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.