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Great Tips for Healthy Living

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading

What to do with all that Rhubarb!?

Rhubarb has fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants from Vitamin C and A. Best of all, it's a low maintenance vegetable, comes back each year and tastes better the older the plant gets. This plant needs to be celebrated indeed! I love the tartness of rhubarb but having said that, I also like it paired with... Continue Reading

Mint Oat Bars

A kid and adult friendly snack for on the go. Leave out the maple syrup for those trying to avoid sweeteners. I love the minty flavour of these oat bars which gives this sweet snack a refreshing quality.  I hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup ground flaxseed 1/4 - 1/2... Continue Reading

Butternut squash coconut pudding

My current obsession with coconut butter, combined with the presence of a butternut squash in the house, combined with my strong need and desire for simple recipes resulted in this pudding combo. Hope you enjoy.  Ingredients:   2 cups cooked butternut squash OR 1 can butternut squash... Continue Reading

Paleo Coconut Pancakes

Paleo Coconut Pancakes Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut flour (possibly more) 1/8 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt 1/3 - 1/4 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice) 2 tbsp coconut oil 3 eggs 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Butter for frying Method: Mix the dry... Continue Reading

Just a snack

Sometimes I crave a snack that I can sip on, has a little bit of sweetness and is light. So I’ll make a smoothie sans protein powder since I don’t like how smoothies with protein powder taste if they are consumed immediately after making. I’ll keep this little snack in the fridge at work and... Continue Reading

Raw Chocolate Bark

I snagged a previous Naturmend Raw Chocolate recipe and added my own twist. I love adding different flavours and textures with fruits, nuts and seeds to my chocolate. Ingredients 1 cup cacao butter 1 cup cacao powder A few tsp your preferred sweetener to taste (agave, maple syrup, honey,... Continue Reading

Egg Nog! (Sorta)

Where there’s a will there’s a way! I love egg nog but my body’s not always a fan of dairy or eggs. Try this recipe for an egg free & dairy free egg nog! *Rum optional Ingredients 1 frozen banana ½ cup raw cashews soak in hot water for 15 min then strain & discard water 1½ cups... Continue Reading

Full Fat Mid-Day Snack

A little bit of a change of pace, my diet of choice currently is now KETO (high fat, low carb). With SIBO restrictions as well, still being very cautious about which carbs I consume and avoiding starch and grains completely. Obviously sugar is already out of the question, except for the odd... Continue Reading