Fall Inspired Granola Bars (#vegan, #dairyfree, #glutenfree)

We love to have homemade healthy goodies handy at our house so that we always know we have something to grab on the go with our busy schedules. These bars are packed with healthy unsaturated fats from nuts and seeds – giving you a boost of Omega 6s! Additionally, nuts and seeds are a greatContinue reading “Fall Inspired Granola Bars (#vegan, #dairyfree, #glutenfree)”

Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF & DF)

First attempt at making cookies out of protein powder turned out quite well! These cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free. Nutrition Facts: 100 cals per cookie, 4.4g fat, 8g carbs, 7.2g protein! Ingredients: Makes 7 cookies 2 scoops Genuine Health’s vanilla protein powder 1/4 cup coconut flour 3/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk 1 tbsp naturalContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (GF & DF)”

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Ingredients (makes ~9 squares/small bars): 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 3/4 cup oats (I used Hilray Large Flake oats) 1/3 cup natural peanut butter, softened 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup + 1/2 tbsp maple syrup 1/4 cup wheat bran 1 tsp vanilla extract Pinch ground sea salt 1 tbsp coconut sugar DarkContinue reading “Peanut Butter Oat Bars”

Cake Batter Protein Bites (No-Bake)

It’s not my birthday… or anyone’s birthday that I know of today… BUT cake batter never gets old. These little guys are a healthier swap for my favourite childhood activity….eating the raw cake batter.. AH!!! They are super easy to make and are no-bake.  Ingredients (makes ~16 protein balls):  2 1/2 scoops Genuine Health VanillaContinue reading “Cake Batter Protein Bites (No-Bake)”

Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Protein Bites

Ingredients (~15 protein balls):  44g (1 1/2 scoops) Genuine Health’s Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder 16g (1/2 scoop) Genuine Health’s Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder ** You could use all of the same flavour – all vanilla or chocolate here. I just ran out of chocolate! Just make sure that you use a total of 2 scoopsContinue reading “Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Protein Bites”

Mushroom Turkey Burgers (189 cals + 13.4 g protein!)

BBQ season is on its way!! (even though it might not look like it right now with that new batch of snow on the ground). I love bbq’ing even when it is cold out. Last night I created a new healthy turkey burger recipe so you can eliminate those box-bought burgers that are backed withContinue reading “Mushroom Turkey Burgers (189 cals + 13.4 g protein!)”

Trail-Mix Energy Bites

Do you ever hit a wall mid-afternoon? Looking for a quick pick me up to grab on the go and get you over that mid-day slump? Try my Energy Bite Cookies. With a mixture of nuts, raisins, oats, coconut, and much more… you will get a combo of healthy fats, natural sugars, and protein that willContinue reading “Trail-Mix Energy Bites”

No-Bake Vanilla Chip Protein Bars

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! I wanted to kickstart the week by making a healthy bar to have on hand when cravings hit after a chocolate-filled weekend.Nowadays with all the “protein bar” choices at the grocery store its hard to know which one to pick and also hard to investigate theirContinue reading “No-Bake Vanilla Chip Protein Bars”

Eating for your Eyes

Who new that your diet could play such a detrimental role in every aspect of your health?  With my need for glasses, aging grandparents with vision loss, and a recent sty (ugh!).. the importance of maintaining a healthy vision has become more apparent to me. Nowadays, our eyes are exposed to so much light whichContinue reading “Eating for your Eyes”

Bananas for BANANAS!

Bananas are an awesome grab-n-go snack, electrolyte replacement after a sweaty workout, a great flavour ingredient to make muffins or banana bread ….etc! As I am sure you have already heard, bananas are very well known for their large potassium content. One medium sized banana contains 422 mg of potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that isContinue reading “Bananas for BANANAS!”