Banana walnut blender pancakes

Banana walnut blender pancakes

  Have you heard? My husband and I… are expecting! That’s right, our little family will soon be one of three and we couldn’t be more excited. Last week I shared a picture on social media celebrating the half-way mark in my pregnancy. Now, if you’ve been pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, then you’re familiar…

Maple vanilla roasted pears over oatmeal

Maple vanilla roasted pears over oatmeal

When it comes to breakfast, I’m a creature of habit through and through. If it fits my craving and is convenient, I will eat the same breakfast for weeks at a time, and in the dead of winter, warm, spicy oatmeal is on heavy rotation.  In an attempt to switch things up, I’ve begun adding roasted fruit…

Chocolate peanut butter energy clusters

Chocolate peanut butter energy clusters

  When recipes show up on the blog, they are usually inspired by holidays, seasons or ingredients. In the least, there is planning, so as not to wind up with three salad recipes in a row on the blog. But I can’t say any of this reasoning applied to the recipe I’m sharing with you…

Bircher & Jam Breakfast jars

Bircher & Jam Breakfast jars

  Saturday was a special day.  Motive Nutrition turned three.  What started as a small blog during my graduate years has evolved into a 3-year-old business, with a growing team of all-star dietitians and inspiring customers we feel privileged to work with. More than anything, I’m grateful to wake up on a Monday morning excited, thrilled even,…

Whole grain blueberry coconut muffins

Whole grain blueberry coconut muffins

  Ah, the muffin. Trusted lunchbox companion, drive-thru staple and office meeting centrepiece.  Coming across a muffin isn’t very hard… they’re everywhere. The hard part is finding a muffin that’s just right, ticking both health and flavour boxes. I’ve come across the everything-free muffin, which tends to be bone dry and flavourless and I’ve also met my share of…

Spelt Maple Pecan Scones

Spelt Maple Pecan Scones

  If you’re like me, your sweet tooth is strong this time of year and you’re in need of some good whole-food recipes to keep the tastebuds satisfied. With these spelt pecan scones, there’s no need to wait until next year to experience Christmas morning!    These scones are made with whole spelt flour, one of my favourite whole grain flours for…

Poached egg and avocado toast

Poached egg and avocado toast

  Happy New Year! Are you bursting at the seams with vision and good intention for the New Year? Ready to bring this year’s blank canvas to life? Craving wins and success in all your 2016 plans? Good! Now let’s fuel that. This year, when it comes to your food, fitness and nutrition, I want you to focus on keeping it simple….

Chewy sugar-free energy cookies

Chewy sugar-free energy cookies

    As a kid, I would spend every Christmas with my two little feet propped up on a bench, alongside Nonna, giving her a hand (albeit a small one) baking holiday cookies. Cookie cutters, red and green sprinkles, buttery fingers…..all of it brought me such joy, but not nearly as much as the joy…

Kale & Ricotta Breakfast Bites

Kale & Ricotta Breakfast Bites

Do you look forward to breakfast? I do. On most days, I try to wake up early enough to give myself 5 or so minutes to sit down with my breakfast, cup of coffee and plan out my day. This morning routine has become important for my daily productivity and focus and the breakfast I eat…

Breakfast Cheesecake Bowl

Breakfast Cheesecake Bowl

  Ever wish you could eat dessert for breakfast? Well, dream no more. I’ve got a recipe for you today that’ll have you jumping out of bed in the morning. As a fun twist on the classic yogurt parfait, in today’s episode of balanced bowls I will show you how to prepare a breakfast cheesecake bowl…sans cheese. That’s right. Instead, we will be…