Last week I was struggling with breakfast. Specifically, I was searching the web for a breakfast bar recipe. The ones I found were complicated as all hell. I was looking for a way to simplify my work-week mornings and save time, not for a two-hour food prep project to weigh me down every Sunday.
You’re thinking, “Dude, there are fifty million brands of granola bars on the market — just pick one and eat it!” My answer is that granola is mostly oatmeal. I have slow-emptying stomach, and oatmeal has a tendency to make me nauseous and gassy. Granola bars are out.
Into my internet search pops something called a Lärabar. Apparently these things have been around for over ten years, and news of their existence has not reached beneath the rock under which I live. They contain only fruit, nuts and spices. As luck would have it, they were on sale at Kroger, 10 for $10.00. So I bought a box of various flavors and tried them out.
They are moist, bordering on wet, and they melt in your mouth. The fruit ones are a little tart, but in the best possible way. The nutty varieties are my favorites though. The pecan pie flavor is ridiculously good, so much so that I felt like I was eating dessert. They’re only about 200 calories and compliant with most every diet you can think of because they are gluten free, soy free, GMO free, Vegan, and contain no added sugar. These are perfect for the Paleodiet and SIBO folks.
And you don’t have to cook all day on Sundays to have breakfast bars for the week.