Wellspring Blog

Our family's baby steps to a healthier life.

30 Pounds & Counting!

This was me in January. Seriously. Less furry, but just as grumpy. It was time for a change. The goal was to get back to my “skinny” jeans that were three sizes smaller and keep going. It took me a full four months, but I am now wearing all my clothes from the “too small” […]

Skinny Coffee or Master Cleanse?

There is a product on the market called Skinny Coffee, so naturally I had to try. I wanted to try a natural aid to help with my journey to health, so for Christmas I asked for a month supply of “Skinny Coffee Club”.  It was supposed to help you lose weight by drinking one coffee per […]

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I have a ‘thing’ for pumpkin. It’s true. I received it from my dad’s side of the family and passed the passion on to my children. “Pumpkin season” is a literal thing in our home that starts in September and goes until… well… now. I found a half used can of pumpkin in the back […]

Mint Ice Cream

Mint ice cream has to be one of my most favourite flavours ever! I have always loved the combination of chocolate and mint since I was a little girl. In fact, all our family loves mint!  Sometimes, if the mint is too strong in food, my adorable, preschool son will call it too “spicy”. However, […]

Maple & “Brown Sugar” Oats

  I finally did it! I converted my daughter to an overnight oats consumer! Bless her heart, she has very vocal taste buds. (And surprisingly accurate if we try to hide a food in her meal with which her palate is adverse.) We used to buy the mixed flavour box of packages of instant oatmeal […]

Valentine’s Cookie!

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! I hope you are enjoying this day and it is filled with love for you and yours. (Unfortunately, the special date I got for my husband’s gift this weekend, was a no-go. Instead, he nursed me through a bout of the flu. He did a great job.) The kids loved their […]

Amaretto Breakfast Oats

February in southern Canada is cold. Mornings are tough leaving the warmth of the covers to make the long trek downstairs. It helps to know that my overnight oats only take one minute in the microwave to reheat for a warm breakfast. My hubby seems to have turned over a new leaf and is finally […]

Cinnamon

I love cinnamon. My daughter recently asked me why I use cinnamon in so many of my recipes and I got to explain to her some of the health benefits of this spice. Besides the obvious good taste, it is full of antioxidants (one teaspoon of cinnamon has as much potency as half a cup […]