Banana nut breakfast cookies

Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast? The good news is that these banana nut breakfast cookies are a perfect way to start your day! Full of protein, fibre and omega 3 fatty acids, your morning bowl of oatmeal is now in cookie form. Not only can these cookies be eaten for breakfast, but they’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up for those long work-from-home days.

Sweet and salty yogurt parfait

Who doesn’t love a salty-sweet snack? This Greek yogurt parfait is the snack, especially if you’re craving a little dessert after dinner! While we don’t recommend too much snacking before bed, this nutritious treat is loaded with protein from Greek yogurt and almonds. Protein will satisfy those evening snack cravings and balance your blood sugar. This snack is also high in magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in producing melatonin and preparing our bodies for sleep.

White bean and veggie pasta

There’s nothing like a fresh and hearty pasta dish. This white bean and veggie pasta is full of protein and fibre from ingredients like bean based pasta, white beans, and veggies. While this recipe is nutrient packed, it also features white wine and parmesan cheese – so you feel like you’re eating at your favourite Italian restaurant even though you’re in the comfort of your own home! Watch the video, or read the recipe written out below. Either way, we know you’ll love this healthy and hearty dish.

5 tips to build a better smoothie

As the weather gets better and the sun comes out, smoothie season begins! Many people start drinking smoothies when it’s warmer out, especially for breakfast or as a snack. However, if we’re going to consider a smoothie as a meal, there are some things we need to consider. Sometimes, a smoothie made solely of fruit […]

Cookie dough hummus

We usually think of hummus as a savoury snack, great with carrot sticks and crackers, but what if we told you you could make dessert hummus? Beans and chickpeas are a great staple for your pantry at this time. Whether you use dried chickpeas, or canned chickpeas, they are low cost and shelf-stable! Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fibre. This cookie dough hummus is best served with apple slices.

Blueberry chia seed pudding

With most of us staying home more than we are used to, we have a little extra time to hang out in the kitchen! This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.

Chickpea Salad

Tuna and egg salad are popular sandwich fillings, but these days, we may be missing some of our usual staples. What if you don’t have ingredients, like eggs, in the fridge? Or, maybe you’re transitioning to a vegetarian diet? This chickpea salad recipe is the perfect high fibre and vegetarian protein packed sandwich filling that uses a common pantry staple – beans (aka pulses)!

Comfort food recipes for spring

It’s no secret that we’re searching for comfort these days. Being in our homes more than usual has us searching for stimulating, yet relaxing activities. Whipping up some tasty treats in your kitchen is a great way to engage your children, and mindfully indulge in a healthier treat during a stressful time. The following recipes […]

High fibre banana bread

If you’re craving something warm…

We’re all in our homes much more than we’d like to be these days. Many of us are also looking for comfort in the midst of uncertainty. Imagine the smell of banana bread filling up your house with warmth and coziness as it bakes in the oven…

Banana bread is a traditional North American dessert enjoyed equally by both adults and children. It’s easy to make, requires no kneading, and it’s delicious! So dig out those frozen bananas from the bottom of your freezer, get your kids involved, and get baking! While this is a “comfort food” recipe, this recipe calls for rolled oats and whole-wheat flour. These ingredients add the benefit of fibre to your comforting treat!

Lemon poppy seed cake

If you’re craving something fresh to celebrate the beginning of spring…

Although it seems like spring is coming late this year, we will soon be seeing the green grass, blossoming trees and wildflowers! There’s a lot going on in the world, but why not celebrate the arrival of spring with a fruity dessert? Many of us start craving something light, fresh and fruity in terms of desserts around this time of year. To add that extra pep in your step this spring season, try this lemon poppy seed cake.

This recipe is easy to make and calls for olive oil (a healthier fat for heart health), plain Greek yogurt (a good source of protein and calcium), and lemon juice (a good source of vitamin C). Give this recipe a try and it might just become your go-to when craving something with citrus!