For kicks I costed out this whole batch of bites that I made: just under $3.50 total, for twelve pieces. Twelve! For under 30 cents each! Now those are "snack" size, not "meal replacement" size, but even if you bumped the serving size up and used 9 as your baseline (a filling meal swap FYI), that's still only 39 cents a square. With the economy these days, we can't afford to be paying 3-4x more (wholesale) - and this way you can make your own mixtures however you want, whenever you want - without ever wondering if cross contamination has happened at the plant or whether preservatives were added to a lower-quality ingredient.
I'm participating in Ricki's Wellness Weekend - check out her blog and all the other entries!
Banana Bread Bites
90 g dehydrated bananas
80 g dried dates, soaked in water 10 minutes and drained
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch sea salt
45 g walnuts
65 g almonds
- Place the bananas, dates, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and grind to a paste.
- Add the nuts and process until a doughy ball-like mixture forms.
- Scrape onto a sheet of plastic wrap, cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and roll to a 1/2" - 3/4" thickness.
- Remove top layer of plastic wrap and cut the dough into 12 pieces.
- Wrap individually in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge up to 1 week.
Total Fat: 5.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 0.5 mg
Total Carbs: 13.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 2.2 g