Granola for me is one of those comfort foods that’s like a good, old friend. You know the kind that you can go months (or even years) without talking to, and then pick up right where you left off?! I can go months without making granola and then when I make a batch, I always feel like I should do it more often.Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! … or is it?!
With the approach of the upcoming school year I often wonder if the excitement of having the kids back in school supersedes the displeasure of having to pack lunches again?!Read More
Spinach and strawberries pair nicely together - both taste-wise, and nutrition-wise. Strawberries provide a boost of vitamin C, which helps our bodies better absorb the iron found in spinach. This salad also contains pumpkin seeds which provide an extra kick of iron.Read More
Every year when May comes around, fresh Ontario asparagus on my list whenever I venture to the market or grocery store. I’ve had enough frozen green beans from the garden, thank you very much, and am ready to dig into this sweet and distinctly flavoured veggie.Read More
I know energy bites have had their day and there are recipes a-plenty all over social media, but with good reason. They are just so darn easy to make (this recipe takes 5 minutes to throw together!) and they’re a great snack to grab in a rush, plus, they’re super tasty! WIN, WIN, WIN!Read More
This soup creation is adapted from and inspired by my mom, who made a large batch when she was visiting right after I had my daughter. It provided warm, cozy comfort during those first chaotic, anxiety-filled, sleep-deprived weeks of motherhood. I have enjoyed variations of it ever since. It also freezes beautifully. An added bonus is that this is now one of my 4-year-old daughter’s favourite soups as well!Read More
I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t get excited about a quick, healthy and cheap meal option for those rushed, mid-week dinner times when you’ve got kids running off to hockey or piano lessons and parents hustling to evening meetings or appointments.Read More
I am a self-proclaimed "dip-girl". I love dips. I wouldn't eat nearly as many veggies as I do if I didn't have something delicious to dip them into. Since dips are one of the easiest things to make, I like to make mine at home to save some money, and in my biased opinion, they taste much better than store-bought alternatives.
My mom has always had a rhubarb plant in the backyard for as long as I can remember. Never once has it waned in producing hearty amounts of rhubarb. (This is a plant that you may not be able to kill … which is good news for me!)Read More
When you’re busy, as I know we all are, the key to eating well is planning. Doing things in advance like making breakfast and packing lunches the night before, helps me stay on track, especially when mornings in our house run like an episode of Paw Patrol, where there is always someone that needs immediate attention and help! Overnight oats are whipped up the night before in a matter of minutes. The magic happens as they sit overnight and create a perfect medley of scrumptiousness to keep you satiated all morning.Read More
Welcome to this month’s feature province of Newfoundland and Labrador as we continue the year-long Canada 150 blog series at Blueprint Nutrition, celebrating food grown and/or raised in this beautiful country of Canada.Read More
BC wild salmon are well known across Canada and enjoyed thoroughly by all members in my household. In fact, the other day when we were enjoying this exact recipe at the supper table, my oldest pipped up and stated that "salmon tastes better than ice cream!" (No joke. I almost fell off my chair but the kid had seriously eaten more salmon then me)!Read More