We’ve all heard that we should eat breakfast like a king, but how exactly do we do that? What makes a breakfast healthy and balanced anyway? And what do we do if we don’t have a ton of time to spare?
Enter quinoa porridge! Whether you want to enjoy it fresh and warm or make it the night before and take it with you in the morning, it has you covered. And there’s some seriously wonderful nutritional bonuses waiting for you in that bowl too. It’s all win baby!
Let’s talk about what makes for a healthy breakfast and why you totally need to give this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge a try:
Sometimes less is more, which is why I’m keeping it simple today with these creamy, delicious, easy smoothie recipes!
Smoothies are the best of both worlds, right? On one hand, they’re healthy and full of tons of vitamins, minerals, fiber and amazing phytonutrients. On the other hand, they’re sweet, delicious and can totally sub in for dessert. Basically, the healthy foodie’s dream. At least, if you have a sweet tooth like I do!
If you’re looking for a breakfast (or snack) option that gives you total dessert vibes, look no further:
You’ll love these 2 Healthy, Easy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Like Ice Cream!
It’s hard to pick a favourite food, but give me peanut butter banana chocolate anything and I’m pretty freaking happy. It’s basically healthy meets dessert, and I don’t know about you but I’m pretty sure that’s foodie heaven!
At this point in my life, I really wouldn’t be surprised if I turned into a weird chocolate peanut butter banana person. I mean, you are what you eat right? And I eat tons of all three. If the day ever comes, I welcome it with open arms… just please don’t eat me…
If you’re ready to embrace the magic and become a chocolate peanut butter banana person too, I know you’ll LOVE these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Rice Paper Wraps. We’re talking 7 simple ingredients, 20 quick minutes and one super awesome dessert. Plus, you get four servings! Share with your bff. Treat your partner. Or super treat yourself! You deserve it!
Ready for something extra special? Let’s talk about why this dessert is so wonderful (and get cooking!)
Looking for a way to get more healthy, nutritious greens into your diet? Why not drink them?
A yummy green juice is a simple way to load up on tons and tons of vitamins and minerals. And it tastes far better than you’ve probably imagined!
So get your juicer ready, this delicious kale, carrot, apple, broccoli juice is going to rock your world.
I’m sure most of us would agree that sweet potato fries are the bomb diggity. I mean, the lovely potato is still pretty nice and all, but sweet potatoes are like their cool cousin that we all wish we met earlier. Or is that just me?
Once I discovered sweet potatoes, I was all about it. They make a common appearance on my plate. But I had never thought about them as a dessert food until sweet potato toast all but took over Instagram. All those shots of sweet potato slices covered in peanut butter had my creativity wheels spinning… What if I made chocolate coconut milk whipped cream and peanut butter sauce covered sweet potato fries?
Well, I don’t have to ask that question anymore. Because it happened and it was awesome!
Trust me, these are the Dessert Sweet Potato Fries you didn’t even know you needed. Get ready for deliciousness!
What time is it? It’s healthy smoothie time yo! I basically live off of smoothies all year round, but I think I double down in the summer. I mean, can you really blame me? We’re basically living in a wonderful world full of tons of fresh, local fruits and veggies right now. Isn’t summer wonderful?
I love to share my smoothie creations over on Instagram fairly often, but they get buried super fast. I thought it was high time I did a roundup of some of my favourite recent healthy smoothie recipes so you can double down on smoothie goodness too. You in? Let’s do this!
Here are 4 simple, delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that are perfect for breakfast or dessert:
There are few desserts that are as summery and marvelous as strawberry shortcake (or is that just me?) Honestly, when I close my eyes and think back to my childhood summers, I’m right back at my parents’ kitchen table… liking the bowl (I’ve always been a classy girl). Seriously though, you can’t let one dollop of whipped cream go to waste! You’re with me on that, right?
I haven’t had strawberry shortcake in years. And with strawberry season upon us, I decided it was high time I found a way to health it up.
I’m so excited to present you with a vegan, gluten free strawberry shortcake delight. Get ’em while they’re hot; strawberry season doesn’t last long:
Chocolate covered banana pops are my current dessert obsession. I have a serious love affair going on with bananas. They make a daily appearance in my diet… and if I’m out all day, you can bet your bottom dollar that I have a banana or two with me. I’ve got a healthy sweet tooth to satisfy after all!
And can you really blame me? Bananas are loaded with tons of marvelous nutrients like vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, copper and biotin. And your gut gets some goodness too; the probiotics in bananas help to keep your gut microbiome healthy and happy.
Super bonus – they also help to support your beautiful heart, thanks to lovely potassium. Potassium helps to keep your blood pressure regulated and might even protect you from atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of your arteries). Booyah!
While these gorgeous fruits are pretty fantastical all on their own, I certainly don’t see anything wrong with amping up the awesomeness by dipping them in homemade chocolate! What do you think? Wanna treat yourself to some banana pops too?
Ready to cool off and spoil your sweet tooth in a healthy way? Give these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops a try:
Are you as obsessed with ice cream as I am? I’m going to go ahead and bet on yes! That stuff is so well loved it probably has it’s own fan club. Which is why, when I first stepped into the healthy foodie world, I was determined to find healthy, homemade ice cream recipes. Seriously, who wants to live without it? The internet provided… but I was super bummed by how complicated it all seemed. Until I discovered banana ice cream (sometimes lovingly called nice cream <3).
Banana ice cream is a must try! It’s incredibly quick and simple to make, super delicious and totally adaptable! This strawberry banana ice cream is a family favourite. Hubby and I can’t get enough. I bet you’ll love it too!
Why not treat those adorable little taste buds to something yummy this week?
I’m a delighted to have the opportunity to share an interview with Jo Harper, the kind, beautiful soul behind Jo’s Food Bites. Scrolling through her wholesome, healthy, homemade meals always leaves me feeling inspired (and hungry).
This lovely lady believes in simple, nutrient dense meals and has a less is more philosophy. Her journey with breast cancer further inspired her to treat her body well and feed it with kindness. And her enthusiasm is marvelously contagious!
Her journey to health-esteem will leave you feeling inspired to embrace who you are and treat your body with the utmost kindness.
Meet the lovely Jo: