So last weekend, I was home alone for dinner and didn’t really know what to make. My parents were out for dinner so I didn’t have a lot of leftovers, and I didn’t feel like ordering in. It was a pretty chilly night, and I wanted something that would give me all the warm feels I needed to stay comfy and cozy! I really felt like pasta, but we had no pasta sauce on hand. So I looked at the ingredients I had in the kitchen, and whipped up this delicious and easy lemon shrimp pasta recipe that I can’t even believe I made myself! It turned out so well, it was so good and pretty healthy if I say so myself!Read More
Protein shakes are one of the easiest and most versatile snacks (or meals!) ever. Just throw a few of your favourite, nutrient-rich ingredients into a blender, add a scoop of protein powder, and bam - you’ve got yourself a delicious protein shake. Not only are these bad boys super easy-to-pack and take with you on the go, but the flavour combinations are absolutely endless!Read More
Have you ever tried food journaling? Tracking what you eat and when. Sometimes people do this as a useful way pin down food sensitivities they might be experiencing and discover patterns. Most often people do it to stay accountable with what they eat in order to achieve weight loss.Read More
This feature is a favourite of mine! CEDAR Juice is a product I discovered after my hot pilates class at a Loblaws just across the road, since then I have been enjoying their products as pre and post workouts. My personal favourite at the moment is their Activated Charcoal Lemon+Aide, it's a perfect detox. I hope after taking a look at this Q&A with responses from Calvin and Vipin from CEDAR Juice that you too enjoy their yummy and energizing juices, kombuchas and spreads.Read More
Let’s talk about protein. It doesn’t really need an introduction. most of us know that it is one of the three major macronutrients that make up your diet (the other two being fat and carbohydrates).
From supplements to energy bars, there are hundreds of products where we can get our protein from. there are even diets completely based on upping your protein game, such a the paleo diet.
We also get protein from meats, such as chicken, pork, etc. This is my least favourite kind of way to get protein. I like meat, but i’m not a big meat eater. I basically have cut red meat, and lean more towards fish and seafood. The problem with that, well, is sometimes I feel like my body isn’t getting enough fuel to properly function throughout my day.Read More
Winter is the perfect time for getting busy in the kitchen & baking healthy treats! Take it from me when I say that this recipe is the place to start! What’s better than a mouthwatering, warm, chocolatey, crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside cookie that’s filling, satisfying, nutritious & absolutely DELICIOUS?
These cookies are made with simple real food ingredients, vegan, gluten, dairy, refined sugar, dairy, egg & nut-free! They’re full of plant-based protein, fibre, good carbs, healthy fats & naturally sweet flavour… basically, what I’m trying to say is that you can’t go wrong with them! The best part? You can feel totally awesome about eating these because they’re actually good for you & won’t give you the same spike & crash in blood sugar as store-bought oatmeal cookies.
Without further ado, let’s get right to the recipe. I’d hate to make you wait any longer!Read More
Behold, my High Protein Carrot Cake.
This is the kind of cake you can bring over to your Valentine’s house for a romantic night in and they’d NEVER EVEN GUESS that it’s actually healthy, too. (Like, 14g of protein per slice healthy…) It tastes so delicious, especially right out of the oven, and is the perfect combination of nutty, spicy and carrot-y. (Is carrot-y even a word?)Read More
At this point, I think it’s safe to say that we are all aware how bad sugar is for us. I’m sure that some of you may have even set yourself the goal of ‘cutting down on sugar’ as part of your new year’s resolutions. Well, unfortunately for us, removing sugar completely from our diets is an uphill battle. From granola, to tomato sauce, to salad dressings, to smoothies - sugar has a sneaky way of creeping into our diet, even if we are trying everything we can to avoid it.Read More
For my first post, I thought I would tackle a subject that is near and dear to my heart: protein bars (without 100 ingredients and ones you can actually pronounce!) While I’m a big advocate of choosing foods in their natural and whole state whenever possible, sometimes we have to turn to alternative options when work, school, family (aka LIFE) gets in the way and disrupts our best laid plans. With that said, here’s a guide to some of the most popular bars on the market. I hope you find this information helpful in your quest to eat healthier, no matter what life throws your way!Read More
This Chicken Soyaki macro bowl is the perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat. It’s crisp, fresh, flavourful and absolutely delicious - like taking a bite out of a chicken summer roll, without the rice paper. Try this recipe the next time you want to shake up your lunch meal prep routine!
Getting back into the swing of things in the new year is never fun, everyone is tired, sick and coming off of a major sugar high. To help me bounce back from the mountains of cookies I’ve consumed over the last month and bikini body ready in 3 weeks (gasp) I’ve started following the Fab Four principles set by Kelly Leveque; focusing my meals around fat, fiber, protein and greens.Read More
If you read my article last month about healing my body after years of diet abuse, you know I laid bare my broken and sick body and my deep desire to be healthy, to be mentally alert, to feel strong and in control and eventually get back in the gym enjoying lifting weights. I really wanted to touch in with Healthy is Hot readers and give you an honest update of where my journey is at and if these changes are working for me. What I am currently working on as a part of my healing process is a sustainable relationship with food. To be active, to be healthy, you need food. To think clearly, to perform in any way you need to fuel your body.Read More
My life has changed dramatically over the last two and a half years. I have been so lucky to have had two pregnancies, delivering two healthy baby girls. After having my babies, my body has changed. Well, duh right? I was expecting that it would of course! What I was not expecting was just how much I would have to change my fitness and nutrition regimen to get back into shape.Read More