Sourdough Pancakes (the MOST fluffy pancakes EVER!)

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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!

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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

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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!

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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. I decided to just humour her and answered with “I often have oats.” Which … Read More

breakfast banana split – healthy, decadent, easy!

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a healthy breakfast banana split, high in fibre & protein!

 Take 5 minutes to wow your guests (or family) with a special breakfast banana split! They’re so easy to make, and yet… they feel so fancy to eat! My husband is definitely a creature of habit when it comes to food. When I met him his grocery shopping routine was fairly mindless… simply because he bought the same foods every single time! It’s been a bit of a stretch for him to marry me, the food blogger and kitchen experimenter, who’s always making new dishes and recipes! His food habits run deepest at breakfast time. Whenever I make something new for … Read More

overnight steel cut oats

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If you’ve enjoyed overnight oats the regular way, with rolled oats, then you NEED to give these overnight steel cut oats a try! The tried and true recipe gets a twist with this different type of oats, resulting in a chewy, delicious overnight oats experience that changes up your expectations! Overnight oats are fairly popular, and with good reason: they’re delicious, nutritious, and super easy! Typically they’re made with rolled oats, which work really well to soak up the milk. But then I had this thought: “what would happen if I used steel cut oats?” I recently discovered just how … Read More

homemade instant oatmeal: an easy, healthy recipe!

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homemade instant oatmeal packets

This homemade instant oatmeal recipe makes convenient packets that are lower in sugar, carbs, and sodium than store-bought oatmeal, but higher in protein and fibre! A quick and easy way to make healthier choices on the go! If life were perfect you’d always have time for breakfast. You’d always pack a well-balanced, nourishing lunch. But life happens and sometimes you sleep in. I get it. That’s why my goal is to give you easy ideas for eating healthier. Are instant oatmeal packets the absolute healthiest food on the planet? No… but this homemade instant oatmeal is healthier than the boxed … Read More