Sunday, January 27, 2002

Learn about Laraballs!

These are yummy homemade, no-bake cookies are similar to the awesome product called Larabars!

Super-NUTRITIOUS snacks: filled with fiber, protein, healthy fat, high-energy carbohydrate source, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals!

Most recipes contain NO sugar!

The only times there is sugar are in recipes with dried fruit that you cannot find unsweetened, such as is the case sometimes with cherries and cranberries. In Laraball recipes, these berries are combined with another unsweetened dried fruit to minimize the amount of sugar. Sweetening of these berries is COMPLETELY unnecessary in these recipes -- but it's difficult to find some dried fruits unsweetened -- BOO WHO!  Please TELL ME if and where you find some!

No butter or oil.


Always Gluten-FREE!

Most recipes make 12-16 one-inch Laraballs, or you can shape them however you like!

Nutrition information: each Laraball has on average 40-50 calories, 1-2g protein, 2g HEALTHY fat, and 4-5g carbs, including 1-2g fiber.

If you prefer CRUNCHY to chewy, try baking your favorite flavor. Just add 1/2 c rolled oats to the recipe. Bake at 375 degrees, 15-20 min. The longer you bake them, the crunchier they'll get!

Here are some tasty favors:


Lisa said...

Cashew cookie: 1/2 cup cashews, 15 dates, a splash of vanilla. And sometimes a couple chocolate chips.

Peanut butter cookie: 1/2 cup peanuts, 15 dates, and a splash of vanilla.

Blueberry muffin: 1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup cashews, 1/4 cup dried blueberries, 10 dates, splash of vanilla.

We pretty much add vanilla to all of them!

Fresh-You said...

Thank you for your comment, Lisa!! I definitely want to try peanut butter cookie!! We love making cashew cookie...but we could try adding vanilla :) I will try blueberry muffin, but I don't like that actual Larabar much, that's probably the only one! Maybe I just don't like dried blueberries that well. I LOVE blueberry muffins, and think I will make some actual muffins tomorrow! Happy no-baking to you!!!


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