We’ve all been there: unloading the backpack at the end of the day and throwing away half-eaten sandwiches and mushy bananas.
So yesterday I was so late getting the kids to school that I sent them each to the car with a cold pancake in their hand. Supermom. And now I’ve been sitting at my desk for 4 hours and have forgotten to eat again. Can you say ‘Meal Replacement Bar’? I was recently introduced to Pro Bar and am thrilled. Certified organic and sourced from whole ingredients like acai, oats, dates, chia and hemp seeds. They are packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and are also vegan. The new ‘Fruition’ bars are gluten-free and if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, the ‘Halo’ ‘smore bar is what you need. Now I just have to remember to keep them in the house so the kids aren’t stuck with cold pancakes anymore.
Disclosure: UrbanMommies Media was given samples for review.
2 slices raisin, whole wheat or regular sandwich bread
As needed Butter
2 tbsp peanut butter
½ banana, thinly sliced
Generous sprinkles brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger
This one is really simple (so simple the kids can do it) and potentially super healthy. In a bowl or glass, layer or mix healthy yogurt, granola and fruit. There are organic varieties of all three available. This is a great recipe for breakfast or a snack for kids and adults alike.
Seeing as we are moving into the season of eating, here is a recipe that is not only delicious but also nutritious and low fat with no added sugar. Homemade low fat granola is a great way to start your day and perfect for a mid day munch!
You will need:
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups mixed nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ½ cup warm water
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ cups dried fruit (cranberries, apricots, mango, rasins)
Preheat oven to 300.
Lightly pam or grease cookie sheet.
In a large bowl mix oats, nuts spices together.
In a small bowl mix water, syrup and vanilla together
Pour wet into dry and mix with hands until clumpy.
Pour onto pan and bake turning every 20 mins.
Bake aprox 1 hour or until crunchy
Photo credit: Flickr, Stacy Spensley