Coconut Pumpkin Pie

Coconut Pumpkin Pie by @jesselwellness #healthypumpkinpie

Coconut Pumpkin Pie is the perfect end to a yummy Thanksgiving meal. I use coconut milk in place of heavy cream for a healthy fat alternative and coconut sugar which has a lower GI than regular sugar. These two substitutions add a subtle and delicious coconut flavour to this pumpkin pie setting it apart from…

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Italian Breakfast Sandwich

Italian Breakfast Sandwich by Jesse Lane Wellness

Italian Breakfast Sandwich is the perfect weekend brunch. What could be better than starting your day with garlic bread, bruschetta, and a fried egg? This delicious open-faced sandwich bursting with Italian flavours, it will make your weekend feel special.

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Tuna Salad Collard Wraps

Tuna Salad Collar Wrap by Jesse Lane Wellness

Tuna Salad Collard Wraps are a healthy alternative to one of my favourite sandwiches. I used to eat a lot of tuna salad sandwiches as a kid because they were so easy to make. They consisted of tuna and pickles with mayo between two slices of bread. I really wanted to create a healthier version…

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Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Tomato Sauce

Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Tomato Sauce by @jesselwellness

Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Tomato Sauce is fresh, simple, and ready in under 30 minutes. Making fresh pasta sauce couldn’t be easier when the oven does all of the work. The sauce is made with roasted tomatoes, onion, and garlic blended with Greek yogurt to give it a tangy creaminess. I like to use…

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Crispy Baked Chicken and Purple Slaw

Crispy Baked Chicken and Purple Slaw by @jesselwellness

Crispy Baked Chicken and Purple Slaw is a healthy spin on classic fried chicken and coleslaw. The chicken is breaded and baked to crispy perfection. The vibrant purple coleslaw has a Greek yogurt dressing in place of the traditional mayo-based dressing. Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen and long grocery lists.…

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Sunflower Zucchini Pesto Pasta

Sunflower Zucchini Pesto Pasta by Jesse Lane Wellness

Toasted Sunflower Zucchini Pesto Pasta is a perfect side dish for the summer. You can easily make it the main event by adding BBQ chicken or crispy chickpeas. I like using toasted sunflower seeds in my pesto in place of pinenuts because they are much more cost-effective and have a rich nutty flavour when toasted.…

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Dill Roasted Baby Potatoes

Dill Roasted Baby Potatoes by @jesselwellness

Dill Roasted Baby Potatoes are the perfect side dish for a backyard BBQ. They come with a zesty lemon dipping sauce that will keep you coming back for more. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t eat enough potatoes. Even in the first trimester when most things made me want to barf, I could always count…

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Gluten Free Corn Bread

Gluten-free Cornbread on @jesselwellness

This yummy gluten-free cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for your warm bowl of soup or chili on a cool night. I also love as a snack with a cup of tea. It is super simple to make and practically foolproof. The recipe was created by Andrea Kmecza for my Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches Cookbook.

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Creamy Celeriac Fennel Soup

Creamy Celeriac Fennel Soup by @jesselwellness

Creamy Celeriac Fennel Soup was a glorious accident created by Jenn Parsons and it is in my cookbook Healthy Homemade Soups and Sandwiches. It was one of those nights where you just throw things together and hope for the best. Jenn was trying to make a creamy white soup with healthy white ingredients that she…

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Honey Garlic Salmon with Lemon Green Beans and Garlic Quinoa

Honey Garlic Salmon with Lemon Green Beans and Garlic Quinoa by @jesselwellness

Honey Garlic Salmon with Lemon Green Beans and Garlic Quinoa has the perfect savoury and sweet combo. It tastes yummy with lemon green beans and garlic-infused quinoa. Salmon is high in two types of healthy omega-3 fat, DHA and EPA. These healthy fats can lower your risk of depression. Quinoa is a complex carbohydrate that is…

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Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

This hummus and veggie sandwich is the perfect on-the-go filling lunch. You can make it in the morning and it will still taste delicious by the time lunch rolls around. It is packed with protein-rich hummus, energizing avocado, crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes and B-vitamin rich spinach. Enjoy it with a side of hummus (because who…

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Egg Salad Lettuce Cups

Egg Salad Lettuce Cups are a delicious and gluten-free way to enjoy egg salad. Eggs are considered a high-quality protein because they contain a complete range of amino acids, which are essential building blocks in our bodies. Eggs also contain all energy-producing B vitamins. For this recipe, I ditched bread and used Romaine lettuce cups…

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