How to Roast Nearly Any Vegetable [+video]

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Roasted Broccoli

An easy tutorial for learning how to roast vegetables in the oven using my show stopping all-purpose seasoning! (This post contains affiliate links) If you read nearly any food blog post it inevitable starts with a lot of gushing about how the recipe is now this person’s new all-time favourite food ever! And then you see the next post and it says the exact same thing. The cynic in you is probably doubting how every single recipe surpasses the one before. Now that I’m a food blogger, I totally get it. When you create and test a recipe, it’s hard … Read More

sprouted lentils – how and why to do it

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I haven’t always known how to sprout lentils, so I was glad to find out it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Sprouted lentils are a delicious, healthy addition to your favourite sandwich, stirfry, or my favourite: this herbed sourdough bread recipe! When I say sprouted lentils are as easy as 1-2-3, I mean it literally. Spend one minute Do it two times a day For three days I think the process of sprouting lentils is so incredible! Dried lentils look absolutely lifeless, but if you simply add water to them, they come alive and grow again! They’re like a little … Read More

DIY healthy salad mix (costco copycat)

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DIY healthy salad mix

Four reasons to make your own DIY healthy salad mix: save time, save money, reduce food waste, and eat more veggies! I was super inspired by Susan from A Little Nutrition when she posted on Instagram about making her own salad mix and how it lasts longer than either pre-bagged mix or even whole heads of lettuce or bunches of greens. She said it lasts 10 days in the fridge! Could this really be true? I was a little sceptical but also really hoped it was true so I had to try it out for myself. Why did I doubt? Susan … Read More

date paste recipe (no food processor required)

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date paste

Date paste is a natural sweetener with fibre and essential minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Plus, it tastes like caramel!  Date paste is like nature’s caramel. It’s also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and pretty much allergen free. Unless someone has a date intolerance? But that would be super rare. I definitely have never heard of a date intolerance! Oh and date paste is certainly MUCH healthier than cream and sugar-based caramel! Not only that, it’s super easy to make! And it’s so lovely to bake with because it adds moisture. Am I gushing too much about date paste? what … Read More

batch cooking gallery

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Meal Prep Mondays: Batch Cooking

Here’s an easy-to-find index of all the batch cooking plans here at Smart Nutrition.  Batch cooking can save your sanity. Here’s why: no need to stress out and wonder “what’s for dinner?” when you’re done work and tired less temptation to stop in at the drivethru or order takeout, making it easier to stick with your health goals saves time cooking throughout the week less dishes to wash (my favourite!) easy way to incorporate more variety into your eating  

batch cooking volume 4: lunches & dinners!

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batch-cooking

I heart NY. It’s an iconic t-shirt and mug phrase and I used to think it was a little egotistical of NY to plaster it all over their touristy souvenirs. I mean, who do you think you are NY? Doesn’t everyone love their home state or province? Why do you get to be known for “I heart NY?” Well, we just got back from NY visiting family who recently moved there and guess what?  I heart NY too! They got me! It really is just such an amazing place that you can’t help but love it! From the hustle and bustle … Read More

batch cooking: cook once & eat for days!

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Meal Prep Mondays: Batch Cooking

Obviously as a food blogger I love cooking but I also love having leftovers in the fridge waiting for dinner time. So I decided to see what it would be like to do most of my cooking on one day and then sit back and relax the rest of the week. Introduce batch cooking! The more I write and say batch, the stranger the word is looking to me! If you change the “a” for an “o” then you get botch. If you switch it for a “u” you get butch. If you switch it for an “i” you get….  … Read More