Monday, April 8, 2013

Omma Bars - Dairy and Gluten Free Version

Say hello to "Omma Bars."
My son loves these. He eats them every day for breakfast. Sometimes for snacks too. And he nicknamed them "Omma Bars" when he was 2 so that's what they're known as now.
I have tweaked the recipe many times over the years to make them as healthy as possible while still being desired by my children. Something that is important when you have a child who only eats 6 things!
So here is the current version in case you have a promblem feeder or picky eater in your house!

Dairy and Gluten Free Omma Bars
(I doubled what's listed below.)
1/4 c olive oil butter (I used Earth's Best non dairy butter substitute, thus dairy free)
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs

2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c rice flour (use 1 1/2 wheat flour for non-GF)
1/4 c chia seeds (or flaxseeds)
3 c GF oats
1 Tbl sweet potato (start with 1 tsp and increase as tolerated)
3/4 olive oil (or 1 c grapeseed oil)

Mix - should be moist but not runny
Add 1/2 c of any fill ins such as craisins, raisins, chocolate chips, dates, etc.

Bake 350 for 25 min or until golden brown.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Little at a time

You're a busy person right? You don't have time to set aside a whole day to clean any more than I do. So take a little at a time. At the beginning of the week I write on my calendar the things I'd like to get done that week. Maybe it is dusting on Monday, vacuum on Tuesday, bathrooms on Wednesday, laundry on Thursday, etc.

Breaking up the housekeeping task is manageable when there's just one each day.