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Quinoa Porridge

This cereal is high in ‘easy to digest’ protein and packed with EFAs and anti-oxidants.  What better way to start your day! Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa grain pinch sea salt 1 tbsp brain food mix* 8 or 9 raw almonds chopped (or any raw nuts you have on

Drink Your Greens Smoothie

If you are on the go and worry about getting the veggies you need, this drink is for you!  This is one of my favourite breakfasts!  It will give you the energy and nutrition you need to keep you going until lunch time and it

Protein Packed Vegan Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups almond milk or water 1 cup frozen berries 1/2 cup banana 1 tbsp almond, cashew, or peanut butter 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 handful spinach 1 tbsp flax oil optional Directions: With a hand blender or in a blender, combine all

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Omega 3 Power Oatmeal This is a super way to get extra omega-3 fatty acids in your diet (from the walnuts and flax seeds), not to mention fiber, vitamins and minerals! Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole *oats (or steel cut) 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds 1 tbsp chopped nuts

Sesame-Spice Breakfast Cookies

This recipe was adapted from one I found in Super Immunity for Kids, by Leo Galland, M.D.  A great breakfast cookie but with healthier fats and no added sugar, which is much healthier than the sugar laden, trans fat filled ones you would purchase at

Black Bean Peppermint Brownies

  What a perfect healthy conscious holiday treat!  Who knew beans could taste so great?  Why are these so great? high in fiber - balanced blood sugar and moods low in saturated fats coconut oil is fantastic for energy levels high in protein to keep you

Gooey Gluten Free Brownies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sweet potato puree (steamed then mashed or pureed) 1/3 cup raw agave syrup or raw honey 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or Enjoy Life’s semi-sweet chocolate chips (free of dairy, nuts, gluten and soy) [melted with 1 tbsp coconut oil) 1/3 cup cocoa

Minty Raw Chocolate Power Balls

These Power Balls make a nice mid afternoon snack that will provide you with a boost of energy and brain power you sometimes need to get through until dinner.  They will not spike your blood sugar levels because of the high fiber and essential fatty

Raw Key Lime Tarts

So why raw?   Raw foods = live enzymes = increased assimilation of nutrients = more energy. We need enzymes to digest food and for essentially every other operation and chemical reaction that takes place in the body.  Our body hosts two types of enzymes: metabolic enzymes,

Banana Pecan Rice Pudding

This is a healthier, dairy free version of rice pudding.  If you prefer a sweeter dessert, you may want to add a little more brown rice syrup.  Leftovers are great for breakfast…just add some almond milk some ground flax seeds and you have a healthy

Raw Chocolate Pudding

You don’t have to feel deprived when you can’t have dairy and/or gluten when you have options like this!  This is a great healthy dessert for kids. Ingredients: 2 soft bananas 1 soft avocado 1 tbsp agave nectar or raw honey (or sweetner of choice) 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

So good and guilt-free to boot!  If you like chocolate and are looking for a healthier alternative that is gluten free and dairy free, this is it. Crust: 1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) or pecans or any nut you like 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup dates pinch sea salt pinch cayenne

Rice Crispy Treats

Makes 9 -12 Squares Rice Crispies cereal 1 ¾ cups brown rice syrup 3/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted) 1/2 cup raisins or non-dairy chocolate chips or carob chips Heat the syrup in a saucepan over low heat.  When the rice syrup liquefies, add the

Raw Almond Cacao Cookies

A sweet treat made from 100 percent whole foods.  These little gems are densely nutritious but make sure you don’t eat too many!  These cookies contain no grains and are therefore suitable for those following a paleo diet.  Simple but delicious! Ingredients: 1 cup almond flour 1 cup medjool dates (pitted) 1/2 cup

Raw Super Power Balls

I make these 'balls' every few weekends to have on hand for after school snacks or pre-sport/workout energy.  They are loaded with raw and nutritious ingredients for an awesome energy boost - minus the refined sugar. More importantly, they are really easy to make and after

Banana Bread Oatmeal

This is a delicious way to eat your healthy, omega 3, fiber packed oatmeal breakfast and it smells and tastes just like banana bread.  yum. Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled *oats (or steel cut) 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts 1/2 banana,

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

I found this on the RealAge website and found it the perfect dessert to accommodate those with celiac and/or grain intolerance's.  If you can’t have eggs, you can replace them with ‘egg replacer’ and/or 1 tbsp ground flax to 3 tbsp water. (per egg) Ingredients: 1.5 cups raw

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

When you can’t have dairy, it’s so tough to watch other’s on hot summer days devouring ice cream without a worry.  For those ice cream fans out there who cannot digest the protein’s or lactose in cow milk and/or are choosing to avoid dairy for health

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice Cream

A nice creamy frozen dessert that is made from real food, much healthier than the commercial non-dairy ice cream brands that are highly processed and usually loaded with sugar.  You don’t have to feel guilty eating a large bowel of this ice cream. Ingredients: 2 bananas 20 raw

Coconut Raspberry Dairy Free Ice Cream

One of the foods I felt bad about not allowing my kids to eat was ice cream. (due to their intolerances)  Ice cream and kids cannot be separated!  Who doesn't have a great memory of a nice cold ice cream cone on a hot summer

Buckeyes – recipe revamp

As a holistic nutritionist, I always encourage clients to eat in a balanced way and that includes treats!  By why not create a healthier alternative to your favourites? You can still feel like you are indulging this Chrismtas with this all time favourite treat!  You just can't

Healthy Through the Holidays…

Article by holistic nutritionist and health coach, Linda Ljucovic, RHN, Oakville Over the holidays, some of us find ourselves saying, "my diet starts in January", just a little too often. This comment comes from a mindset we have about life, food and joy. I am here

Quick and Easy Gluten Free Bread

Gluten free recipes are becoming more popular as people realize the benefits of eliminating this ingredient from their diets. You don't need an official diagnosis of Celiac to realize how good your gut feels after removing gluten containing grains. Gluten is found in grains like wheat, rye,

Sports Drinks or Water?

Commercial sports drinks can be very expensive and may not be the most healthy choice.  They are loaded with sugar and food dyes! Who cares? I'll tell you why you should care through a situation I observed a couple years ago. During my son's baseball game