4. Larabars are so yummy and the apple pie flavor is my favorite. I love the idea of chopping them up and adding them to fruit and yogurt.

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  5. I have never tried one of these! I would love to try them though, they look delicious!

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  6. I have not had a Larabar in a while. I am interested in clean eating and am happy to see this is a snack I can enjoy while doing that. Thank you for sharing..and the leggings are awesome!

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  7. Those look delicious! I never would have thought to add the bars to my yogurt!

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  8. I don't think I have ever had a Larabar before!! These look really good, I had no idea that they were clean eating before.

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  9. I don't think I have ever had a Larabar before!! These look really good, I had no idea that they were clean eating before.

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  10. My husband eats them often. When I want to pull my eating habits out of the gutter I start with eggs and vegetables, it's my go to meal in a hurry.

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  11. That snack looks great paired with fruit, yogurt and honey! I love that the bars make clean eating easier.

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  12. Larabars are amazing. They are so chunky and packed solid of great fruits, and they have a ton of really great flavors too.

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  13. This snacks can also be my snack on the go when I get travel!

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  14. I haven't tried those yet, but based on how they look, I'm all in. The fruitiness is sensational.

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  15. I am always looking for vegan options. I will have to pick up some Lärabar products to try.

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