Lemon Sesame Protein Balls

DID YOU KNOW? Sesame seeds are beneficial for female hormones – at any age. Sesame seeds contain phytoestrogens, plant compounds that are similar to the hormone estrogen. Therefore, sesame seeds might be beneficial for women during menopause when estrogen levels drop. Phytoestrogens may help counteract hot flashes and other symptoms of low estrogen. What’s more,…

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Healthy snacks when you’re on the go

How often do you find yourself in the air, on the road, behind a desk or running errands with no healthy food options when your hunger pains strike? In today’s fast-paced world it’s easy to get suckered into the overwhelming amount of crappy snack options. Not only are people pressed for time these days, but…

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High-Fiber Coconut Lemon Bars

3 ways coconut meat can support gut health 1. Coconut meat is high in insoluble fiber (meaning that it doesn’t get digested), which helps bulk up your stool and supports healthy and regular bowel movements. Just 1 cup (80 grams) of shredded coconut provides 7 grams of fiber, which is over 20% of the DV.…

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Lemon Chia Seed Pudding

Did you know? Chia seeds are a great plant-based food to help with weight loss. Chia seeds rank high on the list of plant-based protein foods, making them great for putting on lean muscle, burning fat, and managing hunger and appetite. Studies show that increasing your intake of protein can promote weight loss by curbing…

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Refreshing Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Are you craving a refreshing drink to sip on while enjoying the summer heat? Give this healthy and delicious Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie a try. Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins – and sweetened with Mother Nature’s candy. It’s the perfect summer time drink for when you’re chilling on the porch or kickin’ it poolside! TIP: Use…

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No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Protein Balls

5 reasons why you should eat pumpkin seeds 1. High in magnesium. 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium. This important mineral is vital for many physiological functions, including proper bowel function – yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium! 2. Restful sleep. Pumpkin…

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Kale Caraway Slice with Sesame Tahini

Here’s why the kale caraway slice from Live is my go to when I’m craving something that resembles bread … ✅ Gut friendly – gluten & grain free ✅  Low carb & high fiber ✅ Paleo, vegan & keto friendly ✅ Nutrient rich & organic ingredients You can find Live products online and at many…

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

3 ways chia seeds can support your digestive health … 1. Loaded with fiber! Chia seeds contain 11 grams of fiber per ounce, which will give you 44% of your fiber needs for the day. 2. Promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation. Because of their high fiber content, chia seeds help increase stool frequency…

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Gluten Free Slice with Almond Butter & Banana

This snack brings me back to my Little Jen days! I remember going to town on peanut butter and banana slapped in between Wonder Bread after a long hard day of school. Given that my Little Jen days are long gone, I’ve made some slight modifications to one of my favourite snacks. It still tastes…

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Chocolate Chunk Coconut Cookies

Jen’s Bake Shop is open on the occasional Friday between 1-2pm. That’s right – I’m not much of a baker, but every once in a while I get the urge to test out a new muffin or cookie recipe so I have something to dunk into my morning espresso 😃 Here’s a simple cookie recipe…

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