Zucchini Lasagna

Comfort food lightened up with zucchini pasta “sheets” and made with simple 7 ingredients. I know there are many zucchini lasagna recipes out there but I thought I would share my healthy version simplified with store bought organic tomato sauce and without any extra steps to remove moisture from zucchini. Everything cooks in one pan and this recipe is quick enough to prepare even on a weeknight, just like my chicken zucchini with corn and zucchini bake with tomatoes and Parmesan recipes.

Clean Eating Nacho Kale and Black Bean Bake

This bake is a 30 minute recipe! Vegetarian, cheap and easy. I made this casserole on Sunday night after a day of cleaning and a family walk to a neighbourhood store. I was too tired to cook but was craving greens and veggies for a lighter dinner. 

Healthy Tuna Melt Recipe

If you are stressing about serving made from scratch elaborate dinners to your family every night, please stop! In the last year, I have burnt out many times mainly due to non-stop cooking of 3 meals every day. No sandwiches for lunch, no pizza pockets for dinner or chocolate milk for a snack. All from scratch and better be higher in protein because if not, I will get fat. Yeah, and work out 5 days a week and run a full-time business while raising 2 kids.

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

I love quinoa casserole because it is quick. If you are trying to eat less meat, this recipe along with black bean quinoa casserole is for you. This spinach artichoke casserole is hearty, filling and full of flavours. I used an entire box of pre-washed baby spinach – my favourite, I truly love the convenience of washed organic greens. Spinach shrinks a lot, so don’t be scared by the amount this recipe calls for. I have a hard time finding frozen or marinated in water artichoke hearts. They are always packed in oil…
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Clean Eating Alphagetti

If your kids like all this canned pasta in tomato sauce nonsense, they will love this clean eating alphagetti recipe. I never bought a single can of Heinz Alphagetti but I bought organic Trader Joe’s O’s and my kids love it! Not sure why and I’m not even sure is it a soup or a pasta dish?! I have no idea. The whole idea of my lunch or dinner coming from a can sounds disgusting to me. I remember first seeing Alphagetti in kids’ lunch bags at my son’s daycare…
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Twice Baked Jalapeno Sweet Potato Recipe

Creamy twice baked sweet potato stuffed with jalapeños, green onions, garlic, bacon and cheese. Main or a side dish, the combination of sweet and savoury will knock your tastebuds’ socks off. And all action happens inside the potatoes, right in the baking dish. No need to cut the tops off, scooping out the flesh and making a stuffing. Super easy, you will see. I love sweet potatoes for their affordability and health factors, not to mention the sweetness. Frankly, I do not have many recipes using them. Quite often…
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Acorn Squash Casserole with Mushrooms

This acorn squash casserole was mind blowing – simple, healthy and delicious! Sweet squash, meaty baby portobello mushrooms (just brown mushrooms!), crispy broccoli (my kids call them “trees”) baked in tomato sauce with organic sharp white cheddar cheese. Besides 20 minute prep (if you buy pre – cut broccoli and mushrooms even less) and 50 minute baking time, there is not much to do for this dish and it was to die for! I even convinced my 8 year old to give it a try and he loved…
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Sweet Potato Egg Bake with Taco Seasoning

Breakfasts on-the-go are becoming a staple in my home. Me and Alex just love breakfast waiting for us in the fridge. I am also trying to make these breakfasts kid friendly because I wouldn’t let my kids have cereal every morning, even if it’s organic. Since breakfast has to include complex carbs my choice always turns to whole foods like oats, quinoa and sweet potatoes. I do not eat bread much, so quick toast isn’t an option. I have never incorporated sweet potato in a breakfast dish before and was absolutely…
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Skillet Cauliflower Gratin

I just returned from a food bloggers conference and firmly decided to eat more vegetables after speaking with an amazing holistic nutritionist. According to Marisa, only 15% of our daily protein intake should come from animal sources. Yikes… Frankly, I suspected that because for many past months I have been exercising a lot and eating very high protein diet without drastic changes in my physique. So, lesson learnt. Of course, the menu always comes down to picky little eaters. My kids are very good at eating fresh juicy garden…
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Ezekiel Tortillas Pizza with Corn, Peppers and Garlic Sauce

I always have my favourite organic Food for Life sprouted grain tortillas on hand, and had an idea to try them in a pizza for months now. To me ezekiel tortillas just look like a perfect healthy thin crust pizza dough. And the best part is – I can buy it. I’m not a baker of all things bread plus they are healthier than any bread. If you are looking for a healthier pizza recipe, you can also check out Cauliflower Pizza and Sweet Potato Pizza recipes. This recipe…
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