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The Secret to Perfect Steel-Cut Oatmeal

steel-cut oatmeal

Did you wake up with good intentions this morning? The good intentions to eat right, and start your day off with the mighty-fine whole grain goodness of steel-cut oats? I don’t blame you! These oats are better than the rest. They are minimally processed so your body takes longer to digest them, keeping you fuller, […]

Watermelon Pops

watermelon pop

Summer is hot. And heat calls for popsicles. We’re all trying to be healthier, especially for our kids, and making homemade popsicles is one way we try to do our best in the summertime. I have been making different concoctions in an effort to reduce the sugar in our children’s diet. Let me tell, you-as a Holistic […]

Whole Wheat Yogurt Coffee Cake

coffee cake

Whenever I have people over to my house, I make banana bread or coffee cake or some sort of sweet treat. I also make loaves of goodness when I go visit friends, when there’s a potluck, or I know someone is stopping by-even for a minute. This infuriates my husband. He walks into the house […]

A Healthier Hollandaise

hollandaise

In the past, whenever I would go out for breakfast, there was nothing better than Eggs Benedict. Perfectly poached eggs perched on grilled peameal bacon, sitting atop a crispy buttered English muffin and all smothered in hollandaise sauce. I mean, come on. The PROBLEM with eggs Benedict is this: In the sauce alone, there is […]

Canada Day Coconut Rhubarb Cake

coconut rhubarb cake

Every Canada Day our family goes to the cottage.  This year will be our 10th annual Canada Day party with a bunch of our good friends, 18 to be exact.  People are littered throughout the cottage, the yard, the river and the lake. There is a croquet tournament each year (which I have not won […]

Monkey Milk

monkey milk

We all have those items we feed our kids without even thinking twice. Mine is monkey milk. This all began years ago when my kids were very young. They would want a snack in the afternoon, and I can’t remember if they didn’t WANT to eat fruit ir if I was just trying to incorporate […]

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie a.k.a. The Cement Mixer

cement mixer

It was a rainy day in Toronto, when I was craving something sweet and bright for my breakfast. BLUEBERRY MUFFINS! And then I thought about everything I had to do that day…and thought…SMOOTHIE! And that’s when the sun peaked through the clouds and said “Combine them!”. Ok, the sun actually didn’t peak through the clouds, […]

What is with KID’s MENUS?

kids menu

What is with the kid’s menu at restaurants? Why are the options always chicken fingers, pizza, or butter soaked white pasta topped with cheese? And sugar, sugar, sugar? Why do restaurant chains believe that children have no taste buds? Or sense of adventure? Listen, my kids LOVE the kids menu. They love grilled cheese and […]

Coconut Honey Roasted Nuts

Coconut Honey Roasted Nuts

Nuts get a bad rap. I know they’re high in fat and calories but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper. What KIND of fat and calories are we looking at here? Because I get not eating EMPTY calories, but nuts? They’ve got some good stuff in there. Here’s the deal. There’s EMPTY calories […]

Food Revolution 2017: Challenge #3

breakfast

I’ll keep this one simple. Challenge #3 is a Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Kids who eat breakfast tend to eat healthier overall and are more likely to participate in physical activities — two great ways to help maintain a healthy weight and keep their developing brains happy. Skipping breakfast can do all sorts of damage, not […]

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