Hello! My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog.
I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.
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Banana is the cheapest available year round fruit. It happens to be MY favourite fruit too. Besides making perfect on the go snack wisely “pre-packaged” by the Mother Nature, banana can do so much more for your health and menu repertoire.
Banana is a natural sweetener. Its meaty texture makes a great base for healthy desserts. It makes baked goods moist. It’s full of potassium, fiber and vitamins. Homemade banana baked goodies replace sugar loaded store-bought snacks.
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So, shall we put your browning bananas to use?! All recipes are freezer friendly.
Kids love these! Moist muffins with a simple list of good for you ingredients. Perfect for lunch boxes, add chocolate chips and/or nuts. Whatever you do, make a double batch. These muffins have rave-rave reviews. Most popular muffins recipe on iFOODreal.
These bars make a perfect snack on the go and are made without any kind of sugar, even maple syrup or honey, but rather are packed with nuts, dates and flaxseed. One reader made them into a baby approved recipe by using Cheerios instead of nuts and raisins in place of dates. Her twins went crazy for the bars!
Rebecca says: “Just made these and they are FANTASTIC. Had 1.5 bananas on hand so added a bit more yogurt and did a mix of strawberries and blueberries. I was pleasantly surprised at how sweet these muffins still are without any sugar – still sweet enough to be a treat. I cut up some cheese to eat alongside to balance them out. Can’t wait to make these again and try more recipes, thanks for sharing!”
Peace says: “Olena, I have been making delicious recipes from your blog, today I made these muffins for my boyfriend who is going on a trip and will otherwise eat unhealthy snacks and drink beer, ha. These muffins came out fantastic! They are moist, light, and fluffy. I followed the recipe as is but added dry cranberries to the mix. Thank you for always posting easy, delicious, ideas here for us.”
If you love peanut butter and have coconut flour that has to be used (that is what happened to me), this version of banana bread is for you. Less fluffy than a whole wheat flour banana bread but super moist and filling (great for those who are watching macros).
These sugar free cookies are perfect for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping and you name it activity. Trail mix a.k.a oatmeal cookies made without any flour, transport well and their nutrition profile will keep you satisfied for hours.