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Buttermilk Pancakes

Can you see how beautifully yellow that butter is? Jump to Recipe I very recently discovered that there is a Dairy Farm in the area that sells fresh milk which has been batch pasteurized with NO additives! That means that when you get the milk it is non-homogenized and separates just like it should! It… Continue reading Buttermilk Pancakes

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Simple Farm-Fresh Frittata

note: We only put green onions on our portions - Laura greatly dislikes them! Recently, we were able to get some really great farm fresh eggs from a local lady and we've been happy to have an excuse to eat even MORE eggs than normal! Frittatas are something that we've never really eaten much of… Continue reading Simple Farm-Fresh Frittata

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Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Are biscuits healthy? No... no they're not. Are they delicious? Absolutely. Can they be made to be low sodium - for sure! Low fat? Not so much... it's all really a game of give and take! Here is my recipe for reduced sodium chicken pot pie filling made from scratch and the biscuit recipe that… Continue reading Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

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Pizza Pretzels! Reduced Sodium :)

For my birthday the last couple of years we have been going on a road trip to Regina (it's not terribly exciting but it's about as far as can be enjoyed while lugging around a potty-training toddler!). One thing that we do differently now than before Laura came around is that we pack our own… Continue reading Pizza Pretzels! Reduced Sodium šŸ™‚

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Lemongrass Chicken Summer Rolls

Easy, healthy, affordable low sodium packable lunches are really important now that I have returned to work. I'm trying my best to ensure that our health and budget don't take a back seat to convenience now that A.J and I are both at work so I've been trying to come up with some meal ideas for… Continue reading Lemongrass Chicken Summer Rolls

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Homemade Granola

Eating a heart healthy, reduced sodium, REAL food diet can be really beneficial for your health but it can also be SO very hard on your wallet! I've been trying my best to find opportunities to feed my family for less. One great discovery - Granola. Why on earth did I ever buy granola? It… Continue reading Homemade Granola

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Old Fashioned Shepherd’s Pie – Reduced Sodium/No preservatives

I LOVE Shepherd's Pie. It's one of those incredibly comforting meals that seem perfect for the rainy day that we are enjoying here today. Growing up in the Prairies I feel like this is a staple in many people's recipe books but the way that I grew up eating it is not exactly conducive to our… Continue reading Old Fashioned Shepherd’s Pie – Reduced Sodium/No preservatives

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Tomato Sauce – Real food/ Low sodium

We eat a lot of tomato sauce in our family - Spaghetti is Laura's all time favourite meal and Lasagna is probably number 2. Spaghetti used to be the best thing to make because you simply sautĆ©e some meat and veggies, add a can of sauce and off you go! Now that we are eating… Continue reading Tomato Sauce – Real food/ Low sodium

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Recipe – heart healthy honey mustard vinaigretteĀ 

Since we brought Laura home, we have been doing our best to follow a reduced sodium, heart healthy diet. It is important for us not to sacrifice meals that we have always loved and we have been doing loads of experimenting in finding just the right substitutes for our favourites.  I've always loved a good… Continue reading Recipe – heart healthy honey mustard vinaigretteĀ