RX Bars are a staple in my fridge & are my go to protein bar. I love the flavors (chocolate sea salt, blueberry or mint chocolate chip are my favorite), texture (chewy with a little crunch), and more importantly the ingredients that they are made with- it really is a no B.S bar. Egg whites, dates, nuts, and a few spices- that’s it. They even have mini ones too which still contain 9 + grams of protein & slightly less natural sugar. I find that these are the only bars that keep me full for hours, do not bother my stomach, and actually tastes amazing.
They recently launched single serving nut butter packets; almond butter, vanilla almond butter, and maple almond butter. Each contain, 1 egg white, 1/2 date, and 18 almonds. Almond butter is rich in slow-to-digest nutrients that keep your blood sugar levels stable and make you feel fuller longer and gives you a boost of energy! Their almond butter is smooth, easy to spread, contains egg whites for added protein, healthy fats (from the nuts), dates for fiber and natural sweetness, and still tastes delicious. The Maple Almond Butter, tastes like fall in a package with strong maple flavors and the vanilla almond butter tastes like vanilla frosting- I don’t know how they did it. Even though they have two peanut butter packets (regular & honey cinnamon) the almond butter ones are perfect alternative for anyone suffering from a peanut allergy OR more convenient to travel with / bring to school if anywhere is a peanut free place.
Normally I keep these in my purse or gym bag and either eat straight from the packet or pair with snacks. Now that we are transitioning into the fall months; many of us are heading back to school, work, and looking to update our summer snacks- ones that are still healthy, energizing, quick, and satisfying. They are also a lifesaver when you are traveling; add to your smoothies, oatmeal to go cups, spread over toast, or yogurt that you may have all bought or even had at the hotel breakfast. In this blog post I wanted to share a few ways that you can pair their new maple almond butter with snacks or breakfast ideas you can take with you anywhere you go.
Below are some snack options that you can pair with the maple almond butter that you can take with you on the go or at home.
Celery sticks with 1 packet of the maple almond butter, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp. hemp seeds, cinnamon. You can make roughly 4-5 large celery sticks with 1 RX maple cinnamon almond butter packet. Full of protein, fiber, crunchy, a little salty and sweet.
Apple “Nachos” with 1 packet of the maple almond butter, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 tbsp. cacao nibs, 1/2 tbsp. cacao powder, 1 tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 tbsp. hemp seeds. Additional add ins; granola, cinnamon, goji berries, walnuts. The sweetness of the almond butter balances out the tart green apple; it is a really refreshing simple snack.
Maple Almond Butter Yogurt Dip. Mix 1 packet of maple almond butter into your unsweetened dairy free yogurt to make a “dip.” Dip in apples, crackers, strawberries, or veggies (carrots, celery, cucumbers). I like to use unsweetened yogurt for a tart taste since the maple almond butter with naturally sweetened the yogurt.
Maple Almond Butter Banana open face; slice a banana in half the long way, spread both with maple almond butter, drizzle a small amount of honey, sprinkle on top chia seeds, hemp seeds, cacao powder, cacao nibs, or any toppings of choice!
Maple Almond Butter Freezer Fudge: My recipe there! Sub regular almond butter with the maple almond butter! You can cut the recipe in half since the packets are single serve!
Stuffed Dates! Pit 5-6 dates, slice slightly in half; add less than 1/2 tbsp. to each date, sprinkle with chopped nuts, seeds, or chia seeds! I love this as a dessert! It tastes like caramel.
Stuffed Frozen Bananas (dessert idea!). Slice 1 large banana into 1/2 inch “coins.” Layer the one side with maple almond butter and create a sandwich with another banana coin. Gently dip in chocolate (melted chocolate over stove). Lay on parchment paper and freeze for an hour or so!
Energy Bites; Take your favorite energy bite recipe and then finish them off by drizzling the maple almond butter. This will give the energy bites a touch of sweetness and extra protein! I tend to not add any sweeteners to my energy bites, so drizzling a bit of the maple almond butter on top, gives it the perfect amount!
Maple Almond Butter Salad dressing; this isn’t quite necessarily a snack, BUT it is perfect for your on the go salad dressing or over roasted veggies that you might taking with you to work: In a small bowl mix together 1 packet of the maple almond butter, 2-3 tbsp. warm water, dash of sea salt, dash of turmeric, touch of olive oil to balance out the sweetness. Mix all together, taste test & adjust.
Sweet Potato Fries or Sweet Potato skins; I love to roast sliced sweet potatoes in the oven and dip them in the maple almond butter. This is easy for on the go and can be eaten cold! It makes for a satisfying snack especially when you are craving something sweet or comforting yet still healthy!
Maple Almond Butter Toast; an obvious convenient one! 1 packet is enough for two slices, layered with bananas, berries, chia seeds, goji berries, cinnamon, or anything else!
Mixed in oatmeal; this is my go to one right now; Cacao Maple Oats; over the stove heat together 1 cup water, splash of almond milk, 1/2 cup gluten free oats, 2 tbsp. cacao powder, dash of cinnamon, dash of pumpkin spice. When finished, top with 1 packet of maple almond butter, chia seeds, cacao nibs, frozen blueberries, bee pollen.
Banana Sushi; grab your favorite tortilla, layer with 1 packet maple almond butter, sprinkle with chia seeds. Add a banana to the edge of the tortilla, roll, then cut into slices. Perfect for a healthy kids breakfast!
Maple Almond Butter Smoothie or Hot Chocolate; Did you know that you could take about 1 tbsp. of the nut butter, blended with water to make a SUPER quick “almond milk.” Once it is blended add in your favorite ingredients to make a protein packet smoothie (such as roasted/cooled sweet potato, 1 frozen banana, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, the maple almond “milk”, chia seeds & ice! so good!!) OR heat the blended maple almond butter + 1 cup water over the stove add in cinnamon, 2 tbsp cacao powder or a hot chocolate!
I also love to mix in with yogurt bowls, layered in chia puddings or overnight oats, spread over pancakes instead of maple syrup (more protein, less sugar), on top or in smoothies and spread in a roasted sweet potato with bananas + chia seeds.
Having these nut butter packets on hand when you are traveling can be helpful as well, especially if you are out to eat at a restaurant, smoothie bars, or coffee shop. Many places have nut butters with added ingredients or unnecessary oils and sugars. Often times on menus you will see oatmeals, yogurt parfaits, pancakes, and smoothies, even plain toast - I usually opt out of the toppings that they originally come with and use the maple almond butter packet instead!
On planes or road trips it is the perfect dip for crackers, carrots (trust me!), “to go” oatmeal cups, or just as is! You can always find hot water somewhere to heat up your oatmeal for the single serve packets!
The options are endless with what you can do with the nut butter packets, not only will it add extra protein to your snack or breakfast, but it is convenient to carry around and tastes so good- strong maple flavor and just slightly sweetened with dates! The maple almond butter packet is so versatile too; adding it to both a sweet or savory snack. Next week I will be sharing Maple Almond Butter French Toast sticks, that are quick enough for a breakfast before work, packed with protein, or perfect for a brunch on the weekends.
What are your go- to snacks with nut butters?
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