Brownie Batter Hummus

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Dip & Spread, Recipes, SnackLeave a Comment

brownie batter hummus in a bowl with pretzel crackers and strawberries

This is a feel good recipe. But actually… I aim for all my recipes to make you feel good. This decadent chocolate pavlova with mascarpone cream and berries? It makes your tastebuds dance with delight. That feels pretty darn good. This sheetpan pesto gnocchi? It only takes 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake, and tastes like a gourmet Italian dinner. That feels pretty darn good. You see, there are different ways to feel good about your eating. Choosing nourishing foods and fueling your body Enjoying treats without guilt And they can co-exist happily… even in the same recipe! … Read More

Sweet Curry Hummus Recipe [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Snack7 Comments

curry hummus

Easy, healthy, gluten free, vegan, mild, sweet: what’s not to love about this naturally sweetened curry hummus? Quick, name one food you always NEED in the fridge! In our house, it’s hummus because it checks off so many boxes: Everyone loves it It’s a convenient lunch, snack, or…. emergency pregnancy food 🙂 It’s nourishing and filling It makes my husband happy and best of all….it encourages us to eat more veggies! I typically make hummus every week. Part of the reason we don’t get sick of it is that I’ve developed a few recipes to keep on rotation! Caramelized onion … Read More

Sourdough Crackers with Flax and Chia Seeds

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dip & Spread, Snack1 Comment

Baking sheet filled with homemade sourdough crackers with flax and chia seeds

These sourdough crackers are light and buttery, yet crispy! They’re “nutty-tasting” from the seeds and have a rich flavour from the sourdough. When it comes to bread you will almost never find a loaf in my grocery cart. I’ve become a bit of a bread snob and find anything other than homemade sourdough worthy to be eaten! But crackers? Nope… I’m sure my family would be thrilled if I committed to making these sourdough crackers every single time but I still buy store-bought crackers. It’s called balance 🙂 I still have kids to take of and a business to run, … Read More

how to find healthy granola/snack bars at the grocery store (+ my top 5 choices)

Jessica Penner, RDNutrition, Virtual Grocery Store Tour16 Comments

Top 5 Healthy Snack Bars

Announcing a new series here at Smart Nutrition, the Virtual Grocery Store Tour! I’d love to meet all my readers in person and give each one of you a personalized grocery store tour, but that just isn’t possible… unless you want to fly me all over the world. I’m down with that! But until then, I’m taking the tour to you! You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Why Granola Bars? Granola and snack bars are a convenient item to have on hand as a back-up item. Keep them in the pantry for those times when life … Read More