Healthy S’mores (+ a giveaway)

healthy s'mores

Not much time passes without my kids inevitably asking for s’mores. Really, they just have to catch sight of marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, or a campfire, and I already know what’s going to come out of their mouths. So, I figured it was time to create a healthy version. Something that they could get excited about… 

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Quick Classic Tomato Soup

Quick Classic Tomato Soup

On a dreary day there’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I’m not sure what it is about it, but it just hits the spot. It must be some lurking childhood memory that brings up those cozy feelings as soon as my spoon dips into the vibrant red… 

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Chocolate-Almond Protein Shake

Chocolate Almond Protein Shake

I’ve always loved the idea of smoothies for breakfast, but the way my body is built I can’t handle only having fruits and veggies for breakfast. I need some protein to help carry me through the morning. With things like almond butter, oats, chia seeds, and bananas, this thick chocolatey beverage gives you an energy… 

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B.E.L.T. Salad with Quick Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

BELT Salad with Bagel Croutons and Parmesan Vinaigrette

On Father’s Day we made a ton of sweets. All of James’ favourites to show him how thankful we are for what a good Daddy he is. With all of that sweetness going down we really needed a healthy meal in the middle of the day to offset things a bit. So, I dreamt up… 

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Southwestern Chickpea Salad with BBQ Dressing

BBQ Chickpea Salad

I’m about to share one of my most crave worthy salads of all time. Are you ready? In my house it’s no secret that Mom’s favourite food consists of Mexican/Tex Mex/Southwestern flavours. So this salad is just bound to be a favourite. It starts off with some chopped romaine and southwestern-style veggies – bell peppers, tomatoes, avocado, and… 

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Crispy Chicken Mango Salad with Goat Cheese & Honey-Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing

Crispy Chicken Mango Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Mustard Poppy Seed Dressing

The kids and I love having salads for lunch during the week. When we’re driving home from picking Max up from Kindergarten and they find out we’re having salad for lunch, cheers erupt from the back seat. I usually just make up a salad with whatever protein, veg, and dressing we have on hand. But,… 

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