Pomegranate Mint Quinoa Salad A tasty bit of health amongst the busyness of the season

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There’s something about this salad that draws you in – maybe it’s the festive splashes of red and green, or maybe it’s the intrigue of adding pomegranate seeds to quinoa. For me, it was perhaps both of these things, along with the taste of a fresh, healthy salad that is filling enough to eat as a mid-day meal. In fact, I think my first introduction to this dish was more of an easy dinner with grilled chicken to top it off.

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Pumpkin Chia Seed Muffins

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With the change of seasons returns my somewhat regular and healthy obsession with pumpkins . . . as I am sure many of you can relate. There is something comforting about sweet smells of baking escaping from the oven, while crisp air permeates the outdoors, making pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins and dare I say the debated pumpkin spice latte, appealing to all the senses.

My sister, a connoisseur baker at heart, introduced me to this recipe while visiting at the end of August. I didn’t think it would be a hit with my nearly five and three year old, but to my surprise and delight they couldn’t get enough of this healthy pumpkin chia-infused muffin. Need I convince you more? Here’s the recipe so you can taste for yourself! Read more

Planet Organic Cosmic Cookie Recipe The Perfect Healthy Snack

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I’ve been wanting to make these cookies all summer, but it’s been just too hot in our house to turn on the oven. Taking advantage of a slightly overcast day, we got right to work making these delicious, packed with nutrients, Planet Organic Cosmic Cookies. They have been a favorite of mine ever since a friend introduced them to me several years ago while on a winter get-a-way to Canmore for some cross-country skiing. Read more