Did you know that you can use beets as a natural food dye? just peel a beet and finely grate it. squeeze the grated beet over a small bowl. pink cookies for your valentine without any questionable dyes. 💕 (the sprinkles that my toddler insisted on adding are another story... but it’s all about balance!)
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! if this is your first vegan thanksgiving you might be at a loss of what to make (or maybe you've been eating a plant-based diet for awhile and just need some inspiration). don't worry, i've got you covered. these are, in my opinion, some of the best plant-based thanksgiving recipes out there. link to post in bio. enjoy!
Today we transitioned into a new part of this season of life: preschool. my baby is no longer such a baby, which is making me feel all the feels… but, i’m so excited to see how she blossoms with her new found independence. ❤️ this morning we packed her very first preschool snack and she was very much involved, from picking out what to bring with her to actually putting the food into the container. she chose to bring black beans, blueberries, raspberries, and a very berry muffin (you can find the recipe on my website under blog —> recipes). parents, if you’re having a tough time with your kid not eating snacks or lunches at school, try to get them involved with the packing aspect of it. sure, it takes a bit more time and patience, but it gets them more excited to eat their food because they are involved in choosing it. if your kid is wanting to pack all treats, then allow them “this” or “that” to ensure a healthy meal that’s not full of sugar. 😉
If you live in the lower mainland and are a parent to a plant-based kid, check out my talk “feeding little herbivores: nutrition for plant-based kids” on september 21st in port coquitlam. tickets are limited, get yours today! event information is linked in bio.
Spent some time at @cafe_orso getting the details together for my talk “feeding little herbivores: nutrition for plant-based kids” (details in profile!). it was a productive morning and i finally had the chance to try the @todieforff lemon loaf by @erinireland. it’s so good, guys. i can’t even. 🍋
Picking blueberries with her has been one of my favourite moments of the week, so far. ❤️
this summer has been busier than expected and this was the first time we’ve had the chance to walk through the blueberry farm this year. at almost three, she’s able to be helpful and really enjoyed filling up our bucket with one of her favourite types of fruit!
It’s back! 🙌🏻. my free e-book “a nutritionist’s guide to meal planning” is available on my website once again (and it’s prettier than ever!). get it via the direct link in my profile - start meal planning today!
I often find it difficult to prioritize exercise - there’s always something more pressing to do (or a toddler who’d really rather not sit in the stroller). but, i’m trying to make more of an effort to include moving my body as an important part of my day. this morning i put my almost-three-year-old in the jogging stroller and went for a good paced 45 minute walk. and? she only complained about being in the stroller for the last 15 minutes... i’ll take it! i hope this inspires you to get outside, even if you’re living your best #momlife and are having a hard time making yourself a priority.