With the final stretch of the semester before us, it sometimes feels like there’s just no time for anything – let alone breakfast. If you’ve caught yourself running out the door with a cup of coffee for breakfast, it might be time to reconsider your morning routine.
Eating breakfast in the morning is a great way to wake up your body. It can help provide energy throughout the day and avoid those mid-morning cravings and regrettable snacking.
Most of us know we should eat breakfast, but it isn’t always so easy! So, if you’re struggling to make time for the most important meal of your day, read ahead for some tips:
1. Take a smoothie on the go
If you like something a bit sweet in the morning, a smoothie is the perfect way to get your fix and will help keep you going for a ... Read more...
Reading Week may be over, but I’m not ready to sink into a studying funk just yet. This easy recipe will keep those studying blues at bay, especially with a delicious, sugary glaze and juicy blueberries oozing out of this fluffy, soft dessert!
This recipe is perfect to wind down after a long day of classes or saved for some weekend fun – read: stress baking. While most homemade bread or sweet roll recipes usually need two rises and a lot of waiting, this recipe only requires one rise.
Serving: 11 large rolls
- 2 and ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp. of granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. of salt
- ½ cup of water
- ¼ cup of milk
- 2 and ½ tbsp. of unsalted butter
- 1 package of instant yeast
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
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Lately I’ve been drawn to vegan treats. Maybe it’s because I’m trying to stay on this healthy streak, but regardless of the reason, I’m glad I found some vegan recipes that will satisfy my cravings.
These chocolate almond peanut butter protein truffles are actually so delicious, and I love munching on them. I made a couple as a test and I ended up eating all three before they were even completely set.
I know vegan recipes tend to have ingredients that are sometimes uncommon and hard to find, so I modified it to make this recipe more accessible.
Dark chocolate is known to be good for your heart, while almonds are a good protein and brain food, and who doesn’t want that during midterms!
- Half cup of almonds
- 2 tbsp. and 1 tsp. of peanut butter
- ½ tsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. of maple syrup (or adjust to your liking)
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Something about pancakes just tastes like home. They’re a treat very few of us indulge in while at school, but if the recipe is this simple and delicious, why not?
These pancakes have just two ingredients: banana and eggs. You can whip them up in seconds and with no added sweetener they leave sugary cereals and premade snack bars in their dust.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, vital to the function of your heart, digestion and muscles. As stress levels increase, our stores of potassium tend to deplete, so it is important to make sure you are taking some in with your diet. Plus, the protein from the egg will keep you fuller longer and keep you mind on your work rather than your stomach as midterms loom nearer.
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When the temperature drops and the sidewalks disappear beneath inches of ice, there is nothing as nice as a warm bowl of soup.
The thing is, all the additives in canned soup probably won’t gel with your New Year’s resolution, and making soup from scratch always seemed a bit intimidating. The good news is making soup doesn’t have to be a challenge. When you decide what goes into the pot, there is no reason to fear sneaky, less-than-healthy ingredients.
This recipe has a good kick to it: with just enough sweetness from the vanilla and sweet potatoes, it also has a bit of tanginess to keep things interesting, Ginger also adds zest, and comes with a slew of health benefits, including antioxidant and direct anti-inflammatory effects. This recipe is substantial enough to ... Read more...
A healthy and delicious treat, these cookie dough bites are a sweet reprieve from the post-New Year’s attempt to eat healthy by eating bland.
You can indulge in these cookies without feeling guilty – particularly because of the ingredients.
Chickpeas are great to add to your diet because they’re high in fibre and protein, which will fill you up – yet they contain few calories and are filled with more nutrients. It’s also a cholesterol reduction food and will help lower bad cholesterol levels, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
These cookies turned out different than I had expected: They were a lot softer because of the natural oils in the almond butter but, they were still quite delicious. This recipe is great for people who don’t like chickpeas because, good news, you can’t ... Read more...
Breakfast can be a downright hassle sometimes, unless you prepare ahead of time.
Create 12 mini omelettes using a muffin tin and, between snacks and breakfasts, you’ll be set for the week! All you have to do is pop one of these omelettes in the microwave for a little reheating. The instant satisfaction is so much better on your health conscience than a processed food or packaged treats.
Think of this as the lovechild of a quiche and omelette. This creation, made mostly of egg whites, guarantees a lot of protein. The spinach, likewise, is well-masked by the cheese and sage.
As far as ingredients go, you can pretty much substitute any cheese, leafy green and vegetable to create your own customized omelette. This time around, I chose a light and ... Read more...
The end of the holiday break can make for a lot of leftover chocolate from Lindt to Godiva to Ferrero Rocher – the last one being one of my favourites. It’s fitting, then, to incorporate the ultimate holiday chocolate into a scrumptious cookie recipe.
Ferrero Rocher chocolates epitomize the best of holiday sweets with a delicate thin crispy wafer shell filled with creamy hazel cream and a whole roasted hazelnut. The sweet milk chocolate coating and bits of crunchy hazelnut create the perfect balance of textures.
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With an abundance of holiday sweets around, their powers of temptation start to reach a new height. It can be a bit overwhelming to balance a helping of healthier options at this time of the year, but this recipe has you covered for a more savoury situation.
The contrasting flavours alone, salty cheddar and sweet, tart cranberries make a flavourful combination. While I’m always up for bread that’s soft and warm, I’m not a huge fan of fruitcakes. They’ve always reminded me of bricks and seemed unappetizing – so having something warm and crumbly cooling on the kitchen table seems like a perfect way to wind down.
Strong cheddar, an aromatic and comforting food, reaches new heights when paired with cranberries, which come with a slew of health benefits. ... Read more...
With the Christmas season being quickly thrust upon us, I knew that I needed something easy, delicious and comforting to serve as an appetizer when I invited my friends over for a savoury dinner. I wanted to stray away from the boring cheese slices, a variety of deli meats and crackers and bread that it seems everyone serves at gatherings. However, I still wanted a cheesy element because, let’s be honest, cheese is the best!
I also wanted something that tasted festive. What better way is their to evoke the holiday spirit than with cranberries, brown sugar and pecans topping an ooey-gooey melted cheese hot out of the oven? Everyone having guests over this holiday season can wow their guests with cranberry baked brie!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serving: 6-8 people
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