Healthy Eating Can Be Fun

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Note:  This was originally published June 10, 2018 on my old blog.

Like many of you, I get tired of cooking the same meals week after week. I love when I find new healthy recipes that the whole family enjoys. Not an easy task considering my husband, our two teenagers and myself all have different taste in food.


I am not a vegetarian nor a vegan.. but I have lost my appetite for most meats. I didn’t know there was a “label” for someone who eats the way I do. But isn’t there a label for everything nowadays? 🙂 As far as I can tell.. I eat a plant-based diet. 🌱


A person following a plant-based diet is not automatically vegan nor vegetarian. 

According to Forks Over Knives, a plant-based diet is […based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.]


My neighbour let me borrow her recipe book.. loved it so much bought my own!!! I have enjoyed each new recipe I have tried so far in the Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon. The recipes in here are easy and tasty. Food is fun again!! 😍

Here are some of those recipes…


Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats. I was so hungry I only took time to add raspberry and a dab of honey between the layers. Next time I will add more granola and some nuts or seeds. Both my teenagers and my husband enjoyed this. Winner!💪



10-spice vegetarian soup. I improvised a bit. It was good freshly made. But the whole family agrees that it was way better warmed-up the next day.




“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

― Hippocrates



I work at a daycare which is a nut 🥜 free environment. A friend introduced me to this wonder.. WowButter. It is a replacement for peanut butter. It even has stickers to put on your lunch containers. It tastes delicious.



Lunch idea derived from a Pinterest post. These ingredients were meant to be in a taco topped with guacamole. I did not have tacos. No avocados either (no guacamole). Made my own refried black beans (1st time ever). I used nacho chips layered with spinach, bell peppers and cheese. Love it. ❤️



It’s always a good time for a healthy snack. Plain Greek yogurt with pumpkin seeds, nuts of your choice and drizzled with honey. 🍯




Mixed greens salad w. dried cranberries, slices almonds and feta cheese. Beef chilli w. plain Greek yogurt and cheese topping. 🍴




I discovered sweet potato toast. Cut a sweet potato in slices, toast. Then add whatever toppings you want to enjoy.

The conclusion of this long post: FOOD CAN BE FUN

Yours in health, happiness and success, Nancy Shimmy

(506) 388-8894

Dieppe NB Canada

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