Mandarin roast chicken

Mandarin roast chicken

We eat a ton of whole chickens in this house! I’d say it’s in our rotation at least once every 2 weeks. It is just so convenient at feeding our family plus lots of leftovers for lunches. And to top it up I usually have a freezer full of carcasses that I use up for...
Apple and sausage stuffed acorn squash

Apple and sausage stuffed acorn squash

Another Sunday, another quash! And what better recipe to share then one where you don’t have to clean the dishes you are eating in. Seriously though! Edible bowls are the best kind of bowls. I used to be a little intimidated by the acorn squash. I know how silly...
Pumpkin oatmeal

Pumpkin oatmeal

If you have been following my recipes for a while, you may remember me saying I am not a huge fan of oatmeal texture. Maybe I just ate way too much in my first pregnancy, but it’s been touch and go for us since then! The thing is, I still force myself to eat it...
Warm baby kale salad

Warm baby kale salad

I have talked before about our bodies craving warm or cool foods depending on the season. And fall is the perfect example for this. Fall is usually synonym of soup season, or the good ole crockpot usually comes out of the cupboard a little more often. While salads...
Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

I have this tradition, if you can call it that, to batch make a bunch of soups and stock up the freezer. I think it started a few years back when I got a job working in an office. After a summer of eating my life in salads, I needed something else but still was...
Portobello mushroom egg cups

Portobello mushroom egg cups

Is this a twist on an egg cup? Or a twist on a stuffed mushroom? I don’t know but I can promise you it will taste the same either way! For those of you that know me, you are probably wondering why I am sharing a mushroom recipe. Because no, I don’t...
Green bean and tomato salad

Green bean and tomato salad

I’m sure I can’t be the only one trying hard to hold on to that sliver of summer we are having. Conveniently, our garden took forever to get going and is just starting to produce a half decent crop. So cue in all the fresh veggies. If you’ve been...
Peach and tomato gazpacho

Peach and tomato gazpacho

My husband always jokes that he doesn’t understand people who drink Caesar’s. It’s like a cold tomato soup and that makes no sense to him. So when I told him we were having gazpacho – which is a cold soup – for dinner last week, he...
Asian salmon salad

Asian salmon salad

I don’t know about you guys but I’m a sucker for a nice presentation. They say we eat with our eyes first and I would have to agree. It is way more appetizing to eat a nice looking plate than a goulash bowl! Although sometimes those are the best kind of...
Chocolate cherry smoothie

Chocolate cherry smoothie

I love the summer when it comes to grocery shopping. Especially when it comes to fruits! Fresh fruits are so abundant and some grocery stores are working really hard at sourcing local or at least Canadian. I love buying whatever is on sale but sometimes I get carried...
Apple and leek stuffed pork

Apple and leek stuffed pork

This summer has been such an odd one. I’ve only lived in Edmonton for a few years but I can’t recall ever seeing this much rain! But I am really enjoying how lush and green everything is. It must be what it’s like to live in Vancouver haha. We have finally been...
Summer salad rolls

Summer salad rolls

I love salads! I could eat one everyday. In fact I think I do on most days. But I can see why some people aren’t too fond since they can be a little boring. So for all my salad haters out there, this one is for you! I give you 3 different versions of a salad roll....
Cajun Mahi Mahi with Peach salsa

Cajun Mahi Mahi with Peach salsa

Sometimes all you need is a quick an easy dinner. And quick and easy shouldn’t mean out of a box or a can! There are lots of super nutritious quick meals and this one is totally one of them! I love fish as a protein because it’s super lean. I find in the summer I...
Strawberry avocado fudgesicles 

Strawberry avocado fudgesicles 

It’s no secret I love anything chocolate! I mean who doesn’t? And I think it’s safe to say fudgesicles were definitely one of my favorite treat growing up. So you better believe I was going to find a healthier way to make them then the store bought version. These...
Parsley pesto chicken skewers

Parsley pesto chicken skewers

I wouldn’t come out and say I have a green thumb but I’ve learned over the years how to grow a decent vegetable garden. What I can’t seem the manage though is a herb garden. I’ve attempted a variety of different herbs in a few different ways but every time I end up...
Cauliflower spinach smoothie 

Cauliflower spinach smoothie 

Don’t get me wrong, I love veggies! But some days it seems to be harder to get them in then others. On those days, I’m glad you can’t pretty much hide just about anything in a smoothie if the combination of ingredients is just right. Speaking of smoothies and...
Roasted beets and goat cheese salad

Roasted beets and goat cheese salad

It almost here!! In a few days we can officially say summer in here. And what goes better with summer then salad and a patio? It’s totally convenient how our bodies naturally crave cooler foods in the summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t include some roasted...
Thai coconut curry soup 

Thai coconut curry soup 

Soups are a huge favorite in this house. Well mostly with me but as long as there’s meat in them my husband will go along. Until this recipe came along! He really loves this one and so do I. This soup most definitely has a bit of a kick that is complemented so well by...
Roasted red peppers and chickpea sandwich 

Roasted red peppers and chickpea sandwich 

Sandwiches are a popular option when it comes to lunch food and that’s probably because they are easy and convenient to make. And the combinations are endless from PB and J to ham and cheese and everything in between. I love a good sandwich like anybody else but I...
Homemade BBQ sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce

The trees are finally starting to turn green which means spring is well underway. Although we tend to use the BBQ even in the winter at our house, the summer is usually synonym of grilling more often. And what’s a good cook out if you don’t have to right condiments?!...
I worked out today!

I worked out today!

I know big deal right… I got a workout in. But to me this is a big deal. Ever since my son was born, I have been thinking about when and how I was going to rekindle the love between me and the gym downstairs. And for the longest time that’s all I did was think. But...
Blueberry breakfast bars

Blueberry breakfast bars

I used to love grocery shopping. Well don’t get me wrong, I still do but the logistic of getting all the food in the cart with the car seat in there gives me a headache. And this winter was a cold one so if I could avoid getting out of the car and into the -20 weather...
Fish tacos with pineapple salsa

Fish tacos with pineapple salsa

Finally! The sun is shinning and the snow is melting! It may still be a tad early to say that summer is coming but these warmer temperatures sure have me excited and thinking about all these mouth watering summery dishes. And it’s never too early to make it feel like...
Roasted cauliflower curry

Roasted cauliflower curry

I don’t know about you but I tend to be a visual eater first. I mean, what better feeling than eating a plate full of vibrant colors. It just makes me feel like by eating the rainbow I’m getting the most out of my food nutrition wise. And while that may be true,...
Berry-lime Chia Jam

Berry-lime Chia Jam

Not too long ago I started making my own yogurt. I’ve been trying to include more homemade foods to our fridge and pantry, and yogurt seemed like an easy enough addition to my repertoire! Making plain yogurt is actually pretty simple and it taste delicious, but...
Gentle movements for early postpartum

Gentle movements for early postpartum

After my daughter was born I was itching to get back to my normal workout routine, running and practicing yoga. Boy was I in for a surprise! Everything about my body was different. I had to slow down my thoughts about exercise to adjust to this new (and wonderful)...
Introducing solid foods to your baby

Introducing solid foods to your baby

This is an exciting time for parents, the time to start feeding your baby some food. And whether you decide to go the traditional route with purees or the baby-led weaning route, there are a few things you should consider first. You may wonder if your baby is ready...
Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

We’ve talked about the benefits of probiotics for immunity before but did you know they can benefit your body through pregnancy also? Studies have shown a few benefits of including probiotics in your diet when you are pregnant. Besides the fact that it could...
Walnut crusted salmon

Walnut crusted salmon

You may not be aware but March is Endometriosis Awareness month. For this occasion, I thought I would share a recipe that is endometriosis friendly, but first; what is Endometriosis? It is a disorder that unfortunately affects an estimated 176 million women...
Salmon pizza

Salmon pizza

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza but ever wish pizza was good for you? What if I was to tell you it can be! That’s right, you heard me. Pizza can be super nourishing. It’s all about the ingredients you choose. And a prime example is this salmon...
Healthy carrot muffins

Healthy carrot muffins

We’ve been busy in the McTeer household since the holidays hence the lack of activity! We relocated our family to a small acreage just outside of Edmonton and we took some time to settle in, get organized and get to know our area. But I’m back! With lots...
New Years Resolutions VS Lifestyle Improvements

New Years Resolutions VS Lifestyle Improvements

We’ve been in the New Year for just over a week now. Most people see this as the time to set up new goals for themselves, set resolutions to improve their diet or health. The start of a new year means a new start for the calendar and we tend to associate this...
Mood boosting foods

Mood boosting foods

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. We will only have daylight for 7 and a half hours. That’s not a lot! But the good news is, days are only getting longer from now on until the summer. These really short days can really take a toll on...
Holiday stress: tackling it through nutrition!

Holiday stress: tackling it through nutrition!

Let’s be honest, as joyful as the Christmas season can be, it also tends to be pretty stressful. Whether you are hosting, traveling to see family, or trying to find the perfect gift for everyone special in your life, all of this can add up and create a lot of...
Carrot, ginger and turmeric soup

Carrot, ginger and turmeric soup

Winter is just the perfect time for soup! This one is especially warm and comforting. Exactly what a soup should be! Sweet from the carrots with a little kick from the ginger, this soup also has amazing health benefits. Turmeric is quite the ingredient! It is known to...
Sugar, sugar!

Sugar, sugar!

Let’s talk about sugar! In reality, sugar (or carbohydrate) is present in just about anything we eat in some form or another. What I want to talk about today is sweeteners and refined sugars. Often time, pre-made food you can purchase in the store has some sugar...
Tackling morning sickness

Tackling morning sickness

Pregnancy is this marvelous life experience where you look amazing, and your hair is shinny, and your face is glowing and you feel great… except.. when you don’t. Although some women are fortunate to have easy pregnancy, it is very normal to experience...
Carrot and apple oat muffins

Carrot and apple oat muffins

Happy Friday! Like promised yesterday, I am sharing with you a recipe that will help your postpartum body reinstate hormonal balance. These muffins will do so by providing phytoestrogen-rich ingredients which will lead your system to slow down its production of...
Hormone Roller coaster

Hormone Roller coaster

Pregnancy can be a roller coaster of emotions. Postpartum can be an even bigger emotional roller coaster. And this is all thanks to our hormones, more specifically estrogen and progesterone. During pregnancy, the placenta produces high levels of progesterone, much...
The friendly bacteria.

The friendly bacteria.

To finish up our flu fighting serie, we wanted to address probiotics. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the other posts on antioxidants and vitamin D, make sure you do here and here! There’s even a bonus recipe you can find here. Probiotics are...
Away goes the bikini, out comes the vitamin D!

Away goes the bikini, out comes the vitamin D!

This week, we will address our need for vitamin D supplementation. The best way for the human body to synthesize this vitamin is through regular sun exposure. But as we all know, that can be difficult to achieve going into the winter months since we need to expose at...
Grapefruits and greens

Grapefruits and greens

Yesterday’s blog post was all about the benefits of antioxidants for the flu season which is upon us, but also for fertility support. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out already, you can here. Like I promised, here’s an easy recipe to include...
Pregnancy supplement: Folic acid vs Folate

Pregnancy supplement: Folic acid vs Folate

If you have already gone through pregnancy, you have probably heard of the benefits of folic acid. Most women are told by their physicians to take folic acid supplements once they are found to be pregnant or during the conception period, but did you know you can get...
Flax Balls

Flax Balls

Anyone that’s ever been to my house and looked in the fridge has seen the big Tupperware full of these delicious snacks! They are definitely a staple in our house for a few reasons but mostly because they are delightful. Luckily, they also have a few benefits,...
Welcome!

Welcome!

First off, I would like to welcome you to my page. This launch as been highly anticipated and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with you. I want to start off by telling you a little bit more about me! I am a wife and mother to the handsome boys in the...