Granola Bars, Hips and Sun

by Alison on June 30, 2010

Okay random title :p  I have the granola recipe you will find it below.  These bars are not super sweet and definitely on the chewy not crunchy end of the scale but I loved them.

My hips felt fine today, well no better or worse, so I’ll stick with running for now but I have lowered my mileage for the time being, which since I have no races planned and it’s getting warm (hopefully) suits me fine for now.

The sun is out, I know it is ephemeral but hooray for sun.

What is up with June being over???? How did this happen, how did half of 2010 up and disappear on me?

My mother arrived last night on her way home from visiting my sister and she left again today, whirlwind stop.  We went out to lunch and I had a really nice, melt in your mouth quiche and salad for lunch they were great.  We had planned to go for brunch so I had a super light breakfast that had me hungry for lunch.  For dinner I made cauliflower mac and cheese, it sucked something went wrong and it didn’t thicken right.  The flavour was fine but the texture left much to be desired.

June 30th

Earned 2 activity points.

  • Breakfast –nectarine, toast
  • Lunch – Quiche, salad with balsamic vinagrette
  • Snack – Homemade Granola Bar
  • Dinner – Cauliflower Mac and Cheese, green beans

Earned 13 weekly activity points.

Weekly Mileage Count 7

Healthy Granola Bars


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 TBSP. of flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 4 oz. of applesauce
  • 3/4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 oz. of chopped pecans
  • 2 oz. of slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dried cherries
  • * You can also add chunks of dark chocolate or raisins (optional)


In a large mixing bowl  combine oats, flour, baking soda, flaxseed, and brown sugar, stir to combine.   Next add the vanilla, honey and applesauce, fruit, nuts and shredded coconut stir to combine.  Feel free to add chocolate chips, raisins or anything else that sounds good.

Lightly press mixture in 9×13 pan and bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Let them cool for 15 minutes and then cut into bars. Make sure you let them cool completely before serving. This recipe makes 16 bars.

Makes 16 servings

Calories 160, total fat 7.5 grams, cholesterol 0, total carbs 20 grams, fiber 5 grams, protein 6 grams.

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MizFit July 1, 2010 at 1:51 AM

checking in 🙂
4a came early but my cardio is DONE!

woo hoo?

MizFit´s last blog post ..Intuitive eating new Two Fit Chicks podcast

Alison July 1, 2010 at 7:18 AM

I’m impressed I was sound asleep at 4 am and struggling now to go out for a run, I have a splitting headache and can’t decide if running will make it better or worse…

Neha July 1, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Hi Alison,
You have a truly inspiring website. Love the recipes!
Do you have a separate email in which I could ask you a couple questions regarding your weight loss with WW?



Alison July 1, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Feel free to email me at, happy to answer your questions.

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