Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Medley

The cold winter months are a great time to bring more root veggies into your food routine.  You may notice your body naturally starts to crave more squash, carrots and potatoes during these months.  It’s important to fuel your body with warm cooked foods when living in a cold climate.  Don’t try to power through Read more about Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Medley[…]

Raw Chocolate Pudding – Yum!

Raw Chocolate Pudding is one of my favourite desserts and snacks to have on hand.  It meets my desire for chocolate without being a sugar overload for my body and it’s super simple to make!  I love to make up a batch and divide it into small tupperware containers to enjoy over the next few Read more about Raw Chocolate Pudding – Yum![…]

Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Has your household already been battling colds and illness this winter?  Here’s a great recipe for a chicken and black bean soup full of nutrients that are soothing on the throat and healing to the body.  And best of all it’s simple to make. Any soup that is broth based is rich in easy to Read more about Chicken and Black Bean Soup[…]

Nourishing Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the most healing foods in the world and it’s SUPER easy to make. A simple bone broth is made by boiling bones (beef, chicken, fish etc).  You can add veggies and herbs as well if you like.  Some acid, like vinegar, helps to pull the minerals from the bones and Read more about Nourishing Bone Broth[…]

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

It can be hard to find a nutrient dense snack that will keep you feeling energized and satisfied without overloading you on carbohydrates. Typically when we reach for a snack it’s a granola bar, cookie, crackers, muffin, or maybe an apple. All of which are carbs, carbs, carbs on top of some more carbs.  When Read more about Toasted Pumpkin Seeds[…]

Power Balls – Chocolate coconut goodness!

This is a favourite snack to make for a group of people or when you need to make some thing ahead to take to a party.  These little guys freeze well!  They’re always a big hit AND they’re healthy!  It can be hard to find a great gluten and dairy free dessert. I highly recommend Read more about Power Balls – Chocolate coconut goodness![…]

Begin with a Balanced Breakfast

  We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I’m going to reinforce that point one more time for you. Breakfast REALLY is the most important meal of the day!  This is the only opportunity you have to get your day off on the right foot with good energy, even Read more about Begin with a Balanced Breakfast[…]

Curried Coconut Chicken

Last weekend we had a group cooking fest at the house.  It was great fun to have a few people in the kitchen each focused on their own task as we tackled 2 new recipes.  Yes, there were a few moments of chaos as we were flipping back and forth between recipes in the same Read more about Curried Coconut Chicken[…]

Chicken Cassoulet

Any meal I can make in one pot sounds like a fantastic idea to me, so for Christmas I asked for a healthy slow cooker (crockpot) recipe book and that’s exactly what I got.  It’s called “The Healthy Slow Cooker” by Judith Finlayson. This book is great.  In addition to each recipe Judith includes a Read more about Chicken Cassoulet[…]

Wild Rice Poultry Stuffing

1 week left until Christmas Eve!  Many families are getting together in the next week or two to share a holiday feast together.  Here’s a twist to your usual stuffing – and it’s gluten free!   WILD RICE POULTRY STUFFING 4 Tbsp butter, melted                1/2 tsp each salt Read more about Wild Rice Poultry Stuffing[…]

A Sweet Treat without the Sugar!

The holidays are nearly here and Christmas baking is in full swing.  Here’s one of my favourite sweet treats that’s not loaded with refined sugars or white flour, but is still delicious!  And it’s easy and quick to make. Carob Bark 1 ½ cup carob chips 1/3 cup almond butter 2 cups whole almonds Melt Read more about A Sweet Treat without the Sugar![…]