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Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

These cookies are a healthier version of the traditional peanut butter cookies with all the same chewy nutty goodness of the original. Not only are these cookies gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, but with the added tahini they provide some extra calcium into your diet. […]

5 Minute Guacamole

5 Minute Guacamole

Not only is Guacamole a tasty snack or addition to many a meal, but since its made with avocados it is super nutrient dense. Avocados are packed with lots of fiber, vitamins and minerals. But what makes this fruit so highly regarded nutritionally is its […]

21 days to Tame Your Sweet Tooth Group Program

21 days to Tame Your Sweet Tooth Group Program

Do you struggle with uncontrollable sugar cravings? Is one handful of sweets, one cookie, or one piece of cake just never enough? Are you exhausted by mid afternoon desperately searching for some kind of pick me to get you through the rest of the day? […]

Decoding Food Labels: Do you really know how much sugar you are eating?

Decoding Food Labels: Do you really know how much sugar you are eating?

Sugar is everywhere and we know that it is bad for us? But why is it so hard to give up? One reason is that, even if we are avoiding ‘sweets’ we are still consuming huge amounts of sugars in the processed foods we eat. It’s […]

Mix & Match Granola {gluten & refined sugar free}

Mix & Match Granola {gluten & refined sugar free}

I’m not a huge cereal fan, but granola is a whole other ballgame. I love granola and could eat it for ages (if I let myself). Don’t let the packaging trick you, almost all of the store-bought granola are anything but healthy. If you take […]

Confessions of a sugar addict…

Confessions of a sugar addict…

Hi, my name is Brittany and I’m a sugar addict. Its true. I’ve struggled in a not so healthy relationship with sugar as far back as I can remember. My mom never kept sweets in the house. She’d make desserts every once in a while, […]

Savoury Sweet Potato Muffins: a perfect protein rich and nutrient dense snack for the whole family

Savoury Sweet Potato Muffins: a perfect protein rich and nutrient dense snack for the whole family

The motivation for creating this recipe came from my frustration with the 3 little words, “Mom, I’m hungry!” I become exhausted trying to find healthy snacks for my boys between meals that are quick and provide extra vegetables and protein. These are two things I […]

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

What about FAT? {part two: how a high fat diet can boost weight loss}

Ever wonder why no matter what you do you can’t seem to lose the weight? You ‘burn’ more calories than you take in, choose the low-fat products over the full fat ones, eat lean meats, avoid butter and wear yourself out exercising to burn fat. […]

real food tips for the tired mum…

real food tips for the tired mum…

Keeping your family fed with real food is not an easy task. It is definitely worth the effort, but it can be difficult and feel downright impossible sometimes, especially if you are exhausted constantly. I’m going through one of those moments just now. We’ve just […]

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

how to create quick nutritious lunches for your little ones…

Come and take a peek into lunches at our house and hopefully you will come away with a few ideas for your own family. In an ideal world, lunch would be the meal I’d gather my family round the table for a big warm meal. […]