The *Perfect* Work Snack

So I decided over the long weekend to give my blog a good Spring Clean! I’ve totally changed the layout and design, and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! What do you think? I’m definitely someone who gets extremely restless if I’m not kept busy, which can be good or bad! I think in this case though, it’s good to mix things up every now and again, and who doesn’t love a good makeover?!

I feel as though when I’m juggling a lot of things at once, the thing that always gets neglected for me is food. Working full time, trying to enjoy New York, keeping up with friends, phone-calls home, Gossip Girl (essential), my little blog, and the gym are just some of the things that I’m trying to balance every day. The last thing I want to do before bed each night is whip up a batch of healthy snacks to keep me ticking over for the following few days (even though I always regret not doing it!). However, now I’ve got the easiest and really high protein snacks that I’m delighted to have in my bag for my afternoon snack today!

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I’m using quinoa as my base for this snack. Quinoa is a great source of protein, and I wanted a high protein snack without using actual protein powder – so this works out perfectly! I’m using desiccated coconut and dates to sweeten and bind the mixture, so it’s a totally refined sugar free recipe, as usual 😉

If you try these Snap me (niamhos21) or tag me on Instagram (@niamh_osullivan). These shots were taken by the extremely talented Edelle, I’m so happy to be working with a photographer that can really make my food look Insta-worthy! 🙂

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Niamh x


  1. Lyn
    April 13, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Oh wow, no need to bake in the oven first?! (Sorry if I misread)
    xox Lyn

    • cinnamonsoul
      April 26, 2016 / 6:41 pm

      Nope, no need to bake in the oven!

  2. Becky
    May 30, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Just wanted to know how many roughly this should make ? 🙂

    • cinnamonsoul
      June 1, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Hey Becky! This should make about 6 bars… but you can make them however big or small you like! 🙂

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