One-Tray Dinners: Salmon, Brussels and Sweet Potatoes

One-Tray Dinners: Salmon, Brussels and Sweet Potatoes

  ALL FOR ONE-TRAY DINNERS Ever heard of a one-tray dinner? The name says it all and if you haven’t given them a whirl, you must. One-tray dinners have become my go-to on nights when I’m running low on prepped foods and need to whip-up a no fuss, healthy and delicious meal. In fact, I love them…

Autumn lentil salad

Autumn lentil salad

   Lentils are hugely underrated.  Earthy, hearty, nutritious and inexpensive, lentils are the definition of bang-for-buck nutrition.  Each 3/4 cup serving packs more potassium than a banana, more folate than any other plant food, 13g of protein and the list of reasons to love your lentils goes on and on. Plus, lentils are a cinch…

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

Balsamic Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Avocado Salsa

      I make a living inspiring others to live healthier lives. If I’m being honest, few things can get people running for the hills faster than being told to eat bone-dry chicken breast. And I don’t blame them. For all of its versatility, budget-friendliness and high-protein prowess, the chicken breast is merciless in the kitchen.  So with grilling season upon…

Slow-cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili

Slow-cooker Chipotle Chicken Chili

    When I decided to make this recipe I figured “what better meal to soothe the soul on a cold winter’s day than chili?”. Yet, I’m writing this on a day that feels more like spring than our typical cold-to-your-bones Montreal winter day. But hey, this girl isn’t complaining. You certainly don’t need an excuse to enjoy this slow-cooker chipotle chicken chili.  The chipotle…

Veggie-loaded turkey tacos

Veggie-loaded turkey tacos

    They may call it taco Tuesday but as far as I’m concerned, it should be taco day every day. Which is I’m thrilled about today’s recipe for veggie-loaded turkey tacos, for week 7 of our meal prep challenge. These tacos are a true fiesta for the tastebuds and pack a nutritional punch, too: the protein-rich filling is loaded shredded…

Week 6 Meal Prep Challenge

Week 6 Meal Prep Challenge

  We’re in the home stretch! Week 6 of the Meal Prep Challenge is here and your preps continue to inspire me. So much so, that planning for the next round of the challenge is already in the works! Remember to take a picture of your wonderful prep so that I can see what you’ve been…

Sweet potato salmon cakes

Sweet potato salmon cakes

  There are so many reasons for you to make fish a regular component of your diet. They’re a mineral-rich source of quality protein and a source of heart-supporting essential omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 fats improve blood vessel function, help reduce blood pressure and promote anti-inflammatory processes in the body. Their being  “essential” means that it’s essential…

Kale & Ricotta Breakfast Bites

Kale & Ricotta Breakfast Bites

Do you look forward to breakfast? I do. On most days, I try to wake up early enough to give myself 5 or so minutes to sit down with my breakfast, cup of coffee and plan out my day. This morning routine has become important for my daily productivity and focus and the breakfast I eat…

Meal Prep Challenge Week 4

Meal Prep Challenge Week 4

  The most amazing thing happened the other day. After a gruelling (but completely fun) 45 minute spin class, I was chatting with a fellow spinner in-between water gulps and towel swipes back to the locker room. We talked workouts, which led to nutrition which ultimately led to what we do for a living. We…

Spinach turkey burgers

Spinach turkey burgers

    At MN, we like living in the land of YES. In a world where can’ts and shouldn’ts reign free and where foods are glorified one day and vilified the next, we much prefer shifting the focus on what we should eat MORE of. What we can say YES to. Eating well is just so…