Ferrero Rocher Date Balls

Did you know? Dates have high levels of soluble fiber, which keep bowel movements regular by adding bulk to stool and helping it move faster through the intestines. If you suffer from constipation, try adding dates into your diet as a natural constipation relief remedy. Consume in moderation. In addition, dates are packed with vitamins…

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Chewy Lemon Almond Cookies

Did you know? Food-grade lemon essential oil can be used in a variety of recipes (from sweet treats to savory dishes) to replace lemon zest or lemon extract. Lemon essential oil is a highly concentrated derivative of lemons that comes from cold-pressing the lemon peel and not the inner fruit. The peel is the most nutrient-dense…

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Sautéed Garlic Chard

Did you know? Just one cup of cooked Swiss chard provides a whopping 636% of your daily vitamin K needs! Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for bone health — and reduces fracture rates because it activates the major non-collagen protein that helps form bones. This nutrient – along with calcium which is also found in…

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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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Lemon Garlic Rapini

I’m pretty certain this bitter green vegetable was one of the first solid foods I ate back in my Baby Jen days. Rapini (a.k.a. broccoli rabe) is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and cancer fighting properties, making it a super healthy veggie for consumption. Rapini is an excellent complement to most meats and fishes…

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Chewy Almond Orange Cookie

Are you looking for a healthy cookie to accompany your morning coffee or tea, satisfy your sweet tooth or just snack on mid-day. These chewy gluten and grain free almond cookies are not only super simple to whip up (with only 5 ingredients required), but they’re also the perfect combination of healthy and delicious! The…

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Creamy Broccoli Soup

Remember those nights when Mom got lazy in the kitchen and whipped you up cream of broccoli soup out of a packet? 🙋🤢 Well, this Creamy Broccoli Soup recipe throws that wannabe soup stuff down the drain – where it belongs! Give it a try … Creamy Broccoli Soup INGREDIENTS: (serves 4-5) 1 bag frozen…

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Fresh Snack Board

Whether you’re looking for a fresh and healthy appetizer board for your next dinner party or just need some snacks to accompany Martini Wednesday – this antipasto board has something for everyone. Fresh Snack Board ITEMS: (serves 4) 1 cup kalamata olives 1 cup pistachios 1/2 cup almonds 1 package chestnuts (cooked and peeled) 3…

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Butternut Squash Salad

Looking for a well-balanced salad dressing combination? There’s a general oil to vinegar ratio you can follow to create the perfect dressing for your salad every time … 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar seems to tickle the palate of most. If you prefer a little more acidity (like I do) you can always…

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Protein powder checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder

I’ve put together a quick checklist to help guide you in sourcing out a high-quality protein powder. Do your best to find a powder that meets all of the following criteria. Take a look at some of my recommended protein powders below. Protein Powder Checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder Processed…

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