The Clean Slate Day 13 with Vanilla Fig Bars

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2014/01/19 by nikkiledford

Sorry to all my subscriber friends who received an early draft of this post… oops! Here’s the real deal! It’s a SHORT one with a recipe…

Over the weekend I had to create a snack bar for a client and they turned out amazing! SO DELISH that I am sharing them with you today. What luck! Scroll down to see the recipe for Vanilla Fig Bars.

In other news, I felt like a human vacuum cleaner today. I wanted ALL THE FOOD. Lucky me, I was in close proximity to yummies all day. For example, I was hanging at the local whole foods and discovered some tasty morsels called Tanka Bites. They are jerky bites smashed together with cranberries and black pepper. Uh huh. So good.

lesson of the day: Don’t judge yourself when you eat too much. Sometimes there are just too many good things out there. And if you’ve ever made my breakfast sliders, you know what I mean.

Clean Eats

Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 1/2 banana, couple pieces of shredded chicken

Lunch: Tanka Bites, Better Booch kombucha, 1 Tbsp. coconut butter

Snack: Smoothie (1 banana, 1/2 c. blueberries, handful spinach, 1c. almond milk, cinnamon)

Dinner: 3 Sweet Potato Breakfast Sliders

beverages: decaf almond milk latte, water

other small bites: tuna salad and poblano chicken soup. (I was prepping meals for the week today)

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Vanilla Fig Bars

1 bag of dried turkish figs
10-14 medjool dates, pitted (depends on size and moisture level)
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
1 c. roasted, unsalted almonds
salt to taste

  1. In a food processor, crush almonds
  2. Add figs, vanilla, salt and dates. Process until sticky.
  3. Press into a pan and cut into bars or roll into small bites.
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