This recipe is BEYOND EASY to make, so easy that I went out on a whim & whipped these up 20 minutes before I left for the gym this morning. And not only are they easy but they’re so nutritious, chocolatey, naturally sweet. delicious, just […]
Greens for breaky? YAS. The catechins in matcha are energy-boosting + full of antioxidants, which naturally help boost immunity, fight inflammation + provide a good dose of nourishment for the skin! These oats are ready in legit 5 minutes, rich, creamy, thick, delicious, nutritious & […]
Hi lovies! <3 This is the result of a pasta craving for me & y’all can be sure that it hit the spot! What made me even happier was that it was ready in just 15 minutes!! I used Banza chickpea pasta for a gluten-free, […]
Here’s an easy way to keep the bloat at bay, fight inflammation + boost your immune system! It’s so easy to make & most of the prep happens behind the scenes a.k.a. You have hardly any work to do! Plus, it’s a great way to […]
Guys… you need to get your hands on the Bob’s Red Mill creamy buckwheat cereal! It makes the creamiest, thickest, warm + velvety smooth bowl ever… and then you can go crazy with the toppings! It’s ready in minutes & has 5g protein, 2g fibre, […]
Hi lovies! <3 Black rice?! YAS. Black japonica rice has a roasted nutty, slightly sweet flavour + packs a ton of health benefits! rich in antioxidants in the form of anthocyanins (similar to the ones found in blueberries + blackberries) rich in vitamin E, necessary […]
I’m a firm believer in the saying that knowledge is power. The things I share with you guys are the by-product of two very important things for ANYONE on a health journey: experience + education. 1. EXPERIENCE: In my opinion, experience is the best way […]
I absolutely LOVE using Dijon to season my roasted + sautéed veggies! It gives them this almost creamy-like texture & such delicious simple flavour! I topped these off with lots of oregano + dried chives & of course… apple cider vinegar! I pretty much throw […]
This smoothie is the definition of texture goals! It’s thick, rich + creamy, full of naturally sweet flavour balanced out with some fresh greens, chia seeds for fibre, bee pollen + açai for vitamin C + antioxidants + frozen cauliflower for added fibre + thickness! […]
Healthy living has no meaning. It has no label, no definition. It’s not a rule book full of politics or guidelines. It doesn’t have to be clearly set out + defined. Healthy living is simple: It has to make you feel HAPPY; it should be […]
Why You Don’t Need A Wedding Diet To Have The Best Day of Your Life (& All The Things A Wedding Diet WON’T Give You)
We live in a society that teaches us that we need a wedding diet to feel “our best” on our special day & that drives us to do anything & everything to pursue that, so far that we sacrifice our health. At first, it’s harmless […]
Delicious! Nutritious! Crispy + crunchy! Creamy! Satisfying + full of flavour! Did you know that in just 1 cup of kale, you get: 3G protein 2.5G fibre 206% RDV vitamin A 134% RDV vitamin C 684% RDV vitamin K Folate, alpha linoleic acid, an anti-inflammatory […]
Hi lovies! <3 As you guys know, I’ve gone plant-based & I don’t eat chicken, but if I did, you can be sure it’d look a little something like these babies! I made these for the fam & I gotta say, the smell in my […]
Oh my eggplant! Literally. It’s amazing how wonderful a roasted veggie recipe can come out when you season it right! You’d think you were munching on spicy fries… I swear! Eggplant is such a versatile veggie (so versatile that I’ve used it as pizza crust) […]
Grain-Free Soft + Chewy Coconut Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies a.k.a. These Cookies Are LEGIT a Pillow!
Long name. Amazing results. 😂 Guys, these cookies are another level of scrumptious!!!!! These cookies are so soft, fluffy + chewy that they remind me of cake or muffins! The chocolate chunks add just the right amount of decadence to make the PERFECT cookie! I […]
Quinoa salads are a great meal prep staple because there are so many different ways to eat them: on their own in bowls or fresh mixed green salads for added flavour + nutrition in rice paper wraps or in pita pockets or brown rice wraps […]
When you run out of hemp nut butter, you make your own with an added dose of flax, vanilla bean & MCT oil for cognitive health, healthy fats, energy + mood boosting + to get that metabolism revving! All you need is 4 ingredients + […]
MINI VEGAN NO0BAKE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES (+ smoothie cubes!), anyone? Yes, you read right… this recipe is a 2 in 1!!! This cheesecake is to die for. It rendered me speechless & TBH, that’s quite the rare occurrence. Y’all know I’m quite the chatterbox. The filling is […]
If there’s one thing a lot of you know about me, it’s that I am constantly trying to do my best & be the best version of myself. In the grand scheme of things, this is more of a good thing than bad, but I […]
Hi lovies! <3 What if I told you you could have chocolate for breakfast? But not just any chocolate: a creamy + delish fibre rich protein-enhanced one that’s full of anti-inflammatory healthy fats, ready in minutes, easy to take on the go & made with […]
Hey guys! <3 Sometimes, I impress myself with the recipes I make & tonight was one of those times!! This CURRY QUINOA STIR FRY set my HEART on FIRE.I mean, most of my recipes tend to do that to me, which is why I get so much […]
About a year ago, I made the decision to give my body a break from the pill after having been on it for about almost 10 years! I have to admit, I was afraid to stop at first because I didn’t really know what to […]
Sometimes, I seriously ask myself how I haven’t turned into a roasted vegetable (if I could, I think I’d choose a carrot: long + lean). No but seriously, all jokes aside, here’s another simple + easy recipe that’s full of flavour, but with minimal ingredients: best […]
Let’s talk HEALTHY FATS + DIGESTION! First, let’s get back to basics. The three macronutrients in our diets are carbs, protein + fat & our body is built with unique processes to digest each one. Each process & macro takes a different amount of time […]
When the going gets rough When you feel like you’re crumbling When you lose hope When you want to give up because it’s so damn hard & giving in is easy When your eating disorder tries to creep up on you When you’re weight restored […]
Hi babes! <3 These are basically mint chocolate chip ice cream in bite-sized format… yep, you read right! They’re so delicious, you’d hardly believe me when I tell you how clean the ingredients are! They’re loaded & I mean, loaded, with antioxidants, magnesium, iron, calcium, […]
Let’s talk about FEAR FOODS, not just in eating disorder recovery but in general. I’m sure we all have (or have had) moments where we feel uncomfortable around food & guess what? It’s normal. maybe there’s a food you deem “unsafe” or “off limits” because […]
Homemade 3-Ingredient Sugar-Free Applesauce a.k.a. When Your Kids Ask For Seconds, You Know You Nailed It!
THIS HOMEMADE UNSWEETENED VANILLA APPLE SAUCE IS ON FUEGO (a.k.a. on fire, a.k.a. it’s LIT, a.k.a. it’s the bombdotcom). If I had to sum it up… Delicious Thick + creamy Full of fibre No added sugar or preservatives Easy to make 3 ingredients Eat it […]
Hey loves! <3 It’s no secret that finding good quality granola these days isn’t easy, which is why whenever I can, I make my own! If you want to see some of my homemade easy & simple granola recipes or bars, simply search: “granola” in […]
Here’s a breaky for champs if I do say so myself! Literally nothing gets me more excited than coming home from a double sweat sesh to a breakfast this hearty + delicious! Before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about MULBERRIES, a very underestimated […]
LET’S TALK SKIN! A good quality skincare routine is valuable + key to a clear complexion, radiant glow & healthy skin. But reality is, the best formula for healthy skin is at our fingertips: taking care of our health, nourishing our body with whole foods + […]
Red Lentil Cold Pasta Salad With Cucumber, Hemp Hearts & & The Nitty-Gritty On What I Think About Konjac Noodles
Hi babes! <3 This isn’t just any salad, it’s a freaking salad, if you know what I mean! And it’s not just a pasta salad! I loaded it with so many other delicious nutritious ingredients & made a delicious sweet + savoury dressing with yacon […]
Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pizza Crust a.k.a. I Died & Went To Heaven & I Can’t Wait For You To Meet Me There
Hi babes! <3 I kept you guys waiting long enough. Okay fine… just a day. But TBH, with a pizza this good, keeping you waiting & wondering & drooling & salivating for even an hour is cruel. So, I’m terribly sorry for being so cruel. […]
You don’t have to give up the foods you LOVE if you choose to live a healthier lifestyle. Yep, you read right. You don’t have to give up what you love & in fact, doing so can actually be counter-productive long-term & lead to unhealthy […]
Hi lovies! <3 Here’s a quick + easy salad that contains a good balance of fats, carbs, protein + fibre! It’s crispy, crunchy, nutty, naturally sweet & a little bit cheesy. I’ll tell you how to make it but I’ll also give you suggestions for […]
Have you ever sautéed veggies with salsa? Me neither… until today! And oh my goodness!!! I can’t believe this is my first time! If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you’ll LOVE these veggies! The salsa, cayenne + garlic powder gives them the perfect Mexican kick […]
Lemon Ginger Cucumber Beet Juice (No Juicer Necessary) a.k.a. Natural Energizer Bunny (Batteries Not Included)
I love the idea of being able to make veggie juice without a juicer! Veggie juice makes me happy, especially when it’s THIS easy, fresh & delish! All you need are a few simple ingredients & a blender. I used organic beet powder, fresh lemon, […]
Let’s Get Personal: My Eating Disorder Took Away My Femininity But I’m Living Proof It’s Never Too Late To Take It Back.
One of the many things my anorexia took away from me is my FEMININITY. Real talk: We talk about how eating disorders rob s of our love for life & our desire to nourish & take care of our body. We talk about how they make […]
OhMahGoodness! This mac + cheese sauce is comforting, satisfying, thick, so easy to make & so creamy & delicious… you’ll never want KD again! I roasted the sweet potatoes & then blended them up with some staple ingredients for a sauce that’s full of antioxidants, […]
As someone who has a past with both restricting & binging, I know how hard it is to have perfectly balanced meals & snacks all the time. I’ve learned a few things along the way that have really helped me become more aware of my […]
I swear this is a coconut watermelon smoothie, but the adaptogens decided to take over. You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover… the colour may not be beautiful bright & pink but let me tell you, the colour doesn’t do it […]
Hi lovies! <3 Ain’t no recipe you can’t add a plant-based twist to… even MEATLOAF! Lentils are the perfect substitute for ground beef or chicken because the texture is similar & they have the most “meaty” flavour when compared to other legumes or beans! I […]
Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common diagnosed deficiencies, especially if you are vegan/vegetarian or following a plant-based diet & even in some people who don’t eat much red meat &/or other sources of animal protein. I’ve had a diagnosed B12 deficiency for […]
Hi lovies! <3 I had some brown rice ready in the fridge & felt like spicing it up so I threw it into a skillet with lots of turmeric, black pepper, sea salt + a splash of apple cider vinegar & sautéed it lightly just […]
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Almond Flour Vanilla Protein Balls a.k.a. Seriously, They Melt In Yo’ Mouth & Throw A Party While They’re At It!
Hi babes! <3 In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been obsessed with using almond flour in my raw + baked recipes because the light but nutty flavour it gives is just beyond + it’s a great way to get more healthy fats! If you want […]
Here’s a yummy lunch recipe inspired by one I had just a few days ago! I can’t get enough of this eggplant pizza, plus… y’all know I like to use up my leftovers! Here’s how it’s done Mediterranean style: Top the roasted eggplant “crust” with […]
One of my biggest struggles with the transition over to a plant-based diet is getting enough fats! Nuts + seeds have become a HUGE part of my diet but I can only eat so much! All hail avocado! Avocados were always a big part of […]
Did you know green peas are an amazing source of protein that support healthy blood sugar control, boost digestive + gut health & the body’s antioxidants capacity + ability to fight off disease + infection & they’re rich in vitamin A, K, C, B complex […]
Hey babes! I did a full segment on essential oil diffusing a few weeks ago & I got such a great reaction from you guys regarding everything I shared. I figured I’d get it all down in a full blog post so that you always […]
When I tell you these VEGAN QUINOA “RICE KRISPIE” SNACKS will leave you (& your kids) MINDBLOWN, I really mean it babes! Made with just a few simple ingredients, lower in sugar than just about any Rice Krispie treat you’d buy, coated in a dark […]
I always get asked how I realized I had an eating disorder. I think anyone who suffers currently or has suffered from one can agree that it’s not easy to pinpoint the exact moment the eating disorder happens & takes control of our lives; it […]
What if I told you that this recipe could double as crackers & pizza dough? You love me, eh? I know! Me too, me too! All you need? 👩🍳4 simple ingredients. ⏱Under 30 minutes. 💗A love for crispy, flavourful + healthy crackers (or gluten-free pizza dough!) […]
Mashed “Cheesy” Lentil Salad On Toast With Crunchy Veggies a.k.a. The Vegan Version of Chopped Egg & Tuna… YAS!
Whoever told ya you’d have to fully give up chopped egg + tuna toast on a plant-based diet ain’t never met this LENTIL version! Okay fine, so you do have to give up the tuna + egg, but you get to swap it for something […]
Strawberry Beet Creamy & Delicious Smoothie Bowl a.k.a. Yes, You Read Right… BEETS & It Can’t Be Be(a)et!
HI MY LOVES! <3 THIS breaky is a simple smoothie bowl full of antioxidants + vitamin C, not only from berries but also from BEET POWDER! Beets are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, manganese, calcium, iron & manganese + folate. They balance blood pressure […]
I read a post by Lee From America (a health & wellness influencer from the USA) that resonated with me & hit close to home. As she opened up about her addictive personality, I felt I was reading a personal anecdote. Although our addictive behaviours […]
Tonight’s lazy “everything in my fridge” bowl is loaded with avocado, cucumber, tomato, pink radish sprouts, radish, nutritional yeast, Dijon & Aux Vivres smoked onion tempeh. TEMPEH… BUT WAIT, ISN’T SOY BAD FOR YOU? It depends. Yes, like corn, most soy is genetically modified, BUT […]
YEP, VEGAN + GRAIN-FREE EGGPLANT PIZZA IS A THING!! BONUS: it’s easier to make than real pizza a lot healthier too! you can customize the “crust” to your tastebuds & follow the same recipe but with zucchini, sweet potato or any other type of squash! […]
Yes, I eat healthy, but no, I don’t eat fully organic. Contrary to popular belief, the two don’t always go hand in hand. What’s organic isn’t necessarily healthy & vice versa. It’s not so much about the label as it is about the CONTENTS of […]
This chick loves a good filter but I’m talking to y’all about a concealer & it’s only fair that you see the REAL result of the Too Faced Born This Way concealer, no enhancement! Concealer is one of the very few makeup products I can’t live […]
Did you know that even veggies can cause bloating or digestive issues? It’s not because a food is inherently healthy that it’s suitable for every body in the same way that it’s not because a food isn’t the healthiest option that it’ll be the end […]
Let’s talk about how my bowls never stay as pretty as they look when I make them for more than a few minutes. They’re usually loaded with tons of plant-based yumminess & a side of one or two creamy dips, spreads, tahini, hummus, Dijon, salsa […]
A healthy outside starts from the inside. Let food be your medicine & watch yourself heal & grow in ways you never thought possible. Below are some of the principles I live by regarding nutrition. more real food, less labels to read more about how […]
Looking for a breaky that’s packed with hormone-regulating, skin-glowing, plant-based protein, minerals + antioxidants, such as calcium, iron, magnesium + manganese, B complex vitamins, folate, zinc + phosphorus, fibre-packed & anti-inflammatory healthy fats? HERE IT IS! Prep your steel cut oats in advance & a […]
Hi lovies! <3 Okay, so I went a little cray cray with the medicinal mushrooms today & made a hella adaptogenic matcha with reishi, cordyceps + chaga! It’s creamy, frothy, delicious, vegan + refined sugar-free! It’s also warm & comforting, but since it’s summer, it […]
Vegan Almond Flour Cinnamon Apple Crumble Muffins & Why You Don’t Need To Load Up On Sugar To Make A Delish Treat!
Ok, so I know it’s not apple season just yet but I totally felt inspired to make a healthier version of apple crumble in muffin form. Yes, you read right, APPLE CRUMBLE. I used almond flour as the base but also threw in some rolled […]
Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats Ft. LYNQ Fruit & Veggie Powder a.k.a. Better Than Kraft… I Swear!
Who didn’t love PB+J as a kid, right?! I know I did. And I’m talking the Kraft PEANUT BUTTER, okay? I guess my PB choices have become a little healthier these days & my breakfast choices as well! I hear oats mimic that delicious PB+J […]
Spinach, Kale & Lentil Salad, Proof That Plant-Based Meals Contain More Protein Than We Think & How To Tell If You’re Getting Enough Of It!
Hi lovies! <3 Many of you ask how I get enough protein eating a plant-based diet, so even though I don’t count macros or calories, I figured I’d take this opportunity to measure the portions of this salad & to show you that a plant-based […]
Loaded with anti-inflammatory skin glowing berries, sweet potato for good carbs, fibre, vitamin C, thick texture + to cut back on sugar, psyllium husks for gut health, protein for post workout recovery, camu camu for more vitamin C, a splash of yacon syrup for pre-biotic fibre […]
Hey babes! <3 Last week, my module in my holistic nutrition course at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition was all about disordered behaviours + food, one of which is compulsive eating. A lot of the principles resonated with me after having personally dealt with this […]
It’s been a few months since I transitioned to a plant-based lifestyle so I figured I’d give you guys an update on the pros + cons so far! I wrote a full blog post all about my decision to transition here if you guys are […]
These cauliflower chunks… dipped into guac or Dijon mustard… OHMAHGAWD. PARTAY in my mouth! They legit taste like spicy curly fries!!!!! Cauliflower is one of those veggies that’s iffy for some! A lot of people have trouble digesting raw cauli + other veggies from the […]
Why Meal Prep Is FOR YOU & YOU & YOU & Inspiration For How You Can Start Slowly Incorporating It Into Your Life
One of the most common things I always hear when I talk about meal prep with others is “meal prep is not for me”. Well, how about this… if you think it’s something that can add value to your life, MAKE IT FOR YOU. You’ll […]
Hi babes! <3 Here’s a yummy salad idea you can prep for the week for on the go friendly lunches! It’s got a healthy balance of carbs, protein, fats + fibre, making it perfect as a stand alone meal, but also great as a side […]
I always knew cinnamon was delicious on just about everything but I never knew it was this good with sweet potato! This dish is so simple + easy to make with just a few staple ingredients & it’s such a great side dish or topping […]
Yes, it’s true, feeling physically strong & like my body is able to tackle challenging workouts is an amazing feeling. But truth be told, there’s no better feeling that that of being in control of my thoughts & feeling mentally strong. I’ve been at both […]
Homemade jam has been a thing in my books for over a year now! It’s so easy + simple to make, requires just a few ingredients & it’s so much healthier! It contains no added sugar, preservatives or additives & it’s a great way to […]
Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream a.k.a. So Delish, Your Kids Will Forget About Dairy Queen
Insert tag line: “so delicious, your kids will forget about Dairy Queen”. A great alternative to real chocolate chip ice cream but without the dairy + refined sugar! And guess what?! you don’t even need plant-based milk for this one! All you need are bananas, […]
Holy f. These have to be the most scrumptious raw treats I have EVER made. Think of them as cookie dough (LEGIT) but without the chocolate chips. And you know what?! They’re so dang good… you won’t even notice! I loaded them up with protein, […]
Saturday mornings are for breaky toast + good carbs to get me pumped for insanity + kickboxing! I always get asked if I do fasted workouts & the answer is nope, unless it’s an 8AM spin class. I just don’t feel hungry enough at 6:30AM […]
Vegan Black Bean Lettuce Wrap “Tacos” a.k.a. Who Needs Taco Tuesday… Let’s Make “Taco Everyday” A Thing!
These vegan black bean lettuce wrap “tacos” are everything. Seriously, whether you’re a black bean aficionado like me or you’re a bit newer to the whole “eat more beans” thing, you will fall head over heels for these!! I totally teased you guys with these & […]
Here’s a super yummy & delicious lunch or dinner salad that’s full of wholesome ingredients & takes just minutes to make! Massaging kale is a thing because it helps facilitate digestion. Due to its very crunchy texture, it can be harder on the digestive system […]
Nope, I didn’t forget about these! Okay… maybe I did! But they were so delicious that I just had to share the recipe with you guys! If you’re wondering how you can get more veggies into your diet, here’s an easy way. Simple, delicious, full […]
It’s no surprise that last night, the first that came to mind when I got home from the gym was “OMG, no more roasted veggies”, so there I was, whipping up a fresh batch of roasted mushrooms, carrots + shallots! These ones are spiced up with […]
Easy & Simple Lunch Salad In a Balsamic Maple Dressing (& Variations) & What You Need To Know About Carbs!
Yes, this lunch has carbs & yes, this chick eats carbs! Not all carbs are created equal & the distinction is important when you’re becoming more mindful about what you’re putting into your body. simple carbs are what we traditionally think of when we hear “carbs”: […]
Let’s talk WORKOUT CLOTHES! For me, being comfy in my workout clothes is just as important as enjoying the workout itself! There’s nothing worse than feeling too tight, loose or uncomfortable when trying to focus on exercising! The ideal outfit for me is: a pair […]
Who’s with me… there is nothing like anti-inflammatory spices, the sweet natural taste of pure vanilla, warm almond milk + ashwagandha to soothe me from the inside out, calm my mind, lower my cortisol/adrenaline levels post-sweat, promote healthy digestion + to zen & cozy me […]
Who doesn’t love strawberry shortcake, right?! What if I told you you could have a close dupe for breaky that’s healthy, satisfying, full of vitamin C, antioxidants, fibre, protein + energizing enough to power you through your morning like the energizer bunny?! Here it is! […]
For any of you babes & bros who aren’t plant-based like moi, you can thank my dad for this deliciousness! Here’s a super simple + nutritious CHOPPED EGG OPEN-FACED SANDWICH recipe that I’m sure will become a fan fave! I always say that whenever my […]
Hi babes! <3 Here’s a really easy plant-based dinner you can whip up in minutes & that’ll remind you of a taco or burrito stuffed until it explodes, but without the tortilla or shell! It’s full of antioxidants, fibre, protein, good carbs + as always, […]
KITK Must-Have Healthy Pantry Staples a.k.a. The Products I Run To Go Buy When I Run Out (No Pun Intended)!
Hi babes! I guess it’s safe to say that you know you genuinely care about your health & what you put into your body when you rather buy quality ingredients over a new t-shirt or shoes. But, that transition didn’t happen overnight… you’re talking to an […]
REAL TALK: My feed & posts have been a lot more food & health tips & a lot less of me… Regardless of whether or not you noticed, I’m here to be 200% real with you, so, here I am opening up to you about […]
Hey guys! <3 If you’re from my hood, you know all about the lemon garlic rapini from Grinder. I mea, who doesn’t! It’s literally my all-time fave dish. In this recipe, I tried to mimic it & let me tell ya, I did a pretty […]
Hi lovies! <3 I’ve been dying to make a homemade date spread & yesterday, I finally got around to it! Dates + date sugar are one of my favourite natural sweeteners not only because they’re delicious & chewy & so satisfying but also because of […]
Hi lovies! <3 Here’s a delicious plant-based lunch that I know (with utmost certainty) will convince you that eating wholesome plant-derived foods can & will throw a partay in your mouth! It’s ready in minutes & full of nutritious ingredients that are guaranteed to keep […]
If I had to describe today’s lunch in a few words, it’d be FRESH TO DEATH. No, but seriously, this salad was BOMB. Just the right mix of greens & fruit for natural sweetness & of course, cheesy flavour from nutritional yeast + raw almonds for healthy […]
Hi babes! <3 This breakfast literally gave me SO MUCH energy! I powered through my workouts this morning like the energizer bunny & this is the only different thing I had this morning, so… it’s gotta be the culprit! When you see the ingredients list, you’ll […]
Hi babes! <3 Am I the only weirdo who craves greens… DON’T ANSWER THAT. Celery is full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & health benefits ranging from heart health, fighting inflammation, skin disorders, liver + autoimmune disease, migraines, fatigue + gut health, bloating + other digestive […]
Creamy “Banana Bread” Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats a.k.a. When You Can’t Choose Between Banana Split & Oatmeal, Have Both!
Hi lovies! <3 When you can’t choose between a banana split + oatmeal, have both… here’s a super easy, wholesome, satisfying + delicious breaky or brunch! It’s vegan, gluten, nut + refined sugar free! INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup cooked steel cut oats (mine were already meal-prepped + […]
Hi lovies! <3 Believe me when I say that there is ALWAYS a plant-based way to change up just about any recipe! All you need is a bit of imagination. To make up for the protein, I swapped the traditional feta cheese for smoked onion tempeh […]
Ever hear the expression “it doesn’t end?!” Well, that basically sums up my relationship with ROASTED VEGGIES. These ginger & cayenne spiced roasted veggies are loaded with coconut vinegar + apple cider for a fermented PARTAY in yo’ mouth full of beneficial enzymes, B complex […]
Hey lovies! <3 I’m so excited to share my FAVE PRODUCT for the month of July! This Derma E Vitamin E cream is absolutely amazing! It hydrates & moisturizes the skin more than a lot of pricier products I’ve used in the past & also protects […]
5-Ingredient Almond Flour Coconut Butter Goji Cookies a.k.a. Talk About A Superfood Cookie (Oh & Banana Bread, In Cookie Form!)
Hi babes! <3 If you’ve ever tried my “chewiest almond flour cookies” (recipe here) & you fell as in love with them as I did, you’ll definitely love these! They’re an EVEN easier version, super airy, fluffy, soft & chewy & they have an added […]
Hi lovies! <3 You only need a few simple ingredients to whip up this perfect side dish, add-in for bowls or salads or snack dipped in pesto or hummus (try my homemade black bean hummus… heavenly!!). Sweet potatoes are an amazing source of vitamin C, […]
Hi babes! Yesterday, was a super gloomy day in Montreal. So… I BRIGHTENED IT UP with this bright nutritious granola bowl! Granola bowls are fun because the possibility combinations are limitless! Here’s how I build them: FRUIT: fresh, full of vitamin C + antioxidants, naturally sweet […]
“How do you live a healthy lifestyle without losing too much weight?!” … A question that resonates with me all too well. The thing about healthy living is it’s a double-edged sword. There’s SO much information & knowledge that is readily available & that we […]
Wondering what to do with your leftover almond pulp?! I gotcha! These vegan + gluten-free ALMOND PULP COFFEE CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL RAW BARS are where it’s at! They’re crumbly on the outside, full of chocolate deliciousness, soft + chewy on the inside, bursting with coffee […]
If you don’t know, now you know… I absolutely LOVE black beans!!! And if you haven’t already guessed… they’re the main event in this dip! It’s so thick & creamy, full of antioxidants, fibre & protein & SO versatile! Spread it on your fave rice cakes […]
Hi babes! <3 There is literally nothing better post-workout than anti-inflammatory foods like mango & turmeric to help promote muscle recovery + repair any tears caused to muscles during exercise & loads of greens for vitamins, minerals + to replenish all water lost through sweat […]
Hi babes! <3 As you guys know, I’ve been struggling with anxiety for years. I never took prescribed medication & kind of always told myself to just deal with it. But, for the past 2 years, I’ve been trying alternative holistic remedies to help me […]
Hey lovies! <3 Fennel is probably one of the most natural ways to relieve bloating & other common digestive health issues. It contains volatile oils that are anti-inflammatory & keep things passing smoothly through the digestive tract, if y’all know what I mean! Combine this […]
Hey babes! <3 If you know, you know… my sister is the queen of smoothie bowls when it comes to texture so I called her up & asked her for some tips! The trick is to go easy on the plant-based milk & to add it […]
Healthy living is about consistency, routine, dedication, discipline, motivation, passion, education, knowledge, understanding & self-growth, confidence, improvement & ACCOUNTABILITY. Accountability is the acknowledgement & assumption of responsibility for our actions, decisions & behaviour. It’s the distinction between taking everything what you hear for face value […]
Hey lovies! <3 If you know, you know: one of the “every Moroccan mom” staples is roasted red pepper salad! They all have a slightly different way of doing it or a little special touch they add but the base is always perfectly roasted peppers! […]
Who’s that person that told you vegan burgers are boring? TELL THEM THEY’RE WRONG & prove it to them with these babies! These VEGAN GRAIN-FREE MUSHROOM + QUINOA BURGERS are on fire!!!- I’m beyond excited to share them with you guys because not only are […]
Hey lovies! <3 Here’s a super easy dinner idea you can whip up in 10 minutes! It’s creamy, delicious, satisfying, high in protein, fibre & tons of vitamins & minerals, antioxidant-rich, gluten-free, vegan & cheesy without the cheese! I used Tolerant Foods black bean pasta, […]
Guys… I have no words for this banana bread besides… grain + gluten free oil + egg free vegan one bowl 30 minutes refined + added sugar free chocolatey crumbly on the outsides & moist & chewy on the insides indulgent + comforting possibly nut-free […]
It’s no secret I work out a lot & so many of you ask how & why I do it so often. Truth is, a lot of the time, it’s not so much about the workout but more about everything else I overcome & work […]
Something I get asked about a lot is SNACKING! I have a blog post all about healthy snacking, why I believe in it & tons of simple ideas! Here it is if you’re interested! But here’s the “nutshell” version: HOW I BUILD A SNACK? A […]
Hi babes! <3 I love my oats but sometimes I like a little change up & buckwheat is the perfect happy medium! You get the texture of creamy oats, the plant-based protein, fibre + good carbs but a bit more of a grainy + nutty […]
Hi lovies! <3 If you love matcha, you’ll LOVE this quick + simple breaky idea! And if you don’t?! Swap the matcha out for your fave adaptogen, superfood, collagen or protein powder! This breaky is vegan, gluten, nut & refined sugar free & so thick, […]
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 coun