These easy-to-make treats serve double duty as either a snack or a breakfast option when paired up with a smoothie or some scrambled eggs. If you’re traveling over the river and through the woods this holiday season, tuck a few of these Apple Muesli Balls in your bag for a quick snack that will kick your sweet tooth to the curb and fill you up at the same time.
When I bake, I try to pack in extra protein, fat, and fiber to make my baked goods more nutritious and satisfying. I drew inspiration for these treats from the classic concept of muesli, which is really just nothing more than oats, nuts and seeds, and dried fruit served with milk or yogurt. To add a little texture and extra sweetness, I added grated apple to the muesli balls. You could also try grated carrots (or zucchini when it’s in season).
Lord knows the last thing we need this time of year is another baked good recipe, but I think you’ll find that these treats are healthier than most. If you have company coming into town around the holidays, tuck a few muesli balls in the freezer and you’ll have a quick grab-and-go snack at the ready at all times.
When you dream of Thanksgiving, what food pops into your head? For me, it’s pumpkin pie. Always.
And it’s because of my mom. She makes the best pumpkin pie on the planet.
Ever since I was a little girl, every Fall when the sugar pumpkins hit the markets, it meant pumpkin pie. And every last bite was like a piece of heaven. It’s always been my favorite time of year.
But what if you’re not a pumpkin pie fan? What if you don’t feel like making a allergy-friendly pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? I’m a pumpkin lover no matter what, so here are a few new ways to enjoy this wonderful ingredient, but skipping the pie.
If you’ve got school-aged children, Halloween can be a very hectic (and sugar-filled) day. Make sure that your kids have bellies filled with a good and healthy meal before they head out for an evening of trick-or-treating. We’ve pulled together a nice collection of easy, healthy meals that you’ll be happy to serve them. From slow cooker recipes, to casseroles to make earlier in the day, to skillet meals, you’re sure to find something new and delicious to try!
- Chicken & Black Bean Tacos from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Chicken Pot Pie (shown, top right)
- Chipotle Chicken Chili
- One-Pot Chicken with Beans and Rice from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Shredded Chicken Tortilla Soup from Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free
- Slow Cooked Pulled Italian Chicken with Kale
- Thai Chicken Curry