Massaged Kale Salad With Cranberries

This easy Kale Salad with Cranberries is made with sweet Tuscan kale. A simple dressing is massaged into the kale to make the leaves tender. Topped with feta and served with quinoa, this is a perfect salad for packed lunches or potlucks.

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What’s Good This Week

1. How long can you reasonably use a set of monthly contact lenses if you’re not wearing them daily? Asking for a friend… 2. I haven’t yelled in six days. Six whole days. This is pretty major because I’m not someone who has much of a filter in the first place, and parenting a threenager… 

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No Sugar Banana Bran Muffins

No Sugar Banana Bran Muffins! These refined sugar free banana muffins are sweetened with nothing but bananas and dates. Made with whole wheat flour, oats, lots of bran, and studded with walnuts and banana chunks, these healthy bran muffins make a great breakfast, snack, or lunchbox treat. 

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I Hate Breastfeeding

I hate breastfeeding and I’m here to talk about it! I thought that perhaps, somewhere, someone out there needs to hear that I – the Nutrition Lady – too, hate breastfeeding, and that it might be helpful to hear how I’m trying to get my head around stopping, even as we’re bombarded with breast is best messaging, even with 10 years of nutrition education.

What’s Good This Week

We watched the National Geographic documentary Free Solo last weekend, which is about this legitimately insane dude who does a free solo climb (all alone, no ropes or support) of the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. That’s 900m / 3000 feet of vertical climbing with no rope. I had legit chest pains… 

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lentil shepherd's pie on a blue plate topped with chives

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie! This vegan shepherd’s pie recipe is easy to make in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Simply top with mashed potatoes for a healthy gluten-free vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, Cottage Pie, or whatever else you want to call it! 

greek yogurt mashed potatoes in a wooden bowl with small bowls of yogurt and chives to the side

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes is an easy and deliciously creamy healthy mashed potatoes recipe you can make ahead. Learn about the best potatoes for mashing, how to add lots of flavour, and why I love to make mashed potatoes with skin on for an extra nutritious side dish!

What’s Good This Week

My big boy turned three last week and I can hardly believe it. It seems like only yesterday he was a tiny newborn curled up on my chest, with a deeply furrowed brow and a perpetually concerned look on his face. This boy made me a mamma, and although we are in the throes of… 

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Miso Veggie Soup in a Jar

This Miso Veggie Soup is the DIY instant soup recipe you’ve been waiting for! Just stuff shredded veggies into a jar with miso paste and seasonings, add boiling water, and wait 10 minutes. That’s it! You’ve got delicious vegan miso soup! Perfect for meal prep, packed lunches, and make-ahead meals. 

A Mindful Eating Exercise

Whether you have a healthy relationship with food or are working towards one, we can all benefit from mindfulness. Here’s a simple mindful eating exercise I’ve been using lately that I hope you’ll find useful.

What’s Good This Week

Over the last week I gave myself permission to get less stuff done. I met up with one friend for lunch and a long walk, had another friend over for lunch, and met another still for coffee. I sorted through an enormous pile of clothes we’d been given by some friends with older kids, and… 

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