The occasional treat is fine (and necessary), but a couple of my latest favorite healthier snacks are homemade raw chia bars and smoothies. I’ll be the first to admit, I hopped right on the chia seed bandwagon when it came along and haven’t looked back. I’ve been putting the little buggers in everything, and love that they add a bit more crunch and a whole lot more protein. The raw chia bar below is my new version of a recipe I’ve been tweaking, and my housemate remarked that it tastes like the inside of a Fig Newton (no wonder I like it so much).
by Sarah Wilson