When it comes to eating healthy, one of the best strategies might be to know each ingredient going into what you eat. And the best way of keeping track is by making your food at home as often as possible, with high-quality ingredients. Of course, when you're busy with school or work, it's not always easy to keep track, and it's not always easy to find time to spend in the kitchen. But then again, who said you had to do it alone? Set aside some time once weekly to prepare a communal meal or snacks with friends or family, that you can then share! Everyone brings one or two ingredients of their choice, whatever they already have at home, and spends the afternoon whipping up something delightful that can be shared immediately afterwards. It's fun, social, cost-effective and satisfying to prepare such great food at home. This granola bar recipe is an excellent place to start. It's simple and easy, and made with just a few ingredients - soft Medjool dates, creamy nut butter, oats, and super-healthy nuts. Try making them in fun shapes with cookie cutters - with a round one, all you need are some chocolate chunks and coconut strips to make a funny happy face for the kids!