• Quinoa Salad
  • Cheezy-Tomato Kale Chips
  • Fueling for a Half Marathon
  • Mango Avocado Chicken Salad
  • Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Carrot Cake Energy Balls

carrot cake balls

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

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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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4-Ingredient Cookie Dough Truffles

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Cookie Dough Truffles   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Crystal – inspired by Amanda @ Running With Spoons Recipe type: Healthy Dessert or Snack Serves: 15 balls Ingredients 1 cup medjool dates, pitted ½ cup almond flour 2 Tbsp almond butter *optional ½ cup dark chocolate chips 1…

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Nacho Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpea soup topper

Nacho Roasted Chickpeas   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Savoury snack. Soup or salad topper. Side dish. These are super versatile and simple to make. Author: Crystal Recipe type: Plant-Based Snack or Side Ingredients 19 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and dried 3 T nutritional yeast…

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Lemon Tahini Dressing

tahini dressings

Besides Frank’s Hot Sauce………….this is my EVERYTHING SAUCE. It triples as a dressing, dipping sauce and Buddha-Bowl topper. Tahini (sesame paste) dressings are rich and creamy, while maintaining a lower level of saturated fat. Flavours are maximized with nutrient-dense ingredients like nutritional yeast, olive oil and fresh lemon juice.  Lemon Tahini Dressing   Save Print…

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Lentil Yam Stew

lentil yam stew

Lentil Yam Stew   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Author: Crystal Recipe type: One Pot Meal Serves: 6 servings Ingredients 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 T curry powder 2 tsp turmeric powder (or 1-2 tbsp freshly grated)…

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Turtles

chocolate turtles

This is my go-to, easy “sweet-craving” solution. Keeping tempting sweets like cookies, chocolates and cakes in the house in a recipe for disaster since we end up eating too much of them. When it comes to a cookie or an apple, the cookie usually wins 😉 This recipe is awesome because it comes together in…

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