The Babes 22 results
  • Chocolate Banana Protein Popsicles

      As soon as the warm weather hits, my kids start begging for popsicles. Their number one choice is popsicles from the convenience store (being kids who have tasted refined sugar). You know the ones; they’re brightly coloured and full of crappy sugar. Obviously not their nutritionist mama’s first choice of popsicle. A couple of years ago my family bought me a Zoku Pop Maker. They truly are one of the best inventions. Popsicles in 7 minutes, yup. I have yet to play around with ...
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. My oldest son is by far my biggest baking critic, and therefore, my biggest challenge. He’s in grade four and a few months ago he came home from school to declare that he and his classmates are finally allowed to trade lunch items. I nodded and smiled, all while gritting my teeth. I have volunteered in my kids’ classrooms and I’ve seen the lunches most kids get. Nothing like ...
  • Banana Oat Muffins

    I have always been a huge muffin lover. When I was in Teacher’s College I used to buy a coffee and a muffin (almost as big as my face) at the campus café. It was total heaven on earth. There was another café near my practice teaching school (on the east side of Vancouver) and they sold muffin tops, and the best coffee. I’m not kidding, the best muffin tops in the world.  Who doesn't love a muffin top, as long as it's on a muffin and not a waist! These Banana Oat Muffins are pretty ...
  • Vanilla Apple Cider Waffles

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. When I was a little girl I loved Eggo Waffles. Can you blame me? My favorite part about eating them was making sure every little square was covered in syrup. Perhaps that’s where my love of all things sweet was born. When we switched to a gluten-free diet, we generally avoided store-bought waffles as they’re pretty void of nutrition, and you know how I like my foods to be full ...
  • 7 Tips for Enjoying a Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Christmas

    We’ve been a gluten-free family for 4 years now, but to be honest, it’s hard to remember what life was like before we changed our eating habits. I am so grateful for the road we’ve been travelling - even when it was bumpy and I didn’t know where our next turn would take us. We’re all so much healthier and happier. My family and I don’t miss out on a thing this time of year, or any other time of year, for that matter. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years that ...
  • Ghoulishly Green Smoothie Recipe – Kid-Friendly

    Halloween is one of the few times I let my kids indulge in candy. I want to teach them about balance and I think Halloween provides us with a great opportunity to do so. On Halloween night the kids will go trick or treating, come home, dump all their candy, and we’ll go through it together to pick out the allergy-friendly candies. They’ll get a couple of candies a day, but we make sure they’re also getting lots of water, all of their vitamins, lots of fresh air, rest, and healthy ...
  • Single Serving Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

     Thanks for the visit!  Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you can get your copy of my new e-book 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. Why oh why would someone want a single serving cupcake recipe? I can think of a few reasons: 1.  When you get that sudden urge for chocolate. 2. When you get that sudden urge for something sweet. 3.  When you totally forgot that your son has a birthday party in two hours and you need to send a cupcake! 4. Single mug ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Fudgeeo Cupcakes

    As kids gets older, they become more sensitive about their differences, in this case, their food intolerance(s). They just want to eat what everyone else is eating! Especially when it comes to birthday parties and other social gatherings. Not too much to ask, is it?  Unfortunately this can get a little tricky. In order to make my kids feel a little better about being the only one eating a gluten-free cupcake at a birthday party, I’ve decided to get a little more creative. If ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Oreo Cookies (and cupcakes)

    This recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free Oreo Cookies has been sitting here for a few weeks, alas, the end of Summer was so full for us and the first few weeks of school have been the same. My days consist of running kids to and from school, playing Lego when they are home, studying anatomy and physiology whenever I can, and running a whole foods kitchen! It’s a fabulous life, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Now back to these cookies – the perfect after ...