Recipes

Tex mex casserole

Oh She Glows Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole

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This casserole is SO good, SO quick and really budget friendly! I have been whipping this up the last couple of weeks for a quick meal that can be ready at a moments notice (very key with two babies around).  This one is definitely a crowd pleaser, I recommend giving it a try this week for quick, grab and go lunches! P.S. Excuse the food photography – My excuse =…

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health-boosting

Health Boosting Hot Chocolate

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I got the base of this wonderful recipe from Rebecca at Be Naturally Fit (check out her AWESOME at home workouts here)! I tweaked the recipe a bit to my own taste to give it a little more sweetness and thickness!  This recipe is SO much better than our regular hot chocolate because the healthy fat, fibre and little bit of protein help keep our blood sugar levels stable MUCH…

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protein

Healthy Homemade Protein Piña Colada

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Okay so the weather outside in Canada is extremely cold… so closing your eyes, starting each day with a piña colada and pretending you are on a warm beach is very appealing.  Not only during this cold time of year do you want to pretend you’re warmer than you are, but it’s also a good time to incorporate as many vitamins and minerals as you can, as so many nasty colds…

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cauliflower

Quick and Easy Cauliflower Rice

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So often we prepare particular foods simply because it’s a habit or we feel as though we would be missing something if they weren’t on our plate (think starchy carbohydrates: pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, etc.) They can be filler foods that aren’t overly nutrient dense but we eat them regularly anyway because they are easy to prepare and require minimal thought. What if I told you that you could swap out rice occasionally…

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weekends

Does Weekend Eating Keep You From Reaching Your Goals? I’ve Got A Solution

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Ready to have a weekend filled with delicious food that does not leave you feeling (insert how you feel after a few days of indulging here)? I often hear from my clients, “I do so well during the week but on the weekend I feel too tired to prepare meals”. Big meal prep usually happens on Sundays for my clients, which is great – they have prepared meals ready to…

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breakfast cookie

On-The-Go Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie

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This breakfast “cookie” is not a typical sweet cookie (although it does contain a touch of dark chocolate because it’s cool to have chocolate at breakfast 😉 ). I recommend making these cookies ahead of time for quick grab-and-go breakfast for yourself and your children. I recommend adding a protein source to this breakfast (hardboiled egg, plain Greek yogurt, etc.) to complete the meal and to help keep you fuller,…

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brownies

Best EVER Brownies

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I hate to toot my own horn… but I must say, these are very likely the BEST whole food treat I’ve ever made! It took 3 batches to get it perfect (and the taste testing process was tough) but I think it is finally ready to be shared (oh the things I do for you guys)! These brownies have a peanut butter cup twist and will make your tastebuds dance…

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No Potato Soup

Dairy-Free No Potato Bacon Soup

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I have many clients who are sensitive to nightshade vegetables. Nightshades, for those of you who don’t know, include potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers and all of the spices that are derived from these foods. This recipe has been adapted from the Merit and Fork website (I am a lazy cook, so I’ve shortened a few steps and omitted some ingredients).  Bacon gives a wonderful flavour to everything (just make…

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muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

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Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter, banana and chocolate? These muffins are extremely simple and delicious. They are a great mix of healthy ingredients with a touch of sweet making them the perfect treat for people of all ages!  So many of my clients are sensitive to gluten and/or dairy meaning they typically avoid muffins at all costs. However, this recipe is 100% gluten and dairy free making…

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Slow Cooker Ribs

Best Slow Cooker Ribs from PaleoLeap

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These ribs have got to be the BEST ribs I’ve ever made – they fall off the bone and are absolutely delicious! One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it contains NO store bought BBQ sauce or ketchup (which we all know – many brands contain a lot of added sugar or even worse – high fructose corn syrup). Throw these in your slow cooker this weekend –…

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Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad

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This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it’s great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don’t substitute the red pepper with green pepper – the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that…

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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When you’re looking for a decadent dessert to prepare for your next dinner party I suggest giving this pudding a try! Feel free to spice this pudding up however you’d like – adding nuts, coconut or dark chocolate chips for a simple twist. This pudding is fantastic because it contains NO refined sugar and contains lots of healthy fats from the avocado and nut butter. This treat will keep you…

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Paleo Meatloaf

Paleo Meatloaf

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This is a great meatloaf that you can prepare this weekend to have for lunches all week! This recipe is versatile – add any other vegetables you’d like. I’ve kept it simple with some carrots but spice things up with some leafy greens or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge! For all of you allergy or food sensitivity sufferers out there, have no fear – this recipe is dairy-free,…

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Mango Avocado

Quick and Easy On-the-Go Snacks

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Do you find yourself bored of the same old snacks everyday? Do you find yourself reaching for the candy dish or hitting up the vending machine just for some variety? Does your lonely snack of just an apple leave you hungrier than you were before your snack? This may sound like an infomercial but I have some great options for you!   Below I’ve outlined some tasty alternatives for traditional…

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Chia Chocolate Muffin with Chickpeas

Chocolate Chia Muffins with Chickpeas

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You read the title and you feel unsure about this recipe because the combination of chickpeas, chocolate and chia seeds could not honestly taste good.. This recipe is tasty, incredibly simple to prepare and is full of some great nutritional powerhouse ingredients. Did you know that chia seeds are a better source of antioxidants than blueberries? To prepare these muffins you simply throw all ingredients into your food processor or…

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