All posts tagged: #healthy

Sour Cherry & Blackberry Breakfast Scones

My basic breakfast scone recipe has been my go-to for a quick weekend breakfast treat. It uses oats, whole-grain flour, and coconut oil instead of butter – so you can really justify it as a healthier alternative to the traditional (and delicious) cheddar and chive. You can also substitute out the milk for oil and water, making this a scrumptious and easy vegan treat! 

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms in a White Wine Sauce

The New Year has begun, and each year I spend the first few days reflecting upon the year prior and goal setting for the future. 2015 was a great year – Mind over Marmalade was started! In 2016, we hope to continue bettering ourselves personally as well as professionally. What are some of your goals for the New Year? Part of our definition of bettering ourselves personally is eating healthier. For as many healthy recipes we have posted here, there are just as many (if not more!) recipes for cookies, squares, bars, and other desserts. Don’t get me wrong, these are great in moderation, but we’d like to keep up our resolution as long as possible into 2016….let’s hope for 2 months this year? 

Maple Walnut Granola

Myth #1: Granola is too difficult to make at home, so I try to pick out the best at the grocery store. Granola is as easy as you want to make it! It’s versatile enough that you can gather ingredients you already  have in your pantry. (ie. oats, seeds, dried fruit, coconut etc.). Then, add in a little sweetener (honey, maple syrup, blended medjool dates, brown sugar etc.) and watch it crisp up in the oven for an hour. We’re not harvesting our own oats here!

Key Lime Frozen Yogurt Dots

I’m back from 5 days in Atlanta, sweating it out in 95F (ahem, 35C) weather. Somehow, the warm weathered followed me home and it’s been just as humid back here in Toronto! This calls for easy summertime snacks that are healthy, tasty, and cooling. In comes frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt? Isn’t that stuff packed with sugar? Yes. Yes it is. Instead of walking to your nearest self-serve froyo shop, try your own with this dippin’ dots inspired version. You can create any flavour starting with plain yogurt, or use a pre-made flavour from the store shelves. My personal favourite is key lime, but I love the taste of fresh vanilla bean so I had to make my own! This is one of my favourite summer time snacks, let us know some of yours! We’d love to hear from you and maybe try your favourites out for ourselves 🙂 RECIPE Ingredients: 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 1/2 vanilla bean (or 3/4 tbsp vanilla) Juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup sugar (white or brown) Method: In a …

Almost Good For You Cookies

“Almost Good For You Cookies”….kind of an oxymoron right? These started as a kitchen experiment at my parent’s house when I was looking for something sweet. My mom and dad are two of the healthiest eaters I know and never have any of the good stuff in their pantry! So, I threw together what seemed like a whole lot of random ingredients – maple syrup, cashews, chia seeds? – and hoped for the best.

Mango Quinoa Salad

It’s time to officially learn the proper pronunciation of our favorite grain / protein. Say it with us now, “keen-wah”, “keeeeen-wah”. No more excuses you “quin-oah” lovers! This is a great vegetarian salad that still packs a protein punch, thanks to the quinoa. You can add whatever fruits / veggies your heart desires to the salsa like topping to make it your own. We used mango and tomatoes, and then topped it with some thinly sliced avocado, red onion, and a lemon ginger vinaigrette. Mix in your favorite greens and you’ve got yourself a healthy lunch!