Looking for a pre- or post-workout energy boost? A healthy snack to combat your mid-afternoon slump? How about a healthy treat for your child's lunchbox, or a high-fiber breakfast on the go?
In Fuel Your Day! enjoy over 100 healthy, energy-filled, and high-fiber treats with no added sugar or fat. Easy to make and seriously addictive, the secret is Madame Labriski's magical date puree. Discover for yourself the delicious, family-friendly snacks that have fueled thousands of people's days!
About the author
MADAME LABRISKI is a busy mom, marathon runner, blogger, public speaker and entrepreneur with a zest for life. After years of failing to find truly healthy store-bought snacks for herself and her family, she decided to make her own using a sensational homemade date puree to sweeten her treats. She shared her recipes online at madamelabriski.com, and her mission to create 100% healthy and energizing snacks with no added refined sugar or added fat has turned into a movement!
Excerpt: Fuel Your Day!: 100+ Seriously Addictive Energy Cookies, Bites, Bars and More: A Baking Book (by (author) Madame Labriski)
From “Making My Energy Treats is Simple!”
Making my energy treats is easy! Simply put the ingredients in a bowl, mix, bake, let cool, and then enjoy. Ta-da!
Q: Really, No Added Sugar or Fat?
My energy treats have no added sugar or fat—instead they are sweetened with date puree and loaded with fiber (even the most decadent ones). They are 100% healthy and will make you want to live your life to the fullest. Who said healthy cooking had to be complicated?
Ok, fine—I cheat a little sometimes. The dough contains no added sugar or fat, but you will occasionally spot chocolate or caramel chips in my recipes. When I first started making my energy treats, I wanted to avoid these kinds of ingredients at all costs. But a nutritionist friend told me that in cooking, as in life, it all comes down to balance. So the choice is yours: if you want to include those ingredients, go for it, but if you don’t, you can always just leave them out.
Q: What about Me? I Eat Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free!
All the recipes in this book can be made without gluten or dairy products. Yes, really! For gluten-free treats, simply substitute the other flours with your favorite gluten-free variety available at your grocery store. For dairy-free, use store-bought unsweetened applesauce instead of nonfat plain yogurt. There is no need to hunt for complicated ingredients—so simple!
Q: How about Calories?
Lots of people have asked for my recipes’ nutritional information, including calorie count. But because I’m not a trained nutritionist or a dietitian (I’m just a woman who has big ideas to change the world, one energy treat at a time!), this isn’t information I’m focused on. I’ve chosen not to count the calories of the food I eat. After all, they’re just a number! Are the recipes in this book low-calorie? No. They are healthy, easy-to-make recipes that are packed with ingredients to provide lasting energy. Deciding to eat healthily is a choice. The great thing about making these energy treats is that you choose what you put in the recipe and, therefore, into your body.
“The best energy bite recipes out there . . . we can’t get enough.” —The Loop