No Bake Energy Bites 3 Ways!

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We made 3 versions of these 🍪 No Bake Cookie Energy Bites 🍪 the other day to get more healthy fats in AND ward off the cookie cravings… instead of eating the sugar-laden granola bars we used to rely on! (Plus they are free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars!!)

👉Cinnamon Raisin
👉Chocolate Brownie
👉Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

😍MOMWIN: We had enough to stock in the freezer too 😉 Between my 4 year old, my husband and I they really don’t last long! I think because they taste like the No Bake Cookies we were used to eating back before trying to make our food choices a little healthier.

But eventually we just got sick and tired of being SICK and TIRED all the time, and figured we needed to find easier ways to get our health back under control as a busy family😊 And these cookies are full of healthy fats that keep our energy up, brains focused and metabolism going strong! They are great for nursing mamas also.

Which flavor would your family like best?

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NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES

Servings: 12 (two bites each)
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup old-fashioned oats  (Grind up oats in blender for a smoother fudge-like texture, or leave whole for a more granola-like texture)
2/3 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter (or cashew butter if you like a more chocolatey taste)
1/4 cup ground flax seed or wheat germ
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, optional (use dairy free if needed)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Use enough water to make the dough rollable but not sticky! Refrigerate dough for 10 mins to make it more rollable if needed.
2. Roll into balls about 3/4″ in diameter.
3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

FOR CINNAMON RAISIN VERSION:
Sub raisins for chocolate chips and add 2 tsp cinnamon.

 

NO BAKE BROWNIE ENERGY BITES

Servings: 12 (two bites each)
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup old-fashioned oats  (Grind up oats in blender for a smoother fudge-like texture, or leave whole for a more granola-like texture)
2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛-¼ cup water
2 drops Doterra Peppermint oil, optional (to make Thin Mint-Style cookies!)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Use enough water to make the dough rollable but not sticky! Refrigerate dough for 10 mins to make it more rollable if needed.
2. Roll into balls about 3/4″ in diameter.
3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Source: www.cortneygraham.com

 

Natural Ant & Bug Repellent

fullsizeoutput_6ea9So this is kinda gross, but our kitchen was being invaded by ants!! 🐜🐜🐜 Anyone else have an issue with this in the summer?

I didn’t want to spray chemicals near our food 🍏🍒🥒🌮 or in the house where it could get on my son’s skin (or any of our skin really!) Poison to bugs is still poison to us, just on a smaller scale…but it all adds up over time 🙈 Most insecticides kill bugs by poking holes in their stomachs, so it make sense the same thing can happen to us. No wonder we all have so many gut health/allergy/anxiety issues!!

I cut some cotton pads into quarters, then put 1 drop each of pure lemon, peppermint and clove oils on them. After scattering them around the kitchen, we haven’t seen an ant for days!! 🎉🎉🎉 

Have you tried any natural remedies that worked even better than you expected?