It’s no secret that I LOVE smoothies! This one’s dosed up with antioxidants + tons of vitamin C! The star of the show in this baby is CAMU CAMU powder: a South American super fruit with tons of health benefits! It contains more vitamin C than any […]
These vegan + gluten-free chocolate chip quinoa cookies are life-changing. Seriously. You want the most scrumptious little chocolatey babes of deliciousness? HERE THEY ARE! Scrumptiously crumbly, full of coconut flavour, made with cooked quinoa + oat flour, full of fibre, plant protein, good carbs + […]
What’s the difference between motivation & discipline? GREAT QUESTION! I wondered for a while too, until I really learned that there’s a huge difference even though we often use the words interchangeably. Discipline is about self-control & shaping our behaviour & thoughts so they’re in […]
Apple Cider Lemon Cayenne Herby Veggies a.k.a. Anti-Inflammatory WIN (& Why It’s Important & How I Wash My Veggies!)
KITK meal prep Sunday didn’t happen if a huge batch of roasted veggies didn’t happen. Today’s deliciousness fresh out the oven is these APPLE CIDER LEMON CAYENNE HERBY VEGGIES & trust me when I say… YOU NEED THEM. The marinade is so versatile that you can […]
Hey babes! <3 When I tell you my entire family & all our regular Sunday pool party invites devoured these tuna steaks, I mean serious business! I was happy, but also annoyed because I prepped them for my dad & sister for the week! But […]
Hey babes! <3 Here’s something I’ve learned recently: Plant-based cooking isn’t only delicious but it’s also super simple + easy! I feel like there’s such a misconception that eating a plant-based lifestyle is really time consuming + difficult. It’s true that making the commitment to […]
If I had to describe this salad in just a few words, it’d be: the power of plant food (& fibre). I dosed this salad up with a heaping tbsp. of psyllium husks, which adds tons of gut-healing fibre & helps give the dressing a creamier […]
Hey babes! <3 I know, it’s summer… But I was in the mood for soup, so soup it was today babes! Here’s an easy vegan carrot soup recipe you can whip up in just 30 minutes! It’s so thick & creamy, you’d never believe there’s no […]
You babes asked, so I deliver! These ALMOND FLOUR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH BALLS will change your life. I’m not even exaggerating (for once!) They make for the perfect afternoon pick me up because they’re high in protein, healthy fats + fibre! Plus… they taste exactly […]
Feeling a savoury breaky today?! I gotchu! Whenever I use an avocado in a recipe, I use 1/4 to 1/2 & save the rest, depending on the size! A great way to increase volume is to mix in another protein-packed spread, such as hummus or […]
Who’s with me? NOTHING SCREAMS SUMMAH LIKE ICE CREAM! I’m sure you’ve all heard of Halo Top, Cool Whey & all those other high protein, low calorie & apparently “low sugar”ice creams! I don’t mean to burst your bubble… they’re not THAT bad if you […]
Roasted Sweet Potato, Beet & Fresh Mint Salad In A Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette a.k.a. The Good Carbs, In Salad Form!
Hi my loves! <3 I always get questions about meal prep, how I do it, my tips & how I avoid food waste. One of my fave ways to prevent anything from going to waste is to clean out my fridge on Friday’s & to […]
Why You Need To Divide Your Marbles On Your Healthy Living Journey a.k.a. Why Your Mental Health Is Just As Important As The Physical
The journey towards living a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be tricky. A lot of us tend to focus on tangible results, the ones we can see & touch & that often have to do with our physical appearance. Maintaining a healthy weight is definitely important […]
Hey babes! <3 Have a really busy day or somewhere to be in between meals & want to stay on track with healthy eating, not get HANGRY & not get take-out?! Get home. Make a smoothie. Take it to go! Simple as that. The great […]
Hi lovies! <3 Here’s a yummy & light breakfast idea that takes just a couple minutes to put together & that you can customize with your fave fruit + toppings! You don’t have to have it for breakfast – it can work super well as […]
Hi babes! <3 Here’s the updated version of my healthier Nutella recipe! My original version was healthier than the real deal but still contained a whole 1/2 cup of sugar! Yes, I’d use coconut or date sugar, but still – even natural sugars should be […]
Shoutout to all the negative self-inflicted thoughts I fed my mind about my “thunder thighs”. As hard as it is, sometimes, we can’t see the beauty in embracing our bodies until we actually just do it. Easier said than done, I know. But difficulty isn’t […]
Mixed Greens, Avocado & Quinoa Salad In A Mint & Cilantro Green Goddess Dressing a.k.a. The Creamiest Salad You Ever Did See!
Hey babes! <3 Salads always excite me but dressings, not as much! I usually keep them plain to let the flavours of the veggies & other salad ingredients shine but today, I was feeling fancy so I made this green goddess dressing! I used mint […]
Let’s talk about these VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE FLOURLESS FLAX COOKIES! Ya dig?! They’re so easy to make & they’re basically “every allergy friendly” because you can customize them to suit your needs & even throw in your fave add-ins! Flaxseed is full of healthy fats, energizing […]
OKAY, so I didn’t realize the marinade for these veggies smelled (let alone, tasted) like pizza, until my sister so rightfully mentioned it while they are roasting! All I could hear from upstairs was “KEL, the kitchen smells like pizza”.And you know what? She was […]
Guys! I’m beyond excited about this smoothie for many reasons, two of which are: I added my homemade cashew cream to it instead of using a nut butter, avocado or homemade cashew milk & it was DELISH! It added such a thick & rich creamy […]
Hi lovies! <3 I’m sure you all know that chocolate + orange are a super yummy combo! And if you don’t know, these oats will do you justice! The bitterness of the raw cacao + cacao nibs blends so well with the natural sweet citrusy […]
Hey babes! <3 Here’s an amazing workout that my sister & I did today with just our body weight + a resistance band! It’s honestly so easy to get outside in the summer & come up with fun & effective workouts to get our heart […]
Hi lovies! <3 These scrumptious little cookie bites are the definition of brain food!! They’re FULL of coconut, medium chain triglycerides (otherwise known as MCTs & healthy fats), real vanilla flavour, plant-based protein made from grains + seeds rich in minerals like iron, magnesium & […]
Sometimes, I get home from a workout & I’m so ragingly hungry I could eat the fridge, but other times, I don’t feel as hungry! It varies from day to day & workout to workout! And slowly but surely, I’ve learned to understand my body’s hunger […]
Am I the only weirdo who craves green smoothies? Here’s a post-workout VERY-VERY GREEN VANILLA PROTEIN SHAKE topped with bee pollen + raw cacao nibs! It’s super easy & simple to make & contanis pretty simple ingredients (if you’re a health freak like I am […]
Heart Of Palm & Avocado Salad In A Cheesy Nutritional Yeast Apple Cider Dressing a.k.a. Easy Peasy & Cheesy!!!
Hey babes! <3 Nothing screams summer like a fresh crispy crunchy salad loaded with all the goods! Today’s lunch was a heart of palm & avocado salad in a cheesy nutritional yeast apple cider dressing! I’m legit salivating at the description!! And I know you […]
Hi lovies! <3 Okay! I’m convinced! Plant-based breakfasts definitely aren’t boring! I honestly didn’t know how I’d ever be okay with giving up Greek yogurt, but now that I’ve found so many delicious alternatives to it, I’m SOLD! This breaky bowl doesn’t actually contain any […]
Hey lovies! <3 Who’s with me? Nothing screams summer like a deliciously fresh batch of roasted veggies!! I always season my veggies really simply because I have a legit obsession with that charred roasted flavour (not to mention, with the veggies themselves!). I keep the sauces […]
Asian-Style Spicy Ginger Ground Chicken a.k.a. So Versatile, It’ll Make You Cringe (In The Best Way Possible!)
Hey babes! <3 If you don’t know, now you know, but I’ve officially slowly but surely made the switch over to a plant-based lifestyle! But the rest of my family hasn’t! So… DUTY CALLS! This ground chicken recipe came requested from my dad & sis […]
Hey babes! <3 Crispy on the outside & perfectly caramelized + chewy on the inside, these banana chips will make you CRAZY (in the best way possible!). Most store-bought banana chips contain added sugar & sometimes, even artificial colour or flavour. These crisps are made with […]
Hi lovies! <3 Okay, so I’m literally in awe at how perfectly these came out! I first saw the recipe for these on One Green Planet (link here) & seriously wondered how I could make “fish sticks” out of hearts of palm. Yes. You read […]
Hi lovies! <3 If you know, you know… this is my healthier take on every Moroccan mama’s specialty: “les fèves“! They’re generally served as a side dish with salmon cooked in a tomato + red pepper sauce. This dish is FULL of flavour, so easy […]
Hi lovies! <3 I’m always excited about every recipe I share with you guys, but this one I’M SUPER EXCITED ABOUT! Ever since switching to a plant based lifestyle, I’ve been DYING to try making this. TBH, I didn’t really believe it was possible or […]
Hi lovies! <3 Yesterday, I actually intended to make raw bars for the week but decided to make raw muffin cups instead! These babies are no-bake, ready in 5 & the ingredients are beyond clean! They’re vegan, gluten, grain + refined sugar-free & so chewy […]
Hi lovies! <3 Would you believe me if I told you there was frozen broccoli in here?! If you know me, you believe me. If not, you might have second thoughts! But seriously, there’s broccoli in there! Steamed then frozen veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, […]
Like any motivation in life, gym motivation doesn’t just appear magically & even when you have it, it doesn’t just always stay the same! It needs to be maintained & the only one who has the power to ensure that it does is YOU! There […]
Hi babes! <3 This morning, I changed up the breaky game yet again & went with a wholesome & really DELISH granola bowl filled with all the goods to fuel me up for my double sweat session It’s vegan, gluten-free, full of fibre, healthy fats, […]
Flourless Chocolate Chunk Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Brownies a.k.a. Vegan CHOCO-LOADED Brownies? Yas!
Hey lovies! <3 These babies are made in the blender with just a few ingredients! They’re grain, oil, gluten, egg, dairy & refined sugar-free! I cannot even put into words how decadent, chocolatey, comforting & delicious they are! And guess what?! They’re all those things & […]
Hey lovies! <3 Did you guys know that manuka honey is so nutritious that it’s basically considered medicinal-grade honey? It’s a great way to sweeten smoothies, oats, Greek yogurt or cashew cream while adding tons of vitamin C, antioxidants, gut-healing enzymes, energy-enhancing B-vitamins & immunity-boosting […]
Red Lentil, Goji Berry & Corn Salad In A Red Wine Vinegar & Coconut Vinaigrette a.k.a. Rainbow On Mah Plate!
My goodness… this salad is plant-based deliciousness at its finest! Red lentils are one of my favourite sources of plant protein & they’re probably the closest thing to meat in terms of flavour! They have a delicious nutty taste & add so much nutrition & […]
Guys, I don’t know about you but I’m that girl with the crazy cookie dough obsession! I used to eat the Pillsbury dough fresh out the freezer & I’d have Dairy Queen cookie dough blizzards 4 times a week. With chocolate ice cream + extra […]
Mixed Greens, Sweet Potato, Avocado & Crunchy Veggie Salad In a Balsamic Vinaigrette a.k.a. Summer Salads FTW!
Hi babes! <3 We’re going through a crazy heat wave in Montreal these days & it seems like all I’m craving are cold smoothies + fresh salads! Do you blame me?! This salad is legit an everything in my fridge situation with a very light […]
Hey lovies! <3 I’m so excited to share this post with you, not because of the physical results, but rather because I want to share with you how much I’ve grown as a person since starting my fitness journey just one year ago! It’s been […]
This smoothie is legit the definition of fibre + plant-based protein. Not only is it full of fruits + veggies, but I also added apple peel powder, which is tons richer in antioxidants + fibre than the apple itself! Just one tbsp. adds 4g of […]
Hey lovies! <3 I’m not a huge fan of tempeh + tofu because of the soy content, but every once in a while, if I want something meaty, I’ll choose tempeh over tofu. And I almost always go for the Aux Vivres Thai tempeh! It’s […]
Hey lovies! <3 Something I love to do when I have extra ripe fruit on hand is make homemade jam! It’s so easy & simple to make, contains very minimal ingredients & is so much healthier than store-bought ones! Plus, it really ensures you make the […]
Why Your Body Is Not A Walking Science Experiment & Why You Don’t Need To Count Calories Or Macros To Stay On Track!
I work out, but I don’t count macros, calories, weigh or measure my food. Many of us think that the 2 go hand-in-hand & it’s true, they can. But they don’t have to. Way too many moments in my life were ruined because I hated […]
These VEGAN + GLUTEN-FREE CHOCO CHERRY GARCIA MUFFINS are BOMB. Think cherry Garcia ice cream in muffin form! They’re crumbly on the outside & moist, soft & chewy on the inside. They’re bursting with naturally sweet flavour, antioxidants, vitamin C & indulgent melted chocolate chunks! […]
What a shame that I forgot about these oats in my fridge yesterday morning! They were so DELISH that I probably would’ve remade them anyway! They’re thick, rich, creamy, GREEN & so indulgent, they feel like dessert! The trick to the perfect texture is the protein […]
Braving the MTL heat wave with snacks like these is easier. Tell me you wouldn’t devour this snack with a side of pool & sun & we can’t be friends anymore. – This quick + easy guacamole with Siete Foods Nacho tortilla chips is the […]
Triple Berry (Hidden) Moringa & Wheatgrass Shake a.k.a. No Multivitamin, Just Nature’s Multivitamin!
Hey lovies! <3 People always ask me what I think about multivitamins & my answer is always the same: I don’t believe in them because it doesn’t make sense to me that one select supplement could be crafted & contain all the vitamins + minerals […]
Vegan Kidney Bean Crispy Burgers a.k.a. There’s LEGIT Nothing Boring About Veggie Burgers & These Babes Are Living Proof!
Hey lovies! <3 Veggie burgers are one of my go-to meal prep staples these days & it’s always fun to find new ways to incorporate beans + legumes since they’re one of my primary sources of protein! This recipe is the epitome of a really […]
Hey babes! <3 I don’t know about you guys but I can’t go a week without roasted veggies. I think it’s safe to say you all know that by now, right? These ones aren’t only roasted but they’re also bursting with smokey nutty flavour with a […]
Hey lovies! <3 When you have extra mixed greens on hand, the easy thing to do is throw them out! Another easy thing you can do is sauté them with some lemon, apple cider vinegar, spices, garlic & nutritional yeast & make this! It takes […]
Today was one of those days I often try to describe in my posts, the ones where the anxiety hits so hard, it takes over my entire being & consumes me, sometimes for minutes or hours at a time. Today, I had an anxiety attack. […]
If you don’t know, now you know: I really really really LOVE hummus! And just my luck because it’s probably one of the easiest things to make at home! You need just a few ingredients & your food processor & you’ve got the cleanest hummus […]
As promised, every month, I’ll be sharing my FAVE OF THE MONTH. My June fave is the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi! I was fortunate to receive this product before it hit the shelves & I have to say I was so impressed with it from the first […]
Hi babes! <3 I have a recent obsession with all things hazelnuts, from the raw nuts to the creamy & crunch nut butters! I just absolutely love & adore the flavour & it totally reminds me of Nutella. I don’t think I need to say much […]
Hi lovies! <3 One thing I get asked about a lot is how I manage to get those lightweight air-dried waves you’ll see me with maybe twice a week (if my hair even lasts through one workout #gymratproblems). If you guys want to know more […]
Hey lovies!! <3 TBH, this recipe happened because I really wanted to make cauliflower fried rice but I probably eat a head of cauliflower a week & I had none left. All hail cauliflower rice 2.0! This dish is full of flavour & so easy […]
Need some HEALTHY SNACK INSPO? I gotchu! Here’s a quick + easy vitamin, mineral, protein & fibre-rich snack that takes not even a minute to prepare! Simply layer 2-3 Boston lettuce wraps (to prevent them from ripping + to add more crunch) & spread 1 […]
I’m so grateful for the feedback & support I got from you guys after my post all about rest days & how it’s so difficult for me to take them. You can read it here: What I Think Of Rest Days & Why I Have To […]
Hi babes! <3 Who’s with me? There’s nothing like getting home from a workout & having the time to whip up a delicious refuelling breaky like this one! Buckwheat is an amazing way to get in tons of protein, good carbs, fibre & iron, not […]
Warm Quinoa Salad Stuffed Bell Peppers With Avocado & Pine Nuts a.k.a. Plant-Based Is NOT Boring – Here’s The Raw Evidence!
Hi lovies! <3 Honestly, I have no words for this dinner but: DELICIOUS! Whoever said plant-based eating was boring ain’t never met these babies. Seriously! Not only is this recipe super nutritious & satisfying but it’s also so simple & easy to make! It’s also […]
Hey babes! <3 With my love & passion for fitness, it’s no secret that I get asked all the time what I think of REST DAYS?! This is always an iffy question for me to answer because what I think & know is a little […]
Anti-Anxiety Adaptogenic Strawberry Vanilla Protein Smoothie a.k.a. Drink Your Worries Away In A Delish Way!
Hey lovies! <3 The other day, I felt a little more anxious than usual so I figured I’d amp up my post-workout shake by adding in some of my favourite adaptogens in hopes that they help naturally soothe the way I’m feeling today. I’ve learned […]
Hi lovies! <3 It’s always fun to have quick + easy cookie recipes on hand & this one is no exception! These cookies are crumbly on the outside, soft + chewy on the inside & full of chocolate chunk deliciousness! They’re vegan, grain + gluten-free, […]
TBH, I’m gonna sound super snobby right now but smoked paprika is like ten times better than regular paprika. It really takes the recipe up a huge notch when it comes to flavour, especially when you add some garlic + citrus to the mix! That’s […]
My Re-Updated (& Reduced) Vitamins & Supplements Routine & All The Details On Why I Cut Back & Why Food Should ALWAYS Be Your Number One Source Of Nutrition.
Hey lovies! <3 If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know that my journey towards healthier living has involved a heck of a lot of vitamins & supplements. Let’s back track a little. When I first started incorporating supplements into my life, […]
Hey lovies! <3 Ever since I switched over to a more plant-based diet, I realize I eat A LOT of avocado! I know it sounds crazy, but that’s actually an accomplishment for me. I was one of many who deprived my body of fats for […]
Summer has me DOWN for all the figs! Weirdly, I actually prefer them dried to fresh! Either way, figs have a lot of health benefits: High fibre Good source of calcium + potassium Build strong bones Regulate blood pressure Maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the […]
No matter how motivated we are, we’re all human. There are days where we’re so motivated that we feel we could literally do ANYTHING. But then there are days where we feel like even the easiest task requires more effort than ever. It happens to […]
Hey babes! <3 The other day, I had a ton of fruit for breakfast, so when it came to making my post-workout smoothie, I wanted to make something a little lower in sugar just to balance things out & to not overdo my sugar consumption for […]
Hey babes! <3 If you don’t know, now you know… I LOVE BOWLS. I like to use greens as the base for most of my bowls because it’s a great way to add vitamins, minerals & crunch! I generally top them with lots of veggies […]
The “cielo” is the limit (Pun intended). Our journeys in life are limitless. What limits you or stands in your way is up to you. No one & nothing has the power to restrict or take away from your willpower, motivation & strength unless you hand […]
What are some good pre-workout snacks?! This is a question I get asked a lot! It’s really different for everyone, but I generally stick to fruit, nuts, seeds, rice cakes with nut butter or hummus, smoothies, crunchy raw veggies with Dijon or tahini, homemade energy bites […]
Hey lovies! <3 I changed up my breaky game the other day & made this DELISH & nutritious fruit bowl! But this isn’t just any fruit bowl – it’s FULLY loaded! When eating plant-based, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting in all your […]
Hi lovies! <3 This salad was the perfect end to a really busy day! Call me crazy, but prepping a delicious & nutritious meal for myself after a non-stop day of doing everything & anything in the house & running errands is a form of […]
Vegan Blueberry Moringa & Bee Pollen Protein Shake a.k.a. Superfoods, Greens, Antioxidants & THE BEST GRANOLA EVER.
Hi lovies! <3 Nothing says summer like a fresh cold smoothie loaded with berries, green, protein & tons of superfoods! Especially after a double morning sweat sesh! Two of my fave superfoods in this baby are bee pollen + marine phytoplankton: Bee pollen is one […]
Hey babes! <3 Okay, there’s a lot about these falafels that you need to know. I don’t even know where to start so we’re going to do this in point-form, okay? Minimal ingredients So bursting with tangy & smoky flavour BAKED, not deep-fried Versatile Meal […]
Why What Has Always Worked Won’t Always Work & Why Your Journey Towards Health Is Like A Relationship!
One of the best lessons I learned on my journey is that I can’t be closed-minded & restricted to what has always worked because what has always worked won’t always work. I can’t expect to keep doing the same thing forever & also, expect to […]
Hi babes! <3 Here’s a perfect easy & quick salad to prep for meal prep for the week! It makes for a great add-in to bowls or take it as is on-the-go for healthy lunches at work/school! It’s filled with nutritious wholesome ingredients & the […]
Hi lovies! <3 Once you try these, you’ll agree with me that brownies are SO LAST YEAR. White kidney bean blondies sweetened with yacon syrup + loaded with raw cacao nibs is where it’s at! Don’t worry, if you don’t have white kidney beans on […]
Sometimes, I get a little more glammed up (but very rarely, let’s be honest). To achieve this look, I used my current fave 4 products for summer. They give the perfect natural bronze glow & I have to say I am obsessed! I love this […]
The connection between isolation & anxiety is real. If you suffer from a mental illness, you know exactly what I’m talking about. That feeling you get an hour or 2 before an event you said you’d go to but then you think of every possible […]
When you have a really busy day, it can be easy to forget to eat! Here’s a really simple lunch idea that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes that’s guaranteed to hit the spot! Simply top two slices of your favourite toast […]
What if I told you you could make a healthier version of your fave chocolate hearts at home without refined sugar?! YOU CAN! This recipe is so simple & easy to make & absolutely DELISH! These babes are perfect for curbing chocolate cravings & what’s […]
These gluten-free & vegan chunky almond butter double chocolate cookies are on FIYAH. Seriously. You’ll want them as a mid-morning snack, afternoon pick-me-up & yes, even as an evening dessert!! That’s HOW GOOD they are! They’re fudgy, slightly fluffy, crumbly on the outside & perfectly […]
Hey guys! <3 Here’s a super nutritious smoothie I put together this week! I hope you guys LOVE it & everything it does for your body as much as I do! This smoothie is all things detoxifying, naturally sweet, mood-boosting, delicious, creamy, rich, full of […]
Endive, Mango & Sliced Almond Fresh Summer Salad a.k.a. When Your Salad Is So Pretty, It Hurts To Devour It (BUT IT’S SO GOOD!)
Hey lovies! <3 I hope you’re all having a beautiful day! Last night, I got an amazing start to my long weekend. I had just gotten home from an amazing hot power yoga class & there’s nothing I wanted more than a fresh summery salad (with […]
Hey babes! <3 I always get asked what my favourite moisturizer is & truth is, it’s hard for me to pinpoint just one & to recommend it to you guys because it’s important for me to know what your skincare concerns & targets are! But, […]
Hey lovies! <3 I feel like there’s such a misconception surrounding women & weight training. Many women avoid it because they don’t want to get too bulky (you won’t, BTW!) & some women choose to do only cardio because they think it’s the fastest & […]
Hey babes! <3 This matcha latte is simply put, perfection. I love the addition of the oat milk because it really adds a nutty flavour + makes the latte super silky & creamy! If you want the recipe for my super easy oat milk recipe, […]
Plan Ahead, They Said. It’ll Change Your Life, They Said (& My Super Simple Recipe For Cheesy Tomato Primavera Zoodles)
CURRENT SITCH: Living for planning ahead! I knew I was going to work out at 7 the other night & that I’d get home hungry & needing refuel. Before I left, I prepped zoodles & made sure I had tomato paste, roasted veggies & an […]
Hey loves! <3 Oats are a huge part of my diet, whether in overnight oatmeal, cookies, raw bars, protein bites, vegan patties or ground up into flour & incorporated into any & all recipes! And now… guess what? Blended into milk! Oats are full of […]
Hi lovies! <3 With summer in the air, I’m feeling these tropical protein bites! They’re super summery, tender, naturally sweet & full of nutritious ingredients, fibre, protein, healthy fats & energizing natural sugars What makes them energy bites?! BASICALLY EVERYTHING. No, but seriously, I added in […]
Here’s to delicious nutritious salads in the sun! A good salad always needs a few components to make it in my books: a really simple light anti-inflammatory vinaigrette with lemon & dried herbs (for me, the goal is for the dressing to add a bit […]
Hi babes! <3 Who needs potato when you’ve got butternut squash? Potatoes are a great source of carbs when eaten in moderation & also rich in certain vitamins + minerals. But, butternut squash is where it’s at if you want to load up on fibre, […]
Anti-Inflammatory Mango-Nilla Vegan Protein Shake a.k.a. The Creamiest & Thickest Smoothie I Ever Made!
Hey lovies! <3 This smoothie was so delicious that I just HAD TO share it with you! Let me explain how it came to life. You guys know I’m all about eating healing & nutritious foods that fight inflammation in the body. The modern western […]
Asian-Style Cabbage Salad With Raw Cashews & A Ginger Coconut Aminos Dressing a.k.a. Triple Whammy: Crispy, Crunchy & Delish!
Hi loves! <3 I have been super into salads lately! There’s something about that fresh crispy crunch that makes me DROOL in the summer! Here’s my take on an Asian-inspired cabbage salad! While veggies are great & all, I have to say it’s the coconut aminos […]
Yep, it’s summer but sometimes, there’s still nothing better than a warm comforting bowl of plant-based deliciousness, #AmIRight? This stir-fry is ON FIRE & what makes it even better (if that’s even possible) is how simple it is to make! Lentils are one of my fave legumes […]
When was the last time you thought of the things you actually need as opposed to the things you want? The past few years, I’ve grown a lot as a person. I really learned to shift my perspective & to place more value on the […]
Hey lovies! <3 I don’t think I need to tell you guys that these veggies are anti-inflammatory because if you know, you know! I love seasoning my veggies with anti-inflammatory sauces & spices because I basically add them to everything + anything, which means I […]
5-Ingredient Hazelnut Butter “Nutella” Freezer Fudge a.k.a. Making Your Childhood Dreams Come True One Bite At A Time!
Hey lovies! <3 Typical fudge recipes are made with refined sugar, butter & other types of dairy. This one’s dairy-free, a little healthier & naturally sweetened with yacon syrup! The reason I’m calling this Nutella fudge is because Nutella is made from hazelnuts. The problem […]
Hey lovies! <3 As you guys may or may not already know, I’m currently seeing my therapist again on a weekly or bi-weekly basis just to make sure I keep everything on track & to help me cope with my anxiety. My anxiety has been […]
Hey lovies! <3 I don’t know why but I was craving a shredded salad today! Talk about weird cravings, right?! Anywho, y’all know I’m all about satisfying a craving, whether it be for greens or chocolate! So here’s today’s craving-inspired lunch, full of veggies, nuts, antioxidants, […]
Kidney Bean, Cilantro & Tigernut Salad In A Balsamic Apple Cider Dressing a.k.a. You Have Been Warned: Bring Extras If You Don’t Want Your Co-Workers To Hate Ya!
Who’s with me: this colourful KIDNEY BEAN, CILANTRO & TIGERNUT SALAD screams summer, right?! What’s in it? Green & red onion Organic kidney beans Hemp hearts Raw whole tigernuts Fresh cilantro Daikon radish Golden delicious apple Balsamic apple cider & yacon syrup vinaigrette Did you […]
Hi lovies! <3 Yes, I switched over to a more plant-based diet but the rest of my fam hasn’t! This salad is a great way to use up some leftover chicken or a great meal to prep on a Sunday afternoon so you have lunch […]
Hey loves! <3 If you guys have been following along for a while now, you know that when I meal prep on Sundays, I always like to prepare a dip or spread for the week to use as a topping for bowls, spread for bread […]
Hey babes! <3 Just like a glass of lukewarm lemon water will do absolute wonders for your body first thing in the morning, SO WILL THIS! This GINGER TURMERIC TEA is probably one of the most anti-inflammatory things you can drink! Like our skin, our […]
High-Protein & Fibre Chickpea Pasta In A Vegan Rosé Sauce With Sautéed Mushrooms & Spinach a.k.a. When Your Pasta Is #GOALS.
Hi babes! <3 After a day full of meal prep yesterday, I was LAZY to say the least. But, one thing I know is that LAZY DINNERS don’t have to be boring or unhealthy! IMO, chickpea pasta is probably the closest thing to real deal gluten-FULL […]
Hi babes! <3 What if I told you that you could wake up to the creamiest & most delicious breakfast ready & waiting for you!? These oats take no more than 5 minutes to prepare, pack a heck of a nutritional punch, fibre, protein, antioxidants, […]
Hi babes! <3 The other day, I forgot to plan ahead & didn’t bring a snack with me to eat after spinning before therapy. Hey, it happens to the best of us! BUT ‘YO GIRL GOT HOME HANGRY! I made myself this fully loaded chocolate […]
WTH Is Plant-Based?: My Journey Towards Plant-Based-ISH Thus Far, The Benefits, What You Need To Know & Why My Fridge Is So Full Of Produce!
Hey lovies! <3 Whenever I get home from grocery shopping & I show you guys what I bought in a haul on my Instagram vlog (BTW, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, check out my account: @kellyinthekitch! I post daily segments about healthy, fitness, […]
Chocolate chip cookie craving satisfied! These babes nail it in both the texture & taste department! They’re so easy to make & you’d never believe me if I told you they contained absolutely no butter… YES, that’s how moist & chewy they are! But don’t […]
Chocolate Matcha Coconut “Fat Balls” a.k.a. The Epitome Of Healthy Fats In Decadent Chocolatey Deliciousness Form!
Hey lovies! <3 These balls are inspired by Lee From America’s concept of “fat balls”! I threw a bunch of my fave ingredients into my food processor this afternoon hoping to nail the taste & texture & OH BABY DID I EVER. I loaded them up […]
Hey lovies! <3 Here’s a great way to repurpose extra ripe fruit you have on hand. Homemade jam is so easy & simple to make & requires just a few ingredients. It’s a lot cleaner than store-bought alternatives that contain preservatives, additives, gums, added refined […]
Ok guys… if you didn’t know better, you’d think these GRAIN-FREE & VEGAN BROWN RICE PATTIES were a legit burger… I’m talking texture, taste & the whole nine yards, the whole shebang, the whole whatever you wanna call it! They’re full of meaty nutty flavour (oh […]
Hey babes! <3 Today’s batch of roasted veggies is loaded with all the dried herbs you can think of! I’m talking rosemary, oregano, parsley, thyme + fennel seeds! The trick to that outer crisp is to broil them for a few minutes once they’re roasted! […]
Hey lovies! <3 What if I told you that you could dose your brownies up with your favourite adaptogen powder & they’d become DELICIOUS BITES OF STRESS-RELIEF?! That’s exactly what I’m telling you! – These brownies are vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, refined sugar-free, chocolatey, indulgent, firm […]
My anxiety has been worse than usual lately. I won’t lie. I don’t think it’s fair to tell you I suffer from anxiety & to share my coping mechanisms without showing you the “uglier” side of what it entails in the first place. Anyone who […]
Radicchio Lettuce Wraps Stuffed With Sea Salted Lupini Beans, Avo, Micro-Greens & Homemade Pesto a.k.a. Plant-Based Deliciousness, YAS!
Hey loves! <3 I’m having SO MUCH FUN experimenting with plant-based foods these days & I’m so excited to share all my quick & easy yummy recipes with you guys! This was last night’s post-workout refuel: RADICCHIO LETTUCE WRAPS STUFFED WITH SEA SALTED LUPINI BEANS […]
Blueberry & Wheatgrass Vegan Chocolate Protein Shake a.k.a. You Don’t Taste The Wheatgrass, I Swear!!
Hey lovies! <3 I’ve been trying to incorporate wheatgrass shots into my life slowly but surely! I don’t take them everyday but I do it at least 3-4x a week when I remember or when I feel I need a little antioxidant + vitamin C kick […]
I finally perfected my simple homemade granola bar recipe! It was supposed to have 3 or 4 ingredients, but I cheated a bit… PLEASE FORGIVE ME! Here are my 6-INGREDIENT NUTTY COCONUT DATE NO-BAKE GRANOLA BARS. What’s in them? Your choice of your fave nuts & […]
Kale, Avocado, Roasted Sweet Potato & Beet Salad In A Balsamic & Lemon Dressing a.k.a. Rainbow On My Plate & Partay In My Mouth!
Talk about a beautiful rainbow on my plate! Call me crazy but a salad that looks (& tastes) like this gets me SO excited. And Lord knows I was SO EXCITED to eat it after my workout last night! PRO TIPS: When you make kale salads, […]
Is there a right time in the day to work out? This is something I get asked all the time & truth is, there are certain reasons why exercising in the morning, afternoon or night is better from an objective point of view. Some people […]
Hey lovies! <3 This granola crumble actually happened by accident. One of you challenged me to make easy & healthy on-the-go granola bars & y’all know I love a good challenge! But, it turned out that these bars actually ended up baking in a way […]
These 4-INGREDIENT BANANA OATMEAL VANILLA PANCAKES made my morning!!!! They’re fluffy, airy, delicious, full of vanilla flavour, easy, simple, made with real food, nutritious, light, healthy, customizable, kid-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, comforting, refined sugar free & a great way to start your day with tons of […]
Fully-Loaded Mexican-Style Roasted Sweet Potato Boat a.k.a. I’ll Take A One-Way Ticket To Never-Getting-Off-This-Ship!
You guys… I have no words for this lunch besides OHMYGAWD. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys because it’s simple, easy, quick, wholesome, comforting, satisfying, full of flavour, plant-based & SO SO SO SO YUMMY! I had it for lunch but you […]
First of all, if you guys have never made my chewiest almond flour cookies ever, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for. GET IN THE KITCH. They’re delicious, healthy, simple & easy to make & they quickly become everybody’s favourite cookie, kids + adults alike! […]
Hey lovies! <3 My friend’s dad challenged me to re-create his fave breakfast: raisin bran muffins. Let me start off by telling you that the ingredients in his faves aren’t exactly the cleanest: soybean &/or canola oil, raisins coated in canola oil, brown sugar, xanthan […]
Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Oatmeal Patties a.k.a. Making Savoury Oatmeal Patties A Thing Since 2018, You?
Hey lovies! <3 Here’s yet another plant-based veggie burger recipe to add to your repertoire! Think of it as a delicious plate of pasta or a tomato basil pizza in patty form! They’re deliciously crumbly & full of flavour, vegan, gluten, egg & refined sugar-free […]
Nothing like avocado toast to start my Monday off right! Do you need a quick & easy avocado toast spice blend (READ: LAZY AVOCADO TOAST BLEND)? I got you! Mash an avocado in a bowl & add lemon, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, garlic powder […]
Hey babes! <3 I’m TOTS not kidding when I say that nothing makes me happier than a bowl of fresh out the oven roasted veggies! These babies are seasoned with apple cider vinegar, lemon, garlic & tons of cumin! They’re full of flavour, roasted to […]
Today, I woke up full of energy & ready to take on the week head strong. BUT, it’s not always like that. Life isn’t ALWAYS exactly how we want it to be. We aren’t ALWAYS exactly where we want to be. No day is perfect […]
Hey lovies! <3 I ain’t never met a pesto I didn’t like! Especially when it’s nut, dairy & oil free, not to mention a heck of a breeze to make! If you want to make it a little heartier, you can swap out the liquid […]
Vegan Almond Cream Turnip Fettuccine With Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Basil a.k.a. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cream!!!!
Hey loves! <3 I put my homemade almond cream to the test for the first time with this recipe & OMG IS IT EVER A SUCCESS! You know how they say your first time always sucks? I beg to differ. Especially not when it looks […]
Almond Pulp Cranberry Hazelnut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies a.k.a. I’d Have You For Breaky, Lunch & Dinnah!
Hey lovies! <3 Omg… that’s seriously all I have to say about these crumbly, naturally sweetened, chocolatey, chunky, indulgent & super comforting (but still nutritious) cookies. It’s always a CHALLENGE ACCEPTED situation when it comes to repurposing my leftover almond pulp & these babies are […]
Sesame Ginger Garlic Roasted Teriyaki Chicken a.k.a. Your Staple Chinese Take-Out Order 2.0: MSG, Gluten & Refined Sugar-Free!
Hey loves! <3 I’m here today to present you with your favourite staple Chinese take-out order REDEFINED! This one is soon to become your NEW & IMPROVED FAVE. And get this… you won’t feel shitty after eating it because it’s made with just REAL WHOLESOME […]
4-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins a.k.a. Veggie Muffins Are A Thing… Let Me Convince You!
Hey lovies! <3 Whoever said veggies aren’t a thing in muffins ain’t never met these babes. Oh & whoever said it wasn’t possible to create a muffin with JUST FOUR ingredients… WELLLLLL… here’s proof that anything is possible (P.S. vanilla & baking soda don’t count as […]
Hey lovies! <3 OKAY, I’M BEYOND EXCITED ABOUT THIS. LIKE EFFING BEYOND EXCITED. PARDON MY FRENCH! Last week, I made cashew cream (RECIPE HERE) & used it as a Greek yogurt substitute & I honestly didn’t think life could get any better. Until THIS happened. […]
Sea Buckthorn Berry Collagen & Greens Smoothie a.k.a. But Who Doesn’t Love An Anti-Inflammatory Drink That Looks THIS Pretty & Tastes THIS Delish?
Hey loves! <3 You guys know I’m a HUGE fan of sea buckthorn oil in skincare! Some of my faves are by Sibu Beauty & Living Libations You can imagine how excited I was when I found frozen sea buckthorn berries to add to smoothies! […]
Hey loves! Did you wake up feeling great today? If not, know that you have the power to change that! YOU are the MASTER of YOUR THOUGHTS. Even on the days where it feels like you aren’t & when you have to work harder to […]
Hey loves! <3 Now that summer’s rolling around, I thought it would be a great idea to share my everyday makeup routine with you guys! In the summer, I like to keep it minimal & use products that really help bring out my natural glow. […]
Hey loves! <3 Here’s a quick & easy lunch recipe that you can put together in minutes if you have a few essentials meal prepped in your fridge: spiralized zucchini, sautéed or roasted veggies & meatballs! You can feel free to get creative with this […]
10-Minute Creamy Collagen Chaga Oats a.k.a. Quick, Healthy & Easy… OH & CREAMY Is An Understatement.
Hey lovies! <3 Here’s an easy breakfast recipe ready in just ten minutes for those busy mornings or when you get home famished after a morning sweat! It’s creamy, delicious, plant-based friendly, full of protein, fibre & it’s gluten-free & super satisfying! You can customize […]
Following Kate Spade’s passing, this message about mental illness went viral & I feel it very important to share. “Until depression is seen as an ILLNESS & not a condition that can be “cured” by being brushed off with a “try to be happy” or […]
Hey loves! <3 Today, I knew I was going to a workout class around dinner time & that by the time I got home, I’d be starving! I had time on my hands this afternoon so I planned ahead! I got home from the gym, […]
Flourless & Vegan Flax & Chia Cheesy Seedy Crackers a.k.a. EVERYTHING & I Mean, EVERYTHING, You Want In A Cracker!
Guys, TRUST ME when I say that you want & NEED this recipe in your life. They’re bursting with flavour, crispy, crunchy, crumbly, perfect for spreading your fave pestos, cashew or cream cheese, salsa, guac, chopped egg, tahini, hummus… the list goes on! But get […]
Double Chocolate Sea Salt Collagen Hazelnut Flour Bites a.k.a. Nutella, In Healthy Energy Ball Form, Seriously!
Hey loves! Oh, where to begin with these little bites of deliciousness! Let me think… HMMM… maybe by the fact that they legit taste like Nutella. And I am not even kidding. The main event in these babies is Vital Proteins Chocolate Blackberry Collagen Peptides: […]
Spinach, Mango & Pistachio Salad With A Turmeric Lemon Dressing a.k.a. This Salad Is An Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouse & It’s BOMB, ‘Nuff Said!
Hey lovies! <3 Today’s lunch was this & it was BOMB. When summer rolls around, I love to add fruit to my salads! It adds a dose of natural sweetness, fibre, antioxidants & vitamin C & blends so well with savoury spices like turmeric & […]
Coconut & Almond Butter Maple Sea Salt 3-Ingredient Cookies a.k.a. YES, I Give You Permission To Overdose On These!
Hey loves! <3 You guys voted & I’m delivering! In an effort to show you guys that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or super time-consuming, every week, I’ll be making one 3-ingredient recipe & sharing it on my feed; sometimes, it’ll be savoury, […]
Hey loves! <3 Here’s a super quick, easy but nutritious breakfast idea for a rushed morning! I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free organic creamy buckwheat & cooked it with water, vanilla & a pinch of sea salt, topped it with some of my faves & […]
The other night, I whipped up this EVERYTHING IN MY FRIDGE SALAD after my workout. TBH, I was really lazy. Basically, what went down is me standing in front of my fridge, throwing a bunch of DELISH veggies into a bowl & smothering them in my […]
Hey babes! <3 This smoothie screams SUMMER!!! Not only is the colour to die for, but it’s also energizing, brain-boosting, refreshing, uplifting & calming, full of antioxidants & skin-glowing vitamins, delicious, frosty, creamy, silky & nutritious! If you don’t have matcha or prefer to swap […]
Hey loves! <3 Let’s talk pre-workout snacking. Fruit is one of my pre-workout snacks of choice! I generally like to have 1 whole fruit (I usually go for Asian pears, apples, bananas or nectarines) with about 1 tablespoon of raw creamy nut butter & a […]
It’s no surprise that I ran out of roasted veggies AGAIN! I go through them like underwear, all jokes aside. LOL! I’m seriously gonna become a roasted veggie at this point. I used Kozlik’s curry mustard & OHMAHGAWD. They are simple, easy, crispy, crunchy, roasted […]
This morning, as I decided to put on my bright pink leggings to set the tone for Ballet Barre class, I got to thinking. I can’t express how much I LOVE this new workout & how well it complements the rest of my routine! No matter […]
In case you are wondering, this is #TOASTGOALS. The mushrooms are the STAR of the show. They’re caramelized to perfection with no added sugar & bursting with flavour! I topped the toast with one of my fave roasted garlic salsas by Banditos Organics, hemp seeds, nutritional […]
If you’re a fellow Cielo go-er, then you know that I’m legit the bag lady when it comes to my gym bag. You can bet your life on it that if you’re missing something, I most probably have it. So what on earth is in […]
Hey babes! <3 You know when you just gonna want something chocolatey & sweet but you don’t feel like baking up a storm? These cookies are the solution! With just 3 ingredients & a touch of vanilla, they’re ready in under 20 minutes! They’re soft, […]
STACKS ON DECK… Seriously guys, the only word I have for this VEGAN GREEN LENTIL “CHEESY” VEGGIE LASAGNA is LEGENDARY. It’s cheesy, chunky, comforting, satisfying, full of flavour, delicious, healthy as can be, full of protein, fibre, vitamins & minerals & completely vegan, gluten, egg […]
Guys, I cannot contain my excitement about this GREEN LENTIL VEGAN “CHEESY” CANNELLONI! It actually happened mistakenly, after I boiled WAY too many Explore Cuisine green lentil noodles for my veggie lasagna! I put my imagination to the test & the result is these Zengarry tomato […]
Hey babes! Ok, first of all… If you missed my first trail mix recipe, you’ll want to check it out here: Healthy Homemade Quick & Simple Fruit & Nut Mix a.k.a. Trail Mixin’ The Clean Way! BUT NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS ONE! The base is […]
Vegan Black Bean & Sprouted Quinoa Meatless Meatballs a.k.a. Making Meatless Meatballs A Thing Since 1990 (Lol, JK!)
Hi my loves! <3 In my continued effort to switch to a more plant-based diet, these babes came to life!! And oh baby am I ever glad that they did! They’re full of flavour, full of nutrition & are guaranteed to leave you full of […]
Hey loves! <3 Here’s a super-energizing brain-boosting breaky to kickstart your digestive system with tons of fibre, boost energy with good quality protein & sprouted grains (good carbs) & keep you full & focused thanks to them healthy fats in the avocado, ghee & egg! […]
Hey loves! <3 If you know, you know… in a Moroccan household, I woke up to the smell of roasted red peppers every Friday morning & before holidays! My mom was an amazing cook & the HOSTESS with the mostest & her Moroccan red peppers […]
It’s summer in Montreal & you know what that means? WATERMELON SEASON & also, that need for refreshing, delicious smoothies & drinks! This one is no exception! The combination of watermelon, cucumber, zucchini & lemon is SO perfect, just the right amount of sweet & […]
Açai Blueberry Collagen Overnight Oats a.k.a. Your Antioxidant-Fix In A Delicious, Creamy Comforting Bowl!
Hey lovies! Talk about a bowl of vitamin C, fibre & antioxidants! This was the PERFECT post-workout breaky today! It’s deliciously naturally sweet, creamy, thick, comforting & so filling + satisfying! The best part about a breakfast like this is that you prep it the […]
Hey loves! <3 Today, I want to talk to you a little bit about metabolism! I’ve already written about this topic in the past because as some of you may know, my eating disorder severely messed with my metabolism. To know more about the nitty-gritty […]
Gluten-Free Homemade Almond & Oat Flour Black Seed Bread a.k.a. My Take On The Healthiest Bread Ever!
Hey loves! <3 This is what happens when I have leftover almond pulp! Whoever said homemade bread had to take hours to prep & be the messiest task in the world ain’t never made THIS! In the past, I’ve made sweet & savoury crackers with […]
I don’t usually post close-ups THIS CLOSE but I need to discuss the Clinique FIT Workout 24-Hour Mascara with you guys. I’m beyond impressed. This isn’t sponsored, just me sharing my love for this mascara hoping that it helps you solve your “I want to […]
No-Bake Collagen Sea Salted Cookie Dough Bars a.k.a. My Childhood Love Affair With Mr. Pillsbury Recreated!
Hey babes! <3 I’ll let these photos speak for themselves. But I don’t think I need to do much convincing anyway… YOU, your kids, hubby/wifey, friends, family, EVERYONE needs these in their life. Whoever said healthy cookie dough didn’t exist… FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE. These […]
Hey babes! <3 Whether you’re looking for something cheesy, silky, nut-free, oil-free, smooth, green, nutritious, delicious, creamy, plant-based, simple & easy to make & full of flavour, this pesto has your back! GREEN PEAS are a great source of vitamin K (crucial for bone health), […]
Hey babes! <3 I totally mean it when I say I’m getting TURMt up with these babies. Like TURMt the F up. Get it? TURMERIC… TURMt… kay, I guess the joke is a bit lame, but whatever. Let’s talk about these babes! First, let me […]
Angles… Lighting… Posing… Facial expressions… Clothing… Filters… All those things have an impact on the perfect pictures you see on social media. In these photos, you see me in the same clothes but in completely different lighting, posing & angles. What you don’t see are […]
Hey babes! <3 IT’S FINALLY SUMMER IN MONTREAL! And you know what that means… I’LL BE CRAVING A LOT MORE ICED COFFEE! I used to be a regular Starbucks girl, #NOSHAME. Like… I’m talking ON THE DAILY. But ever since I started to become more […]
Here’s a yummy afternoon snack idea to keep you on track! Hummus + crackers is one of my fave things to snack on because it’s filling, satisfying, savoury & DELISH! It holds me off until my next meal because it packs a nice protein + […]
Hi loves! <3 As if you didn’t know I’d spend a small part of my Friday afternoon roasting a huge batch of roasted veggies. I mean, really, who are we kidding? You OBVI knew! I usually make at least two batches of roasted veggies per week. […]
I have diagnosed generalized anxiety. It’s out in the open & I’m not afraid to admit it. It’s a part of my struggle with anorexia & a huge part of my journey towards accepting losing my mom. It would be unfair for me to hold […]
Strawberry Chia & Acai Collagen Smoothie Bowl a.k.a. Beauty & Metabolism-Boosting Ice Cream For Breaky? Yes Please!
You know when something tastes so good, you just can’t find the words? YA… THIS SMOOTHIE BOWL… exactly that! Here’s my post-workout breaky: STRAWBERRY CHIA + AÇAI COLLAGEN SMOOTHIE BOWL! It’s so thick, silky & smooth that it’s basically ice cream. YES, you read right, […]
Everyone says exercise releases endorphins & it does. BUT, what exactly are ENDORPHINS?! Serotonin & dopamine are the two we hear about most, but there are hundreds of others (GABA, adrenaline, melatonin, etc.). Endorphins are natural chemicals produced in the body that interact with receptors […]
Hey babes! <3 It’s summer, I know! But it’s cloudy AF in Montreal & I was craving something hot & yummy before my spin circuit class. Craving satisfied with THIS. Here’s a great alternative to coffee when the clock hits 4:00PM & you realize you’ve […]
Chewy Flourless Steel-Cut Oatmeal Banana Coconut Butter Cookies a.k.a. The Best Of Both Worlds: A Chocolate Chip Cookie With A Muffin Texture!
These CHEWY FLOURLESS STEEL CUT OATMEAL BANANA COCONUT BUTTER COOKIES are LIT. This is what you do when you have leftover steel cut oats: find a way to use them that’ll save ‘em before they go bad & that’ll make your tummy do all kinds […]
Hummus, Pickled Onion, Apple Butter, Chia & Peach Toast a.k.a. Toast Goals Sweet & Savoury Edition #234805803
Hey babes! <3 TODAY’S LUNCH: SWEET + SAVOURY TOAST! I mean, did you even really have a doubt? These #toastgoals are legit becoming my fave breaky & lunch combos because they’re so simple, fun & easy to put together & a great opportunity for me […]
Coconut Butter & Raspberry Jam Banana Toast a.k.a. I Love You So Much, I’ll Breaky, Lunch, Snack & Dinner YOU!
Hey loves! <3 My toast situation is becoming a real phenomenon! Like… I’m getting really creative with it these days & I’m honestly LOVING it. I love the idea of topping a nutritious slice (or 2, let’s be honest) of sprouted toast with some of […]
Citrusy Smoky Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes a.k.a. Everything You’re Looking For In A Roasted Sweet Potato!
Hey babes! <3 BOY DO I HAVE A SWEET SURPRISE FOR YOU! No pun intended. These are sweet potatoes, DUH… but they’re also a freaking sweet surprise. Let me explain why. The combination of the lemon with the smokiness of the smoked paprika & the […]
Hey babes! <3 This recipe is a little different than what I usually experiment with. In fact, it was my first time trying to pickle/ferment veggies & it was QUITE a success, so obvi, I’m sharing it with you guys! SPREADING THAT PICKLED ONION LOVE! I […]
Chocolate Avocado Collagen Shake a.k.a. LEGIT, SOFT-SERVE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM (Can You Tell I’m Ecstatic?!)
There’s nothing like sipping on a refreshing, cold & nutritious post-workout shake in the summer, who feels me? This one legit reminds me of soft-serve chocolate ice cream!!! I mean, that should be enough to convince you to make it. WHO DIDN’T GROW UP WITH […]
Today’s #ToastGoals: Sprouted Toast, Smoked Salmon & Vegan Cashew Cheese Spread a.k.a. Bagel, Lox & Cream Cheese 2.0!
Today’s #toastgoals: BAGELS, LOX + CREAM CHEESE 2.0 Y’all know I’m a JAP, right? (Jewish American princess, for anyone wondering), so y’all know I also grew up with the traditional bagels, lox & cream cheese, right? Here’s my take on a healthier version. Instead of cream […]
Radicchio, Slivered Almond, Dried Raisin & Pear Salad In An Apple Cider & Coconut Aminos Vinaigrette a.k.a. This Salad Is RAD(icchio)!
Hey babes! <3 This salad is bomb. ‘NUFF SAID. Just kidding. It’s NEVER enough with me. Have you met me? NO, but seriously… YOU NEED THIS SALAD IN YOUR LIFE. Whether it be for brunch, lunch, dinner, snack, WHATEVER, WHENEVER, YOU NEED IT! It’s crispy, […]
Are you one of those people who get home post-workout & feel the raging need to eat everything in sight?! No shame, I used to be too! First things first, I want you guys to know that being hungry post-sweat is totally normal. In fact, […]
Whether it be concerning exercise, nutrition, supplements, motivation, emotions, cravings or other lifestyle habits, one thing ALWAYS remains the same: The importance of getting to know & listening to your body. Getting to know your body sounds like a weird concept to some, right? I […]
Here’s a really quick & easy healthy lunch idea that’ll keep you full, satisfied & your tastebuds happy! It also provides a great balance of macros: Eggs & chia seeds for healthy fats & protein The wrap & veggies for good carbs! NOT TO MENTION… […]
Hey loves! <3 Here’s yet another easy, DELISH, simple + nutritious lunch idea for you! Can you tell I LOVE avocados?! They’re one of the main ways I get my healthy fats in daily! And I’m sure that’s something you guys have noticed, especially when it […]
When you can’t choose between chocolate & vanilla, you choose both & then you throw in some berries, greens, your fave vegan vanilla protein powder, some raw cacao & pure vanilla & you’re good to go! This babe of a smoothie is THICK AF, so […]
BOXING FOR ANXIETY? YES. Really? YEP. Who would’ve thought, right? Although any & all types of fitness & workouts are great for coping with increased levels of stress & anxiety, boxing stands out for me as the #1 way I cope. It has literally changed […]
Avocado, Sprouted Quinoa, Hummus & Crunchy Veggie Vegan Rice Paper Wraps a.k.a. My Take On Vegan Sushi-ISH!
Guys… this lunch was LEGENDARY… I’m not even exaggerating. Although I tend to every now & then. This lunch situation is A REAL FREAKING SITUATION & A HALF, OKAY? I prepped the sprouted quinoa this weekend as part of meal prep & the rest of […]
Anti-Bloat Lemon Cayenne Coconut Vinegar Roasted Veggies a.k.a. Double Whammy: Cure Your Bloat Naturally & Enjoy It Too!
Hey babes! <3 If you’re looking for a recipe for roasted veggies that will actually HELP relieve your bloating, all while providing tons of fibre, vitamins, minerals, plant protein & antioxidants, here it is! Whether you suffer from a diagnosed gut health issue or not […]
Hey lovies! <3 It’s no secret that I love my oats, but it’s always fun to change things up a bit, so here’s my take on a grain-free granola sweetened with just organic Medjool dates & Ceylon cinnamon! It’s full of anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids, […]
Roasted Lemon Dijon Garlicky Chicken On A Bed Of Celery & Onion a.k.a. A You-Pleaser & A Crowd-Pleaser For Sure!
GUYS, I’M SO EXCITED! Yes, roasted chicken gets me excited & that’s because it was my first attempt & let’s just say it was successful, to say the least! TBH, I had no idea what I was doing but I nailed it. Sometimes, you just gotta […]
Vegan Sprouted Lentil & Veggie Coconut Stew a.k.a. The Plant-Based Lover In Me (& YOU) Strikes Yet Again!
The plant-based lover in me strikes again! And this VEGAN SPROUTED LENTIL & VEGGIE COCONUT STEW is so good that I bet I’ll ignite a plant-based lover in you too! There’s something about lentils that gives me this best of both worlds feeling: they’re plant-based, full […]
Have you been trying to cultivate a healthier lifestyle but you find there’s something holding you back? For many people, the hardest part is having faith in & trusting the process. When you’ve been living your life one way, teaching your mind to live it […]
Hey loves! <3 Y’all know I’m a sucker for a good homemade sauce or pesto, right? This VEGAN 2-STEP EASY MARINARA is no exception! There’s nothing like homemade pasta sauce! Who feels me?! I know you do. I’m actually so excited to share this recipe […]
Hey babes! <3 Yesterday’s sitch was a post-workout Collagen smoothie kinda morning! Lets call it my Spinach, Kale & Strawberry Antioxidant Power Smoothie! Allow me to explain myself. I say antioxidant because I loaded it with berries, butternut squash, bee pollen, chaga, greens, flax & chia! […]
Hey babes! <3 I don’t think I need to tell you why you need these chocolate truffles in your life. I’ll let these photos & the simplicity & nutritiousness of the ingredients speak for themselves. BUT, what I will tell you is they taste like […]
Hey loves! <3 Back here with yet another plant-based milk recipe! Who’s ready for this? I KNOW I AM. In fact, it’s already ready in my fridge! Nothing like starting the week off with ALL THE GOODS & I mean, ALL THE GOODS, meal prepped […]
LADIES, let’s talk HORMONES. Ever since I shared that I got off birth control, I got so many questions about how I keep my hormones in check. First off, I do want to share that I feel better than ever since getting off the pill […]
Hey babes! In case you were wondering, this isn’t just any shredded salad. This one’s infused with TONS of added fibre from psyllium husks, an ingredient I love to throw into any & all recipes, sweet or savoury, to add gut-healing & digestive-boosting perks. I […]
Grain-Free “Siete” Nacho Chip Dupes a.k.a. Healthier Doritos, I Swear! (P.S. It’s Pizza Crust-Friendly Too!)
Hey babes! <3 I don’t know about you guys but when I start with a bag of Siete Foods grain-free chips, I can’t stop. ESPECIALLY THE NACHO ONES. I’m not mad at it because the ingredients are probably the cleanest I’ve ever seen on a bag […]
What if I told you this cookie is LOADED with fibre & plant-based protein but tastes so delicious, you’d think it was bought in a bakery?! THAT’S WHAT I’M TELLING YOU! They’re crumbly on the outside & moist & chewy on the inside, bursting with […]
Hey loves! I’m sure you realized that this smoothie is a little more minimalistic & different than my usual ones but I felt I needed it today after a really intense week at the gym! Nothing like anti-inflammatory greens & spices to soothe my muscles, […]
GUYS, there is so much I have to say about this VEGAN CASHEW CREAM, I don’t know where to start. For now, I’ll leave it at this… 2 words. LIFE-ALTERING. But Lord knows, I can never just leave it at that, right? HAVE YOU MET […]
Grab + go lunch idea? I GOT YOU! This chopped egg & avocado wrap with fermented carrots, spinach & nutritional yeast takes less than 5 minutes to prep & you can pack it up & take it to go or eat it at home! It’s […]
Hey loves! <3 If you like curry, you’ll absolutely LOVE these!!!! I mean, you gotta love curry when it’ the main ingredient because let me tell you, they are bursting with curry flavour! This makes them great in & on anything from buddha bowls, to omelettes […]
Your body is your haven. Treat it like it is. You wouldn’t neglect a place of safety, shelter or refuge. You don’t take for granted that you have a roof over your head & a car to take you from point A to B, so […]
SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS, Everybody! a.k.a. Two Very Simple Ways To Incorporate More (Drinking) Probiotics Into Your Life!
Do you want to incorporate probiotics into your life but you’re not sure how to go about doing it? Are you worried that you’ll forget to take your capsule daily? Are you just one of those people who can’t swallow pills? If you answered yes […]
Spinach, Dried Apricot, Pine Nut & Avocado Salad In A Dijon Apple Cider Thyme Vinaigrette a.k.a. Rainbow On My Plate, Always!
Hey loves! Yesterday, after my workout, I wanted a huge, crunchy & satisfying salad! Here’s the result (a.k.a. my creativity striking as I stood in front of my fridge for 5 min. straight). I had to devour it with some Simple Mills cracked black pepper […]
KITK’s Top Post-Workout Recovery Tips & Why Your Post-Sweat Care Is Just As Important As Showing Up!
Showing up to a workout is one thing, but what we do after it has a huge impact on how our body responds to & maximizes the work we put in & how well our muscles build, repair, grow & recover. Here are the ways […]
Yes, I’m barefoot today! I stepped a little out of my comfort zone & tried Ballet Barre! & Guess what? I LOVED IT! It’s one of those burns that burns so much, it feels SO GOOD. I thought I was going to the gym for […]
Sweet & Savoury Vegan Breakfast #ToastGoals a.k.a. When Pumpkin Seed Butter & Vegan Cashew Cheese Unite!
Yummy yummy in my tummy! Love me a good classic toast breaky amped up my way with all these nutritious spreads + ingredients! I tried pumpkin seed butter today for th first time & I loved it! Pumpkin seeds are rich in heart healthy magnesium, […]
Spinach, Mango & Bee Pollen Smoothie With Rootz Nutrition Pre-Workout Paleo Protein Blend a.k.a. Double Whammy: Texture & Flavour On Fleek!
Hey babes! <3 If I had to sum up this smoothie in just two words? TEXTURE GOALS. & Yes, it contains butternut squash but no, you don’t taste it! Butternut squash, cauliflower & zucchini are my fave smoothie add-ins these days because they’re a great way […]
Grain-Free Vanilla Almond Birthday Cake Cupcakes a.k.a. It’s Not Even My Birthday, BUT I NEED THESE STAT!
Guys, even if it’s not your birthday, YOU NEED these GRAIN-FREE VANILLA ALMOND BIRTHDAY CAKE CUPCAKES stat! Seriously, I’m not just saying that… there are SO MANY things that are so amazing about these cupcakes that I don’t even know were to begin. But let […]
“Cheesy” Vegan Massaged Kale & Avocado Salad With Dried Cranberries & Strawberries a.k.a. The Creamiest Kale Salad You Ever Did Devour!
Hey loves! <3 Here’s a delicious, quick & simple lunch idea for those days where you want to get in a double dose of greens (everyday, right?). What on earth is massaging kale, you ask? While kale is certainly a nutritional powerhouse & is loaded […]
Same, same, but different #FRIDGEGOALS! We’re all stocked up with all the goods & meal prep! Our grocery list is basically the same on a weekly basis, save for a few essentials & staples that we restock on when we run out. This week, I […]
The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. It’s ironic, but it’s true. We strive for control in so many aspects of our lives, from our diet to relationships to work life & to less tangible things, like our thoughts & […]
Coconut Vanilla Almond Butter Steel Cut Oats & Everything You Need To Know About Oats & How To Buy Them!
Hey loves! <3 Happy Monday & happy long weekend! Before I share this wonderful recipe with you babes, I want to get down to business about the benefits of oats & everything you need to know when choosing & buying your oats! I don’t think […]
Hey babes! <3 Here’s a super delish, frothy & simple latte recipe you can make if & when you’re trying to cut back on caffeine, but still want a sustained source of energy (with tons of other health perks!). Chaga is an adaptogen & medicinal […]
These burgers are LIT. Every week, I try to make an effort to incorporate more plant-based foods into my diet. So here’s this week’s effort & let me tell you, YO’ GIRL BROUGHT IT. These patties are EVERYTHING you’re looking for in a vegan burger. […]
Today, I’m going back to another therapy appointment. People often ask me if I think therapy really works. I can only speak from my personal experience when I say it changed my life. For the better. But the question is valid. Can sitting in front […]
Here’s a light, chunky, quick, simple, easy but super flavourful soup you can prep ahead of time for healthy lunches + side dishes. The ingredients are simple & clean, prep is minimal & taste is on fleek! It’ll keep you fuller longer due to all […]
My dad is gonna LOVE me for making these! I’ve been prepping a ton of chicken + turkey recipes for him in an effort to reduce his red meat consumption, but hey… everything in moderation, right?! If you know, you know… KEFTA is ground beef […]
Lima & Kidney Bean Salad With Dried Berries, Raw Tigernuts & A Creamy-licious Lemon Tahini Dressing & a.k.a. That Rainbow On Mah Plate!
Would you laugh at me if I told you I was craving a bean salad today? The result of my craving was this! Not bad, right? It’s crazy how when you make small changes to your lifestyle to live healthier, everything around you changes for […]
Tart Cherry & Spinach Creamy Collagen Smoothie a.k.a. When Your Smoothie Multitasks & Helps Your Gut, Skin, Sleep, Muscle Recovery & Immune System!
Hey babes! <3 Today, amidst meal prepping & every other Sunday chore I wanted to get done, I ALMOST forgot to eat. But then the idea for this smoothie came to mind & I couldn’t even believe I could just so dare to forget to […]
Talk about a meal-worthy salad, right? Full of good carbs, fibre, easy on the digestive system, plant-based protein healthy fats, skin benefits + tons of antioxidants, this salad is sure to fill you up & make you feel great! It’s great for meal prep because […]
Oh.Mah.Gawd. This tabbouleh is #GOALS! Bursting with flavour + nutrition, just the way I like it! Crispy, crunchy, fresh & also comforting! Full of greens! Simple, easy + quick to prepare! But what on earth is amaranth? Isn’t tabbouleh traditionally made with bulgur wheat? Yes, […]
Vegan & Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Flour Cookies a.k.a. BRB, On A Chocolate High (Oh & I Found Your New Fave Cookie!)
Guys… I found your new fave cookie & MINE! These babies are literally a chocolate & oat & peanut butter lover’s dream come true! This recipe is a joke to make. And by joke, I MEAN IT’S EASY! How much do you LOVE me?! EVERYONE & […]
Hey loves! <3 I know, you’re dying to ask… What on earth is coconut vinegar, right? Coconut trees are grown in nutrient-rich soil, which means the sap produced from tapping coconut blossoms is full of amino acids, vitamin C, B vitamins + fibre. It helps boost […]
Sprouted Fluffy Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Pancakes a.k.a. The Breaky That Will Take You To Cloud 9!
Hey loves! <3 This morning for breaky, I made something a little different & very fitting for a Saturday breaky: PANCAKES!!!! And CHOCOLATE PANCAKES, at that! They’re kid-friendly, vegan, gluten, egg, dairy & refined sugar-free & the batter contains NO ADDED SUGAR (not even natural […]
Single-Serve Vegan Creamy Tahini “Cheese” Sauce On Zucchini Noodles a.k.a. Late Lunchin’, Lazy Lunchin’, Delicious Lunchin’!
Hey babes! Today, I got home from the gym & errands a bit later than usual so I snacked on two of these babies Grain-Free & Vegan Vanilla Latte Pecan Bites a.k.a. Who Knew You Could Get Your Caffeine Fix From A Scrumptiously Cute Little […]
Hey babes! <3 I often get asked what my fave workouts are & how I balance it all. I’d say my workout routine is a combination of spinning, HIIT, weight training & boxing. This combination gives me a good balance between cardio & weights & […]
Hey babes! <3 If you’ve been following along my Instagram or blog for some time now, you know that I don’t do potatoes often, but when I do, they look a little something like this! Simple to make: YES. Minimal ingredients: YES BAKED, NOT FRIED: […]
Nothing smells more like spring than a sweet & savoury citrusy guac spread on my fave sprouted toast! You can use it on nachos, tacos, crackers, rice cakes, tortillas, quesadillas, in bowls, massage your kale in it or use it as a topping for a […]
We live in a society that dictates how our bodies should look. We’re spoon fed with information about low carb & fat-free diets. We’re taught that weight loss is the ultimate goal & that our worth is defined by our ability to satisfy unrealistic beauty […]
Vegan & Grain-Free Coconut Butter Hemp Chocolate Chip Cookies a.k.a. Making Your Wildest Dreams Come True Since RIGHT NOW.
Guys, this is a recipe you DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, want to miss. IT’S WILD, in the best possible way! Like, when I say wild, I mean it’ll make all your wildest dreams come true. Just to give you a little tease… they […]
Hey babes! I’ve been DYING to make my own healthier version of arancini & I simply never got around to it, but yesterday, I FINALLY DID! FYI, in case you didn’t grow up an ARANCINI fiend like me, it’s an Italian dish made up of […]
Antioxidant Immunity-Boosting & Liver-Detoxifying Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie a.k.a. MAGIC IN A SMOOTHIE MUG, Literally!
Hey babes! <3 My throat was feeling a little off today & my voice a little raspy, to say the least! My post-workout refuel was full of antioxidants, vitamin C & immunity-boosting ingredients & superfoods! I’m talking: Milk thistle, açai, burdock, butternut squash, spinach, Ceylon […]
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, FITNESS is for YOU. In fact, fitness is for EVERYONE. I talk to a lot of people who feel like working out will never be for them. They feel demotivated, they don’t know where to […]
Let’s talk about INSECURITIES. We all have them. Whether they have to do with our physical appearance or abilities, our mental state of mind, success at work, school in life or our adequacy at maintaining friendships or relationships, insecurities are something we all deal with. […]
Lemony Red Wine Vinegar & Dried Herb Sautéed Greens a.k.a. The Darker, The Better! (& No, I’m Not Talking About My Tan!)
Can you tell that greens give me life? I’d say a large majority of my meals are made up of vegetables & I wouldn’t have it any other way! They say to always have a rainbow on your plate & nothing could be more true. […]
The EASIEST & LAZIEST avocado & hummus post-workout sandwich EVER! Real talk, tonight was one of those nights I got home after a double workout & I could not be bothered with prepping ANYTHING. But ‘yo girl’s gotta refuel & eat so I made this […]
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Collagen Warm Oats a.k.a. I Love You Like A Fat Kid Loves CAKE, CAKE, CAKE!!
I had you at chocolate, right? Wednesday morning means I have more time to prep breaky so y’all know I like to pull out the fancy shmancy stuff, like OATS! Loading up on all them good carbs in anticipation of my double workout ce soir […]
Swipe left. Same girl. Same outfit. A year apart. A year ago to the day, I went to my first yoga class after being in recovery for 3 months. It was the first form of exercise approved by my treatment team after having basically been […]
Best feeling: A clean & reorganized pantry stocked with all the goods! I did a huge spring cleaning in my pantry yesterday & I feel DETOXIFIED, literally! 😂 Here’s a brief recap of how I cleaned it up! I stored all my products in plastic […]
Greek Yogurt Moringa & Ashwagandha Smoothie a.k.a. Nature’s Multivitamin, Anti-Anxiety & Super Energizing Green Deliciousness!
Last night, I got home from my workouts feeling fly but also feeling a smoothie! When my body craves something, I respond to it, even if it’s not the generally “acceptable” time for it. So yes, most people have smoothies for breakfast, but if my […]
Why Falling Off Track Isn’t Your End All, Be All & Why Sometimes, You Need To Just “Have The Donut!”
Yesterday, I spoke about falling off track & it resonated with a lot of you. I want you guys to know that falling off track is NORMAL & it’s part of what makes us human. We fall off track with work, therapy, our mental health, […]
Hey loves! I ALWAYS rave about the benefits of exercise for physical & mental health, BUT what I talk about less is how beneficial exercise can actually be for your skin! LISTEN UP! Exercise increases blood flow & bo