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)


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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INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!) ROUTINE// Who else is meal prepping today? It's a small step that has big impact on your health... body and mind. One less stress to consider in a week full of choices and obstacles. #paleomealprep #sandiegoprivatechef #sandiegopaleo

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