It’s been fantastic to get some feedback from you guys regarding your food diaries. Some of you have already been kept accountable by the fact you need to write stuff down and others have used it as a tool to kick start a new healthy eating plan. There are lots of daily food photos coming through on Instagram too. Keep them coming guys! It’s not too late to start, so get on it today to keep on track. Feel free to pass them on to us if you’re looking for some extra support.
Okey dokey, recipe time. We haven’t posted a recipe for a while, but I came a cross this little gem last week. This is a nice, little, healthy sweet treat to replace the mud cake and Tim Tams.
Chocolate Muesli Bars
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of chia seeds
1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of dried cranberries or sultanas
3 Tablespoons of cacao powder (you can use cocoa powder)
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/3 of a cup of coconut oil (solid form, from the Asian section at Safeway) add more if you omit the peanut butter to make it nut free.
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of no added salt or sugar peanut butter (Sanitarium)
Olive oil spray to lined slice tin
Combine oats, dried fruit, cacao, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and stir well.
Warm the coconut oil, peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a microwave jug or on the stove stop to combine. Pour on to the oats mixture and stir well.
Press firmly into the slice tin and freeze for 2 hours. Remove and cut into bars with a sharp knife. Return to the freezer.
We ate them straight from the freezer, they never made it to the lunch box, so I’m not sure how crumbly they get once they thaw out. A much healthier option than commercial muesli bars and they do taste a lot like chocolate crackles!