Food Find: Larabars

I’ve got a more thought-provoking piece in the works, but seeing as I mentioned my interest in healthy foods in a previous post and in my “About Me” note, I thought I’d share a little gem from the supermarket shelves today.

I think I’ve mentioned before that my culinary skills are not particularly well-developed. Part of this is due to the fact that finding the time and energy to create a “Top Chef”-worthy dish for one is no easy task.
My lack of success in the kitchen must also have something to do with the fact that I’m just me, Emily, because I somehow manage to burn microwave popcorn EVERY SINGLE TIME, and I’ve been known to spend significantly longer than 5 minutes making a box of Jell-O Instant Pudding. However, I’m certain my problems are not genetic because my mother could out-cook even Julia Child. The likes of Bengal Tiger Chicken with spiced peaches and couscous regularly appeared on my dinner plate when I was growing up.
Anyway, despite my lack of food finesse, I like to eat healthy, which can be a challenge when you’re searching for clean nutrition in boxes and wrappers.
Luckily, I recently stumbled across Larabars. Unlike all the other energy bars they’re displayed next to, these don’t contain a list of undecipherable ingredients or taste like sidewalk chalk. Check out the short and sweet ingredient list on this Banana Bread Larabar.
Three ingredients. That’s all, folks. And the great news is, they taste amazing. The not-so-great news is that these clean bars cost a bit more than a dollar each. But I’d say the peace they give a health-conscious mind and the time they save this cooking-challenged chic is worth the price. (They’re also gluten and dairy free.)
I buy mine at Whole Foods or Smiths Marketplace, but I think they’re available in most grocery stores. Give ‘em a shot, and let me know what you think.
Also, if you have favorite healthy food finds, please share!
  • Britt and Chad

    Thanks for the info Em!! I'm always looking for a good bar to snack on without a ton of sugar and preservatives. I tried power bars just recently but they taste like glue!! I'll be checking out your recommendations soon. Love ya, your blog is amazing by the way.