Chocolate Hemp Energy Oat Bars

My family and I are big into convenience when it comes to snacks…  Whether we’re in-between swimming lessons, school drop-off, work meetings, post-workout, etc. – we usually have a snack bar on hand in case we need a quick refuelling.   We’re lucky to have some fairly healthy and wholesome pre-packaged bars available at our health food store or online, but nothing can beat these homemade Chocolate Hemp Energy Oat Bars.

These quick and easy bars are made with wholesome ingredients such as rolled oats, Sunbutter, hemp hearts, and dairy-free chocolate.   I look forward to having one of these after a good workout!  So satisfying and delicious with a great mix of carbs, plant-based protein, and healthy fats.   These are kid approved as well, and since they are made with sunflower seed butter they are school safe – so throw them in a lunch box as a healthy snack time “treat”.

Enjoy!

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4 Tips to Help Adopt a Plant-Based Diet

If you are reading this chances are you either a) have a plant-based diet already, b) enjoy eating plant-based foods, c) may be feeling somewhat inclined to make some adjustments to include more plant-based foods or d) all of the above. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, moving towards a plant-based diet can seem rather daunting at first. But trust us, you can do it and there is no better time to start than now. Here are 4 useful tips that can help ease this transition.

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“But Where Do You Get Your Protein?”

Hi all, Chantal here! Today is my daughter Vivienne’s first birthday, and it also marks our family’s 1 year anniversary of going 100% plant-based.  I’ve been reflecting on our journey thus far and thinking about some the questions we’ve encountered since making our lifestyle choice known to family and friends…

“But where do you get your protein?” – As a vegan this is probably one of the questions I hear the most.  The answer is simple – from food!   Yes, plants have protein!   Here’s my take on clarifying this notion that still mystifies many…

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Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad

Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad

The weather in Montreal has been beautiful lately and at my house we’ve finally started to use our BBQ to  grill up all kinds of awesome plant-based dinners.  To compliment the grill I’ve been making various light summer side dishes – such as this Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad.

This salad is a great accompaniment to your veggie burgers, BBQ tofu, or my family’s favourite – BBQ quesadillas (that’s another recipe for another day!).

I love to make a big batch of this salad, as it keeps well in the fridge and serves well as a quick lunch throughout the week.

Enjoy!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VEGAN KID – MEALTIMES + SUPPLEMENTS!

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Kid – Mealtimes + Supplements!  Yes! Sara Howick of plantsformypeople.com is back this month with a guest post focused on kid-approved plant-based meal ideas and recipes.   She also covers the basics of supplementation – a topic that often seems more complicated than it really needs to be.

When I was transitioning my family to a plant-based diet Sara was a big help when it came to sharing resources and answering my questions regarding supplements, particularly for raising healthy and happy vegan kids – I hope Sara’s suggestions are as helpful to you as they have been for me.

Cheers!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Mini Muffins

We’ve been taking a bit of downtime and haven’t been posting as much as of late – but we’re happy to be back this week with a new recipe to share!

Healthy… Moist… delicious… are the words I would use to best describe our Chocolate Chip Zucchini Mini Muffins… chock-full of cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips and Zucchini (of course!)

Zucchini blends very well into a variety of bakes good and adds nice moist texture to low fat recipes.  My vegan kiddos love their veggies but I’m still always looking for new ways to add even more to their diet – because there’s no such thing as too many veggies!  So eat up!

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