Anyone else a fan of the classic Snickers bars?
They're the perfect combination of caramel, peanuts and chocolate and, in my opinion, the BEST candy bar out there. (If you're ready to debate this, feel free to drop me a comment down below!)
If you're like me and love a good chocolate bar now and again, but you also have goals to look & feel like your best and healthiest self - you've come to the right place.
This is literally the EASIEST way to satisfy that candy bar craving with three simple, healthy(ish) ingredients for about 100 calories per serving. Yup, that's all! Just 3 delicious ingredients, a bit of freezing time, and you've got yourself a healthy version of everyone's fave candy bar.Read More
Hands up for anyone who’s tried 2019’s latest food craze: the celery juice diet? I tried it, and I’m calling bulls**t on it.
Diet “experts” and celebrities alike are touting celery as the cure for many things: chronic illness, inflammation, infertility, gut and skin issues, mental health problems… the claim being that if you drink a 16oz glass of celery juice every morning on an empty stomach within 10 minutes of waking up, that you’ll reap all sorts of benefits to help whatever it is that ails you and basically become Gwyneth Paltrow.Read More
From whey to soy to sprouted hemp, protein powders come in all forms and flavours. And they are everywhere! With the dozens of options, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, if any. Some are hard to digest, some taste like crap and others contain a bunch of additives. We know that including more protein in our diets has many benefits but it can be hard to do. As a lover of smoothies and proats (protein oatmeal), I wanted to explore a more natural form of protein powder, one that my body may be able to digest, absorb and use better. And one that is more sustainable. And just like that, crickets crawled into my life. Well not really, but I decided to give cricket powder a try. Consuming insects is not new to the world, however it’s a relatively new food source to Western cultures. Slowly crickets are making their way to our grocery store aisles and now you can order cricket powders, flours, bars and snacks online very easily.Read More
I don’t know about you guys, but I love squash! Although squash is a great fall dish I absolutely love it year round. Here is a quick and simple recipe for butternut squash risotto ☺Read More
I usually get asked quite often about whether various diet types and eating patterns - like keto, paleo and intermittent fasting - ACTUALLY work to help you achieve your weight loss/fat loss goals.
The short answer? It depends.
Some (not all!) of these diet types can work, but they don’t necessarily work for everyone. To be honest, it all boils down to your lifestyle and whether this way of eating can be sustainable in the long-term. (Because we all know that the “quick fixes” never truly last.)
And while I know that many of them are backed by scientific research and can give you some sort of “structure” to follow, there’s truly SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE that it’s difficult (& frankly, pretty overwhelming!) to have to trudge through all of the journals, articles and research papers in order to figure out which one actually works for you.Read More
I’ve always had a sweet tooth. Sometimes I struggle to understand people who prefer savoury things (do they know how good dessert is?!) But I realized a few months ago that I don’t actually have a sweet tooth — I have a “chocolate tooth.” Case in point: if I’m out to dinner with my husband or friends and we share a dessert that doesn’t have chocolate in it, nine times out of ten I will still want chocolate when I get home. The struggle is real, people!Read More
This was a recipe I stumbled upon, of course on Pinterest, when I was looking for a quick, easy, and healthy recipe to snack on while at work or pre and post workout. It’s “Apple Pie” Oat Bars! The recipe is so simple and tasty and was actually posted by a mother to help have her little ones have a healthy treat. I thought, why not try it out?Read More
Ever made your own version of Starbucks' bistro box at home?
This is one of my favourite ways to bring a variety of healthy snacks along with me wherever I go! Not only will it be faster, fresher & cheaper, but you can also add whatever ingredients you're feeling (or whatever you have available) for an endless amount of variety.Read More
For all those smoothie bowl lovers, here’s a quick smoothie bowl recipe where you can whip up your smoothie bowl in just 5 minutes! This recipe is filled with all natural and healthy ingredients to start your day off right. Enjoy!Read More
Is there any food more universally comforting than a bowl of soup?
If you ask Lola Adeyemi, founder of It’s Souper, she’ll kindly tell you probably not and offer up one of her four Afro-Fusion gourmet soups to put the debate to rest. With an accomplished background in IT and no food industry experience, apart from her love of cooking, Adeyemi was craving to share something with the world that would not only fuel her entrepreneurial spirit but also appeal to a diverse community, something everyone could share in.Read More
What does your breakfast look like? What do you have for lunch? Is dinner your favourite time of the day? Today I’m letting you all in my kitchen to take your through what I eat in a day. On an average day, I have 3 BIG meals and probably anywhere from 3-5 snack breaks throughout the day. In this post, I am breaking down what I eat, what I cook, when I (usually) eat, and all that fun stuff (who doesn’t love talking about food?), so here we go!Read More