For the Lunch Box: Cranberry Banana Muffins

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Not to quote Oprah or anything but…

I LOVE BREAD

Yup – it’s a fact that if I am craving something, more likely than not, I want a warm cookie, a loaf of sourdough, or pie…hmmmm pie. But I digress. Of course, if I caved all the time to carb longings, my attempt at a healthy example for my kids would be blown. So, instead I spend endless hours trying to think of ways I can make “bread – like” items that fuel the craving and the body appropriately. Healthy muffins are one of my favs for several reasons. They are such a great grab and go for breakfast or snacks. I can sneak in lots of added “goodies” without anyone in my family noticing 🙂 AND they are EASY PEASY to bake – who doesn’t feel like mom of the year with fresh muffins cooling on the counter?

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Prosciutto Egg Bites: Quick protein on the go

Danni and I get more requests for the “Athlete Factory” section of our blog, than anything else. It seems everyone is looking for a quick way to fuel their teen quickly and efficiently. We are constantly dealing with changing schedules and short turnarounds between school and activities, so we have made it our mission at Mojo and Moxie to bring you recipes that fit the bill. If your teen is eating two or three dinners in the car or at the sport / activity of the season you probably are faced with my greatest obstacle – BOREDOM. It is difficult to always be thinking ahead – to pack things that are interesting, healthy and satisfying AND that they will actually eat! With Danni filling you in on a few diet trends this week – I thought I would follow her info up with a recipe that is also PALEO. If you, or anyone in your family is following this particular diet – this recipe works for you too!

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Hot and Spicy..I am talking about Salsa

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Growing up in the Okanagan Valley, we were lucky to have our own garden and fruit trees of plenty at our finger tips and every year to savour the harvest, my mom would preserve or can the fruits and vegetable to be enjoyed for the rest of the year.  Our cold room in the basement was always full of every kind of pickle you can imagine (dill pickles, onion pickles, pickled beets, sweet pickles), canned tomatoes for soups or sauces, and canned fruit (peaches, pears, cherries).  A craft that her mother taught her and was passed down to me. The memories of the whole family getting involved pitting cherries, peeling peaches, peeling and dicing tomatoes.

I can still see my Dad sitting on the front deck, enjoying the sun, peeling those little silver skinned onions for the batch of pickled onions. 🙂

Farmers markets around the city are full of the local harvest at this time and I usually spend the first few weeks in September replenishing my pantry.

So recently my mom was visiting, and we decided to make a batch of salsa.  Another great way of preserving vegetables..

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