Pumpkin Spiced Granola

Today, I bring to you an incredibly simple recipe that is perfect to snack on all throughout the fall months. This granola is packed full of nutrients and is oil-free, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, vegan and still tastes incredible… it doesn’t get much better than that!

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This is the perfect recipe to whip up when you’re in a hurry and want a quick snack or need to make a gift for someone special. While the granola is toasting it fills your house with the most heavenly fall scent and creates such a cozy environment.

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I decided to use maple syrup as the sweetener instead of sugar, and included flax seeds for a nutty flavor as well as omega-3 fatty acids. The pumpkin seeds are the best part of this recipe, in my opinion, because they provide the perfect crunch while also providing lots of iron, magnesium, protein, and zinc.

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Back To School Snack Ideas

It’s that time of year… classes are starting back up and the days seem to never end. Also, it’s the time where packing snacks become a necessity. This is my first year living off campus, which means I don’t have a meal plan anymore. To save money, bringing my own food to campus is crucial. Here are some of my super simple, and cheap snack ideas I like to throw in my book bag before heading out the door to class.

Energy bars:

One of the easiest packaged snacks ever are energy bars. They are so convenient and delicious, but can often be filled with preservatives and unnecessary added sugars. That’s why I recommend LARA bars, they only have a few simple ingredients that taste delicious, with amazing flavor combinations. Although they can be expensive, they are worth it because you are paying for good quality, wholesome ingredients. But they are usually on sale, so keep your eye out for a good sale, or buy in bulk online!

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