Whole food energy bars

Whole Food Energy Bars | A Dash of Compassion

I had every intention to share this recipe with you sooner but things were a little chaotic over the last few weeks of 2016, and then the holidays happened—and you know how that goes. With the dust settling from my recent kitchen renovation, I’m just starting to dive into new photography and other food-related projects and it makes me pretty damn happy.

But I wanted to get the recipe for these whole food energy bars to you first. I rely on these babies whenever I’m in need of a nutritious, travel-friendly snack and I figured you’d love them, too.

Whole Food Energy Bars | A Dash of Compassion

Can we talk about 2016 for a minute? It was a rough year for a lot of people, I know, and crazy things happened around the world that we’ve had difficulty digesting. It makes me realize just how unpredictable our lives can be. On a personal level, though, I look back on 2016 as a year that was pretty great. I declared it the year of home improvement last January, and renos did happen: I got a brand new kitchen, we updated the main-floor bathroom, painted the entire house, installed new trim throughout, and my hardworking husband tackled a lot of little things that needed to be fixed or replaced (the “little things” list never seems to end). Phew.

Because we put so much money into the house, we put off any big travel plans for another year. But I did get to NYC twice in 2016, and treated my mom to her first-ever NYC experience for her 65th birthday. She loved 5th Avenue, and we counted every New York block we walked.

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