Uffing Summer Peaches with Mint

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“What’s an Uffing?” you might ask.

Uffing is the quaintest little village the Bavarian countryside ever did see. It’s a picturesque place nestled at the foot of the majestic Alps, overlooking the Staffelsee (a serene Alpine lake), and surrounded by green pastures on which cows lazily graze under 100 year-old trees. It’s the stuff American stereotypes of Germany are made of! It’s a paradise for children to grow up in (at least before they turn into teenagers) and stressed out grown-ups to escape to and connect with nature.

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Chocolate Coconut Granola

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In desperate need of some chocolate?

Today (or any day…really, who are you kidding?), get your fix with this luscious chocolate and coconut granola! Have a scoop topped with your favorite kind of milk for a decadent breakfast or sprinkle just a little over some fresh fruit and yogurt for an indulgent snack.

While granola in general is not a low fat food, this clean eating version is full of healthy fats. It is also loaded with antioxidants but, unlike most store-bought granola and cereal, does not contain any refined sugar, artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives or other additives. Just remember – as always – moderation is key!

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Nuts & Seeds Brownie Bites

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How about we get baking today?

I have to admit, I’m not much of baker. In fact, not at all. Anything I bake has to be pretty straightforward, with little to no skill involved. Luckily, this recipe for nutritious brownie bites just fits the bill!

Quick and easy to make, these little morsels are packed full of heart healthy fats, protein, fiber, antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals but without any refined sugar. They give you an energy boost with just enough sweetness to satisfy your chocolate craving.

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Miri’s Energy Balls

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I really try not to judge…

…but I’m going to do it anyway so please excuse me while I climb on my soap box for just a sec. Here it comes:

The mountain of crappy snack foods that most children consume on a daily basis downright scares me. Call me crazy but a bag of Cheetos is not a meal! And no, this has nothing to do with the new-ish “I eat cleaner than you therefore I must be better than you” competition that seems to be going on everywhere. Honest to goodness, to me this is simply common sense.

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