Not necessarily because of busy-ness, but the desire just isn't there. However, there's the undeniable fact is that you and your family simply have to eat. Yes, smoothies are a great option - but no human with teeth would willingly drink every meal! (Sorry, heavy juicers!)
I like having things on hand that satisfy my wholefood criteria: protein, healthy fats and a bit of good fiber and do not require doctoring up a thing. I mean boys cannot live on oatmeal alone!
::Chocolate coconut granola::
4 c Unsweetened flaked coconut
(you can use shredded, but must be unsweetened)
2 c ground almonds - use vitamix or food processor
1 c chopped pecans
4 T organic cocoa powder
1/3 c chia seeds
1/2 c coconut oil, melted
1/2 c maple syrup
I made this in the time it takes a 6 year old to take three vitamins - about 10 minutes!
Preheat oven to 325 - use convection option if you have it.
Melt coconut oil, remove from heat and add maple syrup.
Throw all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.
Pour maple syrup/coconut oil over dry mixture and stir until it all looks wet.
Divide between two cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes, switching top/bottom sheet at 7 minutes. Cool completely and store in airtight container.
Pair this delightful made ahead treat with yogurt or fresh raw milk and breakfast will be served, eaten and enjoyed before you know it. Plus, you'll get a bit of cooking relief. Obviously this requires a bit of prep when you are in the stove-turning on mood. But it's a crunchy, chocolate-y treat worth cranking your oven up for.
linked to Imparting grace, WFMW and kellythekitchenkop