Monday, January 31, 2011

January 29...a taste of SPRING!

almost 8 months old!

watching Daddy play!

SO fun!

We shared a smoothie after nap time!

So today there is a winter storm warning in effect until WEDNESDAY morning. They are calling for 1 inch of ice, and 8-12 inches of snow. For Oklahoma, that is a big deal. 2 days ago, it was 76 degrees and SUNNY! It was a beautiful day. We all spent the morning outside, Landon played soccer, and we grilled hamburgers for dinner. It was the perfect weekend. I am thankful for the little break before the "storm".

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Healthy Chewy Granola Bars

Marybeth sent some yummy treats. SO thoughtful.

My friend Marybeth gave me some YUMMY granola bars as a house warming gift a couple weeks ago. They were SO good I have made them twice since then. I love all the ingredients in them. They are made with coconut oil, which I love baking with! I have used it to make rice krispy treats, and you would never know the difference! Thanks Marybeth for such an addicting recipe! Visit her blog here for cute inspiration and great recipes.

Healthy Chewy Granola Bars
1 c peanut butter (i used natural chunky)
2/3 c honey
1/2 c coconut oil
2 c oats
2 c total of coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flax seed (or make it your own!)
Chocolate Chips or Chopped Dark Chocolate

In a medium size pan melt together the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.

Remove from the heat and add in the nuts, oats and coconut.

Place in a 8 x 11 pan (or something similar) and smooth down the top. Sprinkle with coconut and chocolate.

Chill until set and cut into bars. Keep these stored in the fridge and ENJOY!