The busier life has gotten, the more I’ve come to value meals that are 1) quick to prepare, 2) can be made in advance, or 3) can be taken on the go. These tasty Strawberry-Banana Breakfast Bars fit the bill! Think of them as handheld oatmeal – soft and chewy with juicy baked fruit. They taste the best warm from the oven, but they’re also delicious at room temperature and can be reheated in the oven or microwave if you prefer. 

It’s usually a wonderful thing when chocolate and peanut butter come together, and these granola bars are no exception. With the peanut butter’s heart-healthy unsaturated fat and the oats’ fiber, these make a fulling and nutritious portable snack or on-the-go breakfast item. Best of all? A batch can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge for at least 2 weeks. Yum!

Happy Monday, everyone! Another weekend went by way too fast, but I hope you were able to enjoy it. Yesterday’s temperatures had me parked on my backyard patio for most of the afternoon, reading, snacking, and enjoying the sunshine. Such a welcomed day considering all the rain we’ve had these past few weeks. You’d better believe that one of these dreamy peach-rhubarb creamsicles was had, and I think they made the day even brighter.  If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram and use #strongrootsnutrition so I can check it out! //Taylor

When counseling clients, a consistent theme that comes up is convenience. It’s challenging to juggle everything life throws at us, and we often don’t have a surplus of energy to use for planning meals and snacks. The average person could skip a meal or snack and go hungry for a few hours and life will go on (although your productivity and mood might suffer!), but for my clients recovering from eating disorders, adequate and consistent nourishment is totally, 100% vital. Skipping a meal or snack can be the catalyst for a relapse if this behavior isn’t caught and corrected right away. But those recovering from eating disorders have responsibilities and hectic schedules, too, so planning ahead and… View Post

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season.  Today’s recipe is one I’ve been loving, and it’s perfect for batch cooking: Puffed Grain Cereal. It’s easy to throw together and filled with tasty ingredients like puffy cereal, sliced almonds, pecans, and cinnamon. It’s the perfect cooler-weather cereal that provides satiety from nuts and warmth from spices and maple syrup.  Eat it with milk, cereal-style, or use as granola for topping your yogurt. Delish! If you make this recipe at home, share on Instagram using #strongrootsnutrition so I can see! //Taylor