How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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Glad we were able to squeeze in one more trip out into the community and zoo before things start shutting down. Friday Piper and I made an impromptu visit to Pt defiance zoo! It was great minus the cold/rain; there was only a couple other people, animals were active, didnt need to touch anything. Now schools are out for 6 weeks and we plan on quarantining ourselves at home for most of that time, except to get out into nature. 
#quarantine #zoo #optoutside #tacoma #healthyliving #healthandwellness #sundayfunday #healthispriority #health #stopthespread #wellness

Glad we were able to...

On February 3 I started My Peak Challenge and happy to say I'm still going strong! I've been needing to make some lifestyle changes and get more active. I've been working to control what I eat, getting some kind of exercise  in daily which I'm really enjoying. I didn't think I'd ever say that! 💚 #MPC2020 has truly started changing my life, I've had more positive thoughts and my body feels good. @mypeakchallenge

#mypeakchallenge #healthyliving #healthandwellness #loveyourself #fridayfeeling #tgif  #challenge #movement #bodypositive #healthblogger #wellnessblogger #health #wellness

On February 3 I started...

Healthy Granola Bars

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I’ve been trying to get my family to eat more healthy and sometimes I have to “sneak” ingredients in. The guys don’t always choose healthy. One thing I’ve always wanted to try making is granola bars but I always thought they’d be too difficult to make. I’m becoming more confident in the kitchen so I decided to give them a try. What could go wrong, right!

Well, the granola bars turned out amazing! No, not everyone particularly cared for them and preferred the ones with preservatives. In all fairness we’re talking about the same people who “don’t always choose healthy” haha. Everyone else that tried them thought they were very good; full of flavor and healthy foods. They’d make the perfect snack or breakfast food. They do crumble easily though so I’d keep them as cold as possible but if you left out the chocolate drizzle(or not) they’d be the perfect granola for your yogurt.

They are so easy to make so if you’re feeling the way I did and not confident in making them, get rid of that thought and just do it! You’ll be surprised in how easy they are to make. They are full of healthy foods like chia seeds, flaxseed, and coconut! I don’t feel bad if I can’t stop eating them and neither should you!

In a medium sized pot over medium high heat stir the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until combined. This step should only take about 5-7 minutes.

Remove the pot from heat and stir in flaxseed, chia seed, oats, almonds and coconut flakes.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spread the granola mixture evenly in the pan.

Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips in the microwave. Drizzle over granola bars and set the pan into the fridge for 30-45 minutes.

Remove the granola bars from the fridge and take out of the loaf pan. Chop into 7 bars with a sharp knife. Store the granola bars in the fridge, either in a container or individually wrapped.

Hope you enjoy them as much I do, remember to keep them chilled. They make the perfect food for a snack or breakfast!

*I buy the flaxseed whole and then grind them up in a coffee grinder.

*If you want to replace the almonds for another nut, just make sure they are crushed or sliced.

Healthy Granola Bars

These healthy granola bars are perfect for a snack or even breakfast. Made with flax seed, chia seed, peanut butter, coconut, dark chocolate and more healthy ingredients. Vegetarian and Gluten Free!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: gluten free, Granola, Granola Bars, Health, Vegetarian
Servings: 7

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Topping

  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a pot over medium high heat stir peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in flaxseed, chia seed, oats, almonds and coconut flakes.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spread the granola mixture evenly in the pan.
  • Melt coconut oil and chocolate chips in the microwave. Drizzle over granola bars and set the pan into the fridge for 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove the granola bars from the fridge and take out of the loaf pan. Chop into 7 bars with a sharp knife. Store the granola bars in the fridge, either in a container or individually wrapped.

These Granola Bars taste amazing and are full of healthy ingredients!

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How are you all holding up? 🌻 We're healthy and safe, that's the most important thing!
Are we going a little stir crazy? You betcha, but oh well we'll survive. 🚲 Was supposed to start month 3 of my work out challenge, but you know what I just needed a mental health day. I'll start tomorrow or the next day if needed. Didn't even make Mason get all his school work done, he'll have to finish it tomorrow. We just needed a day to relax as much as possible in this crazy time we're in. 
#stayingpositive #positivevibes #pnw #positivethinking #stayhome #momlife #health #wellness #MPC2020 #mypeakchallenge #mentalhealth

How are you all holding...

There are so many things I'm thankful for and one of those is the amount of nature areas Washington state has to offer. I'm so thankful we were able to get out and walk Nisqually Wildlife Perserve before the "Stay Home, stay healthy" order the Gov. placed. It was wonderful to get out one last time, this staying home is tough and I don't know how we're going to manage?!! #pnw #nature #optoutside #stayhome #momlife #sendwine

There are so many things...

🌴On Saturday we took advantage of the sunshine and finally got out of the house! This will be a rough and trying time for our mental health, not going to lie. But we got to play at the local beach while practicing #socialdistancing it was wonderful! 🌻And we found a beautiful painted rock, thank you to who ever hid it!
#tacomarocks #pnw #optoutside
#chambersbay #beach #nature

🌴On Saturday we took advantage...

Stop to smell the flowers! 
This is your daily reminder to get outside, get some fresh air and your daily dose of vitamin D! 
#optoutside #flowers #nature #mondayvibes #stoptosmelltheflowers #dailyreminder

Stop to smell the flowers!...

What are you going to do with your child if homeschooling isn't cut out for them or your family? Take a deep breath, exhale and relax. It'll be okay! Everyone's health and wellness is much more important at this time than academics. I've got a list of activities if you'd like some structure in your lives though. Check it out on my blog.
#linkinbio #pandemic #school #homeschool #unschool #schoolduringcovid19 #schoolclosure #wellness #healthandwellness #health #familyfriendly #healthblogger #momblogger #momlife

What are you going to...

Looking for recipes to make at home?! I've got a list of healthy, fresh, and family-friendly recipes on my blog. Like homemade fresh bread, butter, cookies, slow cooker meals, ect. 
#linkinbio #pandemic #food #foodie #recipes #foodblogger #health #healthyfood #familyfriendly #healthblogger

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