Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Love Those Larabars


In addition to the great meals being cooked by Kevin, like last night's seitan-stuffed zucchini with fava beans, and my slap-dash rice dishes, I have also been indulging in a food that has new meaning for me.

Larabars were my best friend when I was burning up the treadmills. They were the perfect post-workout snack for me, and I loved their rawness and their easy transport. I was super sad when I moved to Belgium and realized that although many health shops sold another bar I occassionaly ate (osaki), no one seemed to carry Larabars. I was elated during a trip to my in-laws local Sainsbury's in England, when I spied a good stock of Larabars....so I have to cross the Channel to get them, but, hey! they are worth it.

I had asked my mom to bring me a couple of bars a few weeks ago when they made their transatlantic trip to visit Aodhan, but I wasn't expecting a WHOLE BOX! That's right! My mom and dad pulled 20 or so Larabars out of their suitcase - I couldn't have been more thankful. They were the perfect food for a new veganmama, who need both the energy and the easy eating styles of all Larabars. I had actually never had this flavour before: BananaBread. Oh! They are just so good and they really do taste exactly like my mom's banana bread. Num Num!

I am nearing the end of the stock and already feel myself getting a little weepy over the idea that I will have to wait another while before I can get my personal Larabar stock over here in Larabar free Brussels.....

If you have some time on your hands write Lara a little email and tell her she needs to get some more stockists over here in Europe....even if only for the expat crowd.....

11 comments:

Jen said...

that was so nice of your ma to bring a whole box over to you! yay! since i find the cost of the bars so expensive, i make my own raw bars and store them in the freezer. i soak nuts and dried fruits blend them in a food processor, add some dry oats to bind, form a loaf, and cut into bars. i understand how you don't have time for any of that now, but trust me--you'll get time in the future. i remember feeling very overwhelmed in the beginning with new motherhood and how to manage to eat right. my guy is almost 2 and i still have to plan when i'll cook. i do most of it on certain mornings during the week. it's all about finding your own rhythm. for now, let others pamper you while you pamper that adorable bebeh.

ps-we're having a girl!

VeggieGirl said...

A classic treat!!

veggievixen said...

i love larabars!! the chocolate mole flavor is amazing.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh man, the things we take for granted in the States. I hope you find a way to get your Larabar fix!

shellyfish said...

He's so cute!!! Well, I guess that's normal, since he was getting such healthy goodness in your tummy. I know what you mean about Larabars - I brought a bunch back after visiting the US last summer. Now I just make my own, because they are damn expensive, and I can't get them in France either.

Marija said...

sweet little larabars :)

got to remember to pick some up the next time i go shopping...

thanks for the post!!!

Sal said...

I was so happy to find larabars in my local health food store, but they are expensive!! I would have one a day if they cost less!! I need to start making my own too.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of good recipes to make your own Lara style bar...find them online. I am a vegetarian American stuck here in Belgium and have managed to find recipes for all the favorite things I miss.

Lauren said...

I love Lara Bars too! I like the cookie flavors..especially Cashew Cookie!! YUM!

Abram said...

I love those things too. And I got the ingredients together one day and made my own. The cashew and date bar is so easy to make at home. Takes a little work, but is so much cheaper. I guess that's my one complaint about the Larabar--they're expensive.

I'll post sometime about the homemade version. I call it the Brambar.

A said...

Oh I love larabars.... maybe you can order them online.....
-A