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…

Wholewheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes and Berry Sauce

Forget the pancake mix, and make your own healthy pancakes instead! Wholewheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes and Berry Sauce Pancakes: Ingredients 1/2 cup large flake oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 1 medium…

Banana Nut Granola

Try this delicious granola instead of the store bought stuff loaded with sugar and fat. Banana Nut Granola Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 1 1/2 cups large flake oats 1/2 cup rice puffs 1/4 cup puffed quinoa 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut 1 large banana, mashed Directions Preheat oven to 300F. Line…

Banana Oat Granola Bars

These no bake granola bars are delicious, nutritious, and so easy to make! Once you make them, you won’t want to go back to store bought granola bars again. Banana Oat Granola Bars Ingredients 3 cups large flake oats 1/2 cup chopped peanuts 2 Tbsp chia seeds 2 Tbsp flax meal 1/2 cup cacao nibs…

Zucchini and Carrot Almond Loaf

This zucchini and carrot almond loaf is to die for!! This isn’t my original recipe. This is my modified version  of ‘Feel Great in 8’s’ original recipe. The loaf won’t expand much, as you can see in the picture below, since there is no gluten in it.   Zucchini and Carrot Almond Loaf Ingredients 1 ½ cups…

Peanut Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies

  Peanut Butter Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients 1 cup natural peanut butter 1 cup shredded zucchini 1 egg ½ cup large flake oats ¼ cup brown sugar Directions Preheat oven to 325˚F. Shred zucchini, and then press between paper towel or in strainer to remove any liquid.Discard liquid. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients….

Café Au Lait Cheesecake

Give this lighter version of a typical cheesecake a try without sacrificing the taste you love! Indulge in this coffee flavoured dessert…even if you are not a coffee drinker!I promise you will love it! I think it would be good to try the base from my ‘Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake’ in replace of the base in this recipe to…

Coconut Almond Cookies

Coconut almond cookies with cacao nibs! What is so special about cacao? It is basically nature’s chocolate chips! Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume and is an excellent source of antioxidants and magnesium. It can be substituted 1:1 for chocolate chips or cacao powder for cocoa powder in all recipes. Doing…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I promise that this will be the best hummus you have ever had! It’s so simple to make and is perfect for a veggie or cracker dip, sandwich spread, or even add a bit to your salad for a little extra protein. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Ingredients 2 medium red bell peppers 1 (19 oz)…

Zucchini Boats

Such a simple and delicious meal idea for your busy weeknights! Pair them with some fresh veggies and a little rice and you have yourself a balanced meal. Zucchini Boats Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 small-medium zucchini 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 tsp chili…

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

This creation happened just in time for this peach season. Use up some of those ripe peaches and create this delicious treat full of natural sweetness! Blueberry Peach Cobbler   Ingredients 6 cups peaches, sliced 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 tbsp honey 1 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 almond flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon…