I made granola for the family...spouse and child have been eating a LOT of yogurt and granola for breakfast. Like Kalli, I have been concerned about the amount of sugar found in everything. My son really likes the vanilla yogurt. I used to buy the plain, and I'm not quite sure how he got onto the vanilla. It's organic, no HFCS, but still sweet. So my spouse and I - at the same time and unbeknowst to each other - starting stirring half and half plain and vanilla yogurt (maybe even more plain). And he hasn't noticed the difference.
Usually, we crumble on a Nature Valley oats and honey granola bar (spouse's snack of choice). Made from real ingredients, but it's still...sweet.
I make my own granola. I usually put a little bit of sugar in there - much less than most recipes call for. I found a recipe years ago for granola with NO added sugar in The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs. I've always wanted to try it. Well, today was the day. I edited it a bit...granola is one of those things that you can heavily adjust.
4 cups oats
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp cinnamon
Wet stuff: Put in food processor until smooth
2 bananas - either frozen and defrosted, or fresh
1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup hot water
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp olive oil
The dates and bananas add just enough sweetness to the granola. I'm not sure you can even taste the maple syrup. I mostly put it in there in case my spouse asked if there was anything sugar-like in there (in case it wasn't sweet enough). Anyway, I just gave the bowl to my son and it's empty.
Around the homestead:
We have bluebirds!
Yep, a delicata plant started growing from our compost and has given us a single delicata squash.
This year, we decided to go with tomatoes in the self-watering container. They are MUCH more successful. The plants are taller than me (there are 3 in there) and almost taller than my husband. And I'm not sure how to hold up that front plant.