homemade instant oatmeal: an easy, healthy recipe!

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes, Snack4 Comments

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

healthy egg mcmuffin copycat (freezer meal) [+ video!]

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Entree, Recipes6 Comments

healthy egg mcmuffin copycat

Keep these healthy egg mcmuffin copycats in your freezer for a quick go-to meal that’s much faster and cheaper than pulling through the drive-thru! I’m pretty good at handling in-store samples. I happily take one, enjoy it, and keep moseying on down the aisle. But not this time. It was only a toasted and buttered English muffin, but I saw it as more… I saw…. Breakfast muffins! Luckily turkey breast and sliced cheese were on sale. I grabbed some eggs and off I went, nearly skipping home in excitement! It’s hard to skip when you’re carrying a baby and pushing … Read More

blueberry brain food smoothie

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes, Snack3 Comments

blueberry brain food smoothie

Filled with blueberries, walnuts, and spinach, this blueberry brain food smoothie is the tastiest way to keep your brain healthy and active for years to come!  my new favourite smoothie I used to make new smoothies all the time. I have a bunch on my site and they’re all delicious! chocolate pb smoothie carrot cake smoothie pumpkin spice almond smoothie peaches n cream smoothie tropical green smoothie Then I discovered THE WORLD’S BEST GREEN SMOOTHIE! And I must confess… for about a year I had no desire to create any new recipes. All I wanted was this green smoothie! That … Read More

eggless double chocolate muffins

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack2 Comments

double chocolate muffins (egg-free)

Much healthier than those giant double chocolate muffins found in the grocery store bakery! Eggless, high fibre, & great for school lunches! One of the most controversial things I’ve posted on Facebook was about school policies for food allergies. It had recently been in the news that a school division in Montreal decided to lift a ban on peanuts and other anaphylactic food allergens. I applauded the decision, which was based on research that shows schools with peanut bans actually don’t have lowered rates of accidental exposure than schools who allow peanuts.  Instead, I suggested schools should switch their focus … Read More

saskatoon jam -low sugar recipe

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Dessert, Dip & Spread, Recipes19 Comments

low sugar saskatoon jam

I made this saskatoon jam as low in added sugar as possible while keeping it food safe! The result is a jam bursting with berry flavour! The other day at breakfast I sighed a contented sigh.  We had toast, jam, fresh fruit, and coffee.  I suddenly realized that this isn’t a breakfast I would normally get excited about. In fact, I’m not really much of a toast and jam kind of girl. But the toast was made with homemade sourdough bread. The fresh fruit was blueberries and cherries, which I only ever buy in season. The coffee was a freshly … Read More

rhubarb banana bread – super moist

Jeremy PennerBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack26 Comments

rhubarb banana bread super moist

An incredibly moist banana bread whose sweetness is balanced by the tart addition of rhubarb. I’ve discovered the best way to do recipe testing. Get you guys to do the work for me! Just kidding. But you lovely readers really helped me out with this recipe! I posted a pic of my first attempt at rhubarb banana bread on Instagram and had so many people ask me for the recipe. I knew the recipe needed work so I quickly made another loaf, which I thought was perfect. But I’m just one opinion. Then I sent the recipe to anyone who … Read More

omega 3 sourdough bread

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Recipes, Snack5 Comments

omega 3 sourdough bread

A hearty, fluffy bread with good-for-you fats and healthy bacteria. Do you ever ruin yourself for store bought foods after making a homemade version? I just can’t bring myself to buy commercial loaves of bread anymore after getting into the habit of making sourdough. When life gets busy and I’m at the grocery store I sometimes think I should just go easy on myself and buy a loaf of bread.  But I can’t do it so instead we just eat more crackers, veggies, and hummus! This is one reason why I haven’t ventured into cracker making; I need to have something … Read More