Rise and Shine with Wholesome Choices!

This post was Sponsored by ShopRite but the opinions are all my own. Looking for healthy food choices?I always tell my kids that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. With our busy lives, it’s tempting to skip breakfast. STOP! Don’t do it. Instead, find ways to fill your pantry and refrigerator with wholesome choices that make breakfast easy and nutritious!ShopRite is the perfect store to help you fill that pantry with oh so yummy healthy choices. First off, did you know that ShopRite has launched a private label called Wholesome Pantry? It’s fantastic! It has a mix of organic and non-organic frozen, private, dairy and snack products. Everything has no artificial additives flavors or preservatives. The organic foods are USDA certified organic … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Ginger Muffins

Listen up all ginger lovers out there, this post is for you. This recipe is one of those simple things in life that make you happy, it's all about the scent of spices coming out of your oven while you bake a mini batch of muffins. Spicy, moist and not overly sweet muffins made with vegetables. No better way to start a day. Ginger and caramelize sweet potato are best friends. Add some crumble on top and you have a flavour party. This recipe was born as a small batch morning treat to help me get through my exam revisions, so it can be made in a student kitchen and with minimum equipment. The muffins keep well for 2/3 days in an air tight containeer but they are best eaten fresh!Makes 6 muffins (european size) or 4 large muffinsCrumbleIngredients1/4 cold butter … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Coconut Smoothie Bowl

 This summer I developed a smoothie bowl obsession. Indeed I think my blender would cry if it could: the poor thing had to stand me and my crazy fruit-veg combinations all summer. But it will have to endure at least another season because this pumpkin coconut smoothie bowl is definitely the creamiest, most delicious breakfast you can have this fall. You can put it together in 5 minutes and it will fill you up until lunch! Plus it’s gluten and dairy free. I am not a fan of cold breakfasts but you can use a frozen banana if you prefer a chilled smoothie bowl!  Pumpkin spice smoothie bowl2/3 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup almond milk (or any milk) 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 banana (frozen if you want a cold breakfast) 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice 1/2 … [Read more...]

Buckwheat crepes with caramelized bananas

I have always considered myself more of a pancake person than a crepe person, maybe for the simple fact that when I wake up on a lazy morning making pancakes seems the easiest and fastest delicious thing to make. However, when I am craving a pancake at 9 pm, crepes are definitely fancier than pancakes and more appropriate to eat for dessert. Buckwheat crepes are a little bit heavier than ordinary crepes but they also have a nuttier and deeper flavour, in my opinion, in France they are usually eaten with eggs and ham for a savoury snack, the sweet version is quite difficult to find in restaurants but I think that buckwheat pairs very well with caramel. The batter is pretty easy to put together, the tricky part of making crepes is the cooking: a good nonstick skillet and a rubber spatula are … [Read more...]

Apple cinnamon muffins

When it gets chilly outside and the choice of seasonal fruits at the shops gets smaller and smaller apple cinnamon muffin are a good option for your weekend baking. When I was younger muffins were my favourite thing to bake, so now whenever it's rainy and gloomy outside I fell like throwing a  batch together. These are made with spelt flour, sugar and cinnamon coated apples and not that much sugar and oil, which makes them a yummy option for your new year resolution breakfasts!Apple cinnamon muffinsMakes 12For the batterIngredients 2 eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup spelt flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1  1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsb cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup lightly … [Read more...]

Banana, almond & pecan breakfast parfait

 Going back to school or work after the holidays is a very hard thing to do, for some reason Christmas holidays pass more quickly than any other holiday and it sometimes seems impossible to find the motivation to complete your everyday tasks. One routine I find hard to get back to is breakfast. During the holiday is all about late morning breakfasts, pancakes and comfort food, so when I am back to my 15 minute breakfast routine I need to make sure that something very special is waiting for me in the fridge. This year I came up with this "indulgent yet not so bad for you" breakfast parfait, made with maple caramelized almonds, Greek yoghurt and roasted bananas. It's super easy to put together and can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge, just make sure you add the … [Read more...]