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Bananas are a great food for little ones. They have a soft texture and natural sweetness that babies love. Ripe bananas are easy to digest and provide needed energy for growing bodies.
We also eat a lot of eggs in our house. When my son was introduced to solids we started with egg yolks and waited to introduce the whole egg with whites. The yolks are where the most beneficial nutrients are found. They are stocked with B vitamins, healthy fats, choline, and the harder to obtain fat-soluble vitamins A & D.Read More
Every year we spend the week between Christmas and New Year's at our cabin in the woods. I always make a sweet treat to share with our friends. I try to choose something that's easy to make and healthier than the sugar-ladden sweets usually served during this time of year. We usually use almond butter at home, but I think that the peanut butter works very well in this recipe. Of course, if you are sensitive to peanuts or prefer not to consume them, these chocolate covered bites could also be made with another nut butter, like almond, hazelnut or cashew.Read More
I've already shared my Chocolate Cherry Chia Seed Pudding. Here's another variation of this balanced breakfast favourite of mine.
During early pregnancy many women notice strong cravings for starchy foods. The body is smart because food born illness is much less likely to come from sources of carbohydrate rich foods. Unfortunately, large amounts of starchy food can throw off blood sugar, and unbalanced blood sugar is one of the main causes of nausea or "morning sickness" in pregnancy.
Chia seed pudding contains more healthy fat and protein than cereal grains and oatmeal, to help keep blood sugar and nausea in check.
In my last recipe post I admitted that when I bake sweets, which is rare, I like to keep things simple. The Coconut Macaroons were shamefully easy. So easy in fact I thought even I, a self proclaimed “lazy baker” could step up my game a little.
That led me to make these… Chewy Coconut Bars. These bars aren’t quite as simple to prepare, but they’re good. Like -woah- good. The base of the bars is almost exactly the same as the recipe for the Coconut Macaroons, but then these bars are taken to the next level. I may be biased though because apparently I really love coconut. I just put together a recipe page for this blog and realized that the three desserts I’ve posted so far are all based on coconut. Yup, I’m into it.Read More