Don’t give into the vending machine snacks: keep these Fig and Strawberry Cashew Bars in your purse for a mid-day pick you up that is good for you!
Fig and Strawberry Cashew Bars
That’s right! I’ve lost 11 pounds.
I am so excited.
I’ve been eating so much better and I’ve gotten used to cooking more. The planning can still be a bit off, but I’m doing really good.
Yes, I still have a taste of what I’ve made for the two blogs, but that’s it. Just a taste.
I don’t indulge in pasta and bread 🙁 Something that I do miss. But I think it’s more of the convenience factor of the food that I miss the most.
It’s easy to boil water to make pasta and a microwave a frozen veggie pack for dinner. It’s work to roast carrots and cauliflower while preparing chicken.
I think if you talk to anybody trying to lose weight, they are all going to tell you that it’s hard work. There is nothing easy about it. It’s a slow and arduous process.
I think about food EVERY. MINUTE.
What am I going to eat when… Am I going to be home? Am I running errands? Where will I be for dinner? Can I find someplace for lunch? Should I bring an apple with me? Can I afford to eat out again? (Generally the paleo meals are more expensive)
All. The. Time!
Also, I’ve kinda stopped working out. I know, I know… I NEED to work out. I was doing well, but the weight would not budge when I was working out. And I was so much hungrier during the day.
My body wanted food and I guess I wasn’t feeding it enough, so my body wasn’t giving up any reserves if I was going to demand it to exercise.
It’s a vicious cycle.
I’ll get back into it soon (she types with good intentions).
Check out these ladies and see how much they are eating better
- 1 cup dried mission figs
- 1 cup dried strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup unsalted cashews
- In a food processor, add the figs and strawberries. Process for 30 seconds. Add in salt and coconut oil and slowly add in the honey though the feed tube while running.
- Pulse in cashews until desired sized of cashews is achieved.
- Line an 8×8 pan with wax paper and press the mixture into the pan. Use a second sheet of wax paper to press the mixture down and not have it stick to your hands.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours then cut into squares.
- To store, cover the pan or place wax paper between layer and store in a plastic container in the fridge.
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