Clean Eating Cheesecake Bars with Cranberries

One of the readers left a comment on Clean Eating Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars saying she made them with Greek yogurt and cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. I was intrigued right away because it sounded healthier. I was raised on rich homemade cottage cheese that resembles American farmer’s cheese. My mom and grandma would make it by boiling buttermilk, then draining in a cheesecloth hanging on a tap overnight. The result was dry, pressed and crumbly cottage cheese that we would eat with freshly made sour cream from…
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Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats

Spaghetti squash boats with chicken in creamy Alfredo sauce is comfort food made lighter by replacing traditional pasta with tender spaghetti squash and heavy cream with not less creamy but so much healthier Greek yogurt. Without sacrificing the flavour of course – garlic and freshly grated Parmesan cheese add so much flavour to the sauce. I haven’t had Alfredo sauce for years. My blogger friend Alex from Canuck Cuisine once mentioned to add cornstarch to Greek yogurt to prevent it from curdling. We were talking about my Crock…
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Shrimp Avocado Tomato Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

I had a hard time naming this shrimp avocado tomato salad recipe because so much is going on here. We got juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers and cucumbers, fresh cilantro all dressed in a scrumptious garlicky and tangy Greek yogurt dressing. Fresh, creamy and so summery. I want summer to be here now! 2 months to go. Sigh. I can feel summer is almost here – we put our tent trailer for sale. Yep, I lasted one season. I decided to be a…
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Healthy Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars Recipe

  Made healthy with Greek yogurt, pecan crust and maple syrup. Creamy, sweet and guilt free. Oh my goodness. As my brain is melting and hands are shaking, nearing the 30 Clean Quick Dinner Recipes eBook publication date this Sunday, I really wasn’t going to post any recipe until Sunday. Simply just because I haven’t taken pictures of any recipes in the last 10 days. Has it been that long?! Whooooaaaa. I had wonderful Alex at home cooking for us. Yes, he is that good and all mine.:)…
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Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing

Healthy homemade ranch dressing recipe with all the bells and whistles of a store-bought version. Salty and perfectly tangy buttermilk, combined with Greek yogurt and fresh dill. Oh, and those tiny pieces of freshly ground black pepper are a must! Perfect to serve over any mixed veggies and greens salad (like healthy chef salad), as a dip for chicken wings or your next vegetable tray. Being a true North American discovery, many years ago in Hidden Valley, this salad dressing is very close to me. Growing up in Ukraine, we…
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Steel Cut Oat & Greek Yogurt Blueberry Scones

Healthy blueberry scones made with 3 times less butter and sugar than traditional recipe. White flour makes only 1/3 of the dough, substituted by steel cut oats and whole wheat flour. To make the scones moist I used Greek yogurt. Perfect Back to School snack. Confession: I have never made scones before but I’ve been buying Northern Gold steel cut oats from Costco for over a year. On a box, there is a blueberry scone recipe with 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. But I was intrigued…
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Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Protein Muffins

I have no idea why I have been putting off baking these yellow bundles of joy bursting with fresh strawberries?! Made with only whole wheat flour, protein powder and no added sugar, you get a strawberry flavour with every muffin’s bite. I know why. If you are a baker you know how hard it is to get goods made with only whole wheat flour to rise. And secondly, whey protein could make muffins dry and rubbery. OK, you know how Lululemon bags say “Face one fear a day”?!…
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Healthy Avocado Fruit Salad with Chia Yogurt Dressing

Yes, my super Healthy Fruit Salad and 100 pictures of it. My hands literally got glued to the camera as soon as I saw this… and there was no one to stop me. I took 80 shots of this delicious heaven food…

Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein Shake

Enjoy this shake instead of a dessert on a Saturday night, as a couch snack while watching your favorite reality show or even as a meal replacement. Guilt-free and under your daily calorie intake. Guaranteed! If you are like me and like to entertain then weekend is the time when my willpower is being tested. If cheesecake, apple pie or cannoli is on the menu and you are trying to lose the last 10, 20 or 50 lbs, simply excuse yourself for 2 minutes and whip up this…
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