A Week of good eats

Taking this week to recover from this ankle sprain I decided to get in the kitchen. Kale was on sale this week so a big batch of kale chips were made! And oh does my little girl love her kale chips

Curtesy of my husband we discovered this new app called YUM. You should all download it. It is great cause I can put in my dietary restrictions what u do and do not like and bam a plethora of recipients at my disposal!

My husband has been dying for me to make these 5 ingredient granola bars we found on the site so I checked it out and of course it called for granola so off to make some granola I went!

Of course I found this recipe on Yum and of course had to put my twist on it. Inspired by Sam on a head of thyme I went to work. My version of this Maple nut granola qwas

  • 4 c oats
  • 1 c chopped almonds
  • 1 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Pre heat the oven to 300 degrees
  2. Spread mixture on out on 2 pans that have been lined with parchment
  3. Cook for 30 min at ever 10 min turning the mixture
  4. Let cool and enjoy!

This made a total of 11 1/2 c servings at a little under 500 calories. This is great if your looking for that good fueling breakfast before a long workout. I had a bowl of it this morning with some almond milk and boy was it filling!

Once the granola was ready off to make the granola bars from The Baker’s Mama

  • 1 c peanut butter or 1.5 c almond butter
  • 3/4 honey
  • 4 c granola
  • 1 c oats
  • 3/4 c dark chocolate chips
  1. Mix wet ingredients
  2. Mix in the rest of ingredient
  3. Flatten out in a parchment lines 9×13 pan
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min
  5. Cut into 24 pieces

These bars are between 250-300 cal (I am in search of a good nutrition fact counter)

This is great for a post workout snack or a quick breakfast with a side of fruit or a bigger snack to hold you over if you not meal is a little later than usually!

For dinners we had a great big Cobb salad and again another YUM find Man-pleasing chicken

Then night of making the chicken I left my jar that holds our chiclet on the stove. So when life gives you melted chocolate you make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert!

Tonight will be garlicky escarole beans and sass he over penne so be sure to check back for that AWESOME recipe!

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