Posts in Healthy Food
Veggie Thai Red Curry

Food Guilt a real thing, I see it all the time with my nutrition coaching clients. They come to be because they are frustrated and need a little help, they typically believe that healthy food is bland or boring because we have been conditioned to think that. They use to eat the bland food and felt unsatisfied and would crave something better. Then when they ate the thing, you know the thing that you’re “not suppose to eat” you end up feeling like crap, can feel shame or guilt because you know if you keep doing this you will never reach your goals which can lead to a downward spiral.

One of my BIGGEST missions is to show people that healthy eating CAN and SHOULD be flavourful, fun and really tasty (and help women heal their relationships with food and their bodies too). One of the easiest ways to make a food taste great is to add in spices and aromas. This ignites your senses and helps to kick start digestion even before you take your first bite.

This is one of the reasons I love Indian and Thai food. There is no shortage of spices, and this is amazing because spices add a lot of smell and flavour with no calories, no to low sodium and have amazing health benefits. When cooking I try and think of different ways to add in not only spices, but colours and fun flavours.

Keep reading to find out ways to add more flavour to your meals with out adding a lot of calories, sodium or sugar and grab this easy and delish recipe.

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Crockpot Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

I honestly LOVE Indian and Thai food, the aroma and flavour get me so excited as they please all the senses. Looks so beautiful with all the rich colours, smells incredible and tastes even better. This is my kind of comfort food, I feel warm, cozy and satiated after meal time without the heaviness.

This dish also has quite a few health benefits so not only is it delish it is has some serious super foods that can help fight off the common cold which is so needed this time of year.

Keeping reading to see benefits and grab this easy crockpot recipe.

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Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts & Protein Balls

Thanksgiving is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled, it’s one of my favourite holidays as it’s all about coming together with our family or loved ones and sharing what you are truly thankful for this year.

People often associate holidays with over eating and turkey comas so I wanted to share a little inspiration and healthy recipes so you feel fab through this holiday. Whip and share one or both of these healthy dessert recipes this weekend. Keep reading to grab my new pumpkin spiced doughnut and pumpkin spiced protein ball recipes.

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Pumpkin & Split Pea Soup

As the seasons change so does our food preferences and this reflects back to what is available or “in season”. Summer is all about what’s fresh and raw fruits and veg, BBQ, lots of salads and cool foods. As fall rolls around and the temperatures become cooler our bodies crave soup, warmth and comfort.

Eating seasonally has many benefits the first is that the food typically tastes better, think of fresh tomatoes locally grown in the summer, they taste very different than the tomatoes you can buy at the grocery store in the summer. When fruits and veg are ripened naturally and picked when they have ripened on a vine or harvested at the right time it has so much more flavour and nutrients. Who doesn’t want food that tastes better and has a higher nutritional value??

The second benefit is that eating seasonally is usually most cost effective and easier for the budget and reduces your carbon footprint. That is one of my biggest tips for keeping your grocery bill lower is to eat seasonally or what’s on sale that week. When there is an abundance of certain produce because the crop is in season the cost goes down. Check out what’s in season in chart below.

The last benefit I will share today is that it supports your body’s natural nutritional needs. Winter veggies offer comfort and root veggies are perfect for hot meals, healthy soups, stews, casseroles etc. Summer foods such fresh fruit and veg provide us with nutrients that help protect against sun damage, give us energy for the longer summer day and make a delish cool meal like a salad when it’s too hot to cook.

Keep reading to check out what is in season this fall and grab this easy Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup Recipe.

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Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Stuck in a food rut? Read this blog post to grab a new delish plant-based recipe and 3 tips to avoid food ruts. I am obsessed with this easy and relatively quick cauliflower tacos. The mango salsa adds so much flavour it feels like a party in your mouth, your taste buds will be very happy with this Meatless Monday recipe. You can easily repurpose the mango salsa keep reading to find out how. I also share how you can change up your cauli tacos into 3 other dishes that are just as tasty.

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Teriyaki Chickpea Bowls

I get it, it’s so hard to be inspired in the kitchen and sometimes we can easily fall into food ruts. With summer over and the kids back at school I am feeling so creative in the kitchen and I am really excited to get you fired up to switch things up and get cooking.

I love sharing recipes that are simple to make the criteria is that they should have 10 ingredients or less, ingredients that people have on hand in their kitchen, have two or less pots/pans and can be made in under 30 minutes. This recipe comes together so easily, and it’s really versatile, I actually created it two ways one with chickpeas and one with chicken so you can make the version that best suits your nutritional goals and needs. Feel free to get creative and add in your favourite veggies, the more the merrier!

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Mexican Pulled Chicken Tacos

I hope everyone had a great first week back at school. I know our home was a little sad that summer vacay was over but we are all loving the routine that back to school brings. I am not going to lie over the summer meal prepping and cooking wasn’t always on point. This week a huge focus for me was to get back into prepping lots of healthy meals - specifically family dinners, lunches and lots of snacks.

I got the kids to help with snack prep, they whipped up cookies and energy balls from the cookbook and made some with sunbutter so they would pack them in their lunches for school. I planned and prep a weeks worth of delicious dinners.

I was recently on a cooking video sharing easy dinners to whip up for moms, and this is one of my new recipes that I shared with the viewers. So obviously my next move was to share it here with all of you. The reason I love this dish is because it is so versatile, it can be made for dinner or as a freezer meal and it’s a hit with the whole fam. Honestly these types of meals are my fav because they are easy to make, flavourful, healthy and just really really good!

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Back to School Lunch Planner

Can you believe it is September already? It’s that time of year again where the kiddos are heading back to school. It is always a transition coming out of summer mode and jumping back into the routine of the school year. I know for more parents back to school means the dreaded chore of packing lunches. Coming up with healthy lunch ideas can be overwhelming and time consuming. Let’s take the guess work out of it by using a “cheat sheet” or visual template so your kids can help pack their own lunches.

Keep reading to grab my Top 10 Tips On How To Simplify Packing Healthy Lunches and Two Free Printable Templates.

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8 Practices To Boost Your Body Confidence Today Part 2

8 Practices To Boost Your Body Confidence Today - Part 2

Thanks for coming back! How are the practices working for you?

Have you been journaling about them? As with all things, being consistent will have the most effect! Let’s keep going!

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Matcha Protein Balls

Our family loves energy and protein balls and bars to fuel our adventures. I am constantly trying to come up with new variations to keep things fun and fresh. Lately I have been obsessed with everything matcha. Matcha smoothie bowls, chia pudding, teas and elixirs, cookies and now most recently protein balls.

Are you looking for a healthy snack that is packed full of nutrients your body desperately needs? Sure you are! who isn’t?

These tasty treats are not only delicious, seriously like so good they are also packed with antioxidants, amino acids, fibre and they are highly nutritious. Antioxidants are a powerhouse because they help stabilize harmful free radicals, which can wreak havoc on our bodies by damaging cells. Matcha protein balls are just the thing to help you recharge and energize your mind and body.

Try these energy boosting matcha protein balls today!

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