Snacks 20 results
  • Chocolate Cereal Bars

    Craving chocolate, but it’s breakfast time? I’ve got just the thing for you. Personally, I like my chocolate to be dark. The darker the better. I think it’s because of the little chocolate buzz I get. Oh, and it helps to know that dark chocolate is a brain food! These chocolate cereal bars are an easy, nutritious, and incredibly satisfying nut-free snack for your little ones who are headed to school. But they’re also great for you when you need a chocolate fix but want ...
  • Chocolate Peanut Power Bars

    I had you at chocolate, right? I am a big fan of chocolate. I love the way it melts in my mouth, the way it makes me buzz just a little bit, and the way it makes all of my troubles disappear at the end of a long day. Pete loves chocolate too; his parents are British so he was raised on the stuff. But what he loves more than chocolate is chocolate and peanut butter. Together. Who doesn’t really? So how about chocolate and peanut butter in a super healthy, naturally sweetened power ...
  • Homemade Popcorn

    Did you know that today is National Popcorn Day? Seriously! I thought this was the perfect time to do a little post on the simplicity of popping your own popcorn. I know it's nothing new. It's nothing special. But it's darn easy and sometimes we need to be reminded how easy it is to make real food in our own kitchens. Pete and I haven't had a microwave for a couple of years now. Gasp. It's shocking. How can a modern family possibly survive without a microwave? A...
  • Grain-Free Sesame-Almond Crackers

    I’ve been fighting a nasty cold for two weeks now. Every couple of days I get a little break where I feel close to my normal self. But this week I had a major setback. I woke up with incredible sinus pain (the day after Livvie’s 2nd birthday!) and realized I had my first sinus infection. A trip to my Naturopath quickly healed the sinus pain but the next morning I woke up with double earaches. Yes. Each ear was aching! Say that ten times fast. And so the blog had to wait this week ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Pumpkin Bread

    Always look on the bright side. In the past year I have learned so much about substitutions. I was actually forced to learn when my then 3 year old was diagnosed with gluten, dairy, and egg sensitivities. Holy moly that was a stressful week. Thankfully, my husband Pete was already gluten-free due to a celiac diagnosis in 2004. While we were feeling a little bit stressed (can ya blame me), at the same time Pete and I were relieved. We finally had an answer for some of the difficulties ...
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Dip

    Have you noticed that little kids LOVE to dip? In fact, who doesn’t love to dip? I find it so hard to avoid the dip section of the appetizer table. Most dips are made with dairy, which doesn’t sit well with me anymore. Sometimes I have to physically pull my own hand away from the dip. Seriously. Even though I know it’s not good for my tummy, I still really want to dip my cauliflower into that lovely little bowl of creamy goodness. So what’s my solution? I bring my own dip ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Apple Bread

    Easy Apple Bread – Gluten-Free and Vegan When I was doing my Teacher's Education I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the same time, my good friend Amy was doing her Masters on Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C. These were the days. We had so much freedom and we were, in a way, finding ourselves out West while accomplishing higher education. Perfect, no? Amy and I would get together on the weekends; she would ride the ferry to Vancouver or I would ride the ferry to Victoria. It ...
  • Rosemary Onion Crackers

    I really wanted to call this post Maggie's Gone Crackers. I recently had the chance to go shopping at Whole Foods (food bloggers dream about this) and I bought some really yummy crackers.  They inspired me to make my own.  Look out Mary! These aren't your every day, "Mommy can I have some peanut butter and crackers?" crackers, although I think they taste super yummy with almond butter.  They're a little fancy - whip up a batch next time you're having your friends over for dinner. ...
  • Almond Dream Milkshake

      What's your afternoon snack? I was chatting on the phone with my friend Danielle when she told me about the little snack she was enjoying - a dairy-free smoothie with almond butter and dates. What?  Almond butter and dates?  Are you kidding me?  In a shake? I knew I had to try it.  I've been indulging in dates whenever that lovely little sweet tooth shouts, "Hey YOU!  Sweets, now!"  Dates do the trick every time.  Quiets her right down. There's another problem ...
  • Quinoa Banana Muffins

    You will thank me for these muffins, so hurry up and get the ingredients so you can make them! I'm on a bit of a quinoa flour kick right now.  Might be because I just spent $80 on a gigantic bag! You have to be careful when adding quinoa flour to your baked goods - they can quickly get a bitter taste (in my opinion).  Some people don't even like the taste at all! But quinoa is so good for you. It's irresistible! I've been using quinoa flour in my bread lately (replacing the ...