As far as my goals to have a more balanced diet and try new recipes, I started on that this week. I've decided to generally try and make some prep-ahead type recipes and snack on them all week instead of trying to cook single portions for every meal. I will generally be doing 1 breakfast recipe, one lunch recipe, 2 dinner and 1 snack or dessert recipe per week, incorporating both new recipes and old favorites and focusing on reasonably healthy fare.
I mixed the ingredients by hand since I don't have a food processor, but I like the flaky coconut texture anyway. For the life of me I couldn't find unsweetened flaked coconut anywhere so I ended up using sweetened and omitted the sweetener packets. These bars are pretty good and do help with the sugar cravings. Not sure I'd make them frequently though.