Fruity Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are low in sugar and fat, and high in fruit and fibre. They’re perfect for lunch-boxes as an alternative to the sugary store-bought granola bars. Printable Recipe 2 1/2 cups Rogers Porridge Oats* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup whole wheat  flour 1 cup of dried fruit (I used 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup […]

Green Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: green cookies! And not just any green cookies. They’re made from special green ingredients that will keep everyone guessing. Printable Recipe 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1 pkg of pistachio pudding mix 2 […]

Chocolate Bran Muffins

Indulge in a chocolate treat without feeling quite so guilty. These muffins are combine the great taste of chocolate with nutritious bran and apple juice. Printable Recipe 2/3 cup milk 2/3 cup unsweetened apple juice 1/3 cup oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup bran 1 1/2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa […]

Cereal Crunchers

Here’s an addictive snack that’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Printable Recipe 2 cups cheerios (can be regular, apple cinnamon or honey-nut) 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup quick oats 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp flaxseed meal 1 tbsp bran 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 cup melted margarine or butter Combine cheerios […]

Lunch Box Muffins

Savoury spinach, ham and cheese muffins that are perfect for packing in lunches, or if you don’t have time for breakfast just grab one of these on the way out the door. Printable Recipe 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked ham 1 small onion, thinly sliced. 1/4 cup feta cheese 1/2 […]

Tropical Mini-Muffins

Sweet and moist bite-sized muffins made with tropical fruits. You won’t believe these have no added sugar or fat! Printable Recipe 1 cup dried mango slices 1 1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice 2 ripe bananas 1 egg 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1 tbsp flaxseed meal 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda coconut […]

Snack Balls

Nutritious and tasty snacks in the fun shape of balls. Fruity Balls2 cups dried mixed fruit1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs1 tsp lemon juice Grind up the fruit (a blender, coffee grinder, food processor, or magic bullet all work).  Roll the ground-up fruit into balls. Combine graham cracker crumbs and lemon juice on a plate. Roll balls […]

Tofu Triangles (Cole ate them!!!)

Here is the meal that finally broke Cole’s dinner-strike.  They taste a lot like chicken nuggets but are much healthier. 1 cup breadcrumbs1 tbsp flaxseed meal1 tbsp parmesan1/2 tsp paprika1 cup spinach puree1 egg, lightly beaten1 14oz package of extra-firm tofu1/4 cup teriyaki saucenonstick cooking spray1 tbsp olive oil Slice tofu 1/2″ thick, then cut the slices in half diagonally to […]

Healthy Date Brownies

These brownies were inspired by my earlier recipe for Apple Date Bars. Like those bars, they are sweetened only by the dates and apple juice. There has been no refined sugar added. Made with wheatgerm and flaxseed meal, they are the perfect healthy snack disguised as a tasty treat. 1 cup pitted dates1 cup unsweetened apple […]

Peanut-butter and Jelly Roll-ups

A fun twist to your classic peanut-butter and jelly sandwich. It’s real hit with kids. Take a slice of whole wheat bread, cut off the crusts, roll it flat with a rolling pin. Spread on peanut-butter (or any nut-butter, we like almond butter) and your favourite fruit jelly. Roll it up like a jelly-roll. Cole wants […]

Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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