Oatmeal flax meal chia seed chocolate chip recipe

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With a picky toddler, a nine year old  boy, and a teenage girl, I need snacks around the house that are both healthy, filling, and inexpensive to make. Even using organic ingredients, this recipe is still very budget friendly-and it makes a lot! About 4 dozen cookies depending on how big you make them! When my toddler refuses to eat anything else in the house, he will never refuse one of these nutritious cookies.

Prep time: 30-45 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I use organic)
1 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of flax meal
1/2 cup (or more if desired) chia seeds
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions;

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk flour, oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Beat butter and sugars in a separate bowl with a mixer on medium high speed until fluffy, approximately 3-4 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and beat well. Reduce mixing speed to low and add flour mixture gradually until just combined. Hand stir in chocolate chips. You may want to add nuts, too!

Drop heaping tablespoons full of the dough into your parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool 3 minutes on cookie sheets and transfer to a rack or separate plate to allow to cool. Enjoy!

[reorganized] How I Organized My Refrigerator

This is really helpful! My fridge is just awful and since we do so much cooking, I really need to reorganize it. Thought I’d reblog for anybody else who could use some advice!

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I finally got around to checking off a task that had been on my To-Do list for ages: ORGANIZE REFRIGERATOR!

For some reason, when we moved in, the shelves in the fridge were staggered, so it was nearly impossible to store any party platters in it. Leftovers got lost in the back of the shelves, therefore creating unwanted science projects. I wanted to rearrange things so that the refrigerator worked to accommodate our lifestyle better. So enough chatting! I think pictures will tell the story best.

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Smaller bins are placed inside the crisper drawers to hold smaller produce that can get easily tossed around and lost in a large drawer.

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This is the freezer shot. I have a bottom-mount freezer drawer. In the AFTER photo, I put a tall freezer bin on the left side where we…

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Menu for the Week

To keep our eating habits on track, I find creating this restaurant style chalkboard menu makes it fun (and a little bit fancy) for everyone. The kids love it and the whole family even gets to have some input on whether they like what’s on the menu for that week or if they have better suggestions. I’ve been using sidewalk chalk which is kind of hard to write with. I’ll be investing in some normal sized chalk soon!

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