WIAW – I’ll bring the Goji Berry & Choc Chip Granola Bars & Recipe!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂

It’s Wednesday again, which can only mean one thing in foodie blogging world…. it’s WIAW party time!!!  Big thank you to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for being such a great hostess and all round star! 🙂

For this week’s party, I’m going to share our eats from yesterday (Tuesday).  Here goes…

Breakfast
– Hot lemon and water
– A delicious bowl of warm porridge made with Alpro Soya Milk.  M and I had Mornflake Superfast Oats (which only take 2 minutes to cook!), and Lil’ L had Ready Brek.

We topped our porridge with chopped Brazils, pecans, walnuts, flaked almonds, ground flaxseed and goji berries, and a drizzle of Sweet Freedom Fruit Sweetener.

Lunch
We all had different lunches today. 
– Lil’ L had first choice of the leftovers from the weekend and took the giant veggie pastie. No surprise there!
– M had pittas filled with falafel, humous and romaine lettuce.
– I chose to make romaine lettuce leaf wraps, filled with sun-dried tomato humous, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives.  I also had a couple of Nairn’s sweet red pepper oatcakes.

Yesterday, for what seems like the first time in weeks, it actually stopped raining and the sun came out!  I grabbed the opportunity to eat a quick lunch in the garden. It was so nice! 

With all this rain, the garden’s looking a bit like a jungle, but there’s lots of pretty flowers that are popping up amongst the weeds.

 

We’re back to rain again today, so who knows when I’ll get a chance to sit out in the garden again!

Drinks & Snacks
nettle tea, 1 black coffee, water
no snacks today (wasn’t hungry!)

Dinner
For dinner, I  made another of our favourite family meals… vegetable crumble.  I used oats, nuts, seeds, yeast flakes and mustard powder in the crumble topping, which made it really tasty and crunchy. 

I promise to post the recipe very soon!

Dessert
A strawberry & banana smoothie made with fresh organic strawberries, 1 banana, Kara Coconut Milk, 2 tbsp Alpro Soya Yoghurt, chia seeds (for an omega 3 boost) and a dash of Sweet Freedom sweetener. 

Plus a goji berry & choc chip granola bar

Each week, I make a couple of trays of granola bars for lunch boxes and my Tuesday night study class.  They’re so quick to make and I find them much easier to bake than cakes and muffins!

I use agave syrup as the sweetener to make them low GI, and I use only a small amount of oil, so they’re much lower in calories than your usual flapjack/ granola bars.

 Here’s the recipe:

Time to head over to Jenn’s and check out all the gorgeous eats 🙂

Happy Wednesday everyone!  xx

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6 Responses to WIAW – I’ll bring the Goji Berry & Choc Chip Granola Bars & Recipe!

  1. Those granola bars sound right up my street! I will have to give them a try me thinks. That vegetable pie looks incredible too!

  2. those bars sound so delicious- i used to make “tropical energy balls” with gojis, coconut and cashews but its been a while so this recipe comes just in time! i actually just bought a huge bag of gojis too 🙂 love your photos and all the beautiful nature in it! one day we’ve go to have lunch together in your beautiful garden 😉

  3. I printed that granola bar recipe as soon as I read it and will be making them this weekend, and now I am anxiously awaiting the veggie crumble recipe. 🙂 What a great idea!
    I wish you a wonderful (and hopefully sunny!) weekend, and a very Happy Mother’s Day (do you celebrate it in England?).

  4. Those flowers are beautiful 🙂

    The vegetable crumble looks and sounds delicious, I’d be keen for the recipe as I’ve never had a savoury crumble before.

    Your granola bars look fantastic!

  5. Sunnie

    Beautiful garden and those granola bars look amazing! Thank you for sharing and so happy I found your blog!

  6. Oh I was looking for a new granola bar recipe and I think I found it. My children eat them as if they are going out of style, so a simple recipe is right up my alley.

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