Moroccan Mixed Nuts and Coconut Bars (Paleo, Clean Eating, Gluten Free) + My thoughts on snacks

IMG_2554 (640x427)I can be a mindless snacker. A handful of this and a handful of that usually adds up to more than what I like to admit what I can eat. I’m a lot more conscious about portion control these days. Making sure I have a small container of nuts rather than eating out of a packet. Spooning yogurt into my bowl rather than eating it from the tub. Things like that matters. IMG_2549 (640x427)

I find that I can go without a snack between breakfast and lunch on most days, unless I have big workout the evening before. However, come 4pm, I’m usually wanting a snack of some sort. Ideally to fuel me before my workout at around 5:30pm. Some of my favourite snacks are

  • coffee
  • 1/2 cup of chia pudding with blueberries
  • 100 grams yogurt with some of my granola or coconut flakes
  • a banana muffin
  • a banana with nut butter
  • handful of nuts, and some cheese 
  • A few bliss balls if I do make them
  • Few pieces of roast chicken 
  • Smoked salmon and cheese
  • Vege sticks- Carrot, cucumber, celery and capsicum 

Sometimes they are a combination of above. IMG_2552 (640x427)

My hubby though, like to keep his snack box handy at work. While he packs whatever that I make, I like to surprise him from time to time with a savoury item. I wouldn’t say they are the prettiest of the snacks and they do crumb quite easily. I see those crumbs as bonus though. This is morish and the crumbs are great with ice cream. Or in my mouth. 

Moroccan Mix Nuts and Coconut Bars
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of mixed nuts (I used almonds, pistachios and walnuts)
  2. 3 tbsp LSA
  3. 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  4. 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  5. 2 tbsp unsweeten cranberries
  6. 1/4 cup tahini
  7. 2 tbsp coconut butter
  8. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  9. 1 tbsp rice malt/honey
  10. 2 tbsp coconut milk
  11. 1 tsp vanilla
  12. 2 tsp ras el spice
Instructions
  1. Line brownie tray with baking paper. Pre heat oven to 180C
  2. Mix nuts, LSA and coconut in a bowl.
  3. Mix the rest of the wet ingredients in a saucepan. Warm till they are mixed together. Spoon into the nuts tray. Bake 20 minutes
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