Snacks on snacks on snacks! Back to building our snack stash only to have them disappear almost as fast as I make them. A’s (my younger daughter) newest obsession is these Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars, a twist on her favorite Easy PB Protein Bars (aka Copycat Perfect Bars shared 4 years ago she still loves).
Just as simple, only 4-5 ingredients, but a slightly different flavor using salted caramel protein (Vega Plant-Based) and easier to eat with braces topping with Cacao Bar In a Jar PB Cup. Easy to adapt using your favorite salted caramel, caramel, or even vanilla protein and if you don’t have Cacao Bar In A Jar you can use dark chocolate and coconut oil.
Things are far from back to normal pre-Covid times, especially here where we are in Minnesota right now, but with the girls back at school the warmer weather and busier schedules we’re back to smoothies and snacks as I mentioned last week. I’ve been trying to prep enough snacks to keep us stocked through the week, longer if possible.
The girl have both been back in person for less than a month now and in the last week both have been sick with colds/sinus issues. Thankfully not Covid but a reminder that we need to be on top of our health so we’re trying to get back to a healthier lifestyle that slipped the last year. Packing in lots of nutritional smoothies, fruits, veggies, and healthier snacks.
A likes the Vega Salted Caramel Plant-Based Protein and Greens for these, which is good because it packs some good nutrition. Even Baby G (not a baby anymore, a toddler but will always be our Baby G) wants “some-some” when he sees his sister grab one. What can I say my kids have good taste!
Life is very stressful to say the least and I’m trying to navigate what’s going on in the world and around us with 3 kids at different ages. Trying to meet the needs emotionally of an almost adult, pre-teen, and toddler and having age appropriate conversations isn’t easy but making sure their nutritional needs are met is easy with simple snacks like these Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars.
Need something a little more indulgent, but still simple and healthier? Check out the Cashew Butter Chocolate Cups I shared on Instagram Friday!
Oh don’t forget to check out more recipes linked up below for Cook Well, Eat Well, Live well with Confessions of a Mother Runner.
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