Smoothies for Summer

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes, SnackLeave a Comment

Four glass of four different types of summer smoothies. Photography by Gabrielle Touchette

Perfect for your summer refreshment repertoire; 4 easy, delicious and cool summer smoothie recipes! This post contains paid and/or affiliate links. Read full disclosure here. Get out your blender because it’s going to get a good workout this summer! A local magazine, Sequoia, that explores “life, faith, and beauty in the everyday” asked me to create smoothie recipes for their summer edition and I had the privilege of spending a fun afternoon making all four of them with the team, including the talented photographer, Gabrielle Touchette, who took all the photos in this post. My aim was to use both … Read More

Two Bite Protein Brownies

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, SnackLeave a Comment

A pile of two bite protein brownies with a hand reaching for the top brownie and a bottle of milk in the background

With 3.5g of protein and <1g of added sugar, these two bite protein brownies are the perfect chocolatey, fudge-y snack! This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition but, as always, my opinions are entirely my own.  Have you ever wished you could have brownies for breakfast and not feel sick from a morning sugar rush? The older I get and the more I’ve leaned into my body’s wisdom of knowing what foods to eat when, the less I’m interested in sweet foods in the am. I mean, I’m still a sucker for a gooey, caramelly cinnamon bun but I see … Read More

Big Batch Protein Muffins [peanut butter chocolate chip]

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack7 Comments

With 7g protein and 3g fibre, these protein muffins are great to keep in the freezer for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast! Makes 60 muffins. This post contains affiliate links. As a kid we always had muffins in the freezer, ready to defrost for a quick breakfast. It only occurred to me the other day that this was a form of “batch cooking”… or batch baking, rather. Yeah, my mom was the original mealprepper, 30 years ahead of her time. #mymomiscoolerthanyourmom I pretty much always double a muffin recipe. If I’m going to take the time to bake muffins, … Read More

Sourdough Pancakes (the MOST fluffy pancakes EVER!)

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes4 Comments

Sourdough pancakes are the tastiest and fluffiest pancakes you’ll ever eat! Plus read my tips on how to make perfect pancakes every single time!  What team are you on? Team blueberry, chocolate chip, or plain? Whatever your answer, these fluffy sourdough pancakes are delicious! I feel like the only person in the world who doesn’t enjoy syrup on pancakes! Even as a kid when I would inhale ALL the sweet things. I never liked how it made the pancakes soggy. At home we would set out a variety of toppings like peanut butter, nutella, and fruit. At camp I would … Read More

Vegetable Smoothies: make ahead freezer packs!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes3 Comments

Make mornings easier & healthier with these grab ‘n blend vegetable smoothie packs in 4 delicious flavours: Chocolate Beet, Vanilla Green, PB Banana, and Blueberry! Just add your choice of milk! Mornings are hectic! People always tell me they want to eat healthier breakfasts, but don’t have the time to prep food in the morning. Breakfast ends up being a quick slice of toast before running out the door. This is a lost opportunity for fruits and veggies! Nearly 90% of Americans are NOT meeting the recommendations for fruit and veggie intake!  What are vegetable smoothie freezer packs and how … Read More

Chocolate Granola with Cherries and Quinoa

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes2 Comments

Chocolate Granola with Cherries and Quinoa #breakfast #healthybreakfast #glutenfreerecipes #veganrecipes #lovecrunch #granola

This chocolate granola only takes one bowl and 10 minutes of prep work! It’s studded with cherries and health boosted with chia seeds and quinoa. There came a time last February when it was suddenly Valentine’s Day and my Instagram feed was blowing up with wonderful heart-shaped kids’ food, and romantic chocolate-covered-fruit recipes. I felt like covering my face in shame. I’m the worst food blogger ever! I’m horrible at planning ahead for seasonal posts. I just go with the flow and cook/bake wherever the wind takes me…. so in December I’m baking Christmas cookies like a normal person, and I’ve … Read More

High Protein Oatmeal – 4 delicious variations!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes2 Comments

High Protein Oatmeal #highproteinbreakfast #highprotein #oatmeal #glutenfree #glutenfreebreakfast #healthybreakfast

I’ve created four amazingly delicious flavours of high protein oatmeal for you! Try mocha coconut, carrot cake, vanilla pear, or pumpkin spice! Would you lecture a mechanic about how the way they’re driving their car is putting strain on their engine? Unlikely. I recently had a visit with a medical specialist and was asked about what I eat for breakfast. I have dozens and dozens of breakfast recipes on my website, indicating I’m not exactly the type of person that eats the same thing every morning. In fact, I have been known to eat two-bite protein brownies for breakfast. I … Read More