Milk Alternatives: a dietitian’s definitive guide

Jessica Penner, RDNutrition, Virtual Grocery Store Tour4 Comments

Milk alternatives -how to pick the right one for you and your family's needs

Dairy milk and vegan (plant-based) milk alternatives are not created equal! Learn how to choose the best milk beverage for you and your family’s UNIQUE nutritional needs.   Not too long ago you only had two choices when it came to buying milk: dairy or soy. Now there’s a whole aisle dedicated to all the plant-based milk alternatives! You could probably use a little help choosing your milk alternative, or figuring out if you should just stick with milk! Table of contents: Description of milks and alternatives Dairy varieties Kefir Goat Soy Nut Coconut Hemp Rice Oat Pea Nutrition comparison … Read More

Sweet Curry Hummus Recipe [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Snack7 Comments

curry hummus

Easy, healthy, gluten free, vegan, mild, sweet: what’s not to love about this naturally sweetened curry hummus? Quick, name one food you always NEED in the fridge! In our house, it’s hummus because it checks off so many boxes: Everyone loves it It’s a convenient lunch, snack, or…. emergency pregnancy food 🙂 It’s nourishing and filling It makes my husband happy and best of all….it encourages us to eat more veggies! I typically make hummus every week. Part of the reason we don’t get sick of it is that I’ve developed a few recipes to keep on rotation! Caramelized onion … Read More

Chocolate Mint Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, Snack2 Comments

energy balls chocolate mint

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

Mix n Match Energy Ball Recipe

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, Snack22 Comments

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! Look no further; this is the LAST energy ball recipe you will ever need! I’ve designed a template as the base for any and all energy ball variation. You can mix and match ingredients to your heart’s content! I may have gone a little crazy in coming up with some ideas for you. I ended up making 15 batches, each in a unique flavour. Check out … Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

Jessica Penner, RDDessert, Recipes, Snack5 Comments

energy balls peanut butter chocolate chip

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

White Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

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energy balls white chocolate matcha

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More

Monster Cookie Energy Balls (low sugar – no bake)

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energy balls monster cookie

These energy balls are a convenient snack that provide a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats, and filling protein! They’re low sugar and super easy to make: no food processor or baking required! why these energy balls are a smart choice Most of the energy ball recipes I’ve seen and tasted have been UBER sweet. There’s energy balls, and then there’s sugar balls. You might as well snack on candy! So I set out to create a tasty treat that with just enough sweetness… an energy ball that gets its energy from more than just sugar. It was a … Read More