Posts tagged quick and easy recipes
Chickpea Tacos

I work with a lot of people and one of the biggest excuses I hear over and over again is “Pam, I just don’t have time to cook”.  I get it, we are all busy. But valuing and prioritizing meal prep is huge investment in you and your health (and your families if you have one) that will be so worth it!

I am here to tell you from the most loving place:

  1. You are worth it

  2. You can make the time… I just know it

  3. Healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen

This recipe below is a perfect example of a recipe that can be whipped up in 15-20 minutes or less you guys. You can also customize this recipe for the entire fam. I love my chickpea tacos in lettuce wraps and loaded with a rainbow of veg. My kiddos love it in a wrap with avocado and cucumbers on the side. Whatever your variation it’s all good, chickpeas are a great source of protein and carbs and add some avocado for your healthy fats and some veg and you have an easy, delish dinner loaded with nutrients. The best part of all of this is when you make the time to eat well, you feel fantastic which gives you more energy to do the things you love. If you already eat amazingly and feel even better then I am sending you a huge fist pump and you can still enjoy this 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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Chicken Detox Stew

Spring is in the air and that vibe always brings about a good Spring cleaning in our home. Along with cleaning out the house I do love a good real food reset to help facilitate a detox within our bodies.

People often think a detox means picking up a detox pill package or a special tea. A healthy detox is all about resetting, resting and nourishing the body from the inside out. At the same time eliminating any toxins or foods that can hinder the body’s natural detoxification process.

It’s about adding in foods that nourish our body and our cells. In this recipe, broccoli works to help detoxify the body it has a high amount of fiber, which allows you to feel full and it also works to keep your blood sugar low and balance between meals. This super veg also contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, which improves the detox process in your body and helps to eliminate other toxins.

I am working on putting together a 7-21 day real food reset detox program that will be coming out at the end of the month so if you feel like you could use a reset keep an eye out for it.

This is one of the recipes that will be in the program, it’s quick and easy to make and feels like comfort food warming you from the inside out. A perfect dish to add into your Sunday meal prep, we like to individually portion in containers for a delish grab and go lunch.

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Red Lentil Dal

Did you know lentils are from the legume family? They are often categorized by their colour – green, red or brown. Red lentils are perfect for Dal as they cook quickly and have a sweet flavor. Lentils are an excellent plant-based protein source, a great source of iron, fibre, potassium, zinc and B vitamins. Garlic & onion are prebiotics, which feed probiotics – they work together to improve our gut health. Ginger and turmeric add great flavor to this meal but also have anti-inflammatory properties. Indian spices are warming for the body, which makes this the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

Not only is this dish healthy and delicious it is budget friendly too. A bag of red lentils is typically under $3 at most places depending on the size of the bag. Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that it only uses 1 pan and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Real food wins every time. It doesn’t have to be difficult to make something homemade, and this way you know exactly what you are putting in your body. Ingredients that have nutrients that you body needs and cutting out anything processed.  

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Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

At a few of my recent talks in the community a lot of people have been inquiring about Jackfruit, so I wanted to post one of my favourite recipes. Jackfruit is popular among the vegan and plant-based communities as it has a “meat-like” or chewy texture when cooked. It is also packed with nutrients including fibre, manganese, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and antioxidants.

As amazing as Jackfruit is, the one downside is that it does not have a lot of protein so be sure to include more protein in your day or serve topped with a protein source. An easy way to add more protein would be to top with shelled hemp seeds.

Enjoy your tacos on regular wraps or lettuce boats and get creative with your toppings.

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