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Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars

I found a way to use up all my apples this year. Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars. I’m making these on repeat until I’m done with the 20lbs bag of apples we picked. I should start by saying that these apple crumble bars are not only sugar-free, but they’re also gluten-free, vegan and nut-free! Most importantly, they’re incredible (despite what you may think of something that’s gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and sugar-free). To be honest, Shaun and I ate 2/3 of the recipe over the first day I made it. It’s another one of those addictive dessert recipes. If I learned something since I stopped eating sugar, it’s that you can still make sweet, addictive recipes sweetened with fruit. Of…

Chewy Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

It’s been a crazy week. We’re leaving for Gaspésie today after work and I still haven’t packed. I’m counting on the two hours I’ll have before leaving to pack everything and prepare our food for the trip. Lets see how that goes! I wanted to start earlier, but somehow, all of my evenings were packed this week. I spent a whole evening getting a new phone and dealing with the details at the store. Then yesterday I drove down to Moncton to see a childhood friend that’s moving to Ottawa today. Finally, I spent the rest of my evenings studying for my exam that’s coming this November (my last exam ever before becoming a registered dietitian). Thankfully, I already have some energy bites ready for our trip (these and these…

15-Minute Blueberry Flax Oatmeal

Recently, my go-to breakfast has been this blueberry flax oatmeal. I’m taking full advantage of blueberry season! Truth: This was initially supposed to be an overnight oat recipe. I tried it a few times, but it never ended up the way I wanted. It was a just a little too liquid for my taste – I like my oatmeal on the thick side. while I could have reduced the amount of liquid a little more and figured it out, I decided that since fall is coming, warm comfort food wouldn’t be a bad thing. This bowl is a perfect blend of comfort and summer. Fresh blueberries + warm oats. Plus, I’ve been eating these oats for several months now, so why not share the recipe with you? The overnight oats may come later! I…

Sugar-Free Cardamom Blueberry Muffins

It’s time to start thinking about back to school again and I’m here to help with these little sugar-free cardamom blueberry muffins.  Actually, this is the first year that I’m not going back to school. I still can’t believe it. No more university for me! Unless I decide to go back in the future that is. But for now, I don’t have to get ready for a new semester. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have to worry about what I should add to my lunch box every day. That’s a constant struggle. Does anyone else hate making their lunch for work or school? I never seem to have a good lunch, unless I have leftovers from the day before… I…

My Favorite Protein Green Smoothie

Looking for a high protein green smoothie? This is my favorite.  This protein green smoothie is inspired by a recipe I made a while ago for Pure Goodness on Instagram. I’ve been making the smoothie non-stop since then, so I thought I should share it on the blog as well! I don’t believe that we need protein powder every day to attain our protein needs. Simply eat nuts, seeds, legumes and other high protein foods every day and you can easily meet your needs. However, I love using protein powder in smoothies when I eat them as a meal. I don’t always use it, but I like to have a little protein boost, along with other filling ingredients. If my smoothie doesn’t have enough protein and fiber, I get…