No-Bake Oatmeal Bite Easter Nests

Are you looking for a healthier Easter treat? Give these Oatmeal Bite Easter Nests a try and I promise you and your guests won’t be disappointed! No-Bake Oatmeal Bite Easter Nests Ingredients (Makes ~ 24 bites) 1 cup large flake or quick oats 1/4 cup flax meal 2 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut 1.5 Tbsp chia…

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ingredients 1/2-3/4 cup melted margarine 2-3 cups graham wafer crumbs 8-oz package light cream cheese, softened 1 cup icing sugar 1/2 container large light cool whip (approx. 1.5 cups) 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice ** 2 cups pureed pumpkin Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use a little bit of the melted…

Zucchini Bread

Do you have an endless supply of zucchini and don’t know what you are going to do with it all? If you have a garden and plant zucchini and are anything like my mom, you will have numerous zucchinis that could be used as a baseball bat, they are so big (maybe not quite, but…

Chicken Fajita Bowls

Looking for a quick meal idea you can toss together quickly on busy nights? I can tell you first hand that it can be difficult to continue to eat healthy when your life gets busy. However, doing a bit of meal planning (see Meal Planning and it’s Beneficial Impact) can help you stay on track…

Heart Beet Energy Bites

Energy bites are such a versatile snack that you can eat them almost anywhere, whether it be at work, school, post workout, or in the car! These ones are a little different than the typical energy bite you may think of because these include beets. High in fibre and protein, these are a well balanced…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Have you jumped on the bandwagon for overnight oats yet? If not, I really urge you to try them, especially if you are one of those people who never have time to make breakfast in the morning. There are endless combinations for overnight oats, and just like the name suggests, they are made the night…

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Not sure what to have for breakfast? Bored of the same thing everyday? Feeling an urge to eat shortly after you finish your breakfast? Give these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes a try! They are delicious and very filling. They are a great source of fibre and protein, two important nutrients to consider at breakfast. Read my…

Pumpkin Gluten-Free Brownies

Healthy dessert. Simple to make. And delicious. Can you ask for anything better?! I promise after you try these brownies, you probably won’t want to have brownies any other way! Pumpkin Gluten-Free Brownies Ingredients Brownie: 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup almond butter 1 large egg 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp honey 1/4 cup cocoa…

Peach and Blueberry Squares

It’s that time of the year again…fresh Ontario peaches and blueberries!! I have a tendency to buy more than what I can eat before they start to spoil because they are THAT good, but that just gives me reason to get into the kitchen and create some new recipes for all of you! When I…

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up during those long work days, a healthy treat on those long commutes, a quick snack after your workout, or even a dessert? You are probably thinking, what possibly could fit all of these categories. These peanut butter oatmeal energy bites are a quick source of protein that will…

Wholesome ‘Hamburger Helper’

Leave the boxed Hamburger Helper on the shelf at the store and create this healthier version using only wholesome ingredients instead. Wholesome Hamburger Helper Ingredients 1 lb extra lean or lean ground beef 1 medium onion, diced 1 lb white mushrooms, sliced 1 medium green and yellow pepper, each, diced 3-4 large handfuls of baby…

Red Lentil Soup

Lentils are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein and fiber. They are a very nutritious meat alternative for vegetarians and are a great addition to any soup or a side to ¬†any meal. Red Lentil Soup Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion 1 1/2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced…