the world’s best green smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie (5 of 19)

Is this the wrong time of year to post a smoothie recipe?  It’s not summer, so people aren’t hankering for a cold drink. It’s not January, so people aren’t looking for weight loss recipes.  I might be out of my mind to post this recipe right now, but I just love this smoothie so much I need to talk about it!  I first discovered this smoothie ingredient combo when I saw a post on Pinterest claiming to have The World’s Best Green Smoothie. I normally balk at these claims because anyone can make them. Heck! I’ve even made those claims … Read More

mexican stuffed baked potatoes

5 minute meal: Mexican Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Confessions of a major sweet potato lover. I’m not exactly your classic meat and potatoes type of cook. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. In my first decade of having moved out and cooked for myself I don’t think I ever once bought a potato. And I mostly ate vegetarian. And I make mixed up meals that don’t bode well with the “plate method” of balancing foods: You know 1/2 plate veggies, 1/4 plate starch, and 1/4 protein? Not for me. I’m a mixed up stirfry, stew, casserole type of gal.  So I never used to buy potatoes but I … Read More

how to control food cravings with one simple change

Black Bean Brownies

This article originally appeared on Kath Eats Real Food.  Kath is a Registered Dietitian and bakery shop owner who posts delicious recipes and informative nutrition articles. Check out her blog to be inspired by what a Dietitian really eats!  how to control food cravings with one simple change   I used to have a love/hate relationship with chocolate. I loved the taste, and the way it melted so decadently in my mouth.  I loved it so much I could eat it nonstop.  I hated that I WOULD eat it nonstop. I loved eating chocolate but I hated it for revealing my weakness. … Read More

batch cooking gallery

Meal Prep Mondays: Batch Cooking

Here’s an easy-to-find index of all the batch cooking plans here at Smart Nutrition.   

batch cooking volume 4: lunches & dinners!


I heart NY. It’s an iconic t-shirt and mug phrase and I used to think it was a little egotistical of NY to plaster it all over their touristy souvenirs. I mean, who do you think you are NY? Doesn’t everyone love their home state or province? Why do you get to be known for “I heart NY?” Well, we just got back from NY visiting family who recently moved there and guess what?  I heart NY too! They got me! It really is just such an amazing place that you can’t help but love it! From the hustle and bustle … Read More

sausage squash and apples: a fall casserole


I thought I loved fall. I thought I knew what fall was all about. But I was all wrong.  In Winnipeg we do get all four seasons. The year is unfairly unbalanced in favour of winter though. I’m talking 6 months of winter, 2 months of spring, 3 months of summer, and if we’re lucky, 1 month of fall. For about two weeks the leaves turn red, orange, and yellow then fall for the next couple of weeks. Occasionally the whole season is ruined by an onslaught of rain. For someone who loves fall, this is a tragedy.  My in-laws visited … Read More

morning glory oats


What do you get when you mash together carrot cake, apple spice cake, and a pina colada? Morning glory oats!  Initially that may all sound a bit strange and as though there’s too much going on but it magically all comes together as one glorious concoction.  Last week a friend asked me what some of my “go-to” dinner recipes are. I just stared at her with a lot of “umms” and “ahhs” and “well…..s”  coming out of my mouth. I couldn’t think of anything. Not even one recipe! I couldn’t think of anything that I make over and over again. I figured … Read More