Barbara Joy


For Your Body, Mind & Soul


Want a reasonably healthy snack for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon?  

Maybe you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a healthy way to satisfy it?

My muse brought me this delicious recipe on a cold, snowy Saturday:

Kashi Granola Bar -
Almond snickerdoodle flavor

+ 1 tsp or 1 Tbsp  flavored almond butter   

Spread the butter on the bar and enjoy!  So simple!

The reason I consider these healthy is because the Kashi bar’s are low in sugar compared to many other bars, let alone cookies or brownies or even flavored yogurt!  Almond butter is more nutricious than peanut butter.

I recommend making your own flavored almond butter.  It’s so easy to make and store for repeat enjoyment.  Here’s a few I make:

Maple flavored almond butter:  2T almond butter mixed with 1T maple syrup. 

Brown sugar/cinnamon almond butter:  2T almond butter mixed with 1tsp brown sugar & ¼ tsp cinnamon

Kashi makes a few other flavors of  granola bars.  I luv-luv-luv the chocolate almond sea salt flavor.  Tasty without any almond butter on top!  Smoothing the almond butter on top makes me feel like I’m eating something decadent.

Got any ideas for flavored almond butter?  Pass it along and I’ll blog it for you!

Not for people with Gluten Intolerance or Nut Allergies.