Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

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Hi everybody!

Alright, so Cole and I just got back from a week long vacation up in Kelowna, and although it was a much needed little getaway, ever since we got back I have been so busy between running around at work like a crazy woman, (trying to catch up on the hundreds of emails in my inbox… seriously???) and just plain trying to get back into the swing of things at home that I have been completely neglecting my posts – Ahh!

It has been driving me crazy because I haven’t had nearly enough time as I would like to be baking up delicious treats for us to feast on. Baking is seriously my stress reliever, and when I can’t even make the time to do that for myself… Let’s just say I go a little batty and perhaps get a little cranky due to the extreme symptoms of what I have not-so-cleverly named “baking withdrawal.” Now before you get too worried about my (completely made up) condition, I think I have finally gotten myself settled back into the rhythm of regular life (vs vacation life) again. So, the bright side to this story is that in the coming weeks I should be able to start pumping out recipe posts again like nobodies business! Yipee!!

Now because I have been running around like a mad woman for the past two weeks and dramatically claiming that my schedule is just “too busy,” I thought for my first post in a while it would be a good idea to share a super simple recipe that not only tastes amazing, but can also be easily thrown together, even when you are on a tight schedule which let’s be real – who isn’t these days?Read More

Almond Butter & Cranberry-Coconut Granola Bars

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My boyfriend is a hungry bear… and by hungry bear I mean like the hungriest Grizzly bear there is.

Okay, so this may be a slight exaggeration, but seriously there are days when it seems like his appetite can never be tamed. So in an effort to keep his tummy happy and to avoid him becoming too hangry to function, I am always looking for great homemade snacks that easy for me to store in my bag for emergency hangry situations when we are out and about on the weekends. That’s right – I carry around emergency snacks in my purse for my adult boyfriend should he desperately need it… is this weird? I personally don’t think it’s weird because not only does this mean that we save a ton of money on fast food, but it also means that we keep our snacks super healthy.

One of my favourite on-the-go snacks to whip up for Cole is a batch of homemade granola bars.
There are so many benefits to making your own granola bars as opposed to buying them from the store, and I could go on for hours, but in the interest of saving time, let me just list my top five reasons to go with homemade rather than store bought…Read More