Protein packed waffles

Protein Packed Waffles

Having a large family, I often seek inexpensive meal ideas and prepare large batches.  Next to pancakes, a family favourite in our home is waffles!  I love that you can hide extra nutrition and protein in the batter and the kids still devour them.  Protein packed waffles are a delicious, filling meal my kids just love – and…

pancake poppers

Pancake Poppers

Pancakes are a favourite in our home!  I was never a fan of them growing up but once I met my husband, that began to change.  When the kids came along, he started a pancake-lunch-tradition on his daddy daycare days.  Needless to say, I was outnumbered and had to get on board with this pancake love.  I started…

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

One of my goals this year is to keep focused on my family’s health and introduce new recipes.  I am excited to use my slow cooker more and discover various ways to hide ‘the good stuff’ – i.e. vegetables!  My five-year-old can be quite the selective eater and getting things past her palate can be tricky.  She…

eatraweatwell

Eat Raw, Eat Well

I love food! I love learning where it comes from, playing with different ways to prepare it and discovering new recipes.  I also enjoy finding new cookbooks for my collection.  I am excited to share a few of my faves with you.  Today I am featuring Douglas McNish‘s book, Eat Raw, Eat Well. I met…

veggie burger recipe

Veggie Burger Recipe – Vurgers

It’s burger season! Together with my mom, we created this delicious, hearty, veggie burger recipe.  With a base containing oats, chic peas and sunflower seeds, this vurger recipe is packed with protein, fibre and antioxidants.  In addition, these burgers offer a tasty, filling meal and let’s face it, nothing beats homemade food! Even my meat-eating dad enjoys these vurgers.…

flea-be-gone dog treats

Flea-Be-Gone Dog Treats

Today I am featuring a guest post from someone I am continually inspired by: Alison Cooper Alison reveals her recipe for Flea-Be-Gone dog treats!  Not only do I look forward to making some for our two dogs but they would also make a great gift for any dog lover! Thanks for sharing Alison. In lieu…

Sweet Vanilla Quinoa Salad

Sweet Vanilla Quinoa Salad

This is the perfect summer salad! It’s excellent to have at a barbecue or bring to a potluck.  I also like to make this delicious sweet vanilla quinoa salad when I’m preparing a meal for someone because it’s the kind of dish everyone enjoys. It’s hearty and filling with just the right amount of sweetness. Quinoa is…

Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups

These inside out peanut butter cups are a guilt-free treat when you’re craving something sweet! They only have 4 ingredients and take just minutes to make.  They are decadent and melt in your mouth! Ingredients ½ C coconut oil 1/3 C natural peanut butter ¼ C cacao 1 tbsp. agave Preparation 1.  Combine ¼ C coconut oil with natural peanut butter…

Chocolate Orange Oat Bars

This healthy recipe is quick, easy and requires no baking! I stash some of these bars in my purse and/or diaper bag when we go out and my kids devour them…okay, I do too!  The recipe for these delicious Chocolate Orange Oat Bars can be found here! Today’s post is featured on my beautiful friend, Rachael DeBruin’s, blog:

Green Smoothie Recipe

If you’ve seen me before noon on any given day, you’ll notice me sipping on my greens.  I absolutely LOVE starting my day off with a green smoothie for breakfast! They give me energy and make me feel good from the inside out.  Greens have helped my hair, skin and eyes and yes, they taste great! Most…