Homework Power Snacking

Now that I’m back at school I get to endure my lengthy transit commute again. Which, let’s face it, generally sucks. But there are some positives – such as the fact that I’m now going past Whole Foods on a regular basis again. Actually, that could be both a positive and a negative now that I think about – good for my pantry, bad for my wallet.

This semester I wasted no time getting back into my Whole Foods pit stop routine. Only the 2nd week of school in…this could definitely be a problem 😉

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In all fairness, I stopped in because I saw they had Larabars on sale, and my stock was completely depleted. But of course, I had to make the rounds, eventually ending up in the bakery. The sweet, delicious, tempting bakery.

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It would have been easy to just pick up one of my favourite items (perhaps the Butter Baked Goods Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich?), but instead I decided to step outside the box and try something different.

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I went for the Power Cookie, which I remember seeing a certain snacking squirrel enjoy, and thinking it looked pretty damn awesome. And being the deal shopper that I am, I went for the 2 pack. Because who doesn’t want two cookies?

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For a cookie, the ingredient list isn’t atrocious – oragnic spelt flour, chocolate, quick oats, soy milk, canola oil, organic raisins, organic sugar, organic hemp seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, organic flax seeds, water, molasses, sea salt, cinnamon. A good combination of fibre, protein, and healthy fats. I guess that’s why they call it a power cookie, eh?

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I’ll admit, I was also drawn to the very prominent giant chunks of chocolate nestled in there. Totally deserving of a close up.

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I turned one of my power cookies into a power snack to get me through some intense homework one evening. Along with some tea, for that extra caffeine kick.

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It was chewy, nutty, a little sweet, and delicious. I liked how every bite was a bit different – sometimes you get chocolate, sometimes you get raisins, sometimes you get seeds. Keeps the whole eating experience interesting. And I’m sure it’s what helped me power through my assignments. Even if it wasn’t, it at least kept my taste buds entertained while my brain was on overdrive.

They are a rather hefty cookie. I could see them being a great snack to tide you over when your next meal might be a few hours away. They would also be great if you were out for a hike, as they have that sort of trail mix feel to them. And you know, I bet you could easily recreate these at home, and make them smaller if you so desired. I might just have to do that…if only for my wallet’s sake.

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What’s your favourite healthier cookie?

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4 Comments on “Homework Power Snacking”

  1. September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Marianne, just when I thought I knew the ins and outs of a favourite, i see your posts and photos and think OMG I WANT THIS .. followed by “wait, i had this!” haha. I totally agree- it doesnt necessarily give you “power” but it definitely makes for a great chewy snack when you’re hungry. The chocolate chunks were the best to bite into. I liked the hemp and trail mix taste of it too. It definitely makes me curious to try some of the other cookies at Whole Foods.

    xoxo ❤

  2. September 28, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    I love cookies like this. I need to check and see if they make something similar at our Whole Foods. A definite bonus to walk by there every day. Ours is about 40 min away so I have to plan my trips carefully. 🙂

  3. September 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I want that cookie! I love them, they’re one of my favourites. YUMMY.

  4. jolie
    December 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    What is that book you are reading, in the second to last picture? (if you don’t mind my asking)

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