Tips & Fun Facts

Taking the DIE out of diet: 5 simple tricks to improve food habits

Spring is here, which means many are looking to get into shape and perhaps obtain that bikini silhouette again! Do not do it through drastic dieting, since these might be damaging for the body and lead to results that you would not expect nor desire. Just start off by applying these five simple tricks! 1. Do not… Continue reading Taking the DIE out of diet: 5 simple tricks to improve food habits

Appetizer & Entrée, Recipe, Vegan

All Green Potage

Spring is here, so it is time to try out new fresh recipes like this vegan green potage to add to your meatless Mondays! And do you want to know a little secret? This soup tastes like pizza! 🍕 🌱 The tofu in this recipe is a great source of protein and is an excellent meat alternative.… Continue reading All Green Potage

Appetizer & Entrée, Main Course, Recipe, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegetarian

Fat Talk Free Week

Weight is just a number. Do not solely base yourself on this number and most importantly, do not let this number run your life! Ask yourself "Am I healthy? Am I happy the way I am?" 🙅🏼 This week, it is Fat Talk Free Week (Nov 7-11) ! 🚫  I encourage every single one of you… Continue reading Fat Talk Free Week

Main Course, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vegan ‘Meaty’ Mac & Cheese

Are you willing to try this healthier version of mac and cheese? This version is a vegan version and contains NO cholesterol and no dairy products! But it still gives you 17g of protein per portion, a considerable amount ! Servings: 4-6 portions Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 30 mins Ingredients: 3 cups of macaroni, uncooked 3/4 cup… Continue reading Vegan ‘Meaty’ Mac & Cheese

Dessert & Snack, Recipe, Vegan

Pumpkin Oat Squares

Are you often in a rush and need a 'to-go' snack? Since it is pumpkin season, you can make pumpkin oat squares and enjoy at work, in class, or even after your workout! Servings: 28 squares Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 20 mins + refrigeration Ingredients: 2 cups of hulled (without the shell) pumpkin seeds 2 cups… Continue reading Pumpkin Oat Squares

Appetizer & Entrée, Recipe, Vegan

Thai Pumpkin Potage

Are you looking for a hearty soup with a little kick to enjoy during this fall? This Thai inspired Pumpkin Potage is the recipe for you! With 15g of protein and 8g of fiber per serving, this soup is a great addition to your meals during cool fall evenings or you can double the portion and have… Continue reading Thai Pumpkin Potage

Dessert & Snack, Recipe, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Do you often like having salty snacks while watching TV or while working? Potato chips might be a solution but they are usually high in fat and salt. So why not roast up some pumpkin seeds and enjoy these crunchy bites? https://youtu.be/J8Wf2Eq7MzE Servings: 2-3 cups Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 45 mins Ingredients: Raw seeds from one… Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Dessert & Snack, Recipe, Vegetarian

Crunchy Apple Crumble

It's still apple season! Yay! So it is time to enjoy some delicious apple desserts! Here is my healthier version of a crunchy apple crumble! Servings: 10-12 Difficulty: Medium Preparation time: 1 hr Ingredients: 6 apples, cored and diced 1 tbp of cinnamon powder 2 tbs of flour 1 1/2 cup of oats 1/2 crushed almonds 1/4… Continue reading Crunchy Apple Crumble

Dessert & Snack, Recipe, Vegetarian

Red Bean Brownie

You do have a sweet tooth and love to indulge in chocolatey treats or desserts like brownies but feel guilty about it? Here is a way that you can enjoy this treat for a quarter of the caloric cost (scroll to the bottom of the page for nutrition values)! Servings: 16 squares Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 30mins Ingredients:… Continue reading Red Bean Brownie

Appetizer & Entrée, Recipe, Vegan

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot hummus can be enjoyed with vegetables as an afternoon snack or with whole wheat pita bread as a post-workout snack. Chick peas are a great source of plant protein and fibers. Protein and fibers help keep you full for longer. https://youtu.be/rFVogILVM0c Portions: Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 15 mins Ingredients: 2 cups of cooked or… Continue reading Beetroot Hummus