Anyone out there remember GORP? Good ole raisins and peanuts? My sister insists is "Gobs" of raisins and peanuts but that just sounds weird.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I’ve got a thing for energy bites. I keep them in the fridge so I’ve got a quick, energizing snack ready to grab ‘n go when I’m on the run. If you love peanut butter and crave healthy-ish snacks, this bite is for you. It’s filled with wholesome ingredients and the peanut butter, flax and
You might not know this about me, but I have a bit of a thing for snacks. I don't go anywhere without a snack. In fact, if you opened up my purse right now, I'm pretty sure you'd see a container of almonds and probably an energy bar. And I most definitely have a snack stash in the car for emergencies. Like when you get stuck in traffic and you missed lunch. You know, snacking emergencies. (I can feel my husband's eyes rolling at me through my office walls as I type). When it
Have you ever made baked sweet potato fries, only to be sadly disappointed that they are soft and wilt-y? No more my friends! There's a little trick to making baked sweet potato fries crispy: toss the sweet potatoes in cornstarch and then oil before baking. That's it. Simple. And it works! I created this recipe for my friends over at Gay Lea and I'm happy to share it with you here. I hope you give it a try -- it's really pretty delicious, if I do say so myself. And it's a gre
Anyone else tired of pumpkin recipes yet? No? Me either. Good thing ‘cause you won’t want to miss this one! There’s no cinnamon in sight, so it’s a little different from the pumpkin spice everything that’s out in the recipe-verse right now. Nutritionally speaking, pumpkin is nutrient-rich, filled with: Vitamins, like heart-loving beta-carotene and vitamin C. Minerals, such as potassium, needed for healthy blood pressure. Fibre, for satiety and regularity (ahem, in the bathroo
For the most part, I’m a fan of eating whole veggies and fruit versus drinking your produce. Whole food is more satiating than the liquid version and you can drink a lot of calories pretty quickly if you go for the biggie-size cup. Having said that, smoothies can be a fantastic way to jam a whole lot of goodness into one cup! Take this Blueberry Blast Smoothie for example: It’s packed with whole foods that provide nutrients that promote immune system health including vitamin