Cinnamon Apple Energy Balls

Total time: 10 mins
Yields: 12-14 balls


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apples (not freeze dried, you want the chewy ones)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until it forms a thick paste.
  2. Using about a tablespoon of the mixture, roll into balls. If you want the little bites, use about 1/4 teaspoon.

~Recipe from

Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars


  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 3 cups Cheerios (or similar shaped cereal)
  • Oil spray (for baking dish & measuring cup)
  • Optional: sprinkles


  • Spray oil on a 9×9 baking dish
  • Combine peanut butter and honey in a medium pot
  • Heat to combine
  • Add Cheerios and combine well, using spatula
  • Pour mixture into baking dish and flatten with spatula
  • Add sprinkles on top at this point if you’d like.
  • Let cool completely before serving (it will be firmer after cooling)

Big tip: Spray measuring cup with oil prior to measuring peanut butter and honey. This will allow the ingredients to fall out easier when adding to pot.

~Recipe adapted from the The Lazy Dish

Spinach “Green” Muffins


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (about one single serving cup)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, packed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Processes wet ingredients in a blender: applesauce, egg, vanilla, spinach, sugar and oil.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the wet spinach mixture to the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. You can use a spoon or spatula. The mixture will be very dense! On occasion, if it seems too dense, I’ll add a splash of milk to loosen it up, but the mixture should resemble a thick cookie dough. It won’t pour easily.
  6. Scoop the batter into greased muffin tins. This recipe will make 8-9 large muffins or 24 mini-muffins.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes for mini-muffins or 17 minutes for regular-sized muffins.
  8. Let them cool on a rack and enjoy! 

~Recipe adapted from