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Breakfast

The Best Sugar-Free Apple Crisp

October is almost over and if you’re like me, you’re probably searching for ways to use up all the apples you picked this fall. Apple crisp is always my go-to. I hesitated to call this recipe “the best” because first of all, I’m not that confident in myself and second of all, it’s based on my opinion. However, when I tried to find a sugar-free version, I wasn’t surprised to find that every recipe contained either artificial sweeteners or maple syrup/honey. I don’t like the term sugar-free for that reason. Every time I see a sugar-free recipe, it either contains artificial sweeteners or maple syrup and honey. They might not be “refined sugars”, but they’re still very sweet, which would trigger my cravings…

Caramel & Coconut Latte Overnight Oats

Here I am, writing on a Saturday again! This internship is certainly keeping me busy during the week. I woke up at 4:45 in the morning for the last few days (including this Saturday!) for a big catering event. Yup, I’ll enjoy sleeping in tomorrow… By that, I mean waking up at 7 am without an alarm. The problem with being a morning person! Other than the lack of sleep, I’m really enjoying my experience so far! I’m starting my internship with 11 weeks of food service management in the hospital. Then, I’m doing 18 weeks of clinical nutrition. During those weeks, I’ll be doing many different rotations, including diabetes, tube feeding, rehab, renal, neurology, cardiac, plastic surgery, burns, pediatrics, obstetrics (I’m so excited for this…

Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie

This was an unexpected recipe. I made this Glowing Green Spirulina Smoothie earlier this week with no intention of taking pictures. When I blended the ingredients (without measuring the ingredients of course), I discovered this beautiful mermaid color! I knew I had to share it with you guys! The only problem, like I said, is that I didn’t measure the ingredients… I did try to recreate the recipe as much as I could and I think I came up with a similar result after two tries! I just had to find the right proportion of frozen bananas, kale, blueberries, milk and spirulina. What is spirulina? It’s a blue-green algae powder that’s high in protein, iron and other nutrients. Although it’s promoted for many health benefits (don’t trust everything…

Simple Avocado Toasts – 3 Different Ways!

Lately I feel like I’ve been living off avocado toasts. They’re so easy, filling and nutritious, I figured they were the perfect meal while moving in our new apartment. After a while though, plain avocado and lemon on toasts can become a bit boring. That’s when I started mixing things up and trust me, these avocado toasts are NOT boring! I came up with 3 different toasts, so let’s get right into it. My first avocado toast includes strawberries, melted Brie cheese (the best part!), balsamic vinegar and pistachios. I think this one is my favorite. I mean, strawberries, Brie and avocado!? There’s no better combination. Not during summer anyways. If you’re skeptical about adding fruits to your toast, don’t be, it’s the ultimate…

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 turn…