Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun… THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I’m not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a […]

RECIPE: The Ultimate ‘Chewy’ Granola Bar

So, it’s 5pm, you’re well into making two dinner {mothers of picky eaters, you’ll understand} and you glance at the calendar as you open the fridge to grab condiments and you see it. There in big bold letters, Sofia’s Special Helper Day – BRING SNACKS. Fan-freaking-tastic! You better believe I’m not that mom who has a stash of 25 of something that I can whip out and save the day with, so from scratch it is. Hunted high and low, and by this I mean googled “snacks to feed 25 kids” and the first word that caught my eye was granola bars. Hit up Pinterest and found a peanut […]

RECIPE: Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not one for drama, but when it comes to my sweets, chocolate, and late night snacks I’ve been known to cry tears of happiness over success in the kitchen. My family has had to make a swift change in our everyday eats due to some health issues for both the man and I. We’ve since adopted the ways of a Paleo’er if you will, and have been doing as well as we can; I however am having a hard time feeling any sorta’ success in the ways of baking. Almond Flour, I got it, Coconut Flour, got it, Tapioca Flour and Arrowroot Starch, the pantry is stocked, […]

FIVE THINGS {100 days of dukan}

The five recipes and snacks that have gotten me through 100 days on the dukan diet: 1. a marinade that works on steak, to pork chops and chicken wings, i’m telling you this marinade recipes is a must for anyone on the dukan diet or not. it’s easy to make, only has 5 ingredients that you probably already have on-hand, and it keeps so you can make it in advance  {recipe here} 2. dukan diet boxed vanilla cupcakes; because honestly who has the time to find all the ingredients dukan’ers can have. this box-mix makes it easy, and yummy to have a snack or breakfast on the run. and don’t forget, use […]

EASY HOMEMADE {toddler approved} POPSICLES

The other afternoon Sofia and I were craving a day of crafts, baking, or anything that got out hands dirty, mouths smiling, and tummys happy. It’s not until we stept outside did I realize staying in where there was ac was not only the best idea but safest option too. Off to the dollar store to pick up a few things for our afternoon in the kitchen; dixie cups, and wooden popsicle sticks. INGREDIENTS    Frozen Fruit :: Vanilla Ice Cream :: Milk :: Honey SUPPLIES    Dixie Cups :: Popsicle Sticks Arriving home, we dug into the freezer and found three of Sofia’s favorite fruits, pineapple, […]

Weight Loss Update :: Day 59 + DUKAN DELIVERY

Something amazing happened on Monday; something beyond what a everyday Monday could have ever provided. An extra push to succeed, delivered right to my door; a shipment from shopdukandiet.ca! I’m talking cookies, bars, sauces, and even noodles and rice; all things in which we can consume guilt-free on our Dukan Diet Journey! TOLD YOU IT WAS AMAZING!   The package arrived and Lindsay and I squealed; no seriously, we squealed like little school girls. This means so much more to us than just food, it means ease of mind, it means less time in the test kitchen trying to perfect a cupcake that actually resembles a cupcake, […]

RECIPE: Healthy’ish Cheesecake {dukan friendly}

Cheesecake, while on a diet. Wait! What? From one cheesecake lover to another, I give you a cheesecake you can eat minus the guilt. Almost. I wouldn’t suggest you eat it everyday but I would recommend you make a batch and treat yourself this weekend, or the next late night TV session you have planned. So I was on the hunt for something sweet this past week, something that I could savor and enjoy without the lasting guilt of a slice of devils food cake or a krispy cream donut. AND , I found it, a low fat cheesecake that taste like store bought; which we all […]

Weight Loss Update :: Day 46

…I’M BACK! I promised I would give you an update this weekend and I would hate to be made into a liar; so here you have it. Today we mark day 46 of my weight loss journey and we currently sit at 22.5 lbs lost. I’m pretty stinking happy to say the least. I mean a month and a half ago I was nearing 200 lbs and today all I see is a number closer to 150 than it is 200. Now I could sit here and toot my horn over and over and over again, but how much fun is that {okay, it might be a […]

Weight Loss Update :: Day 29

My mama always said “the proof is in the puddin“. And by proof she must’have meant the pictures, before and after pictures. Right mama!? Holy Hannah! Three cheers for me and my lack of baby-tummy! Where the heck did that go? Down nearly 18 lbs in 29 days feels mightly nice, looks nice too ‘eh? …a year from now, you’ll have wished you started today. Okay enough tootin’ my horn, let’s get the balls rolling on what you’all came here for. The deets, the recipes, the DL on all the amazing dishes we’ve been teasing you with via instagram all damn week! As promised I’m sharing two […]

BAKE-OFF: Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

Rice Krispie treats are somewhat nostalgic for me. Reminds me of my childhood and oh how totally awesome my mum was for always making the coolest Rice Krispie balls. My mum didn’t make the traditional squares, oh no, not my mum, she was the pioneer of pinterest, she didn’t need inspiration to make the next treat-trend, she oozed fun ideas. I swear she was the first one to come up with stuffing Rice Krispie Balls; from gummy worms and jube-jubes to anything she could get her hands on, possibilities were endless. These memories are good ones, sweet ones, ones I will never forget. So by now you should be […]