Farm Foodie Granola Bars

granolaWell summer has blown by and fall is here, my favorite time of year! My newest adventure this summer took off a lot faster than I expected and my poor blog got left in the dust for the past couple weeks, but I’m hoping this new recipe will jump-start the writing, cooking, and getting back on schedule again! In the middle of all the fun and busy schedule of teaching Pilates 65 hours a week and running a business, some days I barely got a break to shovel down a pint of cherry tomatoes or a handful of berries, only to be starving by 6 or 7 pm and then I’d reach for the chocolate chip cookies as I ran through Harris Teeter grabbing things for dinner. Honestly, I even ate a doughnut this summer! I haven’t eaten a doughnut in 6 years since I was pregnant with my daughter yikes! Sounds pretty sad now that I write this out! We should all have a doughnut more often and live a little! LOL!

Anyway, I let the gluten and junk take over the last couple weeks of summer so I’m on my own detox for 14 days, and it’s not been the easiest as it usually is for me this time around. So with no dairy, gluten, processed sugar or ingredients, caffeine, or alcohol, the 3-5 o’clock witching hour where we all start to crash is where I struggle the most. So I’m putting a spin on my sweet friend Amanda’s recipe for her “No Bake Magic Mix.” Don’t feel like running around to grab all these ingredients, make sure to grab one of their packages and make your own from 2 Chix and a Mix. But these are soooo good!


  • 1/2 cup of raw rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 Tablespoons Gogi Berries (Can’t find-replace with cranberries, fire raisins, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup organic sunflower or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honeyIn a bowl, mix all ingredients well. Add to pan or container and smooth out. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour or more. Cut and enjoy!
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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

6 thoughts on “Farm Foodie Granola Bars

  1. Sixty-five hours a week? How do you do it? Wow! It’s lovely to hear that things are going well…and thanks for sharing such a wholesome and flavorful granola bar. I’m always interested in a healthier version of a favorite. 🙂

    • Aww thanks for checking in! Yea I don’t know how I did it either, it was a little crazy! But to open your doors and be that bust in 2 months is awesome. Starting to slow a bit for the winter so hopefully I can get some more recipes out for y’all! Hope all is well with you and hope you love the granola!

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