Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Homemade Granola Recipe

I have been asked about this recipe several times and today I decided to share it! I was never a big granola fan until I was pregnant with V and suddenly it was one of my favorite foods. I love putting it on yogurt with fruit, I love making trail mix out of it. And my kids like eating it by its self. It's a healthier option for meals and snacking than regular cereal or candy so it's easy to feel good about eating it. So this is my homemade granola recipe!

What you will need:

5 cups of old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs PB fit powder (you can sub this with regular peanut or almond butter if you'd rather)
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 egg white

Pre-heat oven to 300. Mix all your dry ingredients together until the oats are coated.  Melt the butter and add the honey and, if you're subbing the PBfit out, mix the regular nut butter in. Whisk in the egg yolk. Pour the mixture in with the dry ingredients and stir until the oats are all coated. spread onto a cookie sheet. (For easy cleanup, line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil) Bake for 30 minutes. Let the granola cool completely before putting it into a container.

I store it in a glass jar similar to THIS ONE to keep it fresh and it lasts about 2 weeks to a month before it's gone. I've never had it around long enough for it to go bad, so I'm not sure how long it would last for. Like I said before, I love to eat this on yogurt with fruit, but I also love to add seeds and chocolate chips or crasins to it once in a while.

Do you guys have a go-to or favorite recipe?

What is your favorite add-in for trail mix or granola?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Better Me 360 Week 2: Nutrition

It's week 2 of the Better Me 360 challenge!! How did everyone do last week? This week we are focusing on nutritional wellness which is definitely not my strong suit.  I will remind everyone right here, right now that I am not a nutritionist, not even close. I like to follow the 80-20% rule and focus more on intuitive eating more than any kind of diet. But I've never been to school for this subject and I don't focus too hard on this. No one suggest kale to me...everyone knows it's a lie when you say it tastes good (I'm kidding, kind of).

That being said, let's move on to this week's daily challenges.

Day 1: Drink 8 glasses of water today.
Day 2: Eat at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Day 3: Cut out one unhealthy snack out today.
Day 4: Stop eating before 7 PM tonight.
Day 5: Eat something whole today.
Day 6: Try a new food or recipe today.
Day 7: Treat yourself to any snack you've been craving lately.

The winner of the RooSport giveaway is Kortney Francis! Contact me! If you want to get a RooSport for yourself, you can find one HERE.

This week's giveaway is a blender bottle! Trevon and I have been able to try out just about every blender bottle out there and we are ready to send you one. Check in on Instagram to enter by using the #betterme360 and #runningonlife as well as tagging me. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 21 on Instagram and on the website!

What is your biggest struggle with nutrition?