Nut-Free Granola Bars for the Lunch Box #vegan

Nut-Free Granola Bars for the Lunch Box #vegan

The nice thing about making granola bars yourself is you decide what goes in them and so, what your kids eat. In this version, dates, chocolate chips, sunflower and hemp seeds flavoured with orange and cinnamon.

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

Millet and Oat Muffins #vegan

I really hate to add to your To-Do list for the weekend, but a batch of these muffins would be a good idea. They stash nicely in the freezer and given that they are fairly low in sugar they make a healthy addition for the kids lunch box. Or better yet, with a piece of fruit and slathered with nut butter they are a quick and compact little breakfast.

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

Blackberry Red Walnut Scones {#vegan}

The trick to tender and flaky scones, even when they are vegan, is to not over mix the dough. Mix the dry ingredients together then add the honey (or your favourite liquid sweetener) and coconut oil. Mix well with your fingers to get a fine crumb. Yes, this is like making pastry.

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

Lunch box food: Blueberry Citrus Loaf {vegan}

This Blueberry Citrus loaf is a new addition to the must.make.all.the.time list. And while, yes there is a bit of sugar, I’ve seen worse. The bread gets a good amount of sweetness (and flavour) from the orange juice, blueberries and dried cranberries. It is low in fat, no saturated fat, completely vegan and uses whole wheat flour. I say this is a win-win.

Vegan Berry Almond Tart

Vegan Berry Almond Tart

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Breakfast Cookies with North Coast Naturals

Breakfast Cookies with North Coast Naturals

  I like make-ahead breakfasts. These cookies are for breakfast. You say “A Cookie for breakfast?”  Yes, a cookie for breakfast.  These hearty breakfast cookies full of good foods that fill you up and keep you happy until lunch time. North Coast Naturals...
Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromtheheart

Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromtheheart

For many of us, cancer had reach deep into your lives and changed them significantly.  Spouses, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends. As cliche as it sounds, it touches all of us. It creates fear and paranoia. Every bump, lump, new ache or sunburn...