If you've got a busy job or kids with all kinds of activities after school (or both!) putting together a healthy meal can seem like a daunting task. By planning ahead and batch cooking rice and some crock pot chicken you can really save yourself some time and make it easy to create balanced, healthy (did I mention delicious & filling?) meals like this bountiful healthy Buddha Bowl. I love the ...[Read More]
Fall temps call for more warm & hearty dishes and this squash and kale frittata makes for a delicious meal in a flash. Squash is in season and is rich in vitamin A (think great skin & great vision!) and vitamin C (hello immunity! not to mention collagen building for beautiful skin, tissue, growth, healing & repair!). Kale is rich in just about every nutrient - it's one of t ...[Read More]
Cooking doesn't have to be a big chore if we use our appliances wisely.. One of my favorite things to make is crock pot chicken tacos or chicken taco soup. Simply place chicken breasts in the crockpot, cover with bone broth or stock, add 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and 1/4 tsp ...[Read More]
Taking fast food and making it in a healthier way is always possible and it's fun to experiment. Today's mission was significantly improving the health score of chicken fingers and fries. I am constantly working to put the best quality food possible into our daughters. It's so important to my husband and I to give the girls the best nutrition we can to build their healt ...[Read More]
Pancakes are such a hit around here and this recipe is such a good way to sneak a balanced meal into the kids. I've even pureed spinach into this recipe to get veggies in too - green pancakes! You can also experiment and add pureed pumpkin or sweet potato. I hope that your family enjoys these as much as we do!
This is one of my hubby's breakfast favorites. We can definitely fall victim to getting stuck into routine eating the same things day in and day out so this breakfast burrito is a nice change. Black beans, eggs, spinach, and the whole grain wrap are all good sources of protein and iron making this an energizing breakfast. The salsa adds some spice and the avocado adds a welcome creamin ...[Read More]
Stuffing lovers, rejoice... a healthier spin on stuffing just for you! PS - I don't like mushrooms however they definitely add some flavor in this recipe so feel free to leave them out if you are a fellow non-mushroom lover - it's a texture thing 😉
I am happy to report that there is finally a breeze and chill in the air here in Bermuda. I can't say that I miss the bitter cold winters in Canada however I do welcome the cooler weather of the fall/winter here in Bermuda. Seasons bring such a nice change in temps and also in cuisine! As the weather cools we always feel the need to warm ourselves up and chili, soups, and stews always sound ...[Read More]
Even though we are meat eaters around here it doesn't mean that we don't enjoy 'meatless Monday's'. Freekeh is high in protein, fiber, and iron as are chickpeas. I hope that you enjoy this concoction, we sure did!
You race in the door for dinner and everyone is hungry and there are no groceries and nothing prepared. You could pick up the phone and get take out but you know that's not the healthiest option and it's still going to take 45 minutes. What do do? Break out the eggs and make these super easy and fast Eggy Crepes.
This salmon dish is so tangy and OH how I love salmon. It's so easy to throw together in just a few minutes and goes well with a side of rice, quinoa, or spaghetti squash (which I'd bake at the same time as the salmon) topped with a little tomato sauce. This is a hit in our house, I hope that it's one in yours! PS - I've been reading up on the state of farmed salmon and it is definitely worth ...[Read More]
When I was in England last week, a friend and I headed out to a Pub in Sussex called the Black Cat pub. We were prepared for typical pub grub and were pleasantly surprised to find a robust menu with lots of healthy options. We started out sharing a bowl of green olives which were ahhhmazing, in fact, I'm dying to know what type they were because I've never had any like it. They w ...[Read More]
My folks are visiting and man is it nice to extra helping hands to get things done around here! Of course this means more mouths to feed and I always feel a little more pressure to have proper meals when we have guests, I can't feed them my protein pancakes every night lol. You know me, I like to make up some good, nutrient packed meals but also don't want to spend the little ...[Read More]
I love this dish. Every time I make it I'll eat it (and maybe more veggies ;-)) for dinner for an entire week. Lentils are high in iron, fiber and protein. Mix them with some veggies and they make a fabulous meal.
'Tis the season to have lots of leftover turkey and/or chicken so here's an idea to use it up! Voila! Let me know what you think!
I had a ton of leftover tomatoes so decided to try to make ratatouille. I didn't have eggplant or some of the other ingredients that you find in some versions so I improvised (which happens a lot around here) and used what I had. My husband LOVED it but the kids were not big fans. It may have been the texture that got them or the fact that I told them that I put a rat in it 🙂 &nb ...[Read More]
This recipe is so super easy as you just throw everything in the crockpot and leave it to cook. Words of caution 1) use fresh chicken, not frozen 2) check to see if the chicken is done using the probe/thermometer and don't leave on warm for too long as it will dry out the chicken 3) do not open the lid to the crockpot while cooking. The chicken literally falls apart, I hope that you enjoy it ...[Read More]
I am always saving and pinning recipes that I am going to make...one day.. The truth is that even when I do make a recipe it ends up being something that I came across that very day and happened to have the ingredients for. These two sides that I make often are SO easy and fast and best of all, my husband and children love them. Win...win.. I hope that you like them too! Black be ...[Read More]
In an effort to once again make chicken more exciting I came up with this recipe. I hope that you like it!
This chicken was a huge hit. It was super crispy and so much better for you than fried. You can use any type of chicken or turkey (or firm white) with this recipe. It's so easy! I needed to move the racks in my oven around to accommodate the cookie sheet with the rack and chicken on top, just FYI. I'd love to hear how you like this recipe!!
In the constant pursuit of being a better wife I ventured to make ribs for my hubby 🙂 I found an Amish brand of pork here in Bermuda which is hormone free and happened upon ribs so I set to work cleaning up my mom's favorite rib recipe. Let's suffice it to say that they were a hit. Here's the recipe, enjoy!
*You can also use this recipe to make meatballs.
I had a really hard time finding any decent gluten free/egg free bread for my daughter in the grocery store. The ingredient list on most of these breads is definitely not Health Fanatic approved :). I picked up a package of Bob's Red Mill gluten free bread and experimented. So here's what I did.. I warmed 1 3/4 cups of unsweetened almond milk and let the yeast 'bubble' (although it didn't reall ...[Read More]
I love chick peas. Also called garbanzo beans these little legumes are high in protein and in dietary fiber not to mention folate. Garbanzos are a great carbohydrate choice. There are many many ways to add them into daily meals & snacks. Other than as hummus dip with cut veggies here are a few more ideas: #1 - Easy 'peas'y - Add 1/2 cup plain chick peas into your salad #2 - Garlic lovers ...[Read More]
Restaurants and deli's want us to love the taste of their food so much that we can't resist coming back. More often that not, they will use the richest ingredients which we all know are not low cal or figure friendly. A couple of the worst offenders at lunch time are tuna and egg salad. The tuna sandwiches are likely made using oil packed tuna, loads of artery clogging ...[Read More]
I have a friend who just found out that her little one may be anemic. I wanted to share a couple of the recipes that I came up with for her. In addition to these types of main meals you can always check the iron %'s of the cereals & breads (low sugar & whole grain I hope!) that you use to find those higher in fortified iron. Red meat is the best way to get iron if you are ...[Read More]