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California Strawberry-Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (High Protein, no added sugar)

If you are like me, the long weekend is filled with travelling, family festivities and lots of food prep! If you are engaged in any of these activities, you will want to have healthy, tasty recipes on hand for yourself, family and friends. Enter these high-protein, breakfast bars made with California Strawberries! Made with simple ingredients like rolled oats and fresh fruit, these bars have no added sugar, and are naturally gluten free. With added protein powder, they are a satisfying option that can keep you on track with your nutrition aside from a few indulgences this weekend!

California Strawberry Inspired Snacks to Satisfy Sweet Cravings

Using natural sweetness such as a fruit is a nutritious way to satisfy a sweet craving when it hits. When I find myself craving something sweet, though sometimes I choose the dessert (after all, treat yourself!), I like to make simple snacks with fruits as the flavoring to cut down on my added sugar intake. You might have guessed… One of my favourite fruits to use are California strawberries! Versatile and lightly sweet, California strawberries top the fruit cake in my opinion. One serving (8 whole strawberries) is low in sugar, but rich in fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients.

Meal Prep & Planning for Busy People

As a society we continue to get busier and busier, and along with this we are moving away from prepping and making our own meals at home. This means we tend to rely on going out for food more often, not making the best choices when we do, and *needlessly* spending $$$ on food delivery services. But, does our busy schedule NEED to get the best of us and sabotage our eating habits? No, I don’t think so. It might just be as simple as making meal prep and cooking a priority, along with some simple hacks. Of course, it goes without saying there are SO many benefits of making your own meals at home.

An Everyday Superfood: 3 Reasons Why This Dietitian Loves Prunes

Prunes, also known as dried plums, make a tasty sweet treat, and have a variety of health benefits, some of which may come as a surprise to you. Most prunes come from California, where the fresh plums are grown in optimal sunshine and soil quality, leading to an exceptional fruit product. California prunes (aka the highest quality of dried plums) can be found under multiple labels at your favourite grocer and are relatively inexpensive.

Edamame Hummus

Hummus is a versatile food, making it an ideal plant-based staple in any healthy diet. This non-traditional hummus recipe is made with edamame beans, immature soybeans that are harvested before they start to harden. Edamame beans are very high in protein, complex carbohydrates and minerals such as magnesium and calcium.

Dreamy Hot Chocolate

It’s been a snowy past couple weeks and if you’re like me, you’ve been making ALL the hot drinks to stay warm and keep festive. This hot chocolate recipe is my favourite hot beverage this time of year. Low in sugar and a simple ingredient list, it’s not your average hot chocolate recipe. The natural caffeine from the dark chocolate make it a nice afternoon pick-me up beverage, but without the sugar crash.