Almond and Date Bars

Last week we were on the road. It can be a little difficult to stay true to your meal plan when you’re at the mercy of road side restaurants. There aren’t that many places where you can get a good clean meal, without sugar, dairy or grains. Let’s face it…there aren’t that many restaurants that are even sanitarily clean. So I try to pack as much food as I can fit in the truck while traveling. Here is one thing that takes such little time to make it’s barely a recipe. But when you are low on energy and need something clean and healthy this works!

Ingredients:

1 cup Dates, soaked in warm water
1 cup raw almonds
2 tsp cinnamon

Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until they begin to make a paste. Add the raw almonds and cinnamon. Pulse until the almonds are chopped and incorporated into the dates.

Pour mixture out onto waxed paper and flatten out, cut into squares with a sharp knife.
Wrap in pieces of waxed paper or parchment paper. Tie with a little kitchen twine. Refrigerate the squares until ready to eat.

For traveling, I placed these in a cooler bag with a couple of other cold items and they were great!

These are an essential traveling snack for me. A little easier than eating a handful of almonds.

And they are just too cute!