Thursday, February 26, 2015

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

We all love granola bars in this house. Soft, chewy, flavorful granola bars. Buying boxes of them at the store really adds up and I felt like we were always out of them. I wanted to find a healthy recipe that had all clean ingredients, but all the ones I found had lots of butter. So I decided to make my own. And they turned out so well! I thought I would share.


1/4 C Applesauce
1/4 C greek yogurt
1 C quick oats
2 T honey
2 T maple syrup
1/2 C dried fruit (cherries, blueberries, cranberries)
1/2 C mixture of pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and slivered almonds


Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Heat applesauce, greek yogurt, honey, and maple syrup in saucepan over medium heat. Then add in remaining ingredients and mix together. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes. 

Let cool completely and cut into squares. Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Easy Natural Bubble Bath With Just 2 Ingredients

Since the natural and chemical-free bubble bath soaps in stores costed us $10-12 per bottle and even the "safest" ones had some preservatives and sulfates, I decided it'd be an all around better option to just make homemade bubble bath. A truly chemical free bubble bath doesn't get as "bubbly" as, let's say, Johnson & Johnson does. But that's only because the chemicals that make the bubbles like that are toxic. I'd rather have a toxic-free, less-bubbly bath. 

All this recipe requires is:

1 C Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap (I use lavender, but they have other scents. The almond one is my other favorite). If you have a newborn and are afraid of soap getting in baby's eyes, they have a baby mild version, too. 

1 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin

3/4 C Water

That's it! Mix them together and put in a reusable container, like a mason jar. 
*Pro tip: If you have an empty bottle of California Baby or Honest co. bath bubbles this recipe fits perfectly in one of them. 
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