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Eat: No Bake Energy Bites (guest recipe)

27 Feb
Here’s a recipe from my latest guest contributor (also a cousin)…her trail name pending but the horse’s name is Geranto. He specializes in tours of Colombian coffee country).
I wanted to share one of my favorite snacks for hiking… so yummers!

No Bake Energy Bites

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup of any nut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix by hand and pack for the trail! 


Thanks, cuz—and Geranto. They sound easy and delish.

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BetterOats™ ARE better.

15 Jan

On a whim, I grabbed this sleek little Better Oats™ box at Stop & Shop a couple months back, having eyeballed the Nutrition Facts (as I do) and deemed them better than good ‘ol Quaker (on inclusion of flax seed alone). Now, I’m hooked. And I passed my tip on to HT and he is more than hooked, he’s full-on preaching the brand on Hardtack Honors.  It has whole grains (obvi), Omega 3s, protein, fiber, a few vitamins and antioxidants and can be mixed with ANYTHING with great results. The packaging is low-profile, too, which makes for extra space in the cupboard and less waste in the blue bin.


My reason for sharing today is, I made breakfast in my office this morning, and feel compelled to share it with SOMEONE. It’s delicious, super healthy, affordable, etc, etc, etc… I’m proud of my Tuesday-morning wholesome office concoction.

Better Oats™ Raw  + banana sliced + no sugar added natural blackberry jam (with added fiber!) + sliced almonds + cup of coffee in my favorite Gettysburg mug = This Tuesday Might Just Turn Out Alright.

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