Mango Ginger Creamsicles

Mango Ginger Creamsicles

These mango ginger creamsicles are a kid friendly treat and wonderful on a warm day. The ginger in them is subtle, but it’s a great ingredient to broaden your little one’s palate. Introducing your children to a wide variety of flavours from a young age can help them to be less picky. Using new flavours in their favorite treats is easier on the less adventurous child: like ginger in creamsicles. 

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Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

guest post by Eve from www.underthebigfirtree.com 

I recently met with Carley for a nutrition consultation. I’ve been feeling like I need to switch things up. As a new mama I’ve not been feeling like myself very much lately. She was wonderful and so incredibly knowledgeable. After everything she said, I responded with “That’s interesting.” “That’s really interesting.” “Hmm interesting.” Nutrition is so cool!

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Blueberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Blueberry Banana Chia Seed Pudding

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.

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Chewy Coconut Bars

Chewy Coconut Bars

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. 

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I Heart Hemp Heart Pesto

I Heart Hemp Heart Pesto

I love using this to top spiralized zucchini pasta, with sautéed onion, mushrooms, and an extra sprinkle of hemp hearts. I also enjoy eating it with a spoon straight out of the bowl. It's that good. You might not think of pesto as a baby food, but this recipe is a nutrient dense way to introduce babies to leafy greens and add a more complex flavor to their foods. This pesto is also great to eat during pregnancy because the 3 cups of dark leafy’s that go into it are an excellent source of the important prenatal nutrient, folate. 

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