Coconut Peanut Butter & Other Fabulous Finds

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Coconut Peanut Butter, give it a few seconds and let this sink in. The Healthy Shopper has come out with their 2014 picks.

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On A Quest With Quest Bars

Quest Cravings

Have you heard of Quest Bars yet? I’m sure many of you have seen them, they’re all over social media networks. I’m constantly seeing them in my Instagram newsfeed, being shown off from inspirational individuals meeting their health and fitness goals.

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Way Better Snacks

better snacks

I’m always looking for better snacks, healthier snacks to replace my constant cravings for chocolate, ice cream and salt. I snack at night, it’s something I have come to accept and try to make the best of the option. Lately I have been wanting a lot of salty snacks, I try to aim for popcorn and then I had a package of Way Better Snacks come to my door.

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Toddler Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to find a creative way to serve my son healthy options for snacks and breakfasts. I recently made him Healthy Toddler Muffins and those were a hit. I have been hearing more and more about chia seeds lately and have been seeing all sorts of takes and recipes on chia pudding. When I make it for myself I tend to use unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk but since this is for my 14 month old, I wanted those brain boosting fats that are found in the whole, homogenized, milk variety.

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Healthy Toddler Muffins

Healthy Toddler Muffins

I’m fairly cautious when it comes to what I feed Carter. I have been trying my best to stay away from chemical laden and empty caloric snacks and to feed him whole, nutritious foods. I never thought that it would actually be a challenge.  I’m having a problem with food in general when it comes to my son. He will either refuse to eat it or only have a tiny amount and not be full. It’s frustrating. When it comes to snacks: he won’t let you feed him. He only wants to feed himself – but he can’t live off of cheese and toddler snacks forever (I hate giving him those toddler snacks). I was inspired one day when I came across a muffin idea using jarred baby food from my mom. I never thought about baking with baby food. The particular recipe was loaded with butter, sugar and a lot of junk so today. Here is the recipe for Healthy Toddler Muffins.

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Almond Cherry Bars

 

almond cherry bars

Photo Courtesy of Almond Board of California

We recently moved to Terrace. It’s a small city near the coast in British Columbia and there is a lot to get used to. We recently purchased a house and when I went back for the inspection yesterday I noticed an odd tree that I have seen before in the sunny Okanagan. Then I realized that I have a cherry tree in my back yard. I don’t eat cherries. I know nothing about them, so I took it as a sign when I received an email yesterday with a recipe to post on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen for Almond Cherry Bars. They sound really good. [Read more...]

Taco Seasoned Chex Mix

Taco Seasoned Chex Mix

Image Source: Life Made Delicious

My son’s first birthday is coming up and I’m really excited about it. I plan on serving a lot of finger foods/appetizers and although I have a lot of the main dishes down: chicken wings, veggies & dip and a few carby things. I want to try something different for snacks. I’m not wanting chips so that’s why I’m checking out Life Made Delicious for some easy recipes. Carter’s first birthday has a farm/barnyard theme and I’m trying to think of some creative ideas that way. Naturally I will be doing deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket and now thanks to the Taco-Seasoned Chex Mix recipe I found – Chicken Feed.

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Food Should Taste Good | Resolution Gift Guide

This resolution gift guide is about eating a little more wholesome and healthy. It’s one of my many resolutions (I cheat and have more then one).

CEO and founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, healthy ingredients, and sophisticated flavor – the qualities he is most passionate about in food. Based in Needham Heights, Massachusetts, Food Should Taste Good, Inc is a small company and growing fast.

With a brand name that says it all, Food Should Taste Good chips are made from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients baked into the chips. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and do not use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). They are also certified Kosher, low in sodium and are a good source of dietary fiber. The chips combine the crunchiness of a chip, the crispiness of a cracker, and the dippability of a tortilla chip.

Food Should Taste Good
I was sent a variety of snacks from Food Should Taste Good and The Works was my favorite. The Works is the chip version of a loaded bagel: onion, garlic, poppy and caraway seeds has this chip packed with flavor. It is really good with hummus!

I love Food Should Taste Good their chips have the same texture as a normal tortilla chip but are packed with flavor (my husband especially enjoyed the cheddar). Food Should Taste Good is gluten free, all natural, kosher, no MSG, no preservatives, lactose free and it’s also low in sodium and trans fat free. A great alternative to some other brands out there with the fake cheese power on the high in trans fats chips!

The Olive was another favorite of mine. It was another chip that had just the right amount of flavor added into it. The multigrain was another great one I tried. It has flax in it! I love flax! For any of you who have flew with Air Canada know that you get these little corn snacks with flax in them, I love them and this multigrain chips taste very similar.

We are human, even while we are dieting we want chips (or whatever it is we crave) you can still give in, just make the right choices as to what snack you try. I would suggest Food Should Taste Good!

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Dr Lucy’s Cookies

When Dr. Lucy Gibney discovered her child had severe food allergies, she got down to some serious medical research—in the kitchen. What began as a mother’s tasty recipe for her child has today developed into a delicious alternative for people with or without special dietary considerations.

New Moon Cookies

New Moon Kitchen got its’ start when founder Eden Hertzog was in high school and had a part-time job as a baker in a vegetarian cafÈ. She became a mad scientist and devoted herself to inventing dessert recipes that didn’t have butter, eggs, or milk in them. When school was finished, and Eden had a slew of amazing recipes under her belt, she spent her summer selling baked goods for fun to make enough money for take a trip to California. She named the company, “Eden’s Edibles” and Dad delivered the goods across town from the back seat of his car.