You Put What In There?!

img_1176 Fish oil. Yup, I did. I put it in my frozen treats for the boys and they loved it. Sea-licious Maple Fish oil is so tasty that they’ll pull the bottle out of the fridge themselves and remind me to give it to them. Let’s be clear, I don’t get into great detail of the specific ingredients inside.  They have no idea that there’s anchovy, mackeral, and sardine body oil mixed into these Maple Vanilla Frozen Cups. They just care that it tastes good. And I care that they eat it and get the health benefits. I do tell them…

Carrot & Cream Cheese Mini Muffins (Gluten-Free)

IMG_5575 It’s always a risk when I bake with vegetables (and make it obvious to the boys) that they won’t like them, but these Carrot & Cream Cheese Minis are so yummy that even my selective eater at 3 right out of the oven. Even better, there’s only 1/3 cup coconut sugar for the entire recipe and a focus on healthy fats (chia seeds, pumpkin seed butter and goat cream cheese) I love when carrots and cinnamon collide. Here’s the recipe: Makes 24 minis Ingredients:  3 medium organic carrots (shredded or diced in food processor) I shredded mine 2 heaping tbsp…

Homemade Protein Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Hazelnut Almond Chocolate Protein Bar If you haven’t tried making your own protein bar yet then you MUST make this a priority. A huge amount of the bars you find on stores shelves have far too much sugar, fake fibre and a long list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Skip those bars, make your own. Your body will thank you.       Hazelnut Almond Chocolate Protein Bars Makes 12. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa buckwheat flakes 2/3 cup hazelnut almond butter 3 tbsp raw honey 1/2 scoop Vega Protein & Greens Chocolate 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp cacao nibs 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded…

Organic Apple with Magic Sprinkles

Parenting isn’t always glamorous. I spend a lot of daily energy making sure my kids bowels are churning at optimum efficiency. Poo-regularity is a serious business in our house for many reasons. 80 percent of the immune system is found in the digestive tract. Regularity means better absorption of important nutrients for their growth and efficient elimination of waste.  I always have organic apples in the house for an easy snack. Apples contain a great assortment of antioxidants and one (with skin) contains four grams of fibre. I kick-up the fibre content of this snack with “magic sprinkles” aka chia…