Healthy Pear Crisp

Those of you who know me know I often refer to fruit as “nature’s sugar,” and nothing could be more true for delicious, ripe, in-season pears right now. I’d take a juicy, nourishing pear over a lollipop any day — and do! Especially if it’s in the form of pear crisp.

This harvest time in Ontario (my favourite time of year, by the way) means Bartlett pears are so fresh and perfect for eating whole or baking. Not only tasty, pears are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.  Continue reading “Healthy Pear Crisp”

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Summer Glow Smoothie

Summer Glow Smoothie

As much as I love a good green smoothie in the morning, I’ve been getting a little tired of my tried-and-true’s. Sometimes the best results come out of whipping up random stuff – and that was certainly the case with this smoothie!

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Peanut Butter Dessert Smoothie

Healthy milkshake. That’s all that comes to mind when I drink this smoothie.

I called it a “dessert” smoothie because it’s the perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving after a light dinner or as an afternoon snack. I promise you will ask yourself “how is this healthy!?” It’s that good. Tastes like a frosty or milkshake, and yet it’s naturally sweetened, boasts healthy fats from coconut milk and protein from peanut butter. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Dessert Smoothie”

Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings

Oatmeal seems to have had a resurgence as of late — it certainly has for me. And why shouldn’t it? The breakfast staple is inexpensive, healthy, hearty and versatile. 

Growing up, my Dad would make a big pot of oatmeal every morning as fuel for our busy school day ahead — he called it “funky porridge,” adding in any mix of pantry ingredients handy that day (apple cinnamon was a favourite). At the time, I spooned in brown sugar and poured a swig of milk, but these days a swirl of almond milk on top does the trick. But just like back then, a bowl of this delicious and nutritious classic keeps me full all morning long. Continue reading “Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings”

Mediterranean zucchini pasta

Need a quick and easy spring lunch or dinner idea that’s light and healthy? Meet this refreshing Greek-inspired zucchini noodle dish.

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Homemade veggie soup

One of the most satisfying dishes on a cold and dark evening in the middle of winter (looking at you, February) is hearty, homemade soup.

This version is easy to throw together, is packed with vitamins and vegetables, is filling without unhealthy calories, and can be stored in the freezer for a delicious supper down the road. So, make a big batch! Continue reading “Homemade veggie soup”