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Breakfast

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Whole wheat banana pancakes. My go-to pancakes that are sweetened with fruits and high(ish) in protein. I rarely make pancakes at home. It’s not because I don’t like them (I really do!), but it’s because I love my regular oatmeal so much, that I rarely feel like eating something different. Once in a while though, usually on the weekends, I crave pancakes. Enter these whole wheat banana pancakes. Pancakes are often a high-carb meal that’s low in protein. Plus, they’re often made with low-fiber flours. The diabetes dietitian in me cringes a little at the thought of eating that for breakfast. Instead, I made my pancakes with 2 eggs and soy milk. There’s one egg per serving, which offers a good little dose of…

Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

Meet my new favorite breakfast: Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats. This bowl of oats is the perfect transition breakfast from winter to spring. It’s cozy, yet can be eaten cold with all the delicious toppings. Honestly, I could eat this breakfast every day of the year. March is going to be a particularly busy month around here and overnight oats might just be my go-to quick breakfast all month long. I’m working full time at the hospital all month, training in a new position. That means I won’t have my 3 day “weekends” to work on the blog. Having almost two full time jobs is no easy task! So yes, the month of March may be a little more focused on quick and easy recipes, starting with these chocolate hazelnut overnight oats…

Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Instant pot cinnamon roll steel-cut oatmeal. A delicious, holiday-inspired bowl of oatmeal, made easier in the Instant Pot. In one week tomorrow, it’s Christmas day. Also, in one week tomorrow, Shaun and I are leaving for California for 2 weeks. To say that I’m excited is an understatement. We did all the Christmas things already, knowing that we’d be gone for Christmas, but there’s still something special about that day. I’m planning on listening to Christmas music in the car all day, whether Shaun likes it or not. Hah! That’s 9 hours in the car to be exact, from Vernon to Portland, Oregon. It’s still one week away though, and until then, I’m working all week at the hospital and I’ll be working on some blog content for the…

How to Cook Steel-Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

My favorite way to cook steel-cut oats: In the Instant Pot. Guys, I recently started making steel-cut oatmeal in the Instant pot and it’s life-changing. I know it sounds a bit extreme, but the reality is, it makes it possible to eat steel-cut oats during the week. Cooking steel cut oats on the stove top does take more time than rolled oats, which is why I don’t cook them often. While the difference is minimal (about 10 minutes), it can make a difference on a busy morning. By using the Instant pot, you eliminate the need to stand next to the pot and stir. All you do is mix all the ingredients together, set it to cook and leave it until it’s done. That means you can prepare it, get ready for the…

Fruit-Sweetened Apple Muffins

Fruit-Sweetened Apple Muffins. Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner and for those of you who are looking for recipes to make this weekend, I’ve got a great healthy dessert for you. Or snack. Or breakfast. These apple muffins can pass for all three. It may be Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend, but this is an everyday recipe that I hope you’ll love. Healthy whole wheat muffins sweetened with bananas and apples. While I did call them apple muffins, they do have a banana bread flavor to them. Either way, they’re delicious! One bowl and 30 minutes is all you need to get muffins all week. Similarly to my banana bread, I recommend serving these with nut or seed butter. Maybe some apple butter too… I need to try this as soon as possible…