Nannie’s Berry Jam

1 Cup of frozen berries (Blueberries, mixed berries, raspberries) If doing strawberries, I would do freezer jam.

3/4 C Sugar

Multiply by however many cups of berries you do. ie: 3 lb bag of berries, 6 cups of sugar.

Put in a big pot. You can add a little bit of water (1/2 c for a big pot) so that it doesn’t burn. The berries will cook down

Start on low and stir often while you cook until it’s kind of liquidy and mixed together. Then increase heat to med/high and cook until thickened (about an hour?). Pour in jars while it’s still kind of runny – before it gets too thick and gel like. It will be a little thicker than the consistency in the pan.

Get jam jars at Target, Dans, anywhere really.

Fill jars and then set lid on top. It will seal naturally because of the heat.

You can reuse

No Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Jason loved these! They’re healthy, flourless, easy to make and packed full of nutrients. They make a great all natural dessert, an anytime snack or a pre workout boost. They’re great to have around the house. You can even shape them flat to make bars instead of bites. Take them on a hike, or stash some in your gym bag.

YIELD: ABOUT 2 DOZEN
PREP: 10 MINS
TOTAL: 10 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

1 C. Oats
2/3 C. Toasted Coconut Flakes
1/2 C. Peanut Butter
1/2 C. Ground Flax Seed
1/2 C. Chocolate Chips (Dark chocolate will be a healthier option than milk chocolate. You can also use cacao nibs instead.)
1/3 C. Honey (You can also use agave nectar instead)
1 Tbs. Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

DIRECTIONS:

Mix flax seeds and chia seeds together. Add peanut butter, then honey. Mix well. Add coconut flakes and oats. Stir until well blended. Cover and let sit in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

Remove from fridge and roll into 3/4 inch balls. Store in the fridge, covered, or in an airtight container. Eat or freeze within one week.

Makes about two dozen.

Healthy Oat and Berry Muffins

We tried this new recipe today and loved it. They are just bursting with delish berries. These are flourless and packed full protein. Each muffin is only around 100 calories.

The recipe listed makes a dozen muffins. I like to double the recipe to make two dozen, since these are easy to pop in the microwave and make great breakfasts and snacks for a few days.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 C. Oats
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 C. Sugar (You can add another 1/4 C. if you like them a little sweeter)
1 Cup Greek Yogurt (Plain or Vanilla)
2 Eggs
2 1/2 C. Blueberries, Raspberries or Diced Strawberries (Blueberry is our favorite)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. You can also use foil liners if you like. Avoid using paper liners.

Blend sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder together. Add oats. Add yogurt and eggs and stir until well blended. Gently fold in 2 cups of the berries. Spoon batter into muffin tin, and add remaining berries to the tops of the muffins.

Bake for 22-25 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Sweet Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken

A delicious, sweet baked chicken dish.

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

3-4 Chicken breasts, each cut lengthwise in half or thirds
3 Tbs Butter
4 Cloves Fresh Garlic, Minced (or 4 tsp Freeze Dried or Bottled Garlic
4 Tbs Brown Sugar
Salt and Pepper

Place chicken in greased baking dish.
Melt butter in frying pan. Add garlic and sautee over low heat until garlic has softened and is lightly browned. Add brown sugar to garlic mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture evenly over chicken.
Bake at 450 degrees for 30-35 minutes.