Summer Quinoa Salad

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BACK AT IT WITH THE SALADS. Once again, I have been too busy to cook a new meal every night. Luckily, this quinoa salad pretty much satisfies all my summer needs: delicious, different textures, easy to pack for lunch, and good right out of the fridge. Click through to join in on this delicious party.

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Breakfast Granola

33495635060_d890fbac88_hSo one of my favourite breakfasts is granola, fruit, and yogurt. IT’S JUST SO GOOD. And as much as I do love the greek yogurt parfaits from Tim Horton’s, a girl has to save her dollars. Enter this sweet, crunchy, (and optionally spicy) granola for all your breakfast and snacking needs. Click on through for how to make it!

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A Berry Nice Smoothie

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First of all, FOOD PUNS. Second of all, this is my official “I have to get up at 4:15 tomorrow morning” meal. I prepped it the night before, and the texture was PERFECT the next morning. So creamy and delicious and SATISFYING. Not to mention this whole recipe has literally two steps, and one of them is putting the finished product into your facehole. Click on through to find out how to make this delightful morning (or any time) smoothie!

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Vanilla Almond Chia Pudding

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I first came across chia seeds in university, I think. Being an avid lover of tapioca pudding, the texture of chia pudding immediately appealed to me. On top of that, they were healthy, packed full of nutrition, and cheap. This pudding is a breakfast staple in my house – click on through to learn how to make this easy meal or snack.

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Cabbage and Ground Beef Stirfry

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So let me tell you a little something about this stirfry. First and foremost, you need to know that it is delicious. I got the base of this recipe from the magnificent and blog-beloved Budget Bytes – I saw her video for it and just about DIED. I knew that I had to have it. And oh my god did it ever live up to my hopes, dreams, and expectations. And it was easy. Click on through to see my adaptation.

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Chocolate Almond Date Truffles

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So these started as a try at those fancy “energy balls” I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest. They are these naturally sweetened, nutritious balls of goodness that are supposed to be a nice filling snack, or even a pre-workout supplement, meant to give you a little kick of energy. But these…these are something more…decadent. Luxurious. Luscious, even. If you like eating chocolate, but not the stomach ache from overdoing it, click on through to the recipe!

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Breakfast Jars feat. Chia Jam

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So let me be the first to say “OH MAN!” about these breakfast jars. I am always on the look out for ways to transport healthy, filling foods, and this recipe did NOT disappoint me. I was full from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm, and I am an eating machine. Thanks to some cinnamon vanilla steel cut oats  (the same as the Chocolate Steel Cut Oats, but without the chocolate and with vanilla and cinnamon, of course), Nutella, almond butter, and chia jam. Now I know what you’re thinking. “T, I don’t know how to make chia jam.” Well strap in, my friend, because I am about to take you on a ride. Click on through to join me. Continue reading “Breakfast Jars feat. Chia Jam”

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

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So I had been looking for something that was filling but healthy for breakfast. Something that would keep me full until lunch time, and would keep me away from too many naughty snacks (read: 10:00 am Miss Vickies binges). BUT I wanted to make sure that it also tasted good. Because no one wants to eat anything that isn’t delicious. Enter steel cut oats… Click through to join me on this delicious adventure.

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Zoodles and Meat Sauce

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I’ve been trying to behave myself lately (read: I have been trying to eat less than my weight in pasta every day). But I LOVE pasta. Like, with a fervor that knows no bounds. There’s something so comforting and delicious about a big bowl of pasta and meat sauce. BUT, like I said, behaving. So here is my alternative offering: zoodles (zucchini noodles) and meat sauce that is packed with veggies. Click on through to follow me on this delicious adventure.

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