The Perfect Little Granola Bites

There are two things I never buy. One, is Granola. And the other, is Granola bars. I’d much prefer to make my own. Here’s my go-to healthy granola recipe. And here’s a new super healthy granola bite recipe that I just discovered!

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

They look and taste AMAZING.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And they just happen to be vegan. No bake. Full of healthy seeds and grains. And only sweetened with honey.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

The key to these amazing bites is, in my opinion, the brown rice crisps and the chia seeds. It gives it a really nice crunchy, popping consistency.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

It is super easy to make, takes very little time, delicieux, and ready to eat.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I found the easiest way to mix all the ingredients together was to just get in there and use my hands.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And then scoop with a tablespoon and form into little balls.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

My 5 yr old daughter helped make these. This is a really good recipe to have your little one help out in the kitchen.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

See all the yummy healthy goodness?

I usually just use half chia seeds and half golden flax seeds, but for this batch I used this ancient grain and seed medley from Tj’s.

perfect little granola bites

Both ways are equally as good.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I have my mother-in-law and brother-in-law visiting, so you can imagine these went pretty fast in our house.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I like the idea of easy, healthy, grab n’ go. Whether it be in the morning, midday or after school.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

I even packaged some up for my husband’s co-workers. As a fun little healthy work treat.

The Perfect Healthy Granola Bite. No bake. Great for toddlers and Kids.

And – here’s Els enjoying her own too…

Perfect little Granola bites. Healthy snack for toddlers and kids.

Enjoy! Please tag @bebeandbear on insta if you try them out!

The Perfect Little Crunchy and Chewy Healthy granola bite

Perfect Little Granola Bites Recipe:

INGREDIENTS: 
1 cup of quick oats
3/4 cup of brown rice crisps
1/2 cup of all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of Tj’s ancient grain and seed medley
BUT if you don’t have that 1/4 cup of chia seeds and 1/4 cup of golden flax seeds is good
1/3 cup of honey
1/4 cup of mini dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients together. Mix well. Take a tablespoon and form into little balls. Place on parchment paper and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Freezes well up to 3 months.

Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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Valentine Breakfast: Heart-Shaped Egg Muffins

Right now, I’m on a major health kick. Trying to shed the last of my baby weight. (I know, 2 years later, right?) And stay true to my new year’s resolutions, which is to eat clean, eat right and eat proper portions.

So far, I’m doing great. I forgot how good it felt to eat healthy. And the better I eat, the less I crave. The less I crave, the better I eat!

But let’s face it. Being a busy mom, to an even busier toddler, makes eating, let alone eating healthy, challenging.

But take a look at these! Our Valentine’s morning breakfast.

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Frittatas.

These egg frittatas or as Els likes to call them, egg muffins, are so easy to make. So healthy. A great source of essential morning nutrients. And perfect as a grab and go breakfast for you and your toddler.

Here’s what I used to make them:

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

Ingredients: (Yields 6 egg muffins)
6 eggs
Frozen veggie mix (I used: edamame, carrots, corn, red peppers and carrots.)
Diced onion
Diced tomato
Handful of kale – Superfood!
Low fat Shredded Mozzarella (Optional)
3 tsp of water

Optional: Heart shaped silicone muffin mold

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins. 1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Beat the eggs. Add water. Add cracked black pepper. A pinch of salt if desired.
3. Choose and put in your fillings. I did a little bit of each.
4. Pour egg close to the top. Leave a little room for it to rise and puff up.
5. Add cheese on top if desired. I did half with cheese, and half without.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

eggmuffin4So easy!

Easy Heart shaped Egg Muffins.

So cute!

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

So yummy.

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

And top it off with a healthy smoothie for yourself and your little tot.

Smoothie Ingredients: Banana, frozen blueberries, frozen strawberries, frozen mango, water and a touch of unsweetened almond milk until desired thickness, and SPINACH. (they will never know…) Put in as much as desired. I put a little bit of each. And blend!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Heart Shaped Egg Muffins.

Els and I will be munching on these all day! Because they taste just as good cold. And even better when you eat them with your hands.

 

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