This was my sister's favorite recipe, and since I fully trust her tastebuds, I had to give it a try! This would make for the perfect pregnancy breakfast as it is made the night before, full of complex carbs, lean protein, healthy fats, vitamins, fiber and delicious chewy texture. Super kid-friendly too.
This recipe is dedicated to one of my lifelong besties, Liz, whose passion for apples is contagious. Could you imagine life without apples? Liz can't imagine a day without apples. Which is probably why she's gorgeous. Full of fiber, vitamins, and natural sweetness, apples also contain pectin, which as I'm sure you're aware, about a million studies link with weight loss. As good as it tastes to bite into a fresh, juicy apple, there are so many other ways to enjoy apples; one being these delightful cinnamon apple crisps. They are perfect for traveling, toddlers, and in between meal hanger attacks. Bonus, they make your house smell amazing when they're being cooked!
Happy Gal-entine's Day! For those of you passing on conversation hearts and Whitman's Samplers this year, I bring you mocha truffles with a surprising main ingredient: pea protein powder. These chocolatey truffles are just the ticket for all the indulgence without an ounce of guilt. If you're looking for a delicious, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy- free way to decrease belly fat and stay full between meals, and recover faster from your workouts, have a go with pea protein. Did I mention they are, um, VERY kid-friendly?
Matcha green tea is a miracle elixir that has been around for centuries in the Far East and is bursting with health benefits. A few of the benefits include a catechin called ECG, which is known best for it's cancer prevention properties. Matcha green tea increases energy and concentration without any of the unpleasant side effects of other caffeinated drinks. An amino acid in the powder, L-Theanine, helps to calm the brain. Matcha green tea is known to increase endurance, detox the body, burn calories, and promote overall health and immunity. For those looking to shed baby weight, consider the fact that matcha green tea powder revs the metabolism 4x faster than normal resting metabolism. For a very comprehensive guide to matcha green tea and it's body boosting benefits, check out this post:
Paired with vanilla almond milk, matcha green tea has a truly pleasant taste, so kick back and relax with your cuppa!
Avocados, how I love thee. Heart healthy fats, skin glowing nutrients, immune boosting properties, folate, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, B Vitamins, plus the rich, creamy texture that makes my kids down whatever else is in their smoothie. Starting my day with a little AVO makes me feel like I am winning at life. Or at least keeping my kids from catching every little virus that comes across our paths. Here's the scoop:
These small-but-mighty chocolatey bites pack a serious nutritional punch! Each one contains thiamin, vitamin c, calcium, fibre, potassium, magnesium and omega-3, just to name a few of the healthy-benefitting goodies. They are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and are a great snack for toddlers and older children (as long as they are not allergic to nuts).
Chia seeds offer up some major benefits for any pre or postnatal mother. These tasty little seeds contain protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, iron, phosphorus and much more. Expecting and breastfeeding mamas: your growing baby needs nutrients found in chia seeds for healthy bone, teeth, and brain development. Postpartum mothers take note: chia seeds help reduce belly fat by stabilizing blood sugar and by fighting insulin resistance which can be associated with an increase in belly fat. In other words, find any and all ways to fill up on this nourishing superfood! As chia seeds are virtually tasteless, they can be added to soups, smoothies, porridges, and/or delicious chia puddings like the one featured here.
These easy sweet potato sliders offer tons of tang and texture with little work! Serve these sliders as an appetizer, snack or dessert and feel good knowing they're bursting with vitamins A and C and loads of dietary fiber.
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This dish. Is SO tasty. Savoury and sweet, bursting with cinnamony fall flavour, it is also loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. Dig right in.
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