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Ultimate buddha bowl

My ultimate buddha bowl recipe is here to make your meal prep easier. The dark, gloomy winter months make everything seem like more work, so I’m always looking for easy solutions. I blame my flagging energy partly on the lack of natural vitamin D, which gives many people the holiday blues. While it can be tempting to hide under the covers, I’m staying enrolled in the 5 am club and remaining focused on my goals even though I’d rather sleep!

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Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai quinoa salad

For a delicious meatless Monday option, try my easy and simple Thai quinoa salad that is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free (the same as these donuts, which were my most popular recipe of 2017).

I like to make this salad and then eat it for lunch all week because I don’t mind eating the same healthy thing for days on end (goes well with my natural inclination towards kitchen laziness and hatred of dishes).   Continue reading “Thai quinoa salad”

Freezer friendly meals

Hearty chicken and rice soup

It’s so easy to heat up soup from a can, especially if you or someone in your household is under the weather. However, there is nothing like homemade hearty chicken and rice soup (plus there’s a lot less sodium). If you make a big batch and freeze it in portions (meal prep 101), then it’s basically the same thing as reaching for a can. In my recipe down below, I give you my secret to great tasting soup that won’t disappoint!  Continue reading “Hearty chicken and rice soup”

Sweet potato scramble

I love breakfast food and we often have breakfast for dinner at our house (check out my recipe for delicious coconut flour banana pancakes to get the full story behind my addiction). As we work to reduce our meat consumption, eggs are a quick, easy and cheap source of protein that works for some vegetarians. If you’re looking for meatless Monday ideas, try my sweet potato scramble recipe for breakfast or dinner!   Continue reading “Sweet potato scramble”

The best turkey meatball recipe

Turkey meatballs over spaghetti squash

One of our easy weeknight dinner staples is turkey meatballs over spaghetti squash. Buster is a vegetable monster and as soon as he knows I’m making spaghetti squash, he won’t leave the kitchen. He always gets the leftovers with his dinner, which makes him the happiest boy on earth. He’s very well behaved, so we had to coax him to “steal” the spaghetti squash from the plate in the picture below. Oh, the things we do for social media #dogcorruption

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Taco Tuesday recipe

Healthy Taco Tuesday recipe

Tacos are one of the world’s greatest inventions, so imagine you had a healthy Taco Tuesday recipe that allowed you to partake guilt free! On my journey to become healthier and fitter (check out the recipes from my kitchen and workouts from my living room), creating healthy alternatives for my old favourites was one of the keys to my success. I couldn’t live without donuts, cookies (and more cookies), or pizza and I don’t have to!

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Authentic cabbage rolls

Healthy slow cooker cabbage rolls

Cabbage rolls are a new favourite in my household because I love that you have a complete meal all wrapped up in leafy green goodness. My husband is Ukrainian and it’s a bit sacrilege that I’ve only recently learned to make healthy slow cooker cabbage rolls that you can set and forget (my favourite way to cook)! Better late than never, right?

Before you check out the recipe, head over to Instagram to see what I have in store for you next week! I’ve been slammed with conference prep the last two weeks, but I’ll be back in business next week with brand new content.  Continue reading “Healthy slow cooker cabbage rolls”

How to make fall off the bone ribs

How to make perfect fall off the bone ribs

I’ve shared many healthy and lightened up recipes with you on the blog, but if you want to make perfect fall off the bone ribs every single time, unfortunately they don’t fall into the “healthy” category because of what I cook them in. However, I have made some healthy adjustments to ensure that indulging in savory and delicious ribs won’t derail your diet. Continue reading “How to make perfect fall off the bone ribs”