I remember taking Ethan to one of the family practice doctors who we saw when he was younger, and her commenting that we were “going granola” when I mentioned some of the more natural things that we had decided to do. I found it funny considering the fact that she was a healthy eating, pilates-loving doctor. Other than that, I did not really know what to think about the comment. My brother-in-law has often thought that I am a hippy, and it is more of a term of endearment from him…I think…because I tend to be more laid back, often have some new vitamin or supplement that I am trying, and typically try to convince him to do things such as go to a chiropractor instead of an orthopedic surgeon.
Anyway, whether our new lifestyle is just another step towards “going granola” is not really important right now. My mission is to just find the best, healthiest, most natural food for our family. That is not to say that I am using all organize products or never again eating sugar. But, we are trying our best to eat as healthy as possible, while still allowing a place in our diet for treats and sweets. I love granola and really wanted to find a recipe that would be a good, easy snack or breakfast. It is apparently controversial whether oats should be eaten if you have a gluten allergy. But, from what I could research, certified organic oats, such as this one, are safe. Since Ethan does not have an allergy, but just a sensitivity, we luckily do not have to be as concerned about where the product has been made (whether there are nuts, wheat, etc. also processed there). However, we are still ready labels and trying our best to make sure that everything is as it appears.
This granola recipe was a hit. Even the littlest little gave it a thumbs up.