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Snack Time!

Back to School - August 2021

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Back to school means filling the day with healthy snacks to keep the kids fueled up. Today's blog post will give you five yummy ideas that both kids and adults will love - even if you are not of the "back to school" age anymore. 😉

Perfect for an after school snack or an on-the-go treat, granola bars are the ultimate pack and go option. 


2 ½ cups quick oats

½ cup Rice Crispies

½ cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips

  1. ¼ cup brown sugar
  2. ½ teaspoon of salt
  3. ¼ cup coconut
  4. ⅛ cup flax seed
  5. ⅛ cup sesame seed
  6. ⅛ cup chia seed
  7. ⅓ cup coconut oil

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 drops Tangerine oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients together. Melt in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix uniformly.
  5. Allow wet ingredients to absorb into dry ingredients. 
  6. Tip: If mixture is too dry, add more coconut oil or honey; if too wet, add more oatmeal.
  7. Line cake pan with parchment paper. Pour in mixture and pat down.
  8. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until lightly brown.

Looking for a healthy, immune-boosting snack? I’ve got your back! Try this for movie night, or greet the kids with it when they come home from school, and let us know what you think!


1 cup popcorn kernels

¼ cup unrefined coconut oil

¼ cup pure maple syrup

5–6 drops doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend

2–3 drops Cinnamon Bark oil

Ground cinnamon to taste

Salt to taste


Air-pop popcorn and place in a large mixing bowl.

Melt coconut oil. Stir in maple syrup and essential oils.

Pour mixture over popcorn, pausing to toss and mix.

Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and salt. Mix thoroughly and enjoy.


If melting coconut oil on the stovetop, be sure to remove from heat and let cool slightly before adding essential oils.

I get it. You’re busy. In today’s world of being superhuman, everything can get pushed.

That’s why I wanted to provide some recipes to make things ahead of time to have to grab quickly and easily on a busy morning before school chaos ensues. Energy bites are a perfect “on the go” protein-packed snack!


  1. 1 cup raw cashews
  2. ½ cup strawberries, chopped
  3. ¼ cup coconut butter
  4. 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla

1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil

Dash of nutmeg

Dash of sea salt

1 package chia seeds or coconut flakes (optional)


  1. Wash and chop strawberries. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse raw cashews until they form a crumbled texture. 
  3. Add in chopped strawberries and coconut butter. Pulse mixture. 
  4. Add remaining ingredients and blend until they form into a batter. Place batter in fridge for 30 minutes or until firm. 
  5. Remove the batter from the fridge and roll batter into medium balls. Roll balls in chia seeds or coconut flakes, coating the outside. 
  6. Store energy bites in the fridge to keep fresh. Consume within two weeks. 

These sound amazing, don't they?


1 cup finely shredded coconut, divided

  1. 1 cup almond butter
  2. 1 cup dried cranberries
  3. ½ cup raw honey
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. 2 tablespoons chia seeds

3 drops Wild Orange or Tangerine oil

  1. Instructions
  2. Place all ingredients into mixer, reserving just a half cup of the shredded coconut in a bowl to the side.
  3. Add essential oil.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Roll into balls and coat in the other half cup of shredded coconut.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
  7. Tip: Eat when you need an extra boost of energy or before a workout.

Craving a sweet treat but looking for something on the healthier side? Give these Peppermint Black Bean Brownies a try! Bonus: black beans are packed with protein.


1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

2 large eggs

¼ cup cocoa powder

⅔ cup honey

⅓ cup coconut oil

½ teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

2–4 drops Peppermint oil

¾ cup chocolate chips, divided 


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into greased 8x8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  5. Bake 30–35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let me know in the comments below if you give any of these a try. I'd love to hear what you think!

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