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

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (no fancy equipment needed)

Jessica Penner, RDDrink, Recipes9 Comments

A mug of homemade pumpkin spice latte with a spoonful of spices and a bowl of pumpkin puree.

Enjoy this easy Pumpkin Spice Latte all year long. It’s much cheaper than Starbucks! No fancy equipment needed. Vegan version listed too. When does pumpkin spice latte season start? Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte usually makes its first appearance the last week of August or the first week of September. In my opinion, that’s much too early! At that time I’m still desperately holding on to the last shreds of summer I can. Remember, I live in glorious Winnipeg, Canada where we only get a solid two months of hot summer weather! But maybe you’re the opposite and are already itching … 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

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

Blueberry Brain Food Smoothie

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Drink, Recipes, Snack4 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

Savoury Turmeric Salad Dressing (vegan)

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Salad5 Comments

turmeric salad dressing

Reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric spice in this super simple turmeric salad dressing! It’s a savoury vegan dressing full of umami flavour.  I’m experiencing a major crush on salads right now! In winter I usually switch to going nuts on soups,  but this year salads are making a major appearance at our table! It may be because salads are a good reminder of summer… which I’ve desperately needed with this -40C cold snap Winnipeg’s been going through! The headlines over Christmas highlighted the fact that it was colder in Winnipeg than both the North Pole and Mars. Yup, somehow … Read More

10 Easy, Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Jeremy PennerRecipes, Salad3 Comments

raspberry pretzel salad

Improve your nutrition by making your own salad dressings! It’s SUPER easy to whip together these healthy salad dressing recipes!  Your salad is only as good as your dressing. Mediocre dressing equals mediocre salad. Delicious/amazing/fantastic dressing equals delicious/amazing/fantastic salad! I didn’t start to LOVE salads until I started to make my own salad dressings. Homemade dressings are so fresh and full of flavour! Bottled dressings are drab in comparison. The good news? It literally only takes 5 minutes or less to make your own salad dressing! Even the laziest of cooks can find 5 minutes to spare, right? how I … Read More