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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!

The Best DIY Bagel Chips and Easy Homemade Hummus

The next best thing to a fresh Montreal bagel is crispy, crunchy, savory, garlic everything bagel chips. These chips are perfect for dipping in hummus, smoked salmon dip, roasted red pepper dip and more. Try them and see for yourself how addictive they are!

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Mini Meatloaf Meal Prep with Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes

There’s something about mini versions of classic dishes like meatloaf that makes them more appealing, especially when you are trying to eat healthy.

These healthy mini meatloaves are made with ground turkey and lean ground beef for a leaner, but still flavourful version of traditional meatloaf.

The best part about this meal prep is that all of the components – the meatloaves, the sweet potatoes, and the green beans – can all be placed in the oven at the same temperature.

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Fudgy Black Bean Brownies with Cherries

PIN Me! Black bean brownies are like a godsend for people like me who get mad cravings for brownies every once in a while but also do not always want to have that sugary, buttery, carby temptation sitting there all day.  I mean, I work mostly from home and those brownies would be sitting in the back of my mind, teasing me all day. With black bean brownies, you really don’t have to worry about that so much. They are high in fiber, so more filling than a regular brownie, plus they are much healthier so you don’t have to…

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Asparagus Salad with Feta, Tomatoes, Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Crisp, crunchy asparagus tossed in a sweet-tart balsamic vinaigrette with tangy feta cheese, grape tomatoes, and toasted walnuts. A perfect accompaniment to BBQ chicken, potato salad, steak or other meats. Great for picnics and BBQ or meal prep!

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Lighter Potato Salad

Jump To Recipe Classic summer comfort food, lighter potato salad fits the bill as you new, healthier potato salad recipe this summer. Potato salad most likely originated in Germany where it can be made with mayonnaise or be more vinegar based and served warm or cold. It’s been included in many American cookbooks ever since the 19th century and is considered a classic American dish. Perfect for potlucks, BBQs, meal prep, picnics, or any day of the week. I paired this salad with my Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken and an Asparagus, Feta, Tomato Salad with Balsamic Dressing. It was a perfect match!…

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