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Vegetarian 20 minute dinner that your kids will love. Use any of their favourite veggies.

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This is my-go-to 20 minute dinner for kids when my fridge is empty and they won’t just eat my quinoa and chicken. It’s affordable, quick, healthy and is versatile – use any firm veggies you have on hand/your kids like. Frozen vegetables work too.

Oddly enough my kids love broccoli, not over cooked, just like mama. Cauliflower, carrots and snap peas are great options as well. You could also add grape tomatoes, peas and corn, why not?! Read more »

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  Kids approved homemade granola bars that are cheaper and healthier than store bought ones. I have love and hate relationship with granola bars. I love the convenience but hate how hard it is to make them healthy, and my kids like them at same time, right?! I also hate the cost of good granola bars. The only granola bars I buy are organic Taste of Nature. A box at Costco costs $18, ouch. I do not eat granola bars myself, very rarely, but for kids they are perfect. I’m…
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thumb-sun-dried-tomato-spinach-quinoa-muffins-recipe

  Complete breakfast on-the-go or a snack. So easy & delicious, I recommend to double the recipe & freeze. These are like mini omelettes but better! Filled with complex carbs from quinoa and healthy fats from flax or chia seeds, these egg muffins make a complete breakfast on-the-go or a snack. And I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing. Eating clean and working out, especially lifting, means 5 meals a day for me and Alex. Plus 2 kids => that is a lot of cooking and food. These…
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  5 ingredient and 20 minute clean dinner that tastes like the best takeout!  This dish was delicious and scrumptious! You wouldn’t feel like you are eating a clean meal but you are! It tastes like the best Chinese takeout in town, similar to sweet and sour chicken, with crunchy broccoli, nutty quinoa and zesty green onion. I know, Chinese cuisine has nothing to do with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce but that’s what I felt like. I am trying really hard to share my simple dinners with you. The truth…
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  Quick & low carb recipe for America’s favourite comfort food. Indulge without the guilt! These mini pizzas take 20 minutes, from start to finish, and absolutely curb the pizza craving without guilt. They turned out way better than I expected! The eggplant taste wasn’t that prominent (cheese helps), the “crust” was chewy and nutritional info was eye pleasing. Seriously, you have to make these for your pizza night! I made a batch of these mini pizzas last Friday, along with some kale chips (coming soon), and me and Alex…
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  Healthy 20 minute skillet the whole family will love + high in protein and low in carbs. Wild salmon, crispy green beans, meaty mushrooms stir fried with soy sauce, ginger and garlic, then topped with sesame seeds and green onions. 20 minute dinner that is high in protein, rich with heart healthy fats and low in carbs. Delicious! My kids were licking the plates. This dish reminded me of my favourite Asian fusion restaurant – P.F. Chang’s. We always go there for dinner while in the US. Lots of…
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  Healthy and affordable 30 minute vegetarian dinner. You won’t miss the meat! Sautéed eggplant and bell peppers with simple marinara sauce and served over brown rice - a quick and healthy vegetarian dinner. Full of flavour and affordable too. This dish was delish! I love eggplant and am completely puzzled why many people don’t. It’s highly underrated vegetable in America. Its texture makes a great substitute for meat. Once cooked, it develops tender texture and complex rich flavour. In my Ukrainian opinion, it tastes best with tomatoes, garlic…
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  5 minutes and you have a healthy breakfast on-the-go for the next 5 days. This overnight oatmeal is like eating dessert for breakfast – creamy, sweet and chocolate-y. And it has extra coffee that I’m sure any mama needs on a weekday morning. If you are not a fan of protein powder, I have included substitute options. I love using protein powder because it is usually naturally sweetened, so I can keep my food low in sugar. You can use stevia as well.

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thumb1-baked-zucchini-fritters-recipe

  Made healthier with whole wheat flour and baked instead of fried. Same crispy. As a kid, I ate a lot of vegetable fritters: potato, zucchini and cabbage. My grandma always tried to stretch seasonal produce to a max. She often managed to make soup, main and side dish for five people from one whole chicken.Zucchini fritters were a staple in our house. With lots of fresh dill, onion and garlic.

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thumb-easy-crispy-honey-garlic-salmon-recipe

  Crispy on the outside and juicy inside, this healthy 30 minute dinner is a winner! Tender salmon fillets with caramelized sweet honey crust, with a hint of garlic and topped with green onions. Clean, simple and delicious! I served it a meal prep style – with cooked quinoa and steamed broccoli. This is how athletes eat. At least, that’s what an Instagram tells me..