Greek Pasta Salad

Ok, I am feeling like maybe (fingers and toes crossed) that Spring and some warmer bbq weather is finally coming. So I feel like I can now finally share this recipe, as it is one of my fave side dishes for bbq season. This recipe is a delicious copycat of a take-out salad at my local … Continue reading

Tutti Frutti Pancakes

These delicious fruit filled pancakes are inspired by my cousin’s husband and his awesome “fruit pancakes” he makes for us when we visit. Bob’s secret is a waffle and pancake mix and some malted milk powder, my secret weapon is my go-to buttermilk pancake recipe. What is the same, is that I follow his lead by filling … Continue reading

Go green in 2016!

The Green Smoothie is now a regular part of my nutrition routine, and even has become a favourite of my girls. Check out those awesome green smoothie moustaches! Our #1 favourite is the Green Smoothie with Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Coconut Milk, and sometimes I also add a dollop of yogurt to make it creamier. It’s … Continue reading

Festive Apple & Nut Butter Slices

Well it’s Black Friday today and the holiday season is now fully in swing! Now to keep you fueled up for all that shopping, running around and hustle and bustle I wanted to create a festive but healthy snack! Inspired by nuts.com and their healthy snack ideas, I created my own healthy holiday snack – Festive Apple & … Continue reading

Banana, Carrot & Cranberry Muffins

Here is a great new recipe to start off your week – you for sure are going to want to bake a batch of these up asap! These flavour-packed healthy muffins are butter and refined sugar free, and are made instead with pure maple syrup and coconut oil. The combination of mashed bananas, sweet carrot, … Continue reading

BBQ Candied Yams

Making our Thanksgiving a barbecued feast is one of my favourite memories when we get some gorgeous weather lasting into October here in Southern Ontario. Our BBQ Turkey Breasts that we cooked in 2011 were one of our most memorable Thanksgiving meals, and probably the best turkey we’ve ever had. So in wanting to expand on what we … Continue reading

#GayLeaMom After-School Cheese Kabobs

In the never-ending quest for fun but nutritious after-school snacks, I was able to create these cheerful kid-friendly cheese kabobs with the help of the great quality and delicious cheese products from Gay Lea! Filled with fruit, cheese and some protein (extra lean turkey kolbassa and some salami from my favourite deli), these after-school kabobs … Continue reading