Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gluten Update + Quick Figgy Bars

Thanks to some friendly encouragement, I'm adding a new tab on the site for my Gluten-Aware pursuit.  Last Fall, I started cutting gluten out of my diet, and found that things changed considerably with my body, attitude, and energy.  For me, the keys to sticking with it are eating oats, quinoi, potatoes, raw snacks, drinking tea, and kitchen creativity.

When reading through old journals, I find that the issue of gluten + sugar is a consistent struggle for me.  My #1 FWP (First-world problem).  When I eat a bagel, I usually eat another, and then feel sad.  I'm not sure why, but it seems that gluten...and sugar, to a lesser degree, have been big triggers in my journey with an eating disorder and depression.  Thanks to therapy, I was able to find myself on a healthier path with food, and now I want to share and help others in my small way.

For me, keeping my blood sugar balanced is important to not breaking down.  This means lots of fruits and veggies throughout the day (5-7 is my target), and having a snack on hand that will give me energy.  I love bars: Triobars, Kindbars, Larabars... are all gluten-free and tasty, but they're also expensive.

Here's an easy recipe for use with a food processor.  Feel free to add interest with chocolate chips, cranberries, or anything else that fits your fancy.  I added peanut butter the second time, and the boat cap'ns devoured them even faster!  Let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Those look amazing! I've been looking for an at-home alternative to Larabars. Thanks, Emily!



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