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…

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Berry Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies have a lot going for them. They’re quick to prepare. They can be eaten on the go….for breakfast or for snack. They come with endless flavour combinations. They’re an easy vessel for vegetables! (Throw a handful of baby spinach into your next smoothie and I promise your tastebuds won’t notice a thing.) And with…

Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

I don’t know about you, but whenever Labour day  rolls around I think to myself: “I guess it’s time to put those white pants away. Who made this rule anyway?” or  ” Summer’s ending. It’s time to get back to my usual routine.” Because as much as we all love summer, most of us are now aching to reclaim…

Poached egg over spinach, avocado and portobello mushroom caps

Poached egg over spinach, avocado and portobello mushroom caps

That’s a wrap! 2013 is behind us. The holiday season has officially come to a close. You’re ready and willing to get the New Year on the road. But coming out of a season of overindulgence and out of whack routines can really confuse your healthy eating compass: healthy snacking and meal prep have taken…

Peanut butter and banana oat squares

Peanut butter and banana oat squares

In today’s recipe video, I’m preparing peanut butter & banana bars. Since most ingredients for this recipe are inspired by some of my breakfast staples (peanut butter, oatmeal, banana, dried fruit) these bars would also make a good on-the-go breakfast option…and a far more satiating alternative to the coffee house muffin. Note that the add-ins…

A morning must: Coconut, cherry & chia granola

A morning must: Coconut, cherry & chia granola

Granola is such a treat. In fact, I don’t know many people who don’t love it, especially when it’s homemade. It can be prepared quickly, by gathering a few pantry staples. This recipe combines tart cherries, coconut and the addition of chia seeds gives this already nutritious granola, a boost of fibre and healthy fats. Enjoy it…

Butternut squash and apple muffins

Butternut squash and apple muffins

I’ve completely fallen for fall. The colors, the spiced beverages and the way everything just seems to slow down this time of year. So, in the spirit of this fabulous season, I’m turning the spotlight onto one of my favourite vegetables; the butternut squash. Butternut squash is available locally from now until march. Look for…

Ricotta Tartine With Maple-Peach Compote

Ricotta Tartine With Maple-Peach Compote

If there’s any consolation for the summer coming to an end, it’s got to be the peaches. They’re so perfectly sweet and succulent that they’ve got me feeling, well…peachy. So today’s seasonal spotlight is all about celebrating this stone-fruit, with a few fun facts and some great recipes to boot: Maple peach compote and a…

The breakfast egg sandwich with crispy prosciutto

The breakfast egg sandwich with crispy prosciutto

I’ve always been a breakfast kind of girl. So today, I would like to share with you my beloved breakfast egg sandwich recipe, a weekly staple. When done right, the breakfast sandwich can be extremely filling and satisfying. But most breakfast sandwiches fail to meet these criteria right out of the gate, due to a…