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…
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?