Category Archives for "Snacks"

Snacking is an important part of healthy eating, but it can also be one of the biggest pitfalls. From things you can buy to things you can make, check out the best ways to keep your family full and happy with healthy, nutritious snacks! For more insights, check out our newsletter!

Oatmeal Energy Bites

energy balls

Lately I’ve been speaking with lots of clients that have a sweet tooth. They’re looking for a snack they can allow themselves to eat, that “maybe isn’t as bad as a chocolate bar”? I know the feeling. I’m all about balance-I don’t believe you should take all the sweetness out of your life. You just […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 #1

In addition to being a Holistic Nutritionist and Mom of three, I’m also a Toronto Ambassador for the Food Revolution. The Food Revolution is a campaign started by Jamie Oliver. Jamie is calling on us all to join a global Food Revolution in order to provoke debate and inspire real, meaningful, positive change in the way […]

My Favourite After School Snacks *Video*

after school snacks

When kids come home from school, it’s the perfect opportunity to load them up with some nutritious after school snacks. They’re hungry, they’re tired, and they’ll happily eat what’s put in front of them…or mindlessly eat what’s made for them. Same thing. Either way, it’s a great way to divert the grumpy zone that can […]

Hangry Bars

nutty butter bars

My kids are rushing here to there and everywhere in between. Our “down days” consist of 2-3 hockey practices and probably a birthday party and a play date. If we don’t have anything scheduled after 7:00PM, we consider it a “Family Night”. Bedtime is 8:00. I’m not complaining. We’re busy just like every family is […]

How to make Date Paste

date paste

Date paste is a staple in our house because we don’t used any refined sugar in our cooking or baking. The sweeteners I have in my house are maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, coconut syrup, dates, and date paste. I occasionally buy cane sugar for very special treats and occasions. But don’t let it fool […]

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