Congratulations to me!
I have survived a week of dairy free eating. Unless of course there was hidden dairy products in some processed food I consumed. But guess what? Grain-free, legume-free, and dairy-free really limits your processed food choices.
Plus, I found a workable substitute for my beloved daily Quest bar: behold, the Almond Butter Power Bar!
(How do food bloggers take such good photos? Topic for later I guess.)
The original recipe started with peanut butter, but I substituted almond butter to avoid the legumes. I think next version, I will use sunflower seed butter, to cut down on the overall amount of nuts, since sometimes I feel bloaty after eating too many nuts (almonds in particular).
These bars lack the gooey texture of the Quest bars, but the texture is pleasant in its own right – it has almost a granola bar crumbly thing going on.
Better yet, they aren’t overwhelmingly sweet like many paleo “energy bars” which are date-based.
Recipe to follow after I try one more round of tweaks. Because that’s what I do. Tinker with things.