Super Great Savings – up to $3 on 3 Favorites – Marble Cheese + Virginia & Honey Ham

So by now the holidays are behind us and the new year is upon us. Many of us are thinking about doing better with this and that. Some of the ‘this and that’ includes our eating and our health. Here at The Country Cupboard we can help you with that. Did you know we have healthier alternatives to flour, sugar, and snacks? We can help alter your recipe or make recommendations that are easy to use. Just stop by and ask.

Want to learn more about healthy eating? Sign up for our class 10 Steps for Healthier Eating on Thursday January 21st. It’s a fun evening of learning (and eating).

Want to learn more about natural ways of health for headaches, sleeping, allergies and more? Sign up for our Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions on Monday, January 11. This is a great way to learn more and to experience essential oils for yourself.

And if you want to learn even more about going the natural route for your health you may contact Becky at Balms and Manna. She can share ways to help you feel better and great. Contact her at balmsandmanna.com or balmsandmanna@gmail.com.

Immunity-Boosting Breakfast Bars

GF, DF, EF, SF, & NF option

With colds and flu going around, our thoughts on health and with the upcoming Allergy Free Saturday, this recipe is a great fit.

Makes 16

1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1/2 cup dates (soaked in water for 20 minutes)
1/2 cup whole almonds (substitute sunflower seeds if you can’t do nuts)
1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

optional add-ins:  dark chocolate chips, raisins, chopped walnuts
toppings
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Put all ingredients in a food processor and process until very well combined.  Scrape the sides of the machine down a few times and let the machine run until the mixture is quite smooth.  Add any add-ins you prefer.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and add the toppings.  Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cold.  Best if eaten within 2-3 days.  Store in the refrigerator.
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