energy bar
    Ever since the Dean's Vegan Energy Bar debuted on Dean's shelves, Loretta Nelson and I (Ryan Nelson) -- part of the Nelson family who owns Dean's -- have wanted to make this delicious and healthy snack available to everyone. Six months ago, we started to make that dream into a reality when we were accepted into the local Food Entrepreneurship Program, which was produced in partnership with Interfaith Neighbors and Rutgers Food Science.     Upon completing the program, we decided to rename the Dean's Vegan Energy Bar to Viva Energy Bar, upgrade the packaging, and develop new flavors: Oats, Nuts, & Chocolate - an amazing [...]
Food & Recipes
Feeling creative during the weekend? Give these no bake chocolate coconut protein bars a try. Cocoa, coconut, almond flour, nuts, and protein powder form the healthful base of these bars, sweetened naturally with applesauce and your choice of stevia, unrefined coconut palm sugar (our personal favorite), or erythritol. These won’t spike your blood sugar, but they’ll sure satisfy your chocolate cravings.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (we love Sunfood raw cocoa powder) 1/3 cup alternative granulated sweetener (such as a stevia or erythritol blend, or unrefined coconut palm sugar) 1/4 to 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 [...]