Family friendly recipes and real life adventures by a mom/nutritionist


Caramelized Onion Hummus

Caramelized Onion Hummus

Oh hummus, you are saviour of sandwiches, best friend to crudités and one of my personal heroes.  I prefer to use a hummus dip for snacking because I just find it a cleaner eating option – especially if you make it yourself. Between my children and […]

Chewy Oat Granola Bars

Chewy Oat Granola Bars

My kids love those chewy granola bars, the ones that are actually candy masquerading as health food.  I can’t bring myself to buy them, so this is our compromise.  These bars make a great snack – they really fill you up and provide sustained energy […]

Apple Picking and Calzones

You know what I love best about food (other than the whole keeping you alive thing)?  It’s the memories that go with it.  As far back as my brain can go, the big memories are associated with food.  One of the first things I can […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

I have big love for all autumn food.  The favourite of my faves being the great pumpkin.  And my pumpkin love isn’t just about the amazing health benefits (although being a great source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fibre doesn’t hurt), it’s everything else that […]

Apricot Oatmeal Cookies

Something smells good in here, besides the scent of a freshly cleaned house without kids in it, that is!  We’re celebrating the first day back at school with some home-baked after-school treats.  It’s pouring rain outside and I love being a homebody on a rainy […]

Strawberry Mint, Banana Yogurt Popsicles

Well folks, this post was meant to be about soup.  Steamy, hot soup.  But as I sit here in my steamy, hot kitchen, being a rebel who refuses to shut the windows and turn on the a/c, I just cannot bring myself to make more […]

Sweet Potatoes Stewed in Coconut Milk

So I’ve been a bit of a slacker about posting recipes lately.   I have a camera full of lunchbox delights that somehow haven’t made it onto the computer with the words and recipes to accompany them.   One can only get by on good intentions […]

Super-You Trail Mix

My family and I have been spending a lot of time on the trails lately.  We’ve always been avid hikers – but this year Rick and I are training (not as much as we should) for a 100km trek that will take place in July.  So here you go, you requesters of healthy […]

Sweet Potato Chili Chips

What is there not to love about sweet potatoes?  The colour rocks, they are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium,  manganese and beta-carotene, and they’re much tastier than their distant cousin the white potato (in my opinion anyway).  A great addition to any lunch box, no?

Kale Chips

Yeah, I know…another kale chip recipe.  It seems like they’re everywhere!  This is a good thing, that means people are looking for, and making, healthy snack options.  I started making my own because after I finally broke down and paid $7 for a bag of (delicious!) raw kale […]