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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Peaches n Cream Overnight Oats

The perfect meal prep breakfast with the sweetness of fresh, juicy peaches

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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”

Coconut Banana Almond Smoothie

Guys, can you tell I’m on a smoothie kick?! Had I thought ahead better, I would have made the latest FOUR recipes part of a smoothie series or something. But nevertheless, here’s another to add to your arsenal of blended goodness.

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How to Quit Sugar: Guide

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to cut back on the white stuff? Here are my tips for how to say “so long” to sugar and ditch it for good. Because you’re sweet enough!

Over the holidays, many people continued to tell me “you have great willpower!” after I turned down sweets and baked goods time and time again. I would tell them exactly what I’ve learned to be true over the past two years since quitting refined sugar – an idea Gretchen Rubin has remarked about a variety of habits – “it actually takes no willpower. I don’t eat any sugar because I have no willpower at all. Having no sugar removes any energy spent on deciding whether or not to have a shortbread cookie because the choice is always ‘no.’” Continue reading “How to Quit Sugar: Guide”