Posts in Healthy Eating
Peanut Chicken or Chickpea Tacos In a Lettuce Wrap

 This past week I was feeling really creative in the kitchen and I took one of the recipes from my new cookbook - The Peanut Slaw Bowl and I wanted to make a spin on it and turn it into dinner. The chicken and chickpea tacos were the outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how easy and delicious this recipe is. Honestly dinner is ready in under 20 minutes and it can be a hit with the whole family. I do mine in lettuce wraps which makes it gluten free and lower in calories which suits my nutritional needs (as I am currently running a 30 day clean eating challenge if you want to join the fun click here https://www.pamrocca.com/custom-meal-plans) and my family enjoys their tacos in whole wheat wraps with no cilantro which suits their needs.

This recipe shows that you can eat clean and your food can and should be so flavourful, I would never post something that was bland or boring. That’s just not me. I want to get everyone excited to eat more veggies, to think twice about what we are putting in our bodies and make it so simple that there really are no excuses to not eat healthier. Because honestly you guys, what we eat affects how we feel each and every day…and I want you to all feel fantastic!

I created two versions of this recipe both are yummy! Pick the one that suits your nutritional needs and goals and enjoy.

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Lunches On the Go!

Recently I polled my socials to ask you guys what meal you struggle the most with: breakfast, lunches, dinner or snacks….truth be told you said all of them so over the next few blogs I will be answering questions and sharing some info to help reduce the struggle.

I am going to share 5 easy lunch recipes that are delicious and will keep you filled to crush your day. But before we jump into that I want to share why most people struggle with lunches on the go - the main reason time and time again is they fail to plan and prep their meals ahead of time. I totally get it, we all have full schedules and in no way am I saying it’s always “easy”, I just want to share tips that have worked for me so that I can stay nourished even on those busy days.

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Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins

As a mom one of the biggest struggles during the school year is keeping lunch packing fun and fresh. I use to struggle hard with wondering what the heck to pack in my kids lunches. My goal this year was to avoid packaged snacks and lunch options to not only know what is in their food but to also help with environmental waste. In turn this has allowed me to save money on our groceries as well. A lot of the processed snacks can add up!

We buy bananas every week and if we ever have any really ripe ones left that always equals fresh muffins. We try to avoid food waste by using up what we can. So a few weeks ago I had some really ripe bananas and created this awesome recipe for school lunches and an after school snack. They were such a hit with the neighbourhood kids that they disappeared right away. In that moment I knew I had to share this recipe with all of you. I know it’s May and we are nearing the end of the school year and this is usually when our lunch creativity is at it’s lowest, so hopefully this recipe helps you out moms.

If you are not a mom and pack lunches for kids I am happy to say these are kick ass snacks for adults too!

Keep reading to grab this easy and delicious recipe.

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Kids Snack Board

Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian Friends! With the long weekend in mind I

decided to post Sundays recipe early so you can whip up this tasty snack for the fam.

The Victoria Day long weekend is always an exciting weekend because it feels like

the start of summer which means longer, warmer days filled with more fun

outdoors. I know our family loves to spend our summer days at the cottage, beach or

in the forest. It’s important to fuel life’s adventures so you can do rad stuff together.

So to kick off the weekend I wanted to share this easy healthy kids snack board

“recipe”.

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Apple & Almond Crunch Salad

As most of you know I am working on a detox program so I have been creating so many new recipes to include for this real food reset. I have worked hard to use ingredients that are fresh, and support the bodies natural detoxification process.

Almonds, apples, cruciferous veggies, lemon and ginger are all super food when it comes to detoxing the body from the inside out. That is how this salad was created. We tend to be creatures of habit and end up eating the same ol’ boring salad or bowl each week. My goal is to keep switching things up so you have SO many options of fresh spring and summer salads.

So far on the blog we have over 10 homemade dressing recipes and I am happy to include another one this week and it’s one of my new favs. Keep reading to grab this salad recipe as well as my new Lemon Ginger Dressing.

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Lasagna Stuffed Portobellos

If you love a good lasagna but hate the heaviness you feel after eating it this recipe is for you. I am sharing a traditional/keto version and a vegan variation both nutritious, delicious and easy to make.

This is the perfect transition meal from comforting winter food to fresh summer food. This dinner is loaded with veggies and fresh flavours, yet baking it is so warming to the body on those damp rainy days.

You will notice a trend with all the recipes I share here on the blog – Ideally they take under 20-30 minutes to make, made with real food and they have to taste amazing! Honestly, if it’s not good….I won’t post it. I save you the time and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love.

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Healthy Chocolate Doughnuts

Have your cake and eat it too with this healthier dessert alternative.

I am scheduling this weeks blog post on Good Friday this year so you can have a day or two to whip these doughnuts as a healthy dessert for Easter if you celebrate this Holiday. This recipe is in my cookbook but we like to decorate them up for Holidays and wanted to share this with all of you. I know not everyone celebrates Easter but I do know most people love a healthy chocolate recipe, so either way - enjoy!

Keep reading to get this easy and delicious recipe.

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Hemp Seed Granola Bars

As a mom of 3 packing lunches can sometimes feel like a daunting task. The balance between packing something healthy, convenient, while ensuring the kids will actually eat it can seem impossible. That was one of the reasons I wanted to create this school-safe bar recipe.

My daughter told me the other day that she got teased at school because she didn’t have any treats or fun stuff in her lunch. So I took this challenge on to make a fun, healthy treat for their lunches. If you follow my stories on Instagram @Prepwithpam you will see it took me a few tries to perfect this recipe. I am really proud with how it turned out and even more stoked that my kids LOVE these bars. A huge bonus is that my husband and I enjoy them for breakfast bars so even if you don’t have kids I know you will appreciate this recipe.

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Greek Burger & Cauli Bun Recipes

This week I posted a pic of my dinner. It was a Greek Burger from my new cookbook with a Cauliflower Crust bun. The bun was inspired from the Cauli Pizza Crust recipe from my book and a friend Rosalie Brown who gave me the genius idea to make a better bun. I find bread makes me feel heavy and not great, so I normally just serve my burgers in lettuce wraps or on a salad. But man, sometimes you just want a burger on a bun. The cauli crust worked perfectly and tasted even better. I will put it out there that it does take a bit of work, but I promise it will be worth it.  So for this weeks blog post I am going to share the bun recipe as well as the Greek Burger Recipe.

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Spring Detox Quinoa Salad

This past week, I was craving so much fresh raw foods, more salads and veg and a lot less roasting. I created this delish salad that was my lunch go to and I wanted to share it with all of you because it’s easy, delish and nutritious.

Each ingredient was added with intention and purpose. When you make your meals do you think of what you are putting into your body and why? I like to, that way I know I am fueling my day. I completely understand that not everyone does, has the time to or even knows how. This is where I come in to help keep it simple.

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