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Meal Prep Fall Harvest Bowl

Meal Prep Fall Harvest Bowl

  The grass is frosted, the thermostat is cranked-up all the way and the tea kettle is in full swing…it’s officially fall y’all! Mother Nature may be winding down and slowing her activities in preparation for winter, but the fall on my end usually means things start picking up steam. But because mind-body nourishment remains a top priority no matter the season, I’ve…Continue Reading

How to cure lifestyle envy

How to cure lifestyle envy

  Do you have lifestyle envy? Do you often fall down the social media rabbit hole, comparing your life to that of others on social media?  Are you satisfied with your body as it is today? Or are you convinced that losing more weight, doing more exercise and increasing muscle tone is what you need…Continue Reading

Three time-saving menu planning tips

Three time-saving menu planning tips

  The Step Before The Prep It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in meal prep. But today, I wanted to shed some light on a key routine that comes before the prep…the plan. Taking some time at the beginning of the week to map-out your menu not only scores you big points in the wellness department but also saves…Continue Reading

Chocolate zucchini morning smoothie

Chocolate zucchini morning smoothie

    Zucchini, my personal favourite variety of summer squash, is currently at its peak. While you may be grilling it or blending it into soups, today I’m proposing you make use of your zucchini in an entirely new way: tossed into your morning smoothie.   Why zucchini?  If you’re late to the vegetables-in-the-smoothie game,…Continue Reading

Berry & rhubarb crumble bars

Berry & rhubarb crumble bars

      My friend Tanya has a very generous rhubarb plant in her backyard. Every year, she gives me a shout to help her put the fresh fruit to good use and every year, I’m happy to oblige. This time around, I immediately knew that I wanted to transform her rhubarb into a simple and delicious summer dessert. So…Continue Reading

Nordic shrimp, radish and avocado chard wraps

Nordic shrimp, radish and avocado chard wraps

  Our Grocery Routine On Sundays, after a leisurely morning of breakfast, reading and family time, my husband and I head out for our weekly grocery run. We’ve built it into our routine and especially look forward to it in the summer, since this is usually synonymous with outdoor markets. After a couple of hours of scanning the stalls,…Continue Reading

Chilled pea, zucchini and mint soup

Chilled pea, zucchini and mint soup

  SOUPING IT UP Open my fridge at any given time and you’re almost certain to find a container of soup, a frequent feature in my weekly vegetable meal prep routine. Soups are a fantastic way to pack loads of veggies into a few spoonfuls, which is great news for those of you who aren’t enthused by the…Continue Reading

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