February Goals / Chocolate Nut Bars Recipe

I like to challenge myself with monthly goals.  Sometimes it’s easier to accomplish the big goal by breaking it down into smaller baby goals.  For example instead of saying I want to lose 50 lbs, I can say I want to lose 4 – 5 lbs a month.  That seems much more doable, right?

February goals:

  • I want to lose 5 lbs.
  • I want to wake up early to get my exercise done
  • I want to do yoga 3 times a week
  • I want to continue tracking our expenses and continue with our savings categories.

I suppose I could sum up all of my February goals by saying “don’t get lazy!”  I’ll post that up on my vision board.  “Don’t Get Lazy!”

How about you, do you have some goals you would like to accomplish in February?  I’d love to hear about them.

 

Chocolate Nut Bars

  • 4 cups of nuts, chopped – you can use any kind of nuts you like
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp bitter sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of honey

Layer the first 3 ingredients on a baking sheet, bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Bring syrup and honey to a boil then immediately remove from heat.  Place nut mixture into a large bowl, pour syrup over nut mixture and mix well coating all the nuts.  Pour mixture into a parchment lined rectangle dish and let cool.  Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave for 10 seconds intervals until melted – stirring at each interval.  Remove nut mixture from baking dish and cut into small bars then drizzle with chocolate mixture.

chocolate-coconut-nut-bars

This one is a keeper.  It’s a good little sweet treat.

Oh, I know, I know….  it’s not lost on me that this chocolate nut bar recipe isn’t going to do me any favors with my goal of losing 5 lbs this month.  Good thing we ate it all up in January. 🙂

Till next time, stay safe out there Y’all!

Lori

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