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Chocolate Chunk Protein Bars

Celebrating the first day of spring with these chocolate chunk protein bars. I know these don’t necessarily scream spring, but I would honestly eat them every day of the year. That, and the salad I wanted to share with you guys today needed a bit more work, so I’m sharing these instead. The thing is, granola bars are my favorite thing to create. For some reason, when I feel uninspired in the kitchen and when every other recipe I make seem to fail, granola bars are always a success. They’re so easy and versatile, I can’t help but create a new recipe every season. These chocolate chunk protein bars in particular are inspired by my all-time favorite seriously addictive granola bars. If you haven’t made those, you’re…

Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars

These chocolate coconut oat bars are my idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. Trust me, your weekend needs these bars, Valentine’s Day or not. Speaking of the weekend, I am so happy it’s Friday! It’s been a long week and I’m excited to finally get some time in the kitchen. Our last weekend was spent in Moncton as we were dog-sitting for my parents who were off to Montreal. My brother was competing in a track and field event, so all of my family was gone. For that reason, Shaun and I had the house to ourselves with Lola (our family dog). It felt so good to be back to our hometown for the weekend. We went to the Farmers’ Market, I went on a few walks with Lola and I…

The Healthiest Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Everyone is sharing healthy smoothie and salad recipes to start the New Year and I’m just here, sharing a peanut butter hot chocolate… One week into 2018.  This is not just any hot chocolate recipe though. This is the healthiest hot chocolate recipe (just go with it).  Why am I calling it the healthiest hot chocolate recipe? Well, because it doesn’t have any cream or sugar. Instead, it’s made with cashews, peanut butter, dates and cocoa. What could be healthier?!  (Okay, there is probably a “healthier” hot chocolate out there with special expensive ingredients, but I wanted a simple healthy drink that uses everyday ingredients). I made this recipe a few weeks ago, after walking home from work in -34°C weather (we’ve been experiencing very…

Healthy Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

I would have shared these healthy peanut butter crunch balls with you sooner, but the truth is, I didn’t have any photos to go with the recipe. That’s the problem with being a food photographer and working full time at another job. You don’t get enough light to take pictures during the week. I developed the recipe earlier this week and I knew I wanted to share it with you guys for the holidays. I know I’m last minute, but at least I got to share the recipe before Christmas! Just before driving home to see our family. And before the freezing rain starts… We’re expecting two storms over the weekend, including 20-30 cm of snow on Christmas day. I guess we’ll have a white Christmas after all! I know…

The Healthiest Peppermint Mocha

This may just be the healthiest peppermint mocha you’ll ever see.   I realize that this may be an exaggeration; I have no idea what other peppermint mocha recipes are out there. Nevertheless, this is the healthiest one I’ve ever had. Plus, it’s the perfect holiday drink. Peppermint mochas were always my holiday drink of choice when going to Starbucks. And I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all about making my favorite treats a little healthier. That way, we can enjoy our favorite treats and feel good about it. There’s still place for real treats of course… It’s all about balance.   Are you as excited for the holidays as I am?! Now that my dietetic exam is done, I have more time…