Quick No-bake Granola Bars

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I make granola bars pretty often, and while I love my regular recipe, it has lots of ingredients and there’s chopping involved and well, frankly, sometimes… Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! So, this is my quick go to for snack bars in a jiffy!   They cool almost instantly so they are ready in a flash, and they hold together really well (due to the fact that they are nearly 1/3 peanut butter)!   Read More

Simple Polenta

As a self-proclaimed vegan-light family, we don’t often eat meat at our house.  However, growing up with meat at every meal, I often look at what I am making for dinner and search for something to replace the “meat” section on my perfectly portioned dinner place (you know the color-coded ones that they have hung up in doctors offices). Polenta is one of my go-to’s for that!  I never grew up eating it and when Read More

Gluten Free Chex Mix

(Also known as Grandma Harder’s “Nuts and Bolts”) It’s the holidays again and for me, as it is for many of us, the holidays are about family and food.   There is no denying that food is nourishment of the body and spirit. It’s not just a recipe but the memories that go along with it. I use all five senses when I make this simple snack, but all of my five senses immediately bring Read More

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Can you say YUM-O?!  This recipe is so easy and so yummy!   I made three batches the first day I made it, because my family kept eating it before I could photograph it! I have talked about my love of all things chia seed before, but this recipe brought that love to a whole new level.  I seriously cannot stop making it! Trust me; give it a whirl – you won’t regret it! Lemme Read More

Basic Chia Pudding

Uber simple, uber yummy, uber nutrient dense! If you haven’t cooked with chia seeds before, let me introduce you to these amazing little seeds… Did you know that chia seeds are a great source of omega fatty acids (with three times more omega 3 than 6 per ounce)? And for those of you concerned about your calcium intake, chia seeds contain (on average) 700% more calcium than salmon and 500% more calcium than cow’s milk. Read More

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Everyone loves strawberry-banana flavor.  It’s always a top pic with everything from yogurt to candy to smoothies.  So why not give them what they love?! Adding the spinach gives them their daily greens filled with vitamins, minerals and protein.  Yes – there is protein in spinach – anyone remember Popeye?   Smoothies are fast and easy, so whip one up tomorrow and let me know how it goes, I love learning from other mamas! XO, Read More