Posts in Plant-based
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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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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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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Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Do you have a morning routine?

If you are working towards creating a healthy lifestyle one of the best ways to do that is to start your day with a solid morning routine. We live in a fast pasted world where everyone seems to be lacking time, leaving society feeling busy and stressed. When you create a healthy morning routine you help to start your day on the right foot and find yourself in control of your health and happiness. So many people get caught up in starting their day checking their phone, this is not a productive, calming or time efficient way to begin your day. Do you think about how the way you start your day affects you?

Keep reading to check out the amazing benefits for investing in having a routine, find out what my routine looks like and grab my favourite new smoothie bowl - Magical Matcha Smoothie Bowl. Yum!

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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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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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Cauliflower Rice Stirfry

Spring is here and with the change of the seasons our food preferences and cravings change too. It is a perfect time to spring clean your body with real food., I like to call it a real food reset (as mentioned in the Detox Stew posted a few weeks back).  This is one of my favourite real food recipes as it is quick to make, filling and loaded with nutrients and super foods. You can serve it up hot or cold. I love using cauliflower rice it's an easy swap to lower calories but still fuel and fill your body with awesomeness.

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Butter Chick'n

Here is a recipe for our kid approved new family fav Butter Chick’n. Lately we have been trying to have food themed nights on the weekend when we have more time to cook and eat together. This recipe also freezes really well so it’s a great meal to add to your Sunday meal prep session.

Keep reading for this easy and delish dinner recipe.

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