December 12, 2017

Easy, Healthy Snacks


Granola Bar Recipes |

Chocolate Granola Bars |

There’s no doubt that our boys munch all day.

Our kitchen is almost always buzzing with activity, as little hands reach for food to keep their growing bellies filled, and their bodies fueled for their work and play.

I have a habit of over-filling the pantry and fridge with their favorite healthy snacks.  The easier, the better.  And I have found that I don’t have to buy of bunch of processed junk food to accommodate for their (my) snacking throughout the day.  In fact, because of the snacks I choose to keep on hand, the boys usually don’t need to ask permission to grab (unless it’s close to dinnertime).

Here’s what’s almost always in our fridge:

  • clementines (Aren’t they the cutest and sweetest little things ever?)
  • red, seedless grapes
  • organic apples
  • strawberries
  • watermelon (cut in chunks)
  • cantaloupe (cut in chunks)
  • carrots
  • cheese sticks
  • yogurt sticks

And in the pantry:

  • dried fruit
  • almonds
  • raisins
  • cashews
  • organic granola bars
  • sunflower seeds
  • granola (non-bar, call it cereal if you want….)
  • multi-grain crackers
  • dried peas
  • sesame sticks

Peanut Butter Granola Bars |

Our occasional snacks that involve a little extra help from Mom include:

Man….I didn’t know how hungry I was til …  just….now.   🙂

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  1. Miss Pippi says:

    Thanks for sharing! These recipes look tasty!

  2. Hey, So I made your chocolate granola bars and I loved them! Do you have to keep yours in the fridge or freezer to keep them solid?

    Thanks! Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes!

  3. found your blog via pinterest looking for healthy snacks…looks like I’m hooked! Keep up the good work!

  4. Found your recipe for Chocolate Granola bars thru Money Saving Mom. I was wondering if you knew the nutrition information of these. Do you think there is a website that you could plug in the recipe and it would give it to you? I used to do Weight Watchers and can’t afford to join again right now so I am doing it on my own. So I was just curious.
    Thanks for the recipe. Going to make them tonight and hope my daughter likes them. She is very picky.

  5. Wow! EIGHT boys??!! Holy cow! May I say you don’t look old enough to have had that many kids, and you look GREAT for having had that many kids! Hats off to you, girl! I love your ideas of snacks and I’m eager to try some of your recipes for my own boys (only two, thank God!) who keep me plenty busy enough. I home schooled my boys as well, up until middle school. The oldest is a senior this year and I am so glad we gave them that good foundation early on. I’m a firm believer in home school. Blessings to you! 🙂

  6. Shelly Smith says:

    question about the sesame sticks… do you make your own or do you find the store bought ones to be “healthy” enough?!?! I love them, but thought they had too much “filler”!

  7. Could I substitute peanuts for almonds, and chocolate chips for butterscotch chips?

  8. Chris winslow says:

    hello im new to running. I started July 17th and am addicted. Im a 297 lb 6ft4in male and really and trying to shed these pounds and runes further,faster. I love long runs. I have been doing 3.1 – 5.25 miles a day on average. I know these aren’t considered long runs but to me they are.. For now anyways. I did my first 10.12 miler yesterday in 2hr 6min… I feel great. I just don’t want to waste my hard work with the wrong foods. Im using a runners diet for fuel and nutrition. I just want to thank you for sharing your ideas. Any tips for a guy like me, please feel free to add…

  9. I found this through pinterest and I had been looking for a healthy treat to send my boyfriend who lives 6 hours away. We have both been trying to stay healthy, and so when I found the crispy chocolate granola bar recipe I was elated! They’re cooling as we speak and I can’t wait to ship them off over night to him tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing your recipes!!! 🙂

  10. Is there anything we can subsitute the coconut oil for in the granola bars due to allergies? Love your family – we have 4 boys and wish we had more.


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