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. ❤️