Monday, February 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Power Bars

Trillian has been a little picky lately. I've been worried about her nutritional needs not getting met. Dahlia eats anything. Trillian on the other hand is on a chicken nuggets diet.
Yesterday I adapted some Peanut Butter Power Bars from one of my favorite cookbooks: Grazing: A Healthier Approach to Snacks and Finger Foods. I passed one to T asking if she wanted a piece of my giant cookie. She gobbled it up and asked for more. Since it was such a success, I wanted to share the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Power Bars - Trillian's Giant Cookie
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup honey
1 t vanilla extract
2 T canola oil
3/4 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c old fashioned oats
1/2 t baking soda
pinch salt
1/2 c raisins
1/4 c slivered almonds
1/4 c hulled sunflower seeds
1/4 c shredded coconut
2 T ground flax seed

Preheat oven to 350F
In a large bowl mix wet ingredients (first 6). In a smaller bowl mix flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Add flour mix to wet ingredients, add remaining ingredients and stir until very well blended.
Pat into a greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Beginnings

I've entered a once a month photo challenge over at Clickin Moms.
Once a month you'll see what I've come up with for the theme we've been given.

For January our theme was New Beginnings.
So many people make resolutions for the new year. I have been known to do that in the past. What I haven't been known for is sticking to them. So instead of having year long goal resolutions, I aim for daily ones. If I can commit to making good decisions for ONE DAY that's all I need to do.
There's one very strong indicator of what kind of decisions I'm going to make in a given day. Breakfast. Sitting down with breakfast gives me some time to think about my goals for the day. When I skip it, I skip that opportunity to reflect on the type of decisions I intend to make. I'm trying to get better about having breakfast everyday. I'm also trying to make sure I'm not just eating poptarts and a cup of joe.

I present my interpretation of New Beginnings


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