Time For Treats! Chocolate Peanut-Butter Bars

recipe for chocolate peanut butter energy bars

I’m not big on posting recipes, mostly because I’m still a cooking novice and don’t have many great ones to share but life has been too serious lately.

Time for some chocolate peanut-butter fun and happiness!

This is a super easy recipe, the toddler loves helping when we make this. I found it in the July/August issue of Health Magazine and it quickly become a favorite treat. Between my husband, toddler and me, a big batch doesn’t last long at my house.
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Fruit Smoothies, Banning Soda and Healthy Hearts

As a mom, I’m constantly trying to figure out ways to get my son to eat more fruits and vegetables. I admit it, I sneak them in any way I can. My most successful approach to date – the fruit smoothie.

homemade fruit smoothie

one banana, handful of strawberries, two pineapple slices, orange juice is optional

Although he really likes them and even insists on helping by tossing fruit in the blender, he often asks why I want him to drink them.

I explain that eating fruit every day is good for us, especially important for growing boys and since smoothies taste really good too, they are kind of a treat.

My intention is to make eating healthy something positive he enjoys instead of a chore or something to dread. I try to give options and teach him about food choices but also don’t outlaw anything.

Because maybe it’s just me but there is nothing I want more than whatever you tell me I can’t have.
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