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The Healthiest Banana Bran Muffins

Welcoming a new week with a new muffin recipe. This time, I have the healthiest banana bran muffins for you guys. Where do you stand on bran muffins? Do you like them? Personally, they were never my go-to muffin flavor, but I do appreciate their extra dose of fiber. And really, I’m up for any healthy baked good. I’m calling these muffins the healthiest banana bran muffins for good reasons. First, they’re sweetened with fruit (as are all my recipes). Second, they’re made with whole wheat flour (believe it or not, but most bran muffins aren’t). Finally, they’re packed with fiber thanks to the added bran. That last one goes for every bran muffin of course. Put all of these things together and you’ve got…

Simple Lentil Taco Meat

Meet my new favorite kitchen staple – This simple Lentil Taco Meat. Ever since I made this recipe for the first time a month ago, I’ve been making a batch weekly to keep in the fridge. I’ve been adding it to salads, burrito bowls, burritos and just about everything. The only thing I haven’t tried yet are tacos. Hah! But really, I can’t see how that wouldn’t be delicious. This lentil taco meat + guacamole + salsa + vegetables + wrap or rice = the healthy meal of my dreams. Trust me, you’ll want to add this lentil taco meat to everything. It’s incredibly easy, the texture resembles ground meat (a bit) and it’s packed with flavor thanks to chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic. If that’s not convincing enough, this “meat” is also packed…

Fruit-Sweetened Chocolate Bark

Fruit-sweetened chocolate bark. One last simple recipe before Christmas. One of the things I miss the most since I stopped eating added sugar over 4 years ago is chocolate. I can make most of my favorite desserts using fruit, but chocolate isn’t one of them. My only option is bitter, unsweetened chocolate. Over the years though, I’ve become used to the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate and I’ve actually come to enjoy a small piece once in a while. However, there’s really nothing like a good piece of milk, dark or even white chocolate. This fruit-sweetened chocolate bark is the closest thing to a chocolate bar I’ve had in years and while it’s far from being as sweet, it’s surprisingly good. Since most people cringe at the thought of eating unsweetened chocolate…

Vanilla Coconut Iced Coffee + Kicking Horse Coffee Giveaway!

I have an exciting post for you guys today! As a thank you for all your support, we’re giving away one bag of Kicking Horse® Ground Coffee AND a porcelain tumbler with lid as shown above. Kicking Horse® is our go-to coffee around here and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you guys today! To be honest, I wasn’t always a coffee lover. Like most, I started drinking coffee during university as a way to stay awake and study for a few extra hours at night. At that time, I was forcing myself to drink coffee, sometimes pinching my nose to do so. I should mention that I was drinking a cheap instant coffee I found at my parents’ place. That certainly didn’t help! However, things…

Cozy Carrot Cake Oatmeal

My new favorite breakfast? Carrot cake oatmeal. If you love carrot cake or if you’re trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, you need to try this recipe! Actually, even if you’re just looking for a new breakfast idea, you need this recipe in your life. One bowl holds one whole carrot or half a cup of shredded carrots. See? You can add one serving of vegetables to your day by eating a delicious bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Take that, green smoothie! Another thing I like about this recipe? Carrots add volume, which means more goodness without much more calories… I always have a big appetite in the morning, so the more, the better! On another note, how was your second week of 2017? Mine was very busy. I started the second clinical…