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Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares + SunButter Giveaway!

Today I’m sharing with you Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares and something that helped me survive a year without peanut butter.  If you knew me last year, then you know that I’m obsessed with peanut butter. I used to eat it 1-2 times a day every day of the week and I’m talking about a layer so thick, you start wondering if you’re having toast with your peanut butter. That had to change when I moved to Saint John for my dietetic internship. I moved in with my friend who’s severely allergic to peanuts, which meant no peanut butter in the apartment. I needed to find a replacement. Of course, Catherine (my roommate) had found some great products over the years and had a few…

Dreamy Coconut Macaroon Truffles

Let’s be real, Valentine’s Day needs chocolate. And pasta… And wine. That’s my opinion, but then again, I’m always up for pasta, wine and chocolate. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day ends up on a Tuesday this year, which means I’ll be celebrating it at the hospital, working in family medicine. <— Not so romantic.  We are planning on going out for a romantic dinner the weekend before though. We’re going to one of our favorite places, which is a cozy Italian restaurant (hello pasta and wine!). I don’t believe that we need a day like Valentine’s Day to spend a romantic evening with our loved one, but honestly, I’m up for any occasion that lets me dress up…

Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars

Happy Friday! I’m sharing some delicious and easy granola bars today (the perfect recipe to make this weekend!). That’s what I did last weekend and I think I’ll do the same this Sunday. If I have enough ingredients in my pantry… I’ve been surviving on what I have in the freezer and in my pantry for almost 2 weeks now, so it’s all getting pretty empty. I thought it would be a good idea to use up what I have before buying anything else. It’s a great way to save money and to get creative in the kitchen! I’ve been coming up with very weird recipes that where surprisingly good… I made a pasta sauce using soy milk, tapioca starch, garlic, margarine, cheese, salt…

Dark Chocolate Mint Truffles

Happy Friday! Yes, I’m sharing a second recipe this week! I honestly don’t know how I managed to do so, but I’m happy to be sharing these healthy dark chocolate mint truffles with you today. 🙂  My goal is to share two recipes every week until Christmas, so lets see how that goes! Every minute of free time I have from my internship is spent either on this blog or on my workouts. Okay my workouts aren’t that long lately, but they still feel like a chore, which isn’t usually the case. It’s been like this since I started my internship and I don’t know how I’m able to do it. I admit that I try to take about one hour each day to…

No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars (Nut-Free!)

Is it really back to school next week already!?  I’m starting my one year internship Tuesday and saying that I’m nervous is an understatement. I’m hoping that after the first week, I’ll realize how unnecessary it was to worry about it all summer! Hah!  Deep down, I know I’m a little excited. Doing an internship is definitely different than learning in a classroom and I know practice will help me become a better dietitian. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot about the job and about myself… Yes, that’s what I say when I’m trying to convince myself that it won’t be that bad. It’s not really working so far, so next week should be…