8 salad in a jar recipes to fill you up (with bonus how-to video)

Learn how and WHY you need to start preparing salad in a jar! Your health and budget will thank you. Get started with these 8 filling recipe ideas.  why salad in a jar is a smart choice Two compelling reasons to start prepping your salad in a jar: They’ll help you eat more veggies. Everyone wants to eat healthier, but convenience wins every single time. The solution? Make the healthy choice the easy choice! When your fridge is stocked with pre-made salads, it’s super easy to grab one and go. Save money and reduce food waste. How many times have … Read More

japanese cabbage salad -healthy and easy

japanese cabbage salad

Sesame and almond flavours dominate this Japanese cabbage salad filled with plenty of veggies and healthy plant proteins and fats.  We’ve been eating this salad literally everyday for the past week.  Because it’s THAT GOOD and we can’t get enough of it. But, also because there’s enough here to feed an army and we’ve only got 2 1/2 people in our house…. Make sure you have a large bowl ready for this one! It’s a perfect recipe to bring to a potluck and feed a crowd. Because it’s THAT BIG. But, also because it tastes best on the first day. … Read More

healthy broccoli salad with berries

healthy broccoli salad with berries

This healthy broccoli salad has a yogurt and almond butter dressing for a healthier fat profile and is filled with fresh anti-oxidant rich summer berries!  What defines summer for you? For most people: good times at the lake, soaking up some sun, throwing a frisbee, meandering down trendy streets with gelato in hand, or enjoying a picnic in the park.   I love all those things too! But for me, summer means berries! I don’t shell out the money to buy them at imported prices throughout the year. Too expensive, and they never taste as good as when they’re in … Read More

homemade croutons in a frying pan

homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan!  You know how you just take some things for granted as “things you buy” and other items as “things you make?” Croutons were one of those foods that had never even occurred to me to make myself.  It wasn’t until I traveled to Germany on a high school exchange trip that I discovered homemade croutons! And, as most things go, they were incredibly delicious and oh-so-much better than storebought!  There’s a dish in Germany called “Kartoffel Knoedel”, which is roughly translated to potato … Read More

vegetarian caesar dressing – easy blender recipe

vegetarian caesar dressing

Quickly blend up a wholesome vegetarian caesar dressing in less than a minute! Contains only heart healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients to nourish you from the inside out. A couple of years ago a friend was telling me that she enjoys my recipes, and asked if I had one for a caesar salad dressing… and I had to sheepishly tell her that I don’t actually like caesar salad. In fact, I always found it rather revolting. I bet you thought everyone loved caesar salad? Well, not me. We decided to serve lasagna at our wedding. It’s my husband’s favourite food and it … Read More

meal prep mexicana mason jar salads

mason jar salad

Aaaaah, January. The time of year when you vow to stick to a budget, exercise everyday, quit drinking wine, stop eating fast food for lunch, and finally become a superhuman!  While your intentions are admirable and undoubtedly genuine, they’re unlikely to produce lasting results.  Sorry to burst your bubble by being a Realistic Rhonda over here. But you already knew it deep down, didn’t you? My friend, colleague, and newest Dietitian Blogger on the block; Kristy, had this to say on Instagram at this optimistic time of year:  ” It’s tempting to think “Oh gosh, my eating is terrible, I need to overhaul EVERYTHING!” … Read More

feta beet salad

Feta Beet Salad

Feta beet salad – a filling, earthy, salad with a sweet side: Candied nuts, salty feta, roasted beets, quinoa, and salad greens all get drizzled with the most scrumptious sweet balsamic dressing! I’m pretty excited to share with you my latest favourite thing ever: sweet balsamic vinaigrette. This is a pretty big statement coming from someone who previously despised anything and everything balsamic. Let’s just say miracles happen. Or rather, I smartened up and realized that I could overcome my fear of certain foods. Since I started to do that, life has gotten infinitely more delicious. This balsamic dressing goes with … Read More