Delicious Green Smoothie Recipe for the Whole Family

Or how to make a green smoothie that kids will actually drink. I’m not saying my kids prefer this green smoothie to candy but rather like it and do not object it every other day. And that’s good enough for me. Typical North American diet is full of meat and dairy products which increases acidity of your blood. In turn, it can lead to liver and kidney disease and unfortunately cancer. Dark leafy greens and other green vegetables help to reduce that acidity and guard from many other diseases, including…
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Clean Eating Baked Spinach Feta Dip

With all Holidays, sports events and many indoors gatherings during long winter months I thought I would share a baked spinach feta dip that you can feel good about sharing with your friends. I used to think low fat, low carb and no calories food was the answer to a weight loss problem. As I get older and hopefully smarter, I learnt it’s not about the numbers but rather the quality of food and balance. Nowadays, I can eat this warm spinach and feta dip with a few multigrain…
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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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Quinoa Egg Muffins with Sundried Tomato & Spinach

These quinoa egg muffins are a complete breakfast on the go or a snack. So easy and delicious, I recommend to double the recipe and freeze.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…
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Spinach Lentil Soup

Happy Meatless Monday everyone! I made this Spinach Lentil Soup last night and updated the photos of this recipe from last year. My kids ate all of it, even picky 3 year old.:) This soup is vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Virtually 0 fat, low in sodium, cholesterol and full of complex carbs. Make for dinner tonight and have lunch ready for tomorrow. Meatless Monday is an international campaign that began in 2003 with a goal to encourage people to not eat meat on Mondays. Focusing on your own health…
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Spinach Bird’s Nest Eggs Breakfast

I’m not a complicated breakfast person and if neither are you, then you will love this healthy and easy Spinach Bird’s Nest Eggs breakfast recipe! Organic egg and extra egg whites panfried with spinach, onion and bell pepper in a tomato paste sauce. Previously, I was scared of the eggs because of the fat and cholesterol content. Last week I was reading a Clean Eating magazine issue and came across famous Tosca Reno bragging how she eats eggs every day?!

Ground Turkey Quinoa Casserole with Spinach

Some of my favourite casseroles are made with quinoa: Tex Mex black bean quinoa casserole, spinach artichoke quinoa casserole and spinach chicken quinoa casserole. Quinoa is a new queen of healthy whole grains, full of complete protein and contains all essential amino acids. Treat it like rice but quinoa is even better. Has a nutty taste with a crunchy texture, fills you up with good quality calories and helps the weight loss. Real food at its best! And hey, if you have lots of leftover quinoa from last night’s…
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Superfood Chia Green Smoothie Recipe

Baby spinach, leafy kale, tiny chia seeds…All those are super foods and make this green stuff  > THE STUFF! Apple, cucumber and lemon are there for an extra health benefit but most importantly to make this smoothie drinkable. It tastes totally bearable and even delicious! Apple adds sweeteness without adding too much sugar and cucumber adds coolness. You know that summery refreshing cool feeling mint and cucumber have?! That’s the one! So, it’s delicious! MIL/sausage lover/junk food enthusiast’s verdict was “Mmmmmmm…mmmmmmm…mmmm”. Yes, I’m a good DIL. I feed…
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Skinny Shrimp & Feta Spinach Dip Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s time to dilute the flooding of no bake chocolate fudge, protein chia macaroons and double chocolate protein cookies with something savoury. Do you have friends? I do. Not many but we do. Do you have those friends who think everything tastes better with butter and cream? I do. Love them! Great people! So a couple of weeks ago me and Alex invited the butter-cream friends over for dinner. Besides making cilantro lime BBQ ribs, rosemary roasted potatoes and a crisp watermelon &…
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No Mayo, Cheesy & Easy Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

I have been craving some cheesy and hot spinach dip for a while now…Over 5 years I would say. Generally, any spinach dip recipe calls for a lot of mayo and/or cream cheese. So I have been avoiding it and honestly was super scared to make it. See, I’m not an appetizer girl because growing up we never served them and if we did, they were all made with mayo, cheese & fatty canned meats. I have very little experience baking appetizers…