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”


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

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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Easy weeknight dinners

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”

Slow cooker 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”

Lightened up cheeseburger casserole

Lightened up cheeseburger casserole

We don’t eat a lot of red meat in our household, but one of our favourite, easy dishes is my lightened up cheeseburger casserole. We just spent 10 days at the cottage and one of our favourite rituals is ending the day together on the boat watching the sunset (check out our view here and here with lots of bonus pictures and stories on Instagram). Evenings are already starting to get chilly and the sun is setting half an hour earlier than it did in July, so it was time to break out a grill alternative and start making my lightened up cheeseburger casserole again! Continue reading “Lightened up cheeseburger casserole”

30 minute dinners

30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free

Sometimes I enjoy spending the day in the kitchen making elaborate meals and other times (okay, most times) I prefer to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes (or less!), which meal planning allows me to do. Sheet pan dinners have been floating around Pinterest for ages, but I’ve only recently tried them out and they are now a weekly staple at our house. Continue reading “30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free”

Healthy pizza recipes

Grilled prosciutto pizza

James is a dedicated barbecuer. When there is 5 feet of snow on the ground, he’s the guy outside shoveling a path to the barbecue. This means that quick, easy and grillable meals are staples in our house year round. My homemade prosciutto pizza fits the bill and is a lightened up version of our favourite comfort food. Continue reading “Grilled prosciutto pizza”