Peanut Butter Trail Bars
Total Time: 20 minutes
Here are some time -saving strategies to help you balance Mom time with You time, so you can recharge, renew and keep your family on track:
1. Stick to a (flexible) schedule. Things pop up that require us to adjust our schedules, but creating one that works for you is key. As you create your schedule, keep these things in mind:
What’s most important to you and your family? Make sure your schedule reflects your priorities. Are you a night person- or a morning one? Plan the most challenging tasks for when you are at your peak.Schedule time for exercise, family time, couple time- and down time, too.
2. Get organized. Include time in your daily schedule to get- and stay- organized:
Make tomorrow’s to-do list today! You won’t waste precious morning time.
Make a weekly menu plan that takes your schedule into account. Plan simple meals for busy nights.
Make a trip to the ATM and gassing up the car a scheduled weekly routine- not an emergency stop.
Sort mail near the recycling bin – don’t even let junk mail into the house!
Keep healthy snacks on hand at all times to keep your energy level high- and junk food at bay! Try these PeanutButter Trail Bars to keep you fueled.
3. Find time. When you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, consider these not- so-obvious ways to find more:
Leave earlier- or later. Adjust your schedule to miss rush hour (and adjust your route to miss congestion or construction, too)
Drop everything. Sometimes the kids just want a minute of our time. 10 minutes spent focused on them beats an hour of stressful disruptions.
Say “no”- and delegate- for a big impact on your schedule.
LINE 8 x 8-inch pan with foil, extending foil up sides of pan.
PLACE peanut butter and honey in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds more until smooth and creamy.
WHISK water and powdered drink mix until blended. Stir in peanut butter mixture. Stir in granola, flax seed, walnuts and cranberries until evenly moistened. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Chill 1 hour. Cut into bars.
1 cup Jif® Omega-3 Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 cup vanilla whey protein powdered drink mix
4 cups granola with raisins
2 tablespoons milled flax seed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
to you by Amy Tobin
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