Italian Summer Pasta {Vegan Pasta Salad}

Italian Summer Pasta for hot summer days! This vegan pasta salad is tossed with crushed tomatoes, herbs, and olives, with a drizzle of olive oil and some vinegar to brighten things up. It couldn’t be easier to make or more delicious to eat.

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Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh Tacos!!! These vegetarian tacos are made with an easy vegan taco filling made from tempeh. They’re super fast to make, healthy, and delicious, and the vegan taco meat is full of plant-based protein.

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Chocolate Black Bean Smoothie

A rich and creamy healthy chocolate smoothie loaded with protein thanks to a secret ingredient that you totally can’t taste – beans! It’s like a chocolate protein shake but made without any weird ingredients. Naturally sweetened with just banana and dates, this bean smoothie is totally vegan and dairy-free, and I promise it’s delicious!

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6 Spring Vegetarian Recipes to Welcome the Season

Spring produce has started popping up in the stores, and after what has felt like a particularly long winter, I’m loving all of the fresh new flavours – so let’s celebrate them with these 6 Spring Vegetarian Recipes!

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

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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