Crunchy Chocolate Granola Bars

Because so many granola bars are made in a facility with nuts, we make our own. They’re easy and so delish. Chocolate Chip Soy Nut Granola Bars Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Soy Nut Butter (I prefer I’m Healthy brand) 1/3 Cup local honey 1/4 Cup coconut oil 1+1/2 Cups old fashioned oats (Hy-Vee Brand is my go-to) 1 + 1/2 TBSP wheat germ 1/2 Cup ground flax seed 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (this is where you need to watch labels. I use Guittard or Enjoy Life brands.) Directions: Line an 8X8 glass or metal pan with foil. Non-stick spray is not needed. Melt soynut butter, honey and coconut oil together in a…

Fun Friday

Thank goodness it’s Friday. It’s been a LONG week – our furnace decided to stop working and it’s been a hectic week trying to find pricing, information on a new one because the cold temps start again next week. As a room parents at Chloe’s school, I’m responsible for helping with activities in her class, and most importantly, the snacks! Preparing for the Preschool of the Arts (PSA) Fundraising Gala in April, the room parents decided to collect a small amount of money to create a silent auction basket.  So last night during our usual Thursday Date Night, Doug and I found ourselves eating a very delicious meal at Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse,…

A Very Nutty Mom

How did you know? – This is the question we hear all the time.  How did you find out that your daughter had nut allergies?  Well…we did a due diligence in serving our kids nuts and peanut butter at all the recommended ages.  On a car ride to Milwaukee from Madison, our daughter started telling us how dry her mouth felt, and how her lips felt funny. When i turned around from the passenger seat (5 months pregnant) I saw what we describe it as “Donald Duck Lips” and that is when we knew we needed a hospital. If you’re driving eastbound on I-94, you know there is not much to…