Originally Posted by Silvercrest79
dhinderliter - Could you share the recipes for the bars?
Also, I don't know how WIC works where you are but here you can request (note they will never offer) for the maximum cheese package for your coupons. It took some complaining about how all the milk was going to waste (my kids will NOT drink a glass of milk ever) cuz they only use it on their cereal. My coupons are 4 gals of milk total for the month, the rest is cheese.
they actually ask me whether i want more milk or cheese. i don't know if this is their "max cheese" but its usually an extra lb of cheese and 1 or 2 gals less of milk. they exspect dd and ds to probably drink 1 gal/wk anyways which is way to much. our only dairy is yogurt (ds and dd) and cheese since i think milk isn't really healthy so i certainly don't push it. although juice is the same at least its the good brand juice and not the suger filled stuff.
we did get some vouchers for the local farmers market but it just has an exiration instead of a monthly thing. i just haven't had time to go but should asap so i can get lots of strawberries to freeze. hmmm.....
4 c. uncooked oats (not instant)
1 c. non-packed brown sugar (to reduce sugar intake and make them healthier)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (or however much you want)
1/2 c. raisins (optional; i use a dried fruit assortment chopped)
1/2 c. shredded coconut (also optional)
1 c. chopped nuts (cashews or walnuts or peanuts are all good! I prefer sliced almonds since they are a sweet nut that appeals to almost everyone. Also optional, though if left out, substitute with something like a little more oatmeal or wheat flakes ~1/2 cup. Suggested to add since they have good fat and protein.)
3/4 c. melted butter
chocolate chips if desired
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with greased hands, and press into a well greased pan no more than an inch thick. Bake at 410ish degrees for ~15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container to keep them chewy. (They actually come out crunchy)
these come out really good and crumbly just like store bought. you can use a 9X13 but i like a larger 10x15ish pan to get a really good BAR looking food instead of sqaures.
2 c old fashioned oats
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c butter
1 c blueberrys (says preserves but i use frozen blueberrys and then warm and puree)
1/2 c spinach puree (i use old baby spinach and heat then puree)
preheat oven to 375, coat 8x8 pan (i use a larger pan as this is way to small)
combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and vanilla; stir well
add butter and cut it in until its a coarse meal. set aside half the oat mixture and press the rest firmly into pan. bake until lightly browned at the edges but not done 13-15 minutes.
mix preserves with spinach puree
spread blueberry mix over the partially baked oat layer, then sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. bake until slightly browned 20-25 minutes. cool completely before eating to take out the spinach taste. cut into bars and serve!
this is another fave hidden treasures recipe for snack time
1 c flour
1 c oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c unpacked brown sugar
6 tblsp butter
1/2 c pb (well the recipe says banana but these are expensive!)
1/2 c zuchini puree
1 large egg
1/2 c raisins (again i use a mix of dried fruit)
1/2 c chopped walnuts (i use cashews and finely chopped)
preheat oven to 350. coat 2 baking sheets with spray
mix sugar, butter until combined dont over mix. add pb (or banana) and zuchinni, egg and stir to blend. add in flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, raisins, and nuts and stir
drop dough by tablespoonsfulls onto sheet leaving about 1 in in between. bake until golden brown 12-15 minutes.
for my concoction i use SMALL tablespoons as these are HEAVY cookies and a teeny cookie goes a long way (well not according to the kids!). my cookies don't spread out very much though so you may need to adjust cooking time as well. you can substitue ANY other puree, veggie or fruit in place of whats up there if you need to add a different nutrition to the kids diet.