This week Melanie from Life Is For Living shares a delicious and simple dish that all little tummies will love! In January this year Melanie and her family made the big decision to pack up their suburban life and move to a more peaceful life in Victoria’s, Yarra Valley. For her this change has been a long awaited dream come true. Her goal now is to live as sustainably as possible and create a better living environment for her children and herself. Their country life is filled with a lovely big green block, chooks, vegetable patches and fruit trees.They are learning more about how their actions effect the environment around them every day and for this Melanie will always be thankful they made the change. She is the owner of the wonderful Life Is For Living. You can follow Melanie on Facebook ,Instagram or visit her site here
Today I’d like to share with you a recipe from an amazing friend of mine and fully qualified Naturopath. We are both always striving to fill our tummies and our children’s tummies with nutritious goodies and love trying new recipes with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy.
Seedy Oat Bars
½ cup Chia Seeds
½ cup Sesame Seeds
½ cup Linseed
¼ cup Sunflower Seeds
2 Cups Rolled Oats
2/3 Cup Honey
2/3 Cup Coconut Oil
- Preheat Oven to 190°c. Line a lamington pan (18 x 28cm) with baking paper.
- Make your seed mix by mixing black chia seeds, sesame, linseed, sunflower into a jug, then pour into an airtight container or jar to store.
- Combine Oats and 1½ cups of seed mix into a bowl with fork.
- Melt together honey and coconut oil.
- Add into dry mix & use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix. Once combined scrape into the pan. Smooth evenly.
- It may not reach the other end so make sure you keep it at least 1cm thickness as it will spread during cooking
- Bake for 20mins or until the golden on top.
- Leave to cool completely in the pan before transferring onto a board. Remove the paper & cut into rectangles. Store in a lined air tight tin.
This makes a great lunchbox snack but try to keep cool as it can crumble if it gets too hot and the honey melts again.
Make sure the slice is completely cold before cutting.
The simplest way I believe we can all live a more sustainable life is to support local business. The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is filled with some of the most beautiful art, produce, creators and accommodation. I am passionate about every business I work with and love supporting them through the Life is For Living directory. I am truly passionate about each and every business I work with.