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

Aussie Bites Recipe [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dessert, Recipes, Snack4 Comments

A plate of stacked homemade Aussie Bites with a glass of milk and two apples

Save money by making this Aussie Bites recipe at home! They’re quick, easy, and a near perfect replica! One batch makes 48 bites! Do you ever walk past the Aussie Bites at Costco, start to put them in your cart, then look at the price again and think… “I could probably make these at home for a fraction of the cost!” Well, if you just googled “Aussie Bites Recipe” and landed on this page, you probably did just that! And I have good news for you, my friend. It most certainly IS possible to make Aussie Bites at home and … Read More

Sourdough Crackers with Flax and Chia Seeds

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Dip & Spread, Snack1 Comment

Baking sheet filled with homemade sourdough crackers with flax and chia seeds

These sourdough crackers are light and buttery, yet crispy! They’re “nutty-tasting” from the seeds and have a rich flavour from the sourdough. When it comes to bread you will almost never find a loaf in my grocery cart. I’ve become a bit of a bread snob and find anything other than homemade sourdough worthy to be eaten! But crackers? Nope… I’m sure my family would be thrilled if I committed to making these sourdough crackers every single time but I still buy store-bought crackers. It’s called balance 🙂 I still have kids to take of and a business to run, … 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

Apple Nachos – hot & cheesy!

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Apple Nachos -hot and cheesy! #applenachos #apples #applechips #nachos #afterschoolsnack #snack #kidsnacks #kidfriendly #funfood

This apple nachos post is sponsored by Martin’s Apple Chips but, as always, my opinions are entirely my own.  He just started kindergarten this fall, but it’s happening already. “Mama, all the other kids get Jell-O/yogurt drinks/other-fun-heavily-marketed-food in their snack evvvvvveryday!” Welcome to your life, kid. Sorry. I’m a dietitian mama who makes things from scratch. The snacks I send you are going to be lower in sugar than the other kids’. They’re gonna be mostly homemade. It’s going to be a long school career for you. I totally feel for him. My mom always sent me to school with … Read More