Ahh...the granola bar. A lunchbox staple since the beginning of time. Okay, maybe not. But definitely since the 80s when I was in school. They're self-contained, quick, kid-friendly, and nowadays, available in a million nut-free versions that are safe for school. Sadly though, it can be tricky to find ones that are nut-free AND vegan. … Continue reading No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
With back to school just around the corner, extra curricular activities starting up again, and the general easy-breezy-lazy days of summer fading away, I’m starting to prepare myself for the busy days ahead. Which, if you’re like me, means a whole lot of running (ok, driving) around shuffling little people to and fro, and constant trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc., all while still trying to manage a career. Morning breakfast rush, school lunches, after-school-on-the-way-to snack – all perfect examples of times where quick, make-ahead, healthy snacks (like these no-bake, low sugar chocolate chip energy bites) are a lifesaver.
School mornings...they are just around the corner now. And if they are anything like my house, they involve a lot of rushing around trying to get everyone out the door and on the school bus/dropped off at school on time, while searching for lost shoes, misplaced homework, the pink-with-purple-sparkles-and-a-unicorn hair clip that MUST be worn… Continue reading Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins