Stress-Reducing Dark Chocolate Bark

Homemade Dark Chocolate Bark Chocolate is a feel-good food. When we are stressed or feeling low in energy, this is one of the most common foods we crave as it boosts our mood and evokes the same feelings as when you are in love. Many chocolate bars on supermarket shelves have a high amount of  refined sugar, poor-quality oils and artificial ingredients, which can lead to mood disruptions, weight gain and further stress! When you have a chocolate craving, try this Homemade Dark Chocolate Bark. With simple, wholesome ingredients you can reach for a small piece of this and feel good after.   Homemade…

4-Ingredient Non-Dairy Cashew ‘Whipped Cream’

  Having cashews around the house is a great idea due to their versatility – you can have them raw as a snack, sprinkle them on salads or use them in baking. Cashews are packed with essential minerals and contain 5 grams of protein per ¼ of a cup. This cashew cream recipe is delicious! The “cream” is sweetened naturally with medjool dates, which provide a good source of minerals and fibre. It is so rich and creamy, you will think you are eating dairy.       Ingredients: 1 cup raw organic cashews (soaked in 1 cup filtered water…

Welcome to the Polka Dot Plate Blog

There’s nothing that makes me happier as a mom (and a Nutritionist) then when my kids eat well. The Polka Dot Plate blog shows you a glimpse into my world as a mom instilling excitement and education into my four year old about healthy food. Within the past four years we’ve been through many dietary changes. One day he loves eggs, the next day he HATES them. At two, he would happily eat sardines for breakfast (true story), but now Sardines are soooo not happening. Like all aspects of parenting, getting my son to eat healthy foods has taken creativity,…

Easy Three Ingredient Dishes

mir1 Easy Three Ingredient Dishes Nutritionist, Miranda Malisani shares healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options with few fixings. Watch Full Video>>  …