I recently received these Navitas Naturals Power Snacks
From their site:
“Power Snacks offer the best of both worlds: healthy benefits in a delicious, totally snackable, bite-sized form. These toothsome treats are sweet and flavorful, with a soft texture and a light crunch. Enjoy them in two organic flavors: Chocolate Goji (made with our premium cacao powder), and Citrus Chia.”
These are tasty and they have already come in handy for on-the-go snacks.
Very portable and not overly sweet by any means.
Then again, nothing really is for me.
Two thumbs up on these!
If you’d like to make your own snacks that are similar to the Navitas Snacks, I’d recommend trying my:
You can reduce or omit come of the sugar and add chia seeds if you’re so inclined
Or try No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites for a healthy and portable dessert-ish, snack-ish option
I have a whole pictorial compilation post of Dessert & Snack Bites ‘n Balls
It’s so easy to make your own snack bites and balls:
nuts/seeds/grains (cashews, almonds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, oatmeal, etc.)
+ dried fruit and the stickier the better (dates, raisins, apricots, etc.)
+ liquid sweetener if needed if the mixture is too dry or not sweet enough (agave, maple, yacon syrup)
+ blend it all together in a food proc or Vita and roll into bites, balls, or bars
I have tons of tips, tweaks, and suggestions at the bottom of this post for making your own bites/balls
Which reminds me, it’s been far too long since I’ve come up with a new dessert/snack ball
The last one was No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
and that was almost 3 months ago. <– I’ll work on that
With homemade snacks, I made them ahead of time and throw them in the freezer and take them out as desired.
I pretty much freeze everything.
Lots of people worry about the texture changes or the thawing time but honestly, I don’t find either to be a big deal.
With all my homemade snacks, there are nuts and grains and dried fruit in them so they never freeze rock solid like an ice cube and when they come up to room temp, which takes about about 15 minutes, the texture is just fine.
No complaints from anyone in this house.
Case in point these Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (Vegan, GF)
If I have extras, I’ll throw them into the freezer in plastic wrap and break them out when the time is right or I need a car snack or a purse snack, pronto
From my last post, the Deep Dish Double Chocolate Golden Grahams Smores Bars
Guess re-shooting the food was worth it. <– First time that I ever did that. Hope to never do it again!
Thanks for the compliments on the bars and it was fun to hear what you fave cereals were, both growing up and now. So many of you mentioned Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Yep, me too! Haven’t had it in years but loved it as a kid.
1. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?
The Smores Bars but I have to lay off them because the gluten is now officially killing me and my gut is a mess. Ugh. But they sure were good going down!
Time on the couch for 45 minutes Sunday evening while Skylar told me her little secrets and Scott rubbed my back and feet was pretty much heaven on earth. I’m a massage junkie so a back + foot rub is The.Best.
2. What’s one of your favorite snacks? Do you ever make snack bites/balls/bars?
I try to make my own whenever possible and have this section with Kid-Friendly Snacks (or college dorm room friendly or anyone friendly)
And also under Microwave Cakes or under Granola Bars with the Desserts Section are some great bars/snacks ideas
Have a great week!