Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins

As a mom one of the biggest struggles during the school year is keeping lunch packing fun and fresh. I use to struggle hard with wondering what the heck to pack in my kids lunches. My goal this year was to avoid packaged snacks and lunch options to not only know what is in their food but to also help with environmental waste. In turn this has allowed me to save money on our groceries as well. A lot of the processed snacks can add up!

We buy bananas every week and if we ever have any really ripe ones left that always equals fresh muffins. We try to avoid food waste by using up what we can. So a few weeks ago I had some really ripe bananas and created this awesome recipe for school lunches and an after school snack. They were such a hit with the neighbourhood kids that they disappeared right away. In that moment I knew I had to share this recipe with all of you. I know it’s May and we are nearing the end of the school year and this is usually when our lunch creativity is at it’s lowest, so hopefully this recipe helps you out moms.

If you are not a mom and pack lunches for kids I am happy to say these are kick ass snacks for adults too!

Keep reading to grab this easy and delicious recipe.

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Kids Snack Board

Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian Friends! With the long weekend in mind I

decided to post Sundays recipe early so you can whip up this tasty snack for the fam.

The Victoria Day long weekend is always an exciting weekend because it feels like

the start of summer which means longer, warmer days filled with more fun

outdoors. I know our family loves to spend our summer days at the cottage, beach or

in the forest. It’s important to fuel life’s adventures so you can do rad stuff together.

So to kick off the weekend I wanted to share this easy healthy kids snack board

“recipe”.

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Blueberry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mom’s out there. Today is your day, and I am wishing you a day filled with love, family and a day off from cooking and choring (yes, that’s a word).  I can’t think of a better way to start the day than a delish smoothie bowl.

So dads and kiddos here is an easy recipe to make mom breakfast in bed! Bonus points if you serve this up with a little gratitude note for mom – share with mom the one thing that makes her extra special or something you are truly grateful for.  

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Apple & Almond Crunch Salad

As most of you know I am working on a detox program so I have been creating so many new recipes to include for this real food reset. I have worked hard to use ingredients that are fresh, and support the bodies natural detoxification process.

Almonds, apples, cruciferous veggies, lemon and ginger are all super food when it comes to detoxing the body from the inside out. That is how this salad was created. We tend to be creatures of habit and end up eating the same ol’ boring salad or bowl each week. My goal is to keep switching things up so you have SO many options of fresh spring and summer salads.

So far on the blog we have over 10 homemade dressing recipes and I am happy to include another one this week and it’s one of my new favs. Keep reading to grab this salad recipe as well as my new Lemon Ginger Dressing.

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Lasagna Stuffed Portobellos

If you love a good lasagna but hate the heaviness you feel after eating it this recipe is for you. I am sharing a traditional/keto version and a vegan variation both nutritious, delicious and easy to make.

This is the perfect transition meal from comforting winter food to fresh summer food. This dinner is loaded with veggies and fresh flavours, yet baking it is so warming to the body on those damp rainy days.

You will notice a trend with all the recipes I share here on the blog – Ideally they take under 20-30 minutes to make, made with real food and they have to taste amazing! Honestly, if it’s not good….I won’t post it. I save you the time and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love.

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Healthy Chocolate Doughnuts

Have your cake and eat it too with this healthier dessert alternative.

I am scheduling this weeks blog post on Good Friday this year so you can have a day or two to whip these doughnuts as a healthy dessert for Easter if you celebrate this Holiday. This recipe is in my cookbook but we like to decorate them up for Holidays and wanted to share this with all of you. I know not everyone celebrates Easter but I do know most people love a healthy chocolate recipe, so either way - enjoy!

Keep reading to get this easy and delicious recipe.

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Hemp Seed Granola Bars

As a mom of 3 packing lunches can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The balance between packing something healthy, convenient, while ensuring the kids will actually eat it can seem impossible. That was one of the reasons I wanted to create this school-safe bar recipe.

My daughter told me the other day that she got teased at school because she didn’t have any treats or fun stuff in her lunch. So I took this challenge on to make a fun, healthy treat for their lunches. If you follow my stories on Instagram @Prepwithpam you will see it took me a few tries to perfect this recipe. I am really proud with how it turned out and even more stoked that my kids LOVE these bars. A huge bonus is that my husband and I enjoy them for breakfast bars so even if you don’t have kids I know you will appreciate this recipe.

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Greek Burger & Cauli Bun Recipes

This week I posted a pic of my dinner. It was a Greek Burger from my new cookbook with a Cauliflower Crust bun. The bun was inspired from the Cauli Pizza Crust recipe from my book and a friend Rosalie Brown who gave me the genius idea to make a better bun. I find bread makes me feel heavy and not great, so I normally just serve my burgers in lettuce wraps or on a salad. But man, sometimes you just want a burger on a bun. The cauli crust worked perfectly and tasted even better. I will put it out there that it does take a bit of work, but I promise it will be worth it.  So for this weeks blog post I am going to share the bun recipe as well as the Greek Burger Recipe.

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Cranberry Almond Balls

This week I posted a pic of our new favourite energy balls Cranberry Almond Balls. As I mentioned on the social this recipe is not in my new cookbook but it is a variation of the oatmeal raisin balls. Because so many people asked for the recipe I decided to post in on my blog so you can come back to this recipe again and again.

I just wanted to say that all of you inspire me so much to keep creating in the kitchen, I can’t thank you enough! Keep reading to grab this quick and delish ball recipe.

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