Tag Archives: energy bars

More News About Power/Snack/Energy/Nutritional Bars

Here’s a recent  post from my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews with some important information about questionable processing methods/ingredients used in a number of popular nutritional/snack bars.  😦    Also includes links to some homemade alternatives for making your own snack bars that are: easy to make, healthier, oh so tasty and cheaper too.

And another “eye-opener” on this topic from: Natural News

It really is worth the time and effort to make as much as you can  “from scratch” whenever possible and for so many reasons! 🙂

If you have a good recipe for a homemade snack/nutritional bar, please share a link if you can!

Happy Snacking, 🙂  AND Buyer Beware! 😦

Homemade Energy Bars vs Commercial Choices

I was doing a search today for good/tasty/healthy energy bar options.

Wow, there’s a lot of junk out there that is being hyped as the answer to this ongoing (and for so many people) culinary/snack quest.

Most of the commercial bars that I checked out either looked yucky and tasteless and/or they had ingredient lists that left much to be desired. 😦

I did find these energy bar recipes over at the Rodale Press site that actually look good.  Very simple combos of healthier ingredients, in flavours that sound appealing too: Raw Lemon-Coconut Bars, Chocolate Cashew Cookie Bars, Apple Pie Bars…to name a few.

I’m going to give these a try soon, need to get some ingredients to test out a couple of these recipes. But they do sound like good alternatives to some of the commercial energy bar offerings that are currently available.

Anyone know of a good commercial energy bar? Do tell! 😉

And do let me know if you give any of these recipes a try too.

Happy Snacking! 🙂

No-Bake Energy Bar Recipe



With outdoor activities increasing for many of us now as the days warm up and the snow melts away,  I thought it would be a good idea to re-post this recipe for these easy to make and very yummy energy bars.

A sweet and satisfying treat!

 If you are a fan of  Eat-More or Cliff bars, you will love this recipe, a nutritious and delicious redo.

Very satisfying, one of these bars provides a lot of energy but not too filling. Vegan-friendly too.


My apologies for the less than perfect photo. 😦  It’s the taste that counts, right? 😉

See page 2 for complete recipe.

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Yarn swap, fitness challenge and a recipe too!

Wow, it’s only Tuesday and I’m finding time to do a post; that makes for a nice change!

First of all in yarn news:

 I’m wondering if anyone (or perhaps you can suggest, a site/blog) out there is interested in doing a yarn swap?

I find myself in possession of 5 skeins (100 gr./67 yards in each) of this lovely Bulky Lopi in Cordovan ( a rich burgundy shade, as in the throw photo, not purple):

I have no further use for now. I did have other ideas for projects for this yarn when I first purchased (2 bags/ 20 skeins) but decided to make this lovely throw instead:

Leaving me with the remaining 5 skeins (which can’t be returned as they were sold as a 10 skein bag/unit price).

Do let me know if any of you have other yarn you might want to swap this for and I will be happy to consider.

Speaking of my WIP’s….

 Right now, I am in need of small amounts of 2 of the contrast colors for my Fairly Easy Fair Isle, which I am making in this tweed Lopi as the main color.

I already have a solid red, still need to get a orangey-yellow shade and also a aqua/green shade to go with. The yarn doesn’t have to be the exact same type as this Alafoss Lopi but it does have to be a chunky weight in wool.

The two end colors in this photo (no longer available on Flickr) are close to what I’m looking for, but in a chunky weight yarn. This lite Lopi(as in the above photo) is too thin (I don’t want to double up strands either) and unfortunately these shades aren’t available in the regular chunky-weight Lopi (go figure)!

I’m guessing that I need about 2-2.5 oz. of EACH contrast color, to complete the pattern section of this cardigan. From what I’ve been reading on the Internet, everyone who has made this cardigan ended up with quite a bit left from the contrast color yarns they purchased.

 So, if there’s anyone out there who would love to move some of their stash (and hopefully also could help with my need for these contrast colors too) it would be great to hear from you! I’m open to considering any yarn you want to swap. The small amount of contrast colors above would only be part of what I’d be interested in.

My new blog: My Poetic Path is turning out to be a wonderful experience for me and I am so encouraged by the number of visitors already stopping by. I’m working on a new poem  to post later today, so hope you will stop in for a visit soon. I am also ‘meeting’ many other poets who blog, another real plus of this new venture.

I know I’ve said it again and again but… isn’t blogging great!!! Ya gotta do it, to get it, don’t ya????!!! 

 I still get people asking me (do you?) ‘what’s a blog’  ?

Is that amazing or what?    😉

With spring already here in BC (wow, that’s a big difference for mid-March compared to the Canadian Prairies from where we previously lived) thoughts of getting outdoors and more fitness pursuits come to mind.

Wondering if there would be an interest in starting a fitness challenge  progress,weekly log, something like that, that several of us could encourage each other, to keep going and get more fit?

What do you think?

I’d be happy to put something together, here on Veggies… if the interest was there. Kind of like a ‘I Knit and I’m Fit’ sort of project (knitting optional if this is a go, of course) and starting from now.

Let me know if you’d be interested in participating (leave a comment or email me). Thanks!

It would be entirely up to you what kinds of exercise and times per week, etc you’d want to commit to. More as a way of keeping motivated, keeping a record of progress.

Best of all, giving each other encouragement to go, go go……..even when the going gets tough, motivation lags or the weather is not cooperating!!!

 I’ll finish off with a recipe for a great ‘pick-me-up, before a walk/run treat’:

Tahini Terrific No-Bake Energy Bars from NJFV featured in an earlier post.

These delicious, nutritious bars continue to be very popular in terms of the many visitors to this post.

I have yet to find any other energy bars (commercial ones included) that provided more ‘get up and go’ in every single bite. Do hope you will give them a try.

Bonus, they taste great too and have been kid-approved!!!

Huggs and wishing you a wonderful week, G      🙂