Cool Cucumber Dip

OK so if you haven't had this before now is the time to do so!!  It is a perfect light cool snack to have on these ridiculously hot humid days.  You can have it with whatever type of crackers or flat-bread or dipper that you prefer. It's super easy and quick to make and just needs a bit of chilling and setting time and you are good to go! For those of you that are calorie conscious there is no need to worry here. Cool  Cucumber Dip Ingredients 2 cups seed, peeled and finely chopped cucu...
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Gluten Free Crunchy Oat Bars (do not need to be gluten free if you prefer)

I've been know a time or two to cook when stressed (just a time or two ;) )  Truth be told it is an amazing stress reliever and something that I love to do.  So poking around in the kitchen certainly isn't a hardship for me. This is my first go at these and they turned out amazingly tasty1  If I was to change one thing that would be to not roll them out quite as thin as I did...close but not quite.  It just resulted in them cooking a little quicker than anticipated and I really prefer things ...
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Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait

Sorry I missed last weeks blog post; the hosting site was down for days and then I spent the week playing catch up.  But here we are back up and running and thanks for your patience! Now for this Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Parfait.... Oh my word.....yummy, decadent, sinful and yet healthy...imagine that!    It takes a little bit of time to do but let me tell you it is well worth the work!  I did up extra so that I had some in the fridge for the few days to follow.  This is a great breakfast...
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EASTER SWEET TREATS

As promised in my last blog post here are a few cute Easter ideas for you and your little ones. My mom always said "Don't play with your food"; I say "Go for it!"  ;) I'll be posting one more soon but it is an after Easter craft.  So if you have things left over while prepping for Easter that you think are disposable dont throw them away just yet! Have fun! EASTER BUNNY CUPCAKES:  T Two different variations on the theme. Ingredients/Materials: Cake mix Canned icing/frosting Foo...
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Chocolate Energy Bites

I forget where I recently saw this recipe but I decided to give it a go.  The concept of it as a little "pick me up" is similar to s recipe I previously posted but most of the ingredients are actually different. Super easy, super quick and a great one for getting your little ones to help with.  As well as they are a perfect little treat through out the day that has those healthy elements to them. Here's what the original recipe called for and I'll underline what I chose to use. Ingredient...
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No Bake Oatmeal Bites (Easy modified to Gluten Free if you like)

This is  a super quick and easy little treat to make and again child friendly; they'd love to get their hands in there! You can modify these in so many ways to be more healthy or more of a treat; whatever strikes your mood that day.  Any of the ingredients can be left out or replaced; just be sure to keep in mind the end result of the texture.  IE if you leave out the hemp seeds then drop the Peanut Butter or Honey measurement just a tad. This is the non gluten free recipe but for those th...
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Fudgy Walnut Brownies (gluten free) – after the Kale chip disaster!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! It's Christmas eve day and I've got a few things on the go in prep for the big day....So I started off with the best of intentions in doing something healthy and different for a snack....Kale chips.  I stumbled on them on line and gave them a go today and what a mistake they were.  Firstly when it came time to flip them they looked like something you'd smoke, not eat.  Tobacco folks tobacco!  Reminded me of the days on the farm and the dried up tobacco leaves and ...
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Energy Bars/Crackers

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.- Hippocrates   Energy Crackers I have these pretty much daily and not only are they satisfying bu they are incredibly healthy! They are a little tricky to transport but I just put them in a container as opposed to Ziploc and I'm good to go. I often have these just before or after a work out and with hummus when possible to get the good balance of carbs and proteins,  They are super easy to make which is great when we all val...
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