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Healthy muffins with the most scrumptious sweet & salty topping, that are sweetened with dates.

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Moist, tender and full of pumpkin flavour muffins with the most delicious crumb topping - bits of pecans (or walnuts) caramelized in maple syrup with hints of salt and cinnamon. And they are good for you filled with protein, healthy fats and sweetened with dates. Perfect for snack, breakfast and school lunches. My kids devoured these in minutes and they are picky with muffins.

You wouldn’t find these muffins chalky if you use good quality plant-based protein powder. My top picks are VEGA and Orgain. I stand by their taste and cleanliness. If VEGA is too expensive for you, try Orgain. It is 1.5 times cheaper on Amazon. Read more »

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  Healthy bake with brown rice pasta, roasted cauliflower, garlic and cheese that will wow even the little ones. Where do I begin?! Let me just say this: I’m not a huge mac and cheese person but I love roasted cauliflower. Now here is a mind blowing combination: pasta, roasted cauliflower and garlic, and cheese => baked and I died. I’m serious. Such an awesome hybrid of two dishes and I think I have beaten even the best Weight Watchers recipe. Delicious and you are sneaking in half of…
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  Healthy, meaty and comforting soup with a slow cooker option. Freezer friendly too. A bowl of Mushroom and Bean soup is so comforting on a rainy Fall day or a snowy Winter night. Meaty, hearty and a tad creamy, this soup is also healthy: full of fiber, protein and low in fat. I have also included a slow cooker version for those who are super busy. The soup also freezes extremely well.

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  Healthy gluten free bars with a vegan option. Breakfast on-the-go or a snack, these bars are so good and moist, you would never guess they are good for you! These pumpkin bars are so scrumptious and guilt-free!!! You would never guess they are healthy, they just don’t taste that. So moist, rich and all things pumpkin. I haven’t used a drop of oil because I thought applesauce + pumpkin puree should do the trick, and I was right. They are also gluten free which apparently is a big…
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I love my slow cooker aka Crock Pot® (trademark name that is used generically) very much! In fact, I have 2 of them: a simple 5 quart Hamilton Beach and 3-in-1 Cuisinart Multicooker that can saute, steam and slow cook. While it’s nice to have a fancy kitchen appliance, you truly don’t need more than a simple slow cooker. But you need one for sure. Trust me, your life will be much easier. I use my slow cooker all year round. Yes, even during summer months when I’m at…
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  Made healthier this casserole will become a staple in your home – kids love it too! Whole grain pasta, fresh kale (or spinach), extra lean ground turkey topped with a reasonable amount of part skim mozzarella cheese and baked until golden. This dish is perfect for a fairly quick weeknight meal, leftovers the next day and a meal prep. You could even assemble the casserole and freeze with plastic wrap on top. When ready to eat, bake from frozen and increase baking time by 15 – 20 minutes. I…
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  Made with sprouted bread, this slice of “pumpkin pie” is healthy and perfect for self-control. We just got back from the Oregon Coast (BTW, breathtaking scenery) and every coffee shop we went to was filled with apple, pumpkin and cinnamon aromas. Although I quit coffee cold turkey 3 weeks ago (for many reasons and it feels amazing, long story for another day), I still enjoy decaf Americano Misto with organic soy milk occasionally. So, I started craving all things Fall back in Oregon and first thing I…
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  Healthy gluten free casserole chock full of veggies & the crispy Parmesan quinoa crust will win anyone over. When a cashier was nice enough to point out at a $5 price for a head of cauliflower, I was frankly surprised September is not a cauliflower season. Oh well, I went ahead and bought 2 heads anyways and made this delicious gratin. If you ever want to eat something without stressing about the calories, know it’s the vegetables. You will get full before you overeat them.

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  Delicious 15 minute cookies that curb the craving without ruining the waistline. These healthy cookies are a real deal! Sweetened with only 4 dates per the whole batch, they curb the sweet tooth craving without ruining your waistline. My cravings are the worst at night, after dinner or in the afternoon. I’m sure you can relate.:) I first made these cookies into protein balls. Then a thought of holding an actual cookie that is chewy, crunchy and chocolatey wouldn’t leave me. So, I turned my balls (sounds weird, I…
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  Vegetarian 20 minute dinner that your kids will love. Use any of their favourite veggies. This is my-go-to 20 minute dinner for kids when my fridge is empty and they won’t just eat my quinoa and chicken. It’s affordable, quick, healthy and is versatile – use any firm veggies you have on hand/your kids like. Frozen vegetables work too. Oddly enough my kids love broccoli, not over cooked, just like mama. Cauliflower, carrots and snap peas are great options as well. You could also add grape tomatoes,…
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