I've been a busy gal! It’s been a process organizing and decorating my apartment in the great state of Washington. Being that I wasn't able to bring a lot of my belongings with me, I've been scouring the Goodwill to find treasures, but it’s coming along.
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The other week I made some snacks to keep me motivated while organizing and re-organizing when I changed my mind. Who doesn't love a good snack?! The first snack was granola – I had found the recipe from Shape Magazine.
I gathered 1 cup of oats, 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter, 2 tbsp. honey, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, and ¼ tsp. vanilla extract and preset the oven to 325 degrees.
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I combined the honey and peanut butter and microwaved it for about 20 seconds until it was melted. I added cinnamon and vanilla into the mixture. Finally the oats were added and coated with the mixture. I took a cookie sheet and sprayed non-stick cooking spray on it and then spread the mixture on the cookie sheet. It was baked in the oven until it was slightly browned – about 10 minutes. I let it cool and the granola became crunchy. It was pretty tasty!
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The second snack that I made was a fruit dip. Now, unfortunately, I am not a big fan of fruit. As much as I try, it is just is not something that I crave. But, with this fruit dip, it just might change my mind on fruit! I took a ½ cup of Nutella and 1 cup of plain greek yogurt and mixed it together. It was the perfect ratio of chocolate and fruit – I ended up dipping apples and bananas, but I am sure that a lot of fruit would be tasty with this dip! :)
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