PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Happy Friday followers! I created this recipe because I recently tried the “Energii Bites” at Freshii and fell in love. I had to re-create them! I think based on my taste investigation as to what they use to create their bites… I came up with a recipe that tastes almost identical. I added in someContinue reading “PB Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites”

Fudgey Chocolate Chip Protein Bites!

Lately I’ve been in need of a pick me up mid-afternoon. I think I’m probably not the only one who might get a mid-afternoon slump of energy on a busy day? I created this recipe to give you a burst of nutritious energy and protein to keep you satisfied during your busy day. Of course..Continue reading “Fudgey Chocolate Chip Protein Bites!”

Heart Healthy Quinoa Greek Salad

June is Stroke Awareness Month. As the Nutritionist for Sobeys, we are partnering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to offer you Wellness classes every Monday night of June. Last night our first class topic covered the basic of eating healthy, cholesterol, and nutrition tips that may help reduce your risk of stroke. The recipeContinue reading “Heart Healthy Quinoa Greek Salad”

Layered Nacho Dip (With a healthier twist!)

Don’t we all get the cravings for all the summer snack foods when this beautiful weather comes around? … Dreams of s’mores, homemade pizza pockets on the campfire, chips and dip? I think most of us can relate. Today I thought I would re-create the fabulous nacho dip my family used to make when we wereContinue reading “Layered Nacho Dip (With a healthier twist!)”

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Energy Bites

Ingredients (serves ~20 bites): 1 ½ cup Quick Cooking Oats ½ cup natural almond butter 3 ½ tbsp maple syrup 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted 3 tsp hemp hearts ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp ground sea salt Directions: In a large mixingContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Chunk Energy Bites”

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

 *This recipe is a low carbohydrate alternative to regular pizza dough.  It can also be made gluten-free.* TIP: If you do not want to end up eating your pizza with a fork and knife, I recommend going light on the cheese or cooking both sides of the crust before doing your toppings. How? Cook the crustContinue reading “Cauliflower Pizza Crust”

Banana Breakfast Bars (quick & easy recipe)

This is a one bowl recipe… quick and easy to make AND you can easily tailor it to your taste buds. Change the nuts that are used, add chia, flax, or a different dried fruit to suit your taste buds! Ingredients (makes ~12 bars): 3 large bananas, mashed (I used two from the counter andContinue reading “Banana Breakfast Bars (quick & easy recipe)”

Apple “donuts”! A fun snack that lets your kids to get creative in the kitchen.

I was playing around in our kitchen today at Sobeys. We have some upcoming children’s classes and I wanted to test out recipes to make sure they were kid friendly. This recipe is DEFINITELY a keeper. It is so easy and can be tailored to many picky-eaters. The kids can get creative in the kitchen andContinue reading “Apple “donuts”! A fun snack that lets your kids to get creative in the kitchen.”

Crunchy Quinoa Granola

I avoid most cereals and store bought granolas as they tend to be packed and filled with high sugar content, high fructose corn syrup, and many other unnecessary ingredients. Making my own granola to top on yogurt, nut milk, on fruit, and just for snacking is my favourite! Ingredients (Makes ~2 cups):  1 1/2 cupContinue reading “Crunchy Quinoa Granola”