Hello SUMMER! Are you feeling the heat yet? This is the time of year we start to look for refreshing, cooling foods... fresh salads, fruit, produce and yes, you guessed it, POPSICLES. Try this very refreshing and nourishing Blackberry Popsicle recipe that is packed with antioxidants, phytoflavinoids & nutrients like C, K, manganese & fiber. All the deliciousness and fun without the processed sugar or colorings. A great healthy treat on a hot summer day!
Who doesn't love a good cookie? I do love to create and bake at home as it allows me to be able to control the level of sweetness in my cookie consumption... which is very helpful for the low-sugar gal. Plus I can add in ingredients that will support my health and goals. This is where I shock you yet again and tell you that a cookie... can be healthy AND STILL DELICIOUS. Check out this delicious and nutritious low-sugar, high protein cookie recipe.
I am a HUGE fan of nut butter, including almond, cashew and sometimes peanut. Call me old school, but I literally lived on peanut butter sandwiches when I was a kid and never grew tired of it. Back in those days, mainstream peanut butter was the way to go but did you know that despite the health benefits of nuts, not all nut butter are good for you? Check out why plus a delicious peanut butter breakfast square recipe to enjoy!!
You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth, increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain, and much more. But quitting refined sugar doesn’t just allow you to avoid these adverse effects, it also allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. Today's blog highlights five of the top benefits you can enjoy by quitting refined sugar.
Not many believe me when I tell them that they are eating blended avocado. Avocado is so creamy in texture, it makes the perfect base for a decadent and luscious pudding. Trust me when I say, even if you don't like avocado, you will still love this amazingly delicious and nutritious dessert.
Chili is a staple in my household during the winter months. Not only is it super easy to prepare, but you can make a large batch and enjoy leftovers for the next few day. Not only easy but delicious and warming to the soul, especially when it's cold outside. Check out the top 4 benefits of this soul food and try out the recipe to keep you nice and warm this winter.
It must be December! I don’t know about you, but I 100% believe in gingerbread during the holiday season. It is a timeless tradition during the holidays, whether you eat it or just use it for decoration. I am known for BOTH… bring on the Gingerbread house-making competition! Gingerbread is typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, or cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar, or molasses. So the question begs to be asked; can your gingerbread cookie be good for you?
My first time having a leek and potato soup was back in early 2000... I'm thinking 2001 maybe. It was a weekend trip to Old Montreal. A cute & quaint restaurant, with some amazing old-fashion charm, presented me with a soup to warm my soul on a cool Autumn day. To this day I still remember the experience. I'm happy to share with you my Leek & Potato Soup Recipe and all the amazing benefits leeks can have to your health. Enjoy the savory soul soup.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!! In my home, pumpkin pie is a staple at Thanksgiving. Nothing beats a truly good pumpkin pie filling. My dad only ate the best of the best pumpkin pie... he was a bit of a pie connoisseur. He knew when someone got the flavors just right. I'm sure he would agree with my household that these tarts make the list of pumpkin pies to eat. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Did you know that pumpkin seeds contain cucurbitacin, which is a unique amino acid that helps in hair growth. More commonly know is that pumpkin seeds contain zinc and zinc helps your skin heal and offers UV protection. Can you see why I love pumpkin seeds so much. Just 30g will give you protein, healthy fats, fiber, zinc, selenium, magnesium..., But enough of the boring stuff... let's eat. I love a good granola... and tis the season to be all about pumpkins. Enjoy this pumpkin spice granola recipe! Another one of my favs.