Many of you know by now how what a carb lover I am. You've also likely heard one of my gazillion rants about how overweight I've become in the past 6 months. Because of my severe anemia, I'm unable to do any real strenuous exercise, so those adorable *gag* carbs have stored up sugar and fat in my body and it's now bursting at the seams.
For about 2 seconds, I considered going on a paleo diet, where the land of no carbohydrates lives in abundance. I just couldn't (or wouldn't) gain the willpower to give them up completely. However, I am trying to keep my daily intake of them at or below 40 grams a day. At least my body will have a fighting chance to drop some excess weight. I also cut all soda pop out of my diet. I was drinking 3-4 caffeine-free, sugar-free sodas a day. Basically empty carcinogens into my bloodstream. So, I've joined the August challenge over at Skinny Ms., which is to go an entire month without ANY soft drinks. I'm hopeful for positive results!
One of the contributors over at Skinny Ms. also gave me a recipe for a healthy breakfast bar. I was excited to try it, until I saw that it contains dates. Meh...I'm just not a fan. So I put on my recipe development hat and went to work adapting her recipe to something that sounded awesome to me and was pretty much equal in nutritional value. Here's what I came up with. I hope you try and enjoy them!