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Grain Free Granola

 This is a recipe I have been making for quite some time. I started playing around with Grain Free Granola (or Nut-Nola as we call it) when I was trying out the Whole 30 and paying significant attention to grains and carbs in general. I have done the Whole 30 several times, it’s more stringent than I want to be on an on going basis, but I frequently still use recipes that are compliant to that plan and it was a great learning experience for listening to my body and understanding what it wants and what it does not.

In the end this recipe is not Whole 30 compliant at all but is a nutritious alternative to most commercial granolas because it has no added fat and minimal added sugar in the form of maple syrup.

Possibly what I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to make. So easy in fact, that it’s just become part of my Sunday routine: make a batch for the week, or maybe two if I feel like sharing. No one says no to a jar of this crunchy mix, especially considering its versatility: have it on yogurt, eat it out of hand like trail mix, have it with cold or hot milk, or sprinkle it into cookies or muffins. It’s a great go-to snack to have ready to go.

Let’s make some Nut-Nola! (more…)

Breakfast Smoothies: Worth Getting Up For


Let’s face it: breakfast can be a battle. Unfortunately, coffee just isn’t enough.

On the weekend it’s easy, there’s time and more resources. Be it a leisurely dunking of bread in egg for French toast or a quick trip to the nearest brunch hot spot, the weekend makes breakfast feel more, well, possible. Sadly, the work or school day is the day that we need the most fuel, and we need it the fastest. Light, nutritious, easy, convenient, we ask a lot of breakfast, and in turn, if we can get it right, we’re rewarded with better physical and cognitive function throughout the morning without pangs of hunger or fatigue.

To ensure a great breakfast we have to do two things: make time and make good choices. (more…)