Crockpot Coconut Curry Chicken Stew

I love crockpot Sundays, it’s so easy to throw everything in one amazing kitchen gadget which leaves you with the rest of your day to do fun stuff with the fam. This past Sunday I created this delicious meal and so many of you requested the recipe so of course I had to share. Because I love you guys!

Here’s the thing, this recipe is so easy and versatile that regardless of your healthy eating goals this meal can be made just for you.

Make it Keto by omitting carrots and adding shredded cabbage.

Make it Vegan by omitting chicken and adding chickpeas and 1/2 cup of rice.

The goal? Whatever feels healthy for you and your body. I am just here to make delicious food that hopefully inspires you to eat healthy, or try something new. Because you should LOVE what’s for dinner.

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Homemade Caramel Cups

Happy Halloween!

It’s that time of year again where our home is filled with holiday treat for all the neighbourhood kiddos. I know this can bring up a lot of anxiety with clients looking to lose weight but it doesn’t have to.

Keep reading for my top tips on how to avoid sneaking into your kids candy stash and to grab this awesome recipe. If you make this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments or tag me on Instagram @prepwithpam.

Enjoy!

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Turmeric Turkey (or Lentil) Stew

Sharing this delicious fall soup recipe to simplify healthy eating and meal prep. This is also one of the easiest ways to up your lunch prep game too!

Each Sunday (or any night I feel organized) as I prepare dinner I love to put on a pot of soup while making dinner. One of my favourite things about soup is your basically throwing stuff in a pot and it cooks itself. Often you can sub in whatever vegetables or spices you have on hand making it that much easier to whip up. In our home we individually portion our soups for easy grab and go lunches, this saves us so much money avoiding packing lunches in the morning or grabbing take-out.

Read on to see why this is one of my favourite lunches.

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Homemade Energy Bars

Energy and granola bars are quick grab and go snacks, that are easy to pack. We rely on them all the time in our household. However a lot of store bought options are often not healthy and can be loaded with sugar, added preservatives and or artificial ingredients.

Grab the recipe to make these healthy nut and seed bars.

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Broccoli & Cheddar Bites

It’s that time of the year again! Over the summer the kids and I tried out a LOT of healthy lunch recipes and snack options to ensure the school year got started on the right foot. I honestly get so stressed out going down the isles in stores promoting "back to school" snacks that are loaded with sugar and crap. Like seriously? how do companies think this is ok? With 3 growing, picky eating kids I have made it my mission to get a good handle on packing healthy school lunches, I want to share all of my successes with you, because Mom life is hard enough if I can help simplify lunches for you, that makes me really happy. 

So this week I will be sharing a new healthy school safe lunch recipe with you each day. Enjoy and happy cooking!

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Portion Distortion - How Much Should We Be Eating?

Portion Distortion & Conquering Cravings

With Summer holidays, extended vacations, BBQ's and holidays it can be really easy to fall out of your healthy eating routine and find yourself gasp....overeating......and giving into every single craving that presents itself to you. 

While giving into cravings here and there is no big deal when you make a summer out of overeating and giving into cravings daily you will find out pretty quickly that you don't feel so great and here is why. 

Keep reading to find out 4 ways to overcome your cravings and the negative health consequences of overeating.

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Ditch The Labels Already

Why I think we need to ditch the labels and just eat in a way that feels healthy for our own bodies.

Don't get me wrong I am all for people choosing a healthy eating lifestyle that works for them, but the one thing I have noticed through my years in the field is that these labels and trends come and go. Hello zone diet, atkins, south beach??? Ring a bell anyone?

I have ALWAYS been a big fan of plain old healthy eating. But this doesn't sell, it's not catchy and no one every says "I am following the healthy eating diet". We are so screwed up with the overwhelm of "health" information that we don't even know what healthy eating is anymore. People also love to jump on board with the next big thing. I get it, it sells. I am not trying to be pessimistic here, I know that there are people out there that have it figured out and LOVE that...but the reality is that I work with thousands of people who struggle with food their weight and the way they feel in their bodies. 

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