Clean Carbohydrates: simple and complex

Carbohydrates are a key part of my diet. They are one of my main sources of energy so I always try to pick “clean” sources of simple and complex carbohydrates. I try to eat foods that aren’t processed or are minimally processed. Complex carbs examples: oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, barley, 100% whole grain bread, 100% whole grain pasta, beans, lentils, …

Fresh Fruit vs. Dried Fruit

The problem with dried fruit is a serving size is never really enough! I can (accidentally) eat 8 dried apricots (160 calories), no problem. It’s a lot harder for me to accidentally eat 8 fresh apricots. Due to their shrunken size, it can be challenging to remember what a true serving size looks like. While dried fruit can be a quick …

My Top 5 Most Used Meal Prep Tools

Normally, I’m the first person to skip past all the kitchen gadgets because they take up a lot of space, and really, how many times will you use it? Well, as I move into my 30th week of meal prepping, these are the things I find myself using regularly! I’ve listed them in order of importance. Also, I’m NOT sponsored by any …

67 Minute Meal Prep

67 minutes to meal prep and clean up (without help!). What’s keeping you from staying on track this week and reaching your goals? How much did this cost? This meal prep cost less than $75 dollars Canadian for 18 meals. This doesn’t include the other food I bought for snacks and smoothies. What did I prep? Breakfast: Oatmeal that will …

OODLES OF ZOODLES

YOU HAVE OPTIONS – I love noodles, zoodles and VOLUME. There’s nothing more frustrating than finishing your meal and still being hungry because a single serving simply isn’t enough. No matter what I eat I always add volume to my meal by eating a lot of veggies (salad, spinach, micro greens, kale, broccoli, etc). Same goes for when I eat …