• 3-ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
  • Simple Strawberry Snacks!
  • Fueling for a Half Marathon
  • Greens Galore!
  • Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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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Simple Strawberry Snacks!


Snacking is one of the best ways to boost your energy and manage your appetite throughout the day #Ad. The question is “What should I snack on?”. Social media is filled with pretty pictures, recipes and ideas, but at the end of the day SIMPLICITY and CONVENIENCE will always win out. Keep things simple this…

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Hawaiian Rainbow Salad

hawaiian rainbow salad

Happy Nutrition Month! I’m very lucky to have had the opportunity to escape the last few weeks of winter and start off the month here in tropical Kauai. Spring is coming, and what better way to welcome a new season than to focus on eating fresh, wholesome and colourful foods. This Hawaiian Rainbow Salad features…

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DIY Mason Jar Cookies

DIY mason jar cookies

DIY Mason Jar Cookies   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Vegan chocolate chip cookies in a mason jar. These make a cute and creative DIY holiday gift. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Dessert, Snack Serves: 20-24 cookies Ingredients 1 cup whole grain flour (I used sprouted…

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Banana Applesauce Muffins


When I have a bunch of overripe bananas I’m always faced with the dilemma….WHAT TO MAKE? There are SO MANY  food creations that involve these delicious fruits! Do I keep it simple and freeze them for smoothies or banana “ice cream”? Banana Applesauce Muffins   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins…

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   A healthy, no-bake and nut-free alternative to carrot cake! Perfect for on-the-go snacks for school, work or kids day-care Author: Crystal Recipe type: Snack Serves: 20 balls Ingredients 1 cup oats 1 cup dates (about 12 medjool dates) 1…

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Kabocha Coconut Curry

kabocha coconut curry

This is quite possibly one of my favourite, go-to family meals. I love that it all comes together in one pot in 15-20 minutes (or less!). After my trip to Thailand I couldn’t go back to using “light” coconut milk for curries. In fact, when you purchase light coconut milk, you’re really just paying for…

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Carrot Cake Banana Bread

carrot cake banana bread

Carrot Cake Banana Bread   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 55 mins   This one-bowl carrot cake banana bread is an easy hybrid that stands well on it’s own, or can be made more indulgent with frosting. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Snack or Dessert Serves: 12 slices Ingredients…

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Strawberry Shrimp Salad

shrimp strawberry salad

Strawberry Shrimp Salad   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Total time 20 mins   The perfect accompaniment to a summer BBQ or patio party. This summer salad is refreshing and light, yet satisfying. If you want a healthy high-protein meal in a pinch, this is a good go-to meal! Author: Crystal Recipe type: Salad…

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Savoury Tofu Sticks


Savoury Tofu Sticks   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Perfect for kids and adults alike, these savoury tofu sticks are an excellent alternative to chicken fingers. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Main Dish Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Finger Foods Serves: 3-4 servings Ingredients 1 block extra firm…

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