Mother’s Day Snacks & Sips as seen on CTV Morning Live Ottawa ~ May 8th

Tired of preparing the same old “Breakfast In Bed” for Mom year after year??
I’ve got some tasty snack and sip ideas that can be prepared, and served to Mom, all day – and all year long!

Click on each pink title for link to recipe and/or product.

The Fit Mom

Peanut Butter Smoothie 

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Burrito Bowl

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Sit Back And Chill Mom

Ebb & Flow ~ Muskoka Brewery

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 Docker Gin & Tonic ~ Muskoka Brewery

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Sweet Tooth Mom

Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches with Vanilla Maple Compound Butter and Gay Lea Toasted Marshmallow Whipped Cream

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Yep, you read that right: Grilled chocolate sandwiches – and you thought Mom couldn’t get any sweeter!!

3 tbsp (45 mL) Gay Lea Spreadables (*or, softened butter)

1 tsp (5 mL) Canadian Maple Syrup

½ vanilla bean scraped (paste only) OR 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

4 slices of egg bread (*or cinnamon raisin bread)

1 (100 g/3.5 oz) quality dark chcolate bar (at least 70%), broken in half

Gay Lea Toasted Marshmallow Whipped Cream – click here to learn more.

Garnish: fresh berries

Stir together butter, maple syrup and vanilla bean. Divide butter evenly between, and on both sides of bread (as you would if making a grilled cheese sandwich).  Pre-heat a non-stick pan or flat griddle to medium high. Place two slices of bread on pre-heated griddle and divide chocolate evenly between bread. Top with remaining piece of bread (to make a sandwich). Grill for about 3 minutes, while gently pressing each sandwich down with spatula. Flip sandwich over and grill for an additional 3 minutes (approx.) until bread is grilled and chocolate is soft. Cut each sandwich in half and garnish with fresh berries and whipped cream. Makes two sandwiches.

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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