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Here is an easy and healthy single serve dessert idea for you – chocolate mousse made with chia seeds, dates and cacao powder. Instead of consuming a bunch of saturated fat and processed sugar that comes with a traditional mousse, you will be “inhaling” antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats and naturally occurring sugars. And it is so delicious, even Italians will love it! This chocolate mousse takes 5 minutes to make and requires just a bit of planning ahead. All you have to do is to soak chia seeds for…
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You can pull off this soup only with the ingredients from your pantry and freezer, and with minimal effort because it cooks itself in a slow cooker. For toppings use what you have. Even if you don’t have any, this soup will be delicious on its own. My kids love Mexican food (I think most kids do) so I kept the soup mild, just with a bit of a bite that they can handle. For my 3 year old I even watered it down more in his bowl…
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This is such a mouth, throat (literally, you just wait until it goes down) and heart warming salad with sweet and zesty cinnamon dressing. Toasted walnuts, crispy apples, nutty quinoa and super powerful kale come together in this vegan and gluten free one meal salad. I won’t suggest it as a sore throat remedy but rather a 20 minute healthy dinner, heck yeah! I’m trying really hard to maintain more plant-based diet and this salad is a quick way of doing so. And please don’t think that my kids were…
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These vegan breakfast muffins are nothing less than a nutrition powerhouse and are only naturally sweetened (and I’m not talking about maple syrup). Skip the drive through or a bowl of sugary cereal, and give your body what it’s asking for first thing in the morning. And to make the mornings less hectic, make 2 batches and freeze. Defrost the night before on a counter or pop in the microwave. If you are having a Starbucks muffin or a Tim Hortons donut for breakfast and thinking you are OK, let me tell you that…
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Lentils…were on my mind since past weekend, again thanks to the food bloggers conference. Canadian Lentils was the official sponsor and they even gave me real wood salad tongs, that I’m sure you will see in many pictures. As you can imagine, we had lentils for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally. Surprisingly, upon my return home I cooked more lentils. That tells me I like lentils. A few years ago, lentils captured me mostly with their dirt cheap price, and that’s organic green lentils I’m talking about. Spinach and…
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I just returned from a food bloggers conference and firmly decided to eat more vegetables after speaking with an amazing holistic nutritionist. According to Marisa, only 15% of our daily protein intake should come from animal sources. Yikes… Frankly, I suspected that because for many past months I have been exercising a lot and eating very high protein diet without drastic changes in my physique. So, lesson learnt. Of course, the menu always comes down to picky little eaters. My kids are very good at eating fresh juicy garden…
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Chia pudding never gets old. Snack or a breakfast, it’s nutritious, easy and affordable. I don’t make enough of chia pudding with no good answer for that. I think I go through stages of having it all week and then feeling like I need a break. This Fall version is made only with 5 ingredients you more likely already have on hand. I also took into consideration many readers’ request for Vanilla and Chocolate Chia Puddings to be thicker. You will also find if using heaping tablespoons of chia seeds, you might adjust…
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I always have my favourite organic Food for Life sprouted grain tortillas on hand, and had an idea to try them in a pizza for months now. To me they just look like a perfect healthy thin crust pizza dough. And the best part is – I can buy it. I’m not a baker of all things bread plus they are healthier than any bread. If you are looking for a healthier pizza recipe, you can also check out Cauliflower Pizza and Sweet Potato Pizza recipes. This recipe was…
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30 minute, from start to finish, healthy meatless dinner idea. Light and fluffy quinoa in a sweet Parmesan pumpkin sauce with fresh baby spinach. Even my 8 year old was licking the spoon and he is not a pumpkin and quinoa fan. Cheese always does the trick though. And Parmesan is one of my favourites because you need just a little to go a long way. This meal was so easy and delicious! I’m on a major pumpkin kick this year because I love how it adds volume to desserts…
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