• Nutrition,  Recipes

    10-Minute Pasta(toddler-friendly)

    I use the term “recipe” lightly here because I never measure the ingredients for this pasta; not having to measure anything is part of its beauty and ease. I measured it here so you can get a feel for it, but once you do, I encourage you to throw caution to the wind and wing it! It’s really hard to mess up. Not only is this pasta fast and delicious, it packs in tons of protein, fibre, and healthy fats.…

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    Leftover Holiday Turkey White Bean Chili

    Get quick and easy recipes for your Thanksgiving leftover turkey.  A chili recipe perfect for those fall evenings INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 carrots, peeled, coarsely grated (1 1/2 cups) ½ onion, finely diced 1 ½ cup tomato sauce 3 cup chicken stock 3 cup leftover roast turkey, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 can (540 mL/19 fl. oz) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp paprika ½ tsp dried parsley (or 2 tsp chopped…

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    Roasted squash with crushed pistachios

      Try adding these heart-friendly nuts to your squash recipe this Thanksgiving.   For a delicious side dish, roast the butternut squash until caramelized and scatter with pistachios and thyme to serve Ingredients   1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks  Tbsp olive oil  50g pistachios, toasted 4 thyme sprigs, leaves only juice 1 lemon Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the butternut squash with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and season. Roast in the oven for 40 mins…

  • Blog,  Features,  Nutrition

    Another Reason to Quit Diet Soda

    When I think if diet soda, I think of one of those “it’s too good to be true” moments. Like the magic pill that guarantees 30lbs of weight loss, or the book that promises in 3 easy steps your toddler will never melt down again.   When it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Life is about balance, and good health does not come without some effort, dedication and a little bit of grit (I am loving…

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    PUMPKIN PIE GREEN SMOOTHIE

    PUMPKIN PIE GREEN SMOOTHIE  Creamy, pumpkiny green smoothie made with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes. The perfect fall breakfast or snack. 1 small frozen ripe banana 1/4 cup (50 g) pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix) 1 1/4 cup (~80 g) organic spinach (best if frozen*) 1/4 cup (60 ml) light coconut milk 1/3 cup (80 ml) plain unsweetened almond milk (more to thin) 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice* optional: 1 tsp green powder* optional: 2 Tbsp (14 g) plain…