Trek Bars and Switching to a WHOLE FOOD Plant Based DIET :)

Where the heck have I been? On vacation to Scandinavia! It was so awesome! Stay tuned for pics and a post about it this week. For now, I want to share with you one of the things I made to take with us for a snack on our vacation! Trek Bars!!! These are an awesome snack for when you’re on the go.  They are so easy to make and so nutritious and delicious. 


Trek Bars

2 1⁄2 C Old fashion oats  

1 C Honey (agave or maple syrup if vegan)  

1 C Natural peanut butter  

1 Tea Kosher salt  

1⁄4 C Chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand

1⁄4 C Dried cranberries or cherries  

1⁄4 C Wheat bran  

1⁄4 C Oat bran  

1⁄4 C Flax meal  

1⁄4 C Millet   

1⁄4 C Sesame seeds  

1⁄4 C Sunflower seeds or Pumpkin Seeds  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. In a large bowl combine oats, honey, pb, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Use your hands! Pack the mixture tightly and evenly into the baking pan and cook for 15 min until nicely toasted or golden brown. Adapted from motherskitchen@blogspot.com. Please note that these are not FULLY VEGAN because of the honey. You could use maple syrup or agave if you are strict vegan. 

Also, as soon and my DH and I got back from our trip, we decided to go, for the most part, vegan for health reasons. Dane has had open heart surgery and just had his third stent, so it’s time for a change in diet. Have you ever watched “What the Health” on Netflix? Yikes! If you haven’t, you should. It’s quite an eye opener. So I’m announcing that my blog is going to be mostly whole food plant based (vegan, but not full on vegan)! I’m excited for the challenge and for the learning curve that I will be taking on. Dane has been cooking during the week as well, which is so awesome and he’s totally into it. He’s made some incredible recipes, like some incredibly delicious vegan mac and cheese, so I will post more about that soon too! 

I’ll also keep you updated on how I’m feeling running, biking, swimming while going somewhat vegan. So far, I’m feeling so great! Last Saturday, we did a 20 mile run, which was our final long run before running St. George Marathon and I felt AMAZING! The marathon is in a couple of weeks so I’m excited to see how that goes. I’ll let you know how my journey on this new way of eating is going in future posts!

As for my guest posts— they will be of all varieties, which is whatever my guest decides to prepare. :). Also, I have some meat based recipes that are delicious, so I will post those as well. Lots of great stuff coming up on the blog!

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