PayDay Clean Copycat Bars (Raw/ Vegan)

Payday-the epitome of non-chocolate candy bars (plus 1 point for using a SAT vocabulary word in a sentence please, thank you). It is actually the only non-chocolate candy bar I can think of.

Therefore, it deserves its very on clean-copy cat version.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Nuggets

There are certain things that will always correlate with visiting the mall: trying to avoid people you know, clearance racks, the youth, 25 cent gumball machines, throwing pennies into fountains, and Auntie Anne’s.

You can smell Auntie Anne’s eight stores down-the buttery, salty, cinnamon-y sugary goodness. And on the way there you’ll pass Wetzel’s Pretzels without a second glance.

Ah how I love carbs.

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Kale Chips (However You Like Them)

I’m proud to announce that I have honorably earned the nickname of Kale Kid. I was into kale before Beyonce put it on a sweatshirt.

Everything green is trendy these days. The color olive green, green juice, going green, cash, and the star of the $5 health food shelf in Shop Rite-kale chips. 2 and 1/8 oz of kale for $4. It may be healthier but the ratio of chips to air may still be 3:1. Well, at least they can market it as “organic” air.

These chips are crispy and so delicate that they almost almost melt in your mouth. And before you know it, you will have eaten 2 cups of vegetables in less than 5 minutes without even thinking about it.

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Chocolate Coconut Energy Bites

I love dates. And all the things you do can do with them. I never got to experiment with them because I usually would go through a pack of dates in an instant. I took two every time I passed by the jar. Then at the end of the day I thought ” what happened? I only ate like five.” Yeah, five times four.

But I have improved. Or at least that’s what I’m going to tell you.

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Stovetop Granola

I have an issue with granola. I don’t see how one small handful can be packed with so many calories! I always end up overeating it and end up getting two times more than my “recommended servings of whole grain” in one sitting.

The solution? Only making one serving at a time. I can’t eat what’s not there.

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