Cheesy Chimichurri Garlic Bread

A year or two ago we tried some really fantastic cheesy garlic bread topped with chimichurri at our local Milestone’s restaurant. Ever since then I have wanted to recreate it at home, because it was SO good! Chimichurri is an Argentian steak sauce, made with cilantro, parsley, garlic, chilli and lemon, and blended with oil. It…

Orange, Raspberry & Ginger Smoothie

Yes I am on a smoothie kick this week and this zingy smoothie is my new obsession! Packed with orange, raspberry and fresh raw ginger it is a great way to beat the winter blahs and stave off those pesky colds. Love, love, love this fresh new creation – you must try it! Ingredients: 1…

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,…

#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…

Nordica Power Smoothie

This delicious and nutritious protein packed smoothie is creamy and filling thanks to the addition of Nordica Cottage Cheese! I had never tried cottage cheese added to my smoothies but I was amazed at the results and the wonderful creaminess and silkiness it added to my daily smoothie. Even better is that Nordica offers a Lactose…

Better Bits and Bites

I always loved bits and bites as a kid, so I decided to make my own homemade version with some healthier choices. I combined Shreddies and Cheerios cereals with pretzels and goldfish crackers, along with some raisins and pumpkin seeds. This delicious mix is great for on-the-go in the car and to bring along on day-trips (I…

Go Anywhere No-Nut Trail Mix

I am always looking for healthy, non-processed snack options for on-the-go fuel for my kids when we are rushing to lessons or running errands on the weekends. This nut-free trail mix is the perfect solution and is also a great lunch-box option. It’s easy to make, and great to get the kids involved with preparing…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Olive Oil & Fleur de Sel

I couldn’t let all those wonderful pumpkin seeds go to waste when we were carving our pumpkins this weekend with our two little girls, so I baked up a batch of delicious roasted pumpkin seeds roasted with extra virgin olive oil and beautiful Fleur de Sel. They turned out delicious and the kids love them….

Harvest Fruit Green Smoothie

I have been drinking this green smoothie lately and it is delicious! Super easy and yummy using a great frozen fruit mix, banana and spinach. Excellent smooth and creamy texture. My kids and husband prefer this recipe to my other green smoothie as it definitely has more of a fruity flavour and you can hardly…