Monday, March 11, 2013

Carrots Candy Bars and a SWEET giveaway.

Good beautiful wonderful Monday afternoon to you!!

I ended up with a spare 60 minutes between work and more work (can anyone say 16 hour work day?)  and I threw together a variety of ingredients to make some quick-to-grab bars. I love having a quick, protein packed, unprocessed/clean snack to grab when I'm in a pinch and short on time.

Quick run-down of ingredients; shredded carrots, banana, shredded apples, walnuts, chia seed, ground flax, coconut oil, agave nectar, mexican vanilla, almond milk, cinnamon, raisins, unsweetened shredded coconut, egg whites, protein powder and oats.
I really had no idea how these would turn out because I just kept dumping in ingredients and stirring, rummaging through my cupboards, dumping in some more and then finally realized that I had barely enough time to get them cooked before I had to leave for work so I licked the spoon and called it the finished product.
I'm not sure which siblings got the creative cooking genes but I certainly got the short end of the wooden spoon. Nobody has died from my cooking yet, but it's nothing to write home about.

The finished product- quick little snack bars. I paired one with some plain greek yogurt today for a mid morning snack and it hit the spot. They aren't particularly sweet, but they are super flavorful. Carrot Candy Bars?? Okay, works for me.


I have always said Mondays are my faaaaavorite day, and this one is even more than usual-- check out this fanfreakingtastic giveaway!! Meghan has an awesome blog and she is a fantastic runner. Her race recaps are worth reading more than once.  Right now she is linking up with some other super rad-runner-chicks to bring us this awesome giveaway. I know I could handle me some lululemon. I'm normally opposed to people stealing my identity but I wouldn't be mad if you register in my name. nbd.

Have you ever won a giveway/raffle?


  1. Those bars look amazing!!! How long did you cook them for? And do you have an exact recipe by any chance?

    1. Hmmm....exact recipe??
      2 carrots shredded
      3 apples shredded (mine were small- like SUPER small)
      1 cup raisins
      1/2 cup walnuts
      1/2 cup shredded coconut
      1 cup oats
      2 egg whites
      2 scoops protein powder
      4 tsp cinnamon
      1 tsp salt
      2 tsp vanilla
      1 TBS coconut oil
      2 TBS agave nectar
      2 TBS ground flax seed
      2 TBS chia seeds
      1/2 cup almond milk
      I cooked them @ 350 for about 35-40 minutes, I think. Next time I think I would add 2 more egg whites and leave out the almond milk, just to have more protein.
      let me know if you try 'em!