Happy Monday! I tend to bring treats as part of my lunchboxes on Mondays and Fridays. And Elana’s Almond Power Bars, which I made for Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger this month, definitely count as a treat. I used raw chocolate to top the bars, and the combination of the bar, which is almondy and satisfying with the raw, not-too-sweet, chocolate takes it to dessert status instead of healthy snack status, though of course, this is actually a healthy snack packed with little sugar and lots of nutrition and good fats. I unwittingly made the power bars raw because I used raw almond butter.
The other treat? Twin Oaks tofu, which I love love love. It is dense and flavorful and holds up well to grilling. And it does not need to be pressed.
Today’s lunchbox has a very large portion of quinoa salad, designed to be eaten over two meals, and two snacks:
- Quinoa salad with pesto, grilled Twin Oaks Italian Herb Tofu, red pepper, white beans and chard.
- Kale banana smoothie
- Elana’s Almond Power Bar
My Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger post is forthcoming in the next few days, so you will get to hear more about how much I love Elana’s recipes.
Have a great day!
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