Naturally Sweetened Nutty Granola

I eat oatmeal almost every morning, but i’ve been craving oats in another form lately: granola. It’s so easy to make, I don’t know why I don’t more often!

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Two Years Sugar-Free

This January marks two years I’ve been refined sugar-free, so I’m challenging you to do something for 30 days.

In December 2014, I was at my heaviest and after overindulging throughout the holiday that year (also happened to be my champagne birthday!) I needed a health re-start. I decided to give up sugar for one month – January 2015 – to jumpstart a healthier year (also the year I got married). Continue reading “Two Years Sugar-Free”

Tea Time is All The Time

Coffee gets a lot of love – it’s warm, caffeinating, tasty, and Instagram-worthy. But, I’d argue, tea is also all of that and happens to be my hot drink of choice. So, it’s time to shine the spotlight on tea.

I’ve mentioned before my love of tea and it being my go-to morning drink. But it wasn’t always this way. Continue reading “Tea Time is All The Time”

Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins

I’ve found that as we grow older, a lot of us lose touch with the hobbies and activities we once loved as youngsters.

As kids and teenagers, so many of us were involved in a wide range of activities – they may range from sports, like baseball and dancing, to other disciplines like chess, drama or photography. I was lucky to always have lots of extra-curriculars on the go in each season – soccer and swimming in the summer, figure skating, martial arts and diving throughout the school year, as well as music and theatre rehearsals. Continue reading “Six-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Muffins”

Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal

Joining the ranks of seemingly everyone else who’s obsessed with pumpkin at this time of year, I’ve been baking a lot with the squash plant — breads, muffins, etc.

The only downside (if you could even call it that) is that I’ve had lots of leftover pumpkin purée in the fridge to use up. And I think I’ve come up with the best and tastiest solution: adding it to my morning porridge! Continue reading “Pumpkin Pie Spice Oatmeal”

Greek Yogurt Parfait Pops

Eating refined sugar-free does not mean going without delicious meals, tasty treats and sweet snacks.

The summertime boasts ripe fruit and a harvest of healthy, bountiful produce perfect for noshing on or incorporating into your meals. Is it just me, or is even looking at a display of vibrant greens, plump tomatoes and piles of zucchini at the farmer’s market exciting?! Continue reading “Greek Yogurt Parfait Pops”