Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa (or stovetop directions)

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Recipes6 Comments

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Quinoa

For this recipe, I pulled together all the classic flavours of red hot wings into a healthy, balanced meal: chicken, Frank’s, carrots & celery, and bleu or mozza cheese. LEARN HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA (47 sec): why this instant pot buffalo chicken quinoa is a smart choice Please meet my new favourite condiment: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! Since Frank’s is entirely associated with wings in my mind I didn’t even think about it as a sauce I could use in my everyday cooking. One day, out of curiosity, I picked up a bottle and read the label. … 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

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Recipes2 Comments

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!

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

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

DIY Healthy Salad Mix (costco copycat)

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Salad, TutorialLeave a Comment

DIY healthy salad mix

Four reasons to make your own DIY healthy salad mix: save time, save money, reduce food waste, and eat more veggies! I was super inspired by Susan from A Little Nutrition when she posted on Instagram about making her own salad mix and how it lasts longer than either pre-bagged mix or even whole heads of lettuce or bunches of greens. She said it lasts 10 days in the fridge! Could this really be true? I was a little sceptical but also really hoped it was true so I had to try it out for myself. Why did I doubt? Susan … Read More