The Whole30 reframes your perception of “sweet.” Take, for instance, the Larabar. Once you cut out processed foods, Larabars seem as indulgent as a Snickers bar.
My family does not partake of the Whole30 with me, not anymore, but I’m wearing them down. It’s a slow process (akin to the creation of the Grand Canyon), but I see progress. Last year, I tried making Everyday Paleo Fruit and Nut Bars, a homemade version of Larabars. I thought they were pretty tasty, but sadly, my family disagreed. I tried again a few weeks ago with totally different results. Everyone liked them! In fact, my homeys said these bars tasted better than their store bought counterparts.
If you have a food processor, the recipe comes together super fast. But, take note. I added one step to the recipe. I formed the bars on a baking sheet greased with coconut oil. Then I placed a plastic cutting board over the bars, inverted the baking sheet, and transferred the bars to cutting board. I covered the bars in plastic wrap and put the cutting board in the freezer. Once the bars were firm, about 30 minutes later, I removed them from the freezer and cut them into pieces on the cutting
board. I transferred them to a large zip loc bag and stored them in the freezer. This keeps the bars intact, but not frozen. You can eat them straight from the freezer. In contrast, the last time I made them, they fell apart when I tried to cut them.
Click here for the recipe. You can play around with the recipe variations and create your own favorites combinations. Let me know if you like them as much as we do.