Sunday, October 25, 2009

In the kitchen: Homemade Granola Bars

I realize that my usual Starbucks double Latte or nothing at all in the A.M. is not a very healthy breakfast. I want to eat better than my usual "running out the door/eating at my desk" meal so that my belly doesn't steer my car into the Wendy's drive through line at 4 PM. And, I have a wedding coming up in July. So lately, I've been thinking of food choices in terms with the GLYCEMIC INDEX and how I could fit it into my meal planning (you know, the one that also includes all of Matt's favorite foods like pizza and mac 'n cheese). So here's my first attempt with a whole grain breakfast: Granola bars with Flax seed, walnuts, coconut, dates, honey and goji berries. If you have any ideas what to name this, let me know with a comment below.

1 cup toasted flax seeds
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
1/4 cup toasted coconut
5 chopped dates
3T dried goji berries
4T raw honey

Mix everything together well
Scoop into small plastic bags or plastic wrap
Roll into desired granola bar shape
Store in fridge overnight until firm

(Makes 5)

My friend Bridget from Healing Illuminations has a lot of great recipes for balanced carbohydrate, antioxidant-rich, and raw food on her website. She's been helping me with a lot of my nutrition based questions.

1 comment:

  1. 1) you can go ahead and make these for me

    2) name... get up and go-ji? cut me some flax? coco a go-go? i feel honey?



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