Snacks

Oatmeal Rasin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are tasty enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, but healthy enough to be nutritionist approved. They are sweetened with mashed bananas and unsweetened apple sauce rather than refined sugars. Sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, these are an updated, healthy version of an old family favourite.

Nutritional Highlights:

The oatmeal provides a great source of heart healthy soluble fibre. Continue reading

No Bake Blender Brownies

These are by far, the easiest brownies I have ever made. No sugar. No flour. No baking. Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and whip up a batch in 5 minutes. The ingredients in these brownies pack a powerful nutritional punch.

Walnuts

Walnuts are one of the most antioxidant rich foods and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory properties. Continue reading

Nut Free Granola

My one daughter is anaphylactic to peanuts and all tree nuts. Even finding seeds that haven’t been cross contaminated is quite a challenge. I recently found a nut-free company based out of Rhode Island and placed an order for pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds online. Thanks to “Gerbs,” my daughter can now enjoy this nut free granola. Continue reading

Pumpkin Bites

My love of pumpkin continues. I wasn’t quite sure what to name these little morsels of healthy goodness …. No Bake, Nut-free, Gluten free, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls is quite a mouthful; hence the name “Pumpkin Bites.” If you like pumpkin, whip some up and take a bite. My kids love these. Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Did I mention that I LOVE pumpkin? This granola is easy to make, super healthy and perfect for adding to yogurt, oatmeal, or enjoying as is.  It also makes a great gift idea.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or make your own using 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice, 1/8 tsp. Continue reading
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