Monday, June 17, 2013

Juicing Updated and Homemade Granola Bars!

It's day nine of the juice fast and we're not dead yet!  Although Hubby is a bit cranky.  Hopefully he can hold out for the next day and a half..

On that note, I looked at my kitchen counter the other day and saw this:


It's like a healthy person broke into my house and left their stuff behind.

Anyhoo, the almonds are not part of the juice fast.  I made some granola bars for my kids the other day, after I dared to read the ingredient label on the box that I purchased from the store.  It was then and there that I declared, "If my kids are going to eat junk, then by golly, it's going to be junk that I made for them myself!"  Who's with me!?  Anyone?

OK, so I found this recipe for granola bars over at the Pioneer Woman and decided to try it out.  I was not able to take pictures, as I needed both hands for this recipe.  (You can thank me later.)


And there's the finished product.  You can see the remains of a jar of carrot juice in the top left corner.  A girl's gotta eat.

Kids loved the bars.  They said they were the best ever.  (They do contain a LOT of sweeteners...I'm working on finding a natural alternative for brown sugar.)  I'm already dreaming of other things I could mix in...raisins, cranberries, dried cherries.  I'm sure the kids would love chocolate chips, but we're trying to be good.  The boy has a mild peanut allergy, or I would add some peanut butter next time.

Well, that's all for now.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, good for you on the juice fast! It's something I always want to do, but really struggle with the willpower. 2 1/2 days is the longest I've ever made it, I think you might have inspired me to give it another go though!

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  2. Thanks for the kind words, Rosie! This has certainly been an experience, and overall not as bad as I thought it would be. I'll be your cheerleader if you decide to try again!

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