Sustainable snack food is critical when thinking about a closed loop kitchen. Before taking a mindful approach to zero-waste / low-impact eating I would find myself with an excess of Larabar wrappers, somehow in every single pocket of all of my bags? Do these things multiply? While snack bars are usually my go-to, finding one without a bunch of filler or sugar was hard enough. Finding a bar with sustainable packaging was almost impossible! It’s such a conventional food item for a while I didn’t even register you could make your own. After a bit of experimentation (and one batch of granola bars turned granola) I realized a DIY snack bar is way tastier and much better for you and the planet.
Snack food seems to be a tough obstacle to navigate when cutting out food packaging. The accessibility of waste and lack of time to prep has us reaching for the quickest, easiest option at a moments notice. Also I’m snacky mid afternoon, always, I know this about myself and yet am still unprepared. So let’s change that. This 30 minute recipe will give you some newfound freedom from snack bar packaging and make you feel good about your mid afternoon food options! (And for real, they are SO good! A perfect texture + flavor combination – seriously just try ‘em.)
What’s your favorite package-free granola bar mix-in?
Let us know if you give this a go! #closedloopcooking
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