Cup of Soup

Back to school germs got you down? This cup of broth will kick their butts!

cup of soup

Vegetable Bouillon

Chickpea Chocolate

School lunches are back in action and getting your kids to eat healthy snacks and lunches that don’t require heating up and can be prepared in the rush of the morning routine can be a challenge. Kids need to love their lunches since Mom or Dad can’t be there to insist on them eating their veggies.

Here is a healthy, school friendly twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly. My kids also like to dip apple slices in it  Since 90% of this is chickpeas it’s loaded with protein, iron, potassium, fibre and vitamin B6! 

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Recipe: In your food processor add
1 can of chickpeas – drained and rinsed
2 ripe bananas (1 avocado – optional)

6 tbsp of cocoa powder
4 tbsp of maple syrup
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt to taste
add a splash of plant based milk for smoother, creamier texture (I use cashew)
Super easy, delish, packed with nutrients and stores in the fridge for a week!

Seasonal Berry Crumble

Everybody likes dessert and it’s always a nice cherry on top when it’s healthy too! A good friend introduced me to an apple crumble that was simply too good to stop eating and I thought…what if I just added all the berries I have in my fridge 🙂

berry crumble

Chopped apples and seasonal berries to fill the bottom of an 8″x12″ pan; sprinkle with cinnamon

In the food processor whiz 2 cups oats; 1/2 cup flour; 1/4 cup sugar; a dash of cinnamon;  2 tbsp hemp hearts; 2 tbsp ground flax; add in a couple blobs of maple syrup (maybe 2 generous tablespoons after all this is dessert!)

Massage about 1/2 cup of coconut oil into your oaty mixture, it should become a bit clumpy…  Spread this out over the apples and berries and bake @ 325°F for about 25 mins or until the top begins to brown up (ovens often differ especially if you are using convection)

In our family this is best enjoyed with a couple scoops of cashew ice cream but we have also been known to enjoy this for breakfast with a little peanut butter or chickpea chocolate mixed in!


Feeling Forgetful?

Blueberries help you remember! It’s berry season which means that these delicious little guys full of polyphenols and antioxidants are cheap, fresh and extra delicious. Along with their ability to lower blood pressure and provide healthy fibre they also improve long term memory. So don’t forget to eat your blueberries! 🤔💡🍇


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