Travel Plans (I hope!)

So…we are going to Florida!




Hooray! Finger’s crossed this snow storm subsides and our plane is able to take off tomorrow! 

So that we can leave this behind…




Oh and this too!  Picture below is from tonight’s big storm.




Somehow this trip just snuck up on me, and I haven’t even dug out my warm weather gear yet.  The BOY and I are spending the weekend in Sarasota to celebrate the wedding of a long time friend of mine.



This is us on the first day of kindergarten


This week has been a busy one rescheduling patients and getting ready for the trip.  Obviously, meal planning has been non-existent, and I have been relying on some of my quick and easy favorites for dinner.  ie Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers, turkey sausage, frozen veggies, and baked sweet potato.  I whipped up a batch of Taco Soup for lunch and a batch of homemade energy balls to snack on throughout the week.  I even have a few leftover for the plane.




I found this homemade LaraBar recipe on Snack Therapy, and it was right up my alley.




Dates + Peanuts = Healthy and Delicious Snack Balls




The first step is to chop up your dates until a large ball is formed.  Then add in the peanuts and process until smooth.  This might take a minute or two, so be patient.




Then push the dough into bars or roll it into balls.




These balls make the perfect afternoon pick me up.




Their sweet and salty combo will satisfy any craving!




Speaking of amazing and satisfying….I just received a huge box of KIND bars!




A HUGE Thank You to Averie for this generous giveaway!  I have always wanted to try the KIND granola and even the BOY said he would eat these healthy bars.  KIND bars are one of my favorites!




They came at the perfect time for me to take on our trip, and I stocked a few away in my carryon!

Needless to say, you won’t be hearing from me for a few days.  Unless of course our flight gets canceled in which case my next post won’t be so friendly.  The good news is…I will have plenty to eat : )


More of my favorite homemade bars and bites…

PB&J Bars

German Chocolate Fudge Bites

Fig and Date Energy Bites

Almond Butter Cacao Balls

Afternoon Energy Bars



Peanut Butter Date Bars

From Snack Therapy



1 cup pitted dates, grossly chopped

1 cup peanuts



Place dates in food processor and process until combined.  Scrape sides and add in peanuts.  Process 2-3 minutes until mixed completely, scraping the sides as needed.

Press into the bottom of a pan or roll into balls.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Optional: stir in extra peanuts or roll in raw coconut



What do you snack on when you travel?

34 thoughts on “Travel Plans (I hope!)

  1. So glad you liked the peanut-date balls (not that it’s much of a recipe with only 2 ingredients)! And I’m jealous of your trip to Florida. Although with weather like that, you deserve a trip to a sunny beach.

    • It’s a great idea! I have been loving them all week, so thanks for allowing me to share it.

      Thank you! I think the BOY and I are ready for a weekend getaway of warm weather. I just hope we can get out of here in the blizzard!

  2. Safe travels!!! I hope you have a wonderful time and bring some sunshine and warm weather back to all of us getting this snow! 🙂 It looks like you have some great snacks for your trip! I always bring snacks on trips too, you just never know when you’ll need them!

    When I travel, I like to bring fruit with me such as bananas or oranges. I also pack baggies of soy nuts, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds. For something sweet, I always pack raisins or Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses to bring with me too.

    • It could be the dates that I buy. I like the organic ones that are usually pretty dark and since I don’t add much to them, they stay that way. They were awesome to snack on the plane!

  3. Another reason I NEED a food processor asap!

    Have a fantastic sunshiny vacation! You’re getting out just in time because it’s supposed to snow this weekend! Safe travels 🙂

    • Thank you!
      We left in a storm and came home to melted snow : )
      The sun and sand was exactly what we needed to melt our stress away too. Can’t wait to share some of my pictures.
      Ps Was so sad not to have my bike. There were so great trails and paths AND people biking on the beach!

    • Agreed on the date front!
      Interestingly, the Whole Foods in Florida had an amazing smoothie and juice bar. They used dates in some of their smoothies. I can’t wait to try it at home!

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