This delicious Thai peanut noodle bowl not only tastes amazing, but it’s healthy and WW (Weight Watchers re-imagined) friendly! It includes a handmade peanut sauce that can be made in bulk and used throughout the week for quick & scrumptious lunches.Continue reading
These flavourful, no-bake energy balls are easy to make and provide lots of healthy fats and protein. This mix of peanut butter, oats, coconut and chocolate is a satisfying and delicious snack on the go!Continue reading
I know I’m about four years behind on this food trend, but have you ever tried making overnight oats? It’s so easy, and the resulting breakfast is nutritious, tasty, quick and oh-so-customizable! Let me show you how to make overnight oats using my favourite recipe and a couple of variations.Continue reading
Have you ever tried those “Aussie Bites” from Costco? SO addicting. They’re like little mini cakelets (that’s a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. I consider them to be mostly healthy, and they are such a filling snack. I thought they’d be fun to try to recreate, but in a cookie format. I modified a Aussie Bites knockoff recipe, added some cookie-ish ingredients to it and the result was YUM.Continue reading
This might seem like a ridiculously easy recipe and concept, but this method has been life changing for me! If I bulk cook some chicken breast at the beginning of the week, I have it ready to go for any hot or cold meals I make for the rest of the week. It’s such a great way to save time & make healthy meals in a jiffy!Continue reading
Summertime is officially here, and I can just bet that my girls will be asking for snacks constantly throughout the day. As easy as it is to grab a pre-packaged food or something sugary and void of nutrients, I really want to try to feed my kids nutritious snacks this summer. These frozen banana pops are a really fun treat to have as a snack on a hot day, and they’re really easy to make. They’re really quite tasty, and they’re full of nutrients too.Continue reading
Pancakes are one of our favourite things to make on the weekend for breakfast – they’re so filling and tasty, and they’re especially yummy topped with seasonal fruit. For our Tip Tuesday video today, I’m sharing with you an absolutely delicious recipe for whole wheat pancakes topped with homemade strawberry sauce. Not only is this a tasty breakfast, but the whole wheat flour and fruit makes is really nutritious too! Continue reading
Some nights (OK, 90% of the nights), I want to make a really easy dinner for my family that doesn’t involve copious amounts of chopping, five million pots and pans, and at least that many dirty dishes to wash afterwards. I do resort to frozen pizza or fish & chips sometimes, but here’s an easy supper that I’ve been loving lately. It’s SO quick to prepare, and it’s a lot healthier than lots of other fast suppers. This One Dish Chicken Dinner was a hit in our house, so I want to share it with you too.Continue reading
It’s the end of Strawberry season, and strawberries are in abundance at a great price right now! I love fruit so much and so does my family – it’s fun to experiment with new ways to eat it. I totally admit that I’ve purchased the sugary, sticky packaged fruit “roll-up” candy, but here’s a better and healthier alternative that you (and your kiddos) will love! This homemade fruit leather is simple to make and requires no fancy kitchen appliance!
Homemade Fruit Leather
2 cups fruit (I used strawberries)
1 Tbsp honey (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Blend the fruit, honey and cinnamon in a blender until completely smooth. I liked the addition of honey with strawberries – you could add a little more than a tablespoon for extra sweetness! Cinnamon is nice with strawberries, but have fun playing with different spice and fruit combinations.
Line a cookie sheet with the parchment paper. Pour the blended fruit onto the paper, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. The fruit should be about 1/4″ thick. It does thin a lot as it dries, so don’t pour too little into the pan. Set your oven at the lowest temperature (mine was 150 degrees F) and let the fruit sit in the oven until it is dry and leathery-feeling. My fruit leather took approximately 3 hours, and this time will vary from oven-to-oven. Let the fruit leather cool, peel off the paper, and cut it into strips. You can roll the strips up if you want – my daughter though the little rolls were fun to eat!
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