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July 2016

Peanut Butter & Chia Jam Overnight Oats

This week, I’m eating as much peanut butter as I possibly can. It’s our last week in Moncton before moving to our new apartment in Saint John! Since our roommate is allergic to peanuts and we won’t be able to eat some for a year, I made all the peanut butter recipes I could in the last few weeks. I saved a few of them, which I’m planning to share with you guys later this summer, but today I’m sharing one of my favorites!   It’s a twist on my all time favorite breakfast: Peanut butter Banana Oatmeal. I can’t get enough!!! In this heat wave though, I must admit that hot oatmeal doesn’t seem too attractive… That’s when I…

Healthy Caramel Frappuccino with Coconut Whipped Cream

When you stop eating added sugar, you soon realize that there is a lot of food you can’t eat anymore. Just think about it. People seem to associate sugar with desserts, but the truth is, pretty much everything that’s processed contains sugar. Some granola bars and breakfast cereals should even be considered a dessert. Then there’s the even less obvious sources of added sugar. Think mayonnaise, ketchup, some breads, salad dressings and even chips! So when I first stopped eating sugar, you can imagine that I was overwhelmed. I went to the extreme and cut out every single source of added sugar. Now, after 2 years sugar-free, I’m a little more flexible. I know that eating ketchup or white bread at the restaurant won’t give me uncontrollable cravings. What…

Naan Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Pan-Fried Chickpeas

This month, it’s all about using the ingredients I already have in my pantry. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (unsweetenedcaro), you probably know by now that we’re moving! I’m doing my dietetic internship in Saint John this September, so we’re moving an hour and a half away from the place I always called home. Yes, I know an hour and a half isn’t a big deal, but I’ll still miss Moncton. It also means that I can’t bring the food I have in my freezer and I’d rather not bring what I have in the fridge… Not only that, but I’m moving in an apartment with Shaun and my friend who’s allergic to peanuts. I…

Why Travel Alone? My solo adventures in Quebec & Ontario

When I told people I was going to drive 16 hours by myself around Quebec and Ontario, the only reaction I got was a worried look. They all repeated “alone?”, making sure they heard correctly. At first, I was confident. I stood by my decision and explained to them my detailed plan to which they all replied “be careful, it can be dangerous, especially for a young woman.” After being told that same thing many times, I’m not going to lie, I started to doubt myself. Should I travel by myself? Will I be able to drive so far without getting lost or falling asleep at the wheel? I’m so happy I didn’t let those comments stop me from traveling alone. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. Here&#8217…