Nut-free Energy Bites for Spring Sports

Nut-free Energy Bites for Spring Sports

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! 

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Plant-Powered Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Plant-Powered Pumpkin Lentil Soup

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!

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A Trio of Dips: Hummus, Guacamole and Tzatziki

A Trio of Dips: Hummus, Guacamole and Tzatziki

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. 


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Berry-licious Overnight Oats

Berry-licious Overnight Oats

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.

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Canada 150: British Columbia & Honey Dijon Salmon

Canada 150: British Columbia & Honey Dijon Salmon

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)!

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High protein cottage cheese pancakes

High protein cottage cheese pancakes

If you would have asked me as a child what my favourite breakfast was, I would have told you pancakes.The thought of going to a restaurant for breakfast and ordering a big heap of white fluffy pancakes with blueberry sauce and perhaps even whipping cream on top brought a huge smile to my face! (I think that would bring a smile to any child’s face)!

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Canada 150: PEI Roasted Mini Pesto Potatoes

Canada 150: PEI Roasted Mini Pesto Potatoes

Food industry is big in PEI and is the most important contributor to the province’s economy. Apart from the delicious seafood and fish that swim in the waters surrounding the island, potatoes are the star attraction growing in the rich red soil.Prince Edward Island’s largest cash crop are potatoes and the island is the largest potato-producing province in Canada.

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Canada 150: Nova Scotia Kale Blueberry Harvest Salad

Canada 150: Nova Scotia Kale Blueberry Harvest Salad

It was difficult to choose a food to highlight from the many culinary treasures that one can find in this province, including seafood, dulse (or seaweed), and donairs (the recently dubbed food of the province’s capital city Halifax), but I chose to highlight the small but mighty wild blueberry.

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Canada 150: Ontario Strawberry Mango Salsa

Canada 150: Ontario Strawberry Mango Salsa

You may have been surprised to see that I chose to highlight Ontario strawberries as the feature food grown in Ontario. Truth be told, there were many other nutritious foods that I could have selected that would have been much more representative of this province's main income generating crops and livestock.

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