When I’m having a rough day I find myself making warm comfort food such as soup, stew, pasta and beans. My sweet tooth sometimes gets my attention when I’m feeling down too. This Chocolate Chip Power Bar recipe satisfies that sweet craving and has so much protein that I can even justify eating one for breakfast.
Speaking of feeling down… This past week we unexpectedly lost our dog Lacey, a Corgi-Chihuahua mix. Lacey was originally adopted for my late in-laws, Rick and Barbara. Unfortunately Lacey and Rick didn’t get on well because Lacey wanted exclusive attention with Barbara. Brian and I ended up taking her. Lacey immediately adopted me as her “person” and from then on we were inseparable.
Last week we took Lacey to the vet because she developed a limp. Sadly, we learned that she had end-stage bone cancer. Within a few days a second leg buckled under her and it became apparent that we had to relieve her of the pain she must have been experiencing. Anyone who has lost a sick pet knows the agony of making this choice. Our home is now very quiet without the pitter-patter of her feet following me everywhere I go. My heart aches beyond anything I can write. When I am sad I often turn to cooking to occupy my thoughts and time, not always because I’m hungry but because it’s creative and I enjoy knowing there’s homemade food in our home.
This Chocolate Chip Power Bar recipe is easy to make, the bars are great on-the-go and perfect post workout snack. You can use applesauce in place of the olive oil if you want to cut calories and fat. Experiment by adding other ingredients like coconut, almonds, or dried fruits.
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