Friday, April 27, 2012

Healthy Snack, both Gluten and Sugar Free

In earlier posts I've mentioned that I try to eat a gluten free* diet.  In the last few months I've tried to cut back on sugar as well. I share recipes in the blog now and then, especially when I find something worth sharing (easy to make).

In my April 4th post I shared a photo of an apricot bar that I'd made from a recipe I found in a magazine. It was easy and tasted good and made a good alternative to a sugary treat.

While I haven't taken photos of these bars, I do have the photo from the blog post at In The Little Red House. I found this on Pinterest and you can find the link to it on my new 'Gluten free / Sugar Free' board. To go to my Pinterest boards scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the red button.

Sweet and Salty Bars from In The Little Red House blog
found on Pinterest

In The Little Red House is a blog written by Sheena Jibson, she has an entire page for recipes. If you're not interested in this recipe I still encourage you to check out her blog.  This recipe appealed to me because it looks good and is simple to make. Find the Sweet and Salty Bars posted on her blog on March 21, 2012.

I've tried it 3 times now with variations on the amount of dates or a mix of dates & prunes. Her recipe is not exact, which I like, and you can play with nuts, seeds or fruits you'd like to try. I've added coconut and prunes because we had them on hand. These bars are sweet and filling and don't require a lot of preparation or baking. I store mine in the freezer to keep them firm.

I eat a gluten free diet due to wheat sensitivity/allergy, I'm not recommending this to anyone who eats a gluten free diet for a medical condition such as Celiac sprue.  If you'd like more info on gluten free foods from a Registered Dietician who has Celiac, see my sister's site Balanced Body Nutrition.

1 comment:

  1. To learn more about celiac disease a good place to start is the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG).