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Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes Archives

Welcome to my collection of healthy recipes! I have been passionate about cooking ever since I moved out of my parent’s house when I was 19 and starting university. With a baby and a partner to cook for, I had to lear quick. As a kid, I hadn’t been one to learn from or help my mother cook.

However, my parents instilled a love of healthy recipes and cooking in me as they focused on nutritious food a lot when I was growing up.

My father cooked a lot and made a large variety of healthy recipes from all different cultures. On the other hand, mother made the classic stand by dishes we all remember fondly from the 90s.

After I had my son, Kaden, I decided to get into shape. I’d loved fitness and working out since a young age (I started my own workout routine in my bedroom with water jugs and laundry detergent when I was 14).

Soon, I started to workout in my living room and at my university gym. I also began researching healthy recipes and foods. When fully committed to my new lifestyle, I lost a lot of weight.

The power of being able to make changes in my body, on my own, based on my OWN choices felt really good. I was biking everywhere, working out and eating healthy!

Variety is important to me and learned to make many, many different dishes. I’ve experimented with a lot of different types of cooking.

I was vegetarian for quite a number of years, I tried low fat, low carb, high protein, clean eating, soaking and fermenting, and more. Later, I counted macros and weighed and measured my food for several years.

My healthy recipes reflect everything I’ve learned and am continuing to learn about nutrition.

I am currently taking a Sports and Exercise Nutrition course as well.

You will soon discover my love of oatmeal, breakfast foods, and my use of protein powder in my healthy recipes!

How to Make High Protein Oatmeal To Keep You Feeling Full

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Waffles

Healthy treats:

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies with Cherries

Luscious Raspberry Lemon Dessert Hummus (this recipe was features on the website She Knows!)

And making chicken taste out of this WORLD!

Mango Coconut Chili Chicken Salad

Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken

Enjoy!

Whole Chicken Instant Pot Recipe (with seasonings options!)

Jump to Recipe PIN Me! Cooking whole chicken in the Instant Pot creates a super juicy, leave it and go whole chicken to use in meal prep, future dinner, or eaten as is with your favourite side dishes. The Instant Pot is one of best new kitchen gadgets that helps to streamline and speed up the process of cooking meals that might otherwise take a fair amount of time. With this recipe formula, you can create several styles of rotisserie style whole chicken easily and quickly. Get a head start on your protein prep for the week! Armed with a…

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15 Minute Meal Prep: Spicy Healthy Egg Salad

A healthy egg salad that is anything but boring. Sriracha sauce and eggs are a match made in heaven. Cut the fat with egg whites and greek yogurt while still keeping some of that mayo and yolky goodness.

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15 Minute Meal Prep: Tangy Tuna Salad for Sandwiches or Lettuce Wraps

Tuna is a frugal and excellent source of protein. Tasty and full of nutrition, tuna salad makes a quick and easy meal prep option for school and work lunches alike. Bump up the flavour profile with tangy, zippy additions such as pickles and peppers.

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Jump to Recipe PIN Me! Oatmeal with peanut butter is a big favourite at my house.  It’s so good just to eat a bowl of warm oatmeal with a big dollop of peanut butter on top. Especially when I make it packed full of extra nutrition and protein (see this how-to). My daughters love it when we add a few chocolate chips in as well. They get all melty and the girls swirl everything together. It makes for messy faces but happy tummies. My older son wanted me to make something a little more structured. He was intent that I…

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Dirty Chai Latte with Probiotics

Jump to Recipe PIN Me! Ever heard of a dirty chai latte? It sounds more exciting than it is. But it’s still pretty darn exciting. The epitomy of a pick-me-up drink. Coffee? ✔Check Happy tummy? ✔Check Warm spicey flavour? ✔Check Easy on the pocket book? ✔Check Making your own dirty chai latte at home with a store bought or diy chai spice mix is an economical and super healthy way to satisfy that latte craving at home. Bonus points if you use kefir — a probiotic rich dairy beverage that is well tolerated by even lactose intolerant folks. Kefir is…

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