Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars {The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet Book Review}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars by The Lemon Bowl

These chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars are the ideal lunchbox treat or after school snack. As a mom of two young children and healthy recipe developer, I am constantly asked for nutritious kid-friendly meal ideas. The truth is, I didn't grow up eating "kid food" and as a result, neither will my children. My kids eat what the adults eat and as a result, their food gets the same attention to … {Read the full article}

PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie

PB& J Oat Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

A portable, gluten free version of your favorite sandwich, this PB&J Oatmeal Smoothie is packed with protein and whole grains to give you lasting energy. Strawberry season has kicked off here in West Michigan and I can hardly contain my excitement. It only lasts about three weeks but you better believe we don't take a single second for granted. To celebrate the first official day of … {Read the full article}

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe Collection

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe Collection - The Lemon Bowl

A collection of steel cut oatmeal recipes including refrigerator oats, overnight oats, slow cooker, fruit-filled and chocolate versions.  Steel cut oats have a special place in my heart. From the minute I could hold a spoon, I have been eating steel cut oatmeal. My beautiful mother made them for me and my sisters on a very regular basis along with buckwheat pancakes, shredded wheat or cream of … {Read the full article}

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie by The Lemon Bowl

A healthy spin on an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, this smoothie is packed with protein and full of rich, chocolate flavor. I'm not sure where the time went by my littlest one just turned six months old. How the HECK did that happen so quickly?! Everyone jokes that he is always smiling.Admittedly, he is a super chill, friendly and smiley baby. He is the token laid-back second kid that tricks … {Read the full article}

Maple Walnut Apple Butter Oatmeal

Maple Apple Butter Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

Maple Walnut Apple Butter Oatmeal is a warm, hearty and satisfying breakfast that will give you the fuel you need to start your day.  We love oatmeal in this house which comes to no surprise since I grew up eating oatmeal throughout my childhood. Perhaps it's the never ending Michigan winter or the simple fact that my mom has always taught us the importance of starting each morning with whole … {Read the full article}

Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola by The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate, coconut and almonds are lightly sweetened with honey to create this healthy and addictive homemade granola. Shortly after giving birth, I received the most thoughtful care package from my dear friend Aggie, In addition to sending gifts for both of my boys, she also picked out a few items just for me. What a woman!!! One of the items Aggie sent were these new-to-me granola oat clusters … {Read the full article}

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

30 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes - The Lemon Bowl

A round-up of 30 healthy, easy and delicious slow cooker recipes that just so happen to be good for you.  Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or simply wish to eat more meals at home this year, the slow cooker is your friend. By taking a few moments in the morning or even the night before, a warm and hearty meal will be waiting for you when you are ready for it. Below is a list of 30 … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal

Crock Pot Banana Nut Oatmeal - The Lemon Bowl

Steel cut oats cook overnight with bananas, walnuts and spices to create a healthy, make-ahead breakfast that will be waiting for you in the morning.  If I had to offer one secret when it comes to reaching weight loss or healthy living goals it would be to start every day with a healthy breakfast. Of course, you've heard it 100 times but I also know that it isn't so easy for everyone. People … {Read the full article}