I’ve got your next week’s snack for ya right here.
I’m one of those people who can’t go very long without food. And I’ve NEVER been one of those people who forgets to eat. Like how is that even possible?? And with pregnancy and breastfeeding, snacking has become even more essential. And although I’m craving savory foods most of the time for my meals, I’ve been craving sweet snacks. So since having Camden, I’ve been making some sort of sweet food (or two) each week to snack on between meals or to finish my meals with. This pumpkin banana bread is by far my favorite pumpkin bread recipe (I swap out coconut oil for the vegetable oil). Slather it with peanut butter and you’ll be in heaven. And these brownie bars….holy moly they’re delicious. They remind me of the little debbie Cosmic brownies. Yes, please!! 🙋
These bars can technically be eaten alone (or topped with vanilla ice cream), but I prefer them out of the fridge topped with full fat plain yogurt and a drizzle of peanut butter and honey. The yogurt really balances out the flavors well. I wish I could explain it scientifically or in more specific descriptors, but I just know when food tastes good, not necessarily WHY it tastes good. And I’m working on broadening my vocabulary. 🙈
I made these with oats, flax seeds, and walnuts to help with my milk supply. I’m wanting to do more research on how maternal diet impacts breastfeeding, but haven’t yet been able to do the full research I am wanting. Would that be helpful or interesting? Or are you like, Ashley, I do. not. care.? I think there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to maternal diet that then causes a lot of fear and stress that doesn’t need to be there.
In the meantime, enjoy these bars as a breakfast, after meal dessert, or snack. If you make them, let me know and snap a picture and use the hashtag #donuteatingdietitian.
Recipe adapted from ImmaEatThat.