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Back to School Allergen-Friendly Snacks Roundup

It’s that time of year again. Being the nerd that I was, I always loved going back to school in September. New pens and highlighters, unsullied multi-coloured binders, agendas, pencil cases, stacks of crisp lined paper – these were the things that made my heart sing. I’m no longer a student (now I’m a teacher!), […]

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Rosemary Raisin Mini Biscuits

You can be high-class and eat these mini biscuits in two elegant bites. Or, you can simply cram them into your mouth whole. Can you guess which option I chose? (It’s the second one.) Rosemary Raisin Mini Biscuits   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 22 mins   gluten-free, grain-free, […]

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Oatmeal Almond Breakfast Cookies

Everyone loves cookies. Especially healthful ones you can eat for breakfast. But first, let’s talk almond flour, shall we? Many recipes use almond meal and almond flour interchangeably, but in my experience they’re not the same. Almond meal, created by grinding almonds in a food processor or high-speed blender, is far coarser than store-bought almond […]

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Nutty Lucuma Bars

I have become obsessed with no-bake bars and squares. They’re easy. They’re delish. And this recipe is so healthy it’s practically a salad. Here’s why: Walnuts are packed with omega-3s, protein and fibre Flaxseeds contain unique plant fibres called lignans that offer antioxidant protection; flax also has a mucilaginous quality, lending a soothing hand to […]

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Chocolate-Covered Medjool Date Bars

This is a sponsored post by Natural Delights Medjool Dates, which means I was compensated for my time to develop this recipe. I vet products carefully to ensure they align with my nutritional values, and only feature brands I genuinely use and enjoy. As always, any opinions expressed here are my own. I’ll be straight […]

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No-Bake Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These granola bars are a lovely combo of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, plant-based protein and anti-inflammatory nutrients. They’re perfect for a mid-morning snack, post-workout replenishment or afternoon pick-me-up. Or if you’re simply craving a hit of tasty coconutty-chocolatey-sunbuttery sweetness. A little goes a long way here, since these are very nutrient-dense. I cut my slab […]

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Candied Walnuts

  Most recipes for candied nuts contain ingredients like brown sugar, white sugar, egg whites, corn syrup or butter. Unfortunately, refined sugars make you gain weight, induce diabetes, rot your teeth, suppress your immune system and strip your body of vitamins and minerals. They cause premature aging and raging mood swings. How’s that for holiday […]

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Eight Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

If you’ve ever been on a diet (and that’s probably most of us), you’ve likely been told that eating frequent snacks promotes weight loss. The reason for this is simple: regular eating keeps your blood sugar levels even. This helps you avoid the crash and burn that makes you grumpy and desperate to snarf the […]

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Toasted Coconut Chips

I have no words. Except for ‘make these’. That’s all. Note: Though the chips look a little toasty in the photo above, remember that coconut sugar is brown, which accounts for much of the dark colour. They are not burnt! Toasted Coconut Chips   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 26 mins Total time […]

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Coconut-Crusted Cacao Nibs

When I first sampled these culinary coconut cacao nibs by Mum’s Original in Meghan Telpner’s kitchen, I immediately fell in love. It doesn’t get much better than chocolate dipped in coconut sugar. And the best part? Raw cacao nibs are teeming with antioxidants and valuable minerals like magnesium and iron, so they’re a health-promoting treat […]

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