Tag Archives: healthy snacks

{dehydrated baby bananas}

2 Mar

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whenever i notice any kind of produce is starting to lose its freshness, such as these adorable baby bananas, i know it’s time to bust out the dehydrator.

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banana faces ๐Ÿ™‚

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banana chips make for some great snacks!!

i also love to throw them in smoothies, as an alternative to frozen or fresh ones.


do you use a dehydrator? what are some of your favourite things to dehydrate?ย 

 

 

{eat the rainbow!}

27 Aug

eat the rainbow!

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farm-fresh veggies and homemade ranch dip with simple greek yogurt and herbs.

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colourful mixed bell peppers, olives, sugar snap peas, baby carrots, and mini cucumbers.

nom nom!!

{meatless mondays – vitamix breakfast cookies : a new holiday tradition}

23 Dec

this is my third year making my vegan thumbprint cookies {AKA “vitamix breakfast cookies”} to give as gifts or to share at work… or eat all by yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰

so, here’s the original recipe in case you missed it…

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these are always always always a hit. ย i’m not much of a baker, but when i find something that is easy to make and that people like, i try to perfect it and make it my own. ย i have yet to quite create theย perfectย consistency for these {i’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to anything i make or do}, but i do think i found the right name for them. ย the ingredients are so simple and healthy that you could literally eat them for breakfast – and not feel at all guilty about it!! they are also great for holiday parties or after school snacks. a good source of dietary fiber and protein as well as healthy fats.

yields about 3 dozen cookies, depending on size variation.

as always, i’m a huge proponent for using as many organic products as possible when i cook or eat…

– 1 cup almonds or pecans or a mix of both

– 1 cup rolled oats {gluten-free works, too!}

– 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

– 1/2 cup maple syrup

– 1/2 cup canola or safflower oil {which i haven’t yet tried}

– 1/4 teaspoon salt {i believe this constitutes as a “pinch”}

– your favourite jam or conserve {i have wanted to try a savory jam like jalapeno berry or something}

begin by preheating your oven to about 400 degrees. Continue reading

{thirsty thursday : tunacado toasts w/ a little good karma!}

8 Aug

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i’ve written about this combination before…

it seems to be a big hit! ย i mixed it up a little this time, but as usual, simple ingredients here : Continue reading

{healthy snack options – quick and easy kale chips}

15 Jul

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one of my favourite snacks – grab a head of kale and break up into “chip” size pieces… then rinse, sprinkle on oil of your choice {i stick with EVOO, but coconut oil is great, too!} and then smother in nutritional yeast. ย i use a bag and shake it up really well, then add more on top just before baking in the oven @ 350 degrees until crisp…

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they don’t last long… and they are great on top of salads, soups, or just as they are!

 

{homemade dehydrated fruit}

1 Apr

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i need a dehydrator. it just feels like a really good investment to make, and you know me i’m all about DIY in the kitchen! my former roommate let me borrow hers when i was living there, and i became an insta-fan! there’s something about dehydrated fruit – particularly apples – that i just love!

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and these little honeycrisps steal the show, no doubt. Continue reading

{try-me tuesday} — the autumn glory apple

19 Feb

i had no idea there were so many varieties of apples.

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autumn gloryย is my new favourite kind of apple. ever heard of it?! ย better yet, have you tried one?!?!

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i love the colour…ย  Continue reading

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