I decided before the end of last year that we needed to start exploring other ways of being healthy. We do a great job of providing nutritious meals for ourselves and the kids now, but there are so many other lifestyles out there that might be a better fit for us than our current one. I’ve heard so many good things about having a gluten-free diet, so I wanted to give it a chance. Also, my sister just found out from her doctor that for her health, she needs to cut out all gluten from her diet. What better time to start exploring than now!
When I explore a new cuisine or culinary lifestyle, I always go to snacks and desserts first. It’s just what I do. It’s the best part of your foodie lifestyle, so why not try to alter it a bit? When Udi’s sent me a large package of all of their goodies, I immediately fell in love with the vanilla granola. I also wanted to play with it. My fruity nut squares popped into my mind. The recipe is already gluten free so using the granola as a substitute would be the perfect fit.
Ingredients: Udi’s Sweet and Crunchy Vanilla Granola, peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, chopped dried prunes, and gluten free rice cereal.
Udi’s Granola Fruit and Nut Bars
Once it’s all combined, place in a 9×13 baking dish or small cookie sheet and place in the fridge, covered, for 2 hours to overnight.
Once done cut into bars and serve. Or, wrap in wax paper and use as a snack for the week.