Cuisine: Dairy-Free

Banana Split Sundae

A banana split sundae you don’t have to feel guilty about eating or serving the kids! In fact, this fruit-focused version is actually packed with nutrients. Healthy fats & protein help balance the natural sugar from the fruits. You even sneak in a few antioxidants. The chocolate sauce and whipped cream are dairy-free. In terms of ice cream, choose from organic dairy, coconut, frozen yogurt or even goat’s milk ice cream, my personal favorite. Try something artisanal and local, the key is moderation!

Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural ChefBy Nicole Gimmillaro, Certified Natural Chef

Peach Lemon and Raspberry Tart with Brazil Nut and Fig Crust

I love any kind of curd but feel guilty and not very good after eating the normal curds that are basically eggs, butter and sugar with lemon juice. This one is packed full of goodness.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Raw Strawberry Pie

One summer after picking buckets full of local ripe strawberries, Dreena wanted to make a pie deserving of their glorious, fresh flavor. She created this pie, and it did the strawberries proud!

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Coconut Almond Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats are delicious and satisfying, but can take more time than I want to spend each morning cooking. Soaking the oats overnight significantly reduces their cook time, allowing this recipe to be a staple in my home. I mix it up by adding different nut or seed butters plus dried fruits such as apricots or juice-sweetened cranberries. And often, I double the recipe to make sure I have leftovers that can be reheated even more quickly another morning.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Grain Free Chicken Pad Thai

This grain free, gluten free, dairy free pad thai is a tasty way to boost your diet with cancer fighting cruciferous vegetables. This dish is full of colour which means lots of antioxidants. Don’t forget that ginger is another cancer fighting root and great for digestion. When cooked, the cabbage becomes soft like noodles and makes up for rice noodles. Vegetarians can omit the chicken and add rice or buckwheat noodles.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Energy Squares

THESE SQUARES ARE AS POPULAR WITH THE ADULTS in my family as they are with the children, whether we’re headed out for a hike, a run, a bike ride or even a road trip. Of course, they also make a delicious and satisfying year-round snack. Add your favorite toasted nuts, seeds or even dried fruit to suit your tastes and make your own unique creation.

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters

Gluten Free Avo Banana Superfood Smoothie

This phytonutrients abundant green smoothie is not only delicious, but it contains a wealth of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. The avocado provides us with critical monounsaturated fats that help to maintain the integrity of our cell membranes and improves our brain health by promoting healthy blood flow.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This pudding is a perfect 'treat' to alleviate a chocolate craving. Dairy free, refined sugar free, full of plant based protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber this pudding can be eaten for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugar and a pinch of cayenne pepper will give your metabolism a boost. Lucuma powder is a low glycemic sweetener that will not increase blood sugar levels.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN