Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa Granola Bars

I’m not gonna lie, I love sweets!  I mean who doesn’t like a little sweetness in their life.  I don’t think I trust people that say they don’t like anything sweet.  It just doesn’t make sense in my brain!  That being said I don’t like how I feel when I eat too much sugar, especially the processed white stuff.  Over the years I’ve transitioned to using natural sugars like maple syrup (Canada No.3 is my favourite), stevia, coconut sugar and one of my faves, raw honey, which is what I used in the recipe for my Quinoa Granola Bars. Continue reading “Quinoa Granola Bars”

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are pretty darn versatile legumes.  I mean you can use them to make hummus, blondies, toss them onto salads, throw them into smoothies (I haven’t tried that one yet) or make crunchy little treats by roasting them.  The flavour combos are so versatile as well whether you prefer sweet, salty, herbs or spices.  I decided to go with some heat for these Spicy Roasted Chickpeas. Continue reading “Spicy Roasted Chickpeas”

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Lemon Ginger Date Bars

Lemon Ginger Date Bars

I’m bad for not packing enough in my lunches and then having to buy snacks during the day when I’m at work as I get hungry!  So I decided to make some quick snacks this weekend that I can pack in lunches including these homemade copycat Larabar’s.  Who doesn’t like Larabars?!  I used some different ingredients in mine and came up with these Lemon Ginger Date Bars. Continue reading “Lemon Ginger Date Bars”

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin hummus, oh yes!  I’m a fan of hummus but don’t make it often enough!  Truthfully, I don’t want to spend time soaking and properly preparing chickpeas, which is why I used Eden Organics canned chickpeas for this lovely Pumpkin Hummus.  This is a delicious way to add more nutrition and volume to your hummus and if you’re like me, you’ll love the pumpkin pie flavour. Continue reading “Pumpkin Hummus”

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Stove-Top Popcorn

Stove-Top Popcorn

Stove-Top Popcorn is actually really simple to make and is a great, healthy snack.  We like our popcorn in this house and it tends to be our go to movie snack.  Depending on my mood I like to mix up the toppings as well!  Today I made a regular flavour and a chocolate flavour using raw cacao powder and a bit of coconut sugar.  Continue reading “Stove-Top Popcorn”

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Parsnip Fries

Parsnip Fries

Parsnips have a unique, delicious flavour unlike any other root veggie, especially when roasted.  I can’t get enough of them and these Parsnip Fries hit the spot!  If you haven’t had parsnips before, its time to add them into your regular rotation.  They look like a white or tan coloured carrot and have a fairly similar texture.  Parsnips are a good source of folate, potassium, manganese, vitamins C, E and K1.  Parsnips are also a great source of insoluble and soluble fibre.  Soluble fibre dissolves in water and turns into a gel, which slows digestion and helps make you feel full longer. Continue reading “Parsnip Fries”

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Roasted Sweet Potato with Coconut Butter

Roasted Sweet Potato with Coconut Butter

Back when I was following conventional wisdom and eating a low fat, high grain diet, my idea of a healthy snack was a granola bar or some yogurt with fruit or cereal.  Those foods not only spiked my blood sugar and led to hypoglycemia but also contained less than stellar ingredients.  The granola bars and cereal were full of sugar, oxidized industrial seed oils, soy, table salt, preservatives and artificial flavours.  The yogurt was generally fat free and sweetened with aspartame, a known neurotoxin.  Nowadays my meals are so satiating that I don’t need to need to snack as often.  When I do, I enjoy blood sugar balancing, real foods like raw nuts, nut butters, fruit, vegetables, avocado and homemade treats or drinks like this one. Continue reading “Roasted Sweet Potato with Coconut Butter”

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