Posted by on 09/19/2014

Homemade granola on wooden turquoise backgroundIf there’s one thing you should have for breakfast, it should be granola. According to, granola can help lower your cholesterol and possibly prevent cancer and heart disease.

Granola is a good source of fiber. You can get about 4 grams of fiber from just 1/3 cup of granola. As you know, fiber helps to regulate your digestive system and prevent constipation, but it can also help control blood sugar and help you feel fuller longer.

Eating granola also helps your body get the beneficial fats that it needs. One serving of granola contains about 4 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, both of which can reduce inflammation, fight off certain diseases and boost brain function.

Grain-free granola recipe

More moms are encouraging their families to consume grain-free diets as part of a Paleolithic diet. When you cut grains out of your diet, you can help fight autoimmune disease, boost mental health and reach your fitness goals.

The next time you’re in the mood to make a healthy snack, consider this grain-free granola recipe courtesy of Mother Earth Living.

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Put the ingredients a bowl and thoroughly mix. Make sure that the honey is evenly distributed in the bowl.

3. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet.

4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the coconut flakes start to brown.

5. Store the granola by putting it in a brown bag or glass jar.

This is the perfect snack to give the kids when they get home from school and you need to hold them over until dinner. You can also pack it along for lunch or to eat as a mid-day snack.

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