GF/DF Muddy Buddies

Hey Everyone!

Today has been a busy cooking day! This morning I had made Baked Oatmeal, which I posted the recipe for. I had also gone to Bob’s Red Mill before coming back home and making Gluten Free and Dairy Free Muddy Buddies, as well as Chicken and Potato Soup and Bruschetta topping for my sandwiches this coming week.

The last time I had gone hiking with one of my best friends the subject of snacks had come up and some how Muddy Buddies had come up, and I hadn’t had any since before I had to go Dairy Free and Gluten Free, and she was like “duh, take the recipe and substitute what you need to substitute to make it without dairy and gluten”, so today I did that. I must say that they turned out amazingly well.

  I took the Original Recipe and tweeked it. So here is the modified recipe, and what I did today.

Recipe:

9 cups Corn, Rice, Chocolate or Honey Nut Chex cereal
1 cup Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Earth Balance Vegan Spread
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups powered sugar

Directions:

  1. In large bowl measure cereal and set aside
  2. in 1 quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and vegan spread uncovered on high for 1 minute; stir. microwave about 30 seconds to 1 minute longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. stir in vanilla. pour mixture over cereal stirring until evenly coated. pour into 2-gallon resealable (ziploc) bag
  3. add powdered sugar. seal bag; shake until well coated. spread on waxed paper to cool.
  4. store in airtight (rubbermaid/tupperware) container in the refrigerator.

Notes:

I used 2 – 12.5 oz boxes of honey nut chex, one bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips and most of a 16 oz container of Peanut Butter (with 1/2 cup of spread) and got about 18 cups of Muddy Buddies.

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Going Vegetarian for the Summer

Hey Everyone!

I have decided that once I finish eating the meat I have in the fridge and freezer (which will be during this next week), I am going to be spending the summer eating only vegetarian. This decision did not come easily to me, but rather, because I am tired of being sick and tired. I want to feel at my best, and I am not quite there. I realize that getting complete proteins will be harder while adhering to a vegetarian diet, and I am preparing myself for that. I am doing my research, and my homework so that I get complete protein as well as begin eating a lot more fruits and vegetables.

I have set this challenge for the summer as locally grown fruits and vegetables are plentiful. Come Fall, if adhering to being vegetarian is too difficult for me to strictly adhere to, then I will limit the amount of chicken I will eat, but incorporate it back into my diet.

It seems like the only meat my body really tolerates is poultry. So I am wanting to find other alternative complete proteins to keep things interesting.

I am hoping this summer will help me reset my body, and really start feeling at my best.