Snacks/Shakes/Sweets

Avocado Salsa & Guacamole – When Life Gives you (lots of!) Avocados…What to Do?!

Avocado Salsa & Guacamole – When Life Gives you (lots of!) Avocados…What to Do?!

First off, in case you didn't know...I love avocado SO much so that when my hubby brought a bunch of big, beautiful Bermuda avocados home from work (THANK YOU Damien!) I did a happy dance. Since they are almost all ripe, I don't want to waste any of their precious monounsaturated fats, potassium, or fiber! It's a good thing that we have my mother and father in-law visiting to help take some of the ...[Read More]

Perfect Popcorn

Perfect Popcorn

Who doesn't love popcorn?  The infectious smell and the salty crunch....mmmmm....I see popcorn in my future.  I feel like movie popcorn has given this healthy snack a bad name.  This recipe is my absolute favorite and is figure friendly.          

Overnight Muesli Oats

Overnight Muesli Oats

Let's start by saying that I love my oats 🙂 The thing that I love the most about them is that they are satisfying and keep me feeling full throughout the morning, no sugary cereal crash for this gal. I do however get tired of having my oats the same way all the time so I like to get creative and I love them with a Muesli texture without all of the added sugar of store-bought varieties. These are s ...[Read More]

All-In-One Breakfast Smoothie

All-In-One Breakfast Smoothie

If you find yourself on the run in the morning, why not take your healthy breakfast to go?!  Here's my favorite way to get my complex carbs, protein, veggies, and healthy fats all in one when I don't have time to have it all separately.

4 Quick’n Healthy Munchies for your Munchkins

  I don't know about you but trying to come up with new & exciting (yet healthy) snacks and meals that our girls will actually eat can be a real chore!  Here are 4 tried & tested quick and healthy tidbits to try with your little ones.   1) Frozen Pops!  When temperatures rise we all love something to cool us off and these frozen pops seem decadent but couldn't be easier ...[Read More]

Chia’n Berry Bowl

Chia’n Berry Bowl

I've been meaning to post this recipe for a looooong time and here it is - finally! If you are looking for a little breakfast variety or you're like me and have breakfast type food any time of day here is a nutritious and delicious idea! Not to mention that it's way cheaper than buying the chia pods in the store and so much better too!!

Vanilla Berry Blast

Vanilla Berry Blast

This dish is great as a light desert, can be eaten as a snack, or for breakfast 🙂 Recipe *You can skip the vanilla protein powder and it's just as delish. Enjoy!

Protein Rich Energy Ball Recipe

Protein Rich Energy Ball Recipe

These yummy treats are so easy to whip up! I blend all of the ingredients together in my nutri-bullet and the dough is ready to roll into balls in seconds. Be sure not too have too many since dates contain 'natural sugar' but are still high in sugar.

Slimmer Guacamole

Slimmer Guacamole

Avocados are potassium rich, full of fiber, and heart healthy monounsaturated fats.  I added a twist - peas which increase the protein and fiber.  Try this delicious, nutrient dense recipe as an appetizer or snack! Skinnier Guac Tortilla Chips  

White Bean Cupcakes

White Bean Cupcakes

I was skeptical about making these but they turned out great! My husband declared that he actually prefers these to regular cupcakes. I made two batches and tried to cut the honey down in the second batch and they definitely weren't sweet enough. I used a honey/stevia combo to sweeten my favorite batch. Let me know how they turn out for you! Cupcakes: ( *Makes a dozen cupcakes ) Top these with coc ...[Read More]

Late Afternoon Slump – Step Away from the Candy!

It's 3:30 and you are on your way to the candy machine....STOP!!!!!!!  If you succumb to sugar cravings in the late afternoon before you know it you'll be headed back for more, sugar is seriously addictive in case you haven't noticed 🙂  Choose to nourish yourself with a balanced snack and ditch the sugary candy.  The candy does not nourish you in any way (think sugar, dye...?) and it just won't sa ...[Read More]

Moist & Delicious Black Bean Cake (Yes, I said black bean :))

Moist & Delicious Black Bean Cake (Yes, I said black bean :))

At long last I'm posting my recipe for gluten free black bean cake.  I made this for my daughter's 6th birthday party and all of the kids devoured it.  It is rich since it's full of fibre instead of sugar which is good as they don't keep eating it until they spin like tops 🙂 It's gluten free, sugar free, low carb and it's delicious...seriously, what else could one ask for?  I kept t ...[Read More]

Make your Own Stevia

Make your Own Stevia

Given that the stevia is becoming more and more popular, you need to research the brand that you buy. Increasing popularity usually means that companies that produce it will want to do it faster & cheaper which (like any other product) can affect it's quality. I use Sweetleaf and have found it a reputable company. Always be sure to do your own research so that you feel comfortable with wh ...[Read More]

Oatmeal Loaf

Oatmeal Loaf

Before I travel with my kiddos I am always sure to make something healthy like this great loaf that incorporates protein (eggs), veggies, fruit and whole grains so that I am not at the mercy of airport food.  Here's the recipe for one of my favorite loaves to make for a trip. Oatmeal Loaf

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

A lot of the granola bars that line the grocery store shelves are really high in sugar.  I'm still fiddling with this recipe to get it to stay together a little better however really like the taste of these! Enjoy!