Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal

Vanilla Almond Granola Cereal | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

All it took for me to be convinced that I should no longer buy granola cereal from the store was seeing the ingredients list. Talk about extensive and full of words I can’t pronounce. 

So I needed an alternative, and this easy vanilla almond granola is the perfect replacement for any storebought granola cereal. It’s inexpensive, incredibly easy to prepare, crunchy, sweet, and healthy! 

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

If you had told me two years ago I would be sharing a recipe where the star is beans, I would probably laugh. I was never really one to enjoy eating beans.

I was one of those kids who put their beans in their pocket and emptied them into the trash can later. Or was it only me who did that? Anyways, I never really liked ‘em. But the way they’re prepared in today’s recipe is sure to please any picky eater, young or old. These spicy roasted chickpeas are salty, spicy, slightly crunchy, and a great light and healthy snack.

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10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

I have so much to be thankful for. But I am especially thankful for essential oils and their many uses, because they have not only changed my life but also my family’s lives. My mother who has lower back problems sits in a chair all day at work in excruciating pain. But by simply rubbing a few drops of peppermint essential oil directly on her lower back morning and night, we’ve been able to reduce her back pain a great deal. Essential oils have made such an impact on us and I begin to wonder why more people don’t turn to essential oils for everyday ailments.

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

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2-Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Sauce

2-Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Sauce | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

Making the switch to real food meant no more chocolate syrup from the store. For our family, that wasn’t too big of a deal since we didn’t eat it that often, but for many it’s hard to resist from tossing a bottle of chocolate syrup in the cart at the grocery store. I get that. Transitioning is hard. But I found a way for you to enjoy chocolate syrup without all the additives and artificial sweeteners. It takes 2 ingredients, 1 minute, a bowl, and a whisk. Let’s do this thing.

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Cucumber Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

One of the main reasons I love summer is because my garden starts producing so much. Another reason is because I can get produce for pretty cheap at a farmer’s market, making this cucumber salad an inexpensive and extremely refreshing side dish. The crisp taste of cucumbers and onion with the juicy tomatoes comes together to create such a beautiful dish to serve alongside sandwiches, burgers, or at a cookout. This easy cucumber salad is super easy to make as well.

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