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Shelf Stable Snacks!

California Prunes

We are truly in unchartered territory with many of us spending a lot more time at home cooking, snacking and looking for more healthy shelf stable foods. Who else is snacking more that you are home? Simple, healthy and EASY snacks are key to optimizing our overall health and energy.    #AD We know that…

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Carrot Cake Banana Bread

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Carrot Cake Banana Bread   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour   Author: Crystal Serves: 12 Ingredients DRY INGREDIENTS 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ cup oats 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt WET INGREDIENTS 3 very ripe bananas, mashed…

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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“Crystal, what is your favourite food to cook?” This is a particularly hard question for me to answer as I love almost ALL FOOD and enjoy so much variety in my diet. That being said, one of my current favourites are ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS I know that this is a terribly cliché-dietitian answer, but brussels…

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Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Curry

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One pot weeknight meals are a life saver at this time of the year (or really anytime of the year)! This protein-rich, plant-based Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Curry came together in 30 minutes and turned out WAY better than I expected.   Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Curry   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook…

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Rosemary Roasted Nuts

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Looking for a quick snack or holiday hostess gift? These rosemary roasted nuts check all the flavour boxes and make a cute DIY gift! Healthy, nutritious and super delicious, be sure to add this one to your list this year. Thanks to @Fraicheliving for the inspiration: Rosemary Roasted Nuts   Save Print Prep time 5…

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Sweet & Savoury Power Bowl

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Did you know that November is Osteoporosis Awareness month? I’ve got 2 new recipes that feature an unexpected, yet delicious ingredient that is good for your gut, your heart and your bones. Get ready for it….. PRUNES!  Yes, prunes!  Emerging research suggests that 5-6 prunes per day may prevent bone loss in post-menopausal women. California…

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DIY Halloween Treats


Happy Halloween Friends! I’m so excited to share some of the Halloween theme food I’ve been inspired to make this year. Theme food is my JAM! I’m not going to lie, making all of these platters and treats for the first time took a little bit longer than I thought, but I was so happy…

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Fall Food Fun!

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Fall food fun! These super easy strawberry treats are the perfect addition to any Halloween party. If you’re going to have some chocolate, at least you’re getting a good dose of vitamin C and fibre alongside it! California Strawberries @castrawberries are available all year and offer a lower sugar and lower calorie option compared to…

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Creamy Carrot Cashew Soup

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Is it possible for one couple to get through this bag of carrots before they go bad?  The answer would typically be “no way”, but being the anti-food-waste, fridge-manager that I am, my determination to find creative ways to avoid throwing out food took over this week. If you’re ever wanting to use up large ‘Costco’ quantities of…

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Power Protein Oatmeal

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With fall around the corner, and the start of school on the horizon, it’s time to get back into routine and reset our healthy habits. Starting the day with a healthy meal is key to providing the fuel necessary to feel energized throughout the school or workday.   Oatmeal has been around for ages and…

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