Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars (Super Healthy) by Ashley

My 8yo and I made these last night on a whim. We had all the ingredients in our pantry. They are delicious and healthy. My boys loved them.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

scant 1/2 cup peanut butter
scant 1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cup oats (whole rolled; not quick cook) (I used quick and it still worked)
1 cup brown sugar, packed (I used Splenda brown sugar)
1/2 cup white sugar (I used Splenda)
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup each of add-ins: white chocolate chips, Craisins, or whatever your heart (or pantry) desires (I used Craisins, chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut)

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir by hand. Spread batter (it will be pretty moist) into a foil-lined and sprayed 8x8 or 9x9-inch baking dish. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The bars may still look underdone, but that's okay because they will continue to set up as they cool. Allow to cool very well before slicing into squares. Store extras on the countertop, refrigerator, or in the freezer for long term storage.

Source: Love Veggies and Yoga

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Hey Again,

I am very new to this Pinterest thing. And I just realized that I think we have to have a picture to to Pin our recipes. Oops! Sorry! So don't try that right now. :) Maybe we can start uploading pics of our recipes.

Salad Dressing

I have been making my own salad dressing. It is healthier and honestly, I have a hard time eating the low fat salad dressings from the grocery store. They are just not good to me. Anyways, most of you have probably made this before but we LOVE it. :)

1/4 Cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette
3/4 Cup of Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove(minced)

I mince fresh garlic and mix all of these together. You can also add salt if you want. Love this recipe!!

Search Button

Hey Everyone! I know I need to do some updating on the blog. I am going to try to get to that soon. I promise! But I wanted to let you all know that I added two buttons for your use. One is the "Pin It" button. If you have a Pinterest account you can "Pin" our recipes. :) Also, I added a search bar where you can now search certain keywords so hopefully you can find any recipe you need a little faster. Hopefully both of these are helpful!! We will be adding more recipes soon!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Hey Friends!!
This recipe is super easy and quite good. Beware that it is a little spicy. If you like wings or anything buffalo style then you will like this.

Buffalo Chicken Chili

2 chicken breasts (cooked & shredded or raw & whole) I used 3 total.
1/2 bottle Frank's Buffalo Sauce
1 (15.5-oz) can beans (garbanzo, black, pinto, whatever!) I used garbanzo.
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 (15-oz) can tomato sauce (oops! I think I only used 1 can)
1 can cream-style corn
1 cup salsa
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped I used sliced jalapenos in a jar.

Dump everything into the crockpot, and stir well. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. If your chicken was raw when you put it in, take it out after about 8 hours, shred it, and then stir it back into the chili.