Health Benefits of Kale

Happy National Kale Day! National Kale Day.org proposed National Kale Day the first Wednesday of October, and I thought I’d give a lil 411 on the health benefits of kale, how magnificent this leafy green is, and why you will want to add it to your diet! What Does Kale Taste Like? It’s in the…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

I’m always craving specific foods in one way or another, and when Chocolate and Peanut Butter came to mind, I immediately thought of the 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes recipe, and tossed in the ingredients for that Chocolate and Peanut Butter tastiness. Ever get so excited in making something, it just falls into place, and tastes…

Chili Omelette

During my Operation Zombie Fit, I came across this recipe on Instagram from Mike Dolce of The Dolce Diet, and was quickly inspired to recreate his 6 Egg Chili Omelette. It’s been over a year since I’ve made a drastic change in the way I eat, and by fluke I came across Mike while watching UFC, learning how…

How to Make Basic Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

As Labour Day weekend passed, I was reminded of my family making homemade tomato sauce, and suddenly craved a bowl of pasta. Reminiscing on how my family would buy bushels of tomatoes, fill the laundry basin with water to wash and clean them, then in an obnoxiously large pot, cook the tomatoes over a cast…

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

I love coming across simple recipes that require little effort, and this pancake recipes calls for 3 ingredients – 2 Eggs and 1 Banana. – That’s it! BUT, if you want to get a lil fancy here are two alternatives that have become a favorite at home… You can use any preferred flour, I like…

Tuna Stuffed Avocado

This is from a late lunch I whipped up in a matter of minutes – pretty convenient when you are limited for time and need something healthy to eat! I was surprisingly full, half way through, but that didn’t stop me from finishing! With a can of Tuna, mixed with raw veggies and seasoned with…

Salmon in Rice Paper

If you are looking for a Gourmet Salmon Recipe, look no further! This dish not only presents beautifully, but is delicious and easier to make than you would think. You can also replace the filling with a variation of your favorite ingredients. Another filling version I like to make is with Rolled Oats, Coconut Flakes,…

Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Who doesn’t like whipped cream? Now imagine eating a healthy alternative to whipped cream *yum* I first introduced this simple concoction of whipped coconut milk as a topping from my recipe for Organic Vanilla Cupcakes, and now I use it on anything and everything! From using it as a dip as shown in the photo…

Antioxidant Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast bowls are AMAZING to start your day, or to have as a mid-day or evening snack. I start my day with a breakfast bowl, as it is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals to nourish my body after a good nights sleep. Adding antioxidant foods, is an added bonus for your healthy in offsetting…

Chicken Pomegranate Salad

One thing I love most is creating a dish from whatever I have on hand, and this Chicken Pomegranate Salad was born. It’s the best way to consume the food you have, and you can come up with some pretty interesting recipes. The easiest thing about creating a salad is combining your favorite ingredients, and finishing…

Quinoa Avocado Salad

When it comes to creating healthy salads, there is truly an unlimited supply of creativity when it comes to combining ingredients and flavors. During the summer, I’ve been making salads not just to accompany a main dish, but to be my main dish. Quinoa is so versatile, whether used as a breakfast dish, warm or…

Deconstructed Grilled Chicken Salad

This deconstructed grilled chicken salad is an easy peasy salad to prepare and is super tasty too. I pan fried the chick breast on a grill pan on the stove top.  Seasoned with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper. This salad consists of: Grilled Chicken Breast Baby Spinach Leaves Hard Boiled…

Fit & Healthy Cooking Class

I am super excited to announce the premier of many Cooking Classes to come, through my company Zanté Lifestyle. Thursday, August 29, 2013, I will be hosting a cooking class at the lovely Kitchen Studio in Yorkville The “Fit & Healthy” cooking class, which as you can guess, will feature health inspired recipes, where you…

Introducing Zanté Lifestyle

I posted a few weeks ago or so that I had some exciting news to share, and the time is now! 😀 If you’ve noticed, I’ve been M.I.A. with my on and offline communications. First I just want to apologize if it felt like I was ignoring/avoiding you – totally not my intention. I put…

Brown Sugar and Vanilla Quinoa

If there is one thing I enjoy the most, is a good nutritious breakfast bowl – and it doesn’t even have to be breakfast to enjoy. Get creative and mix it up by using your favorite Seeds/Grains/Yogurt as a base, topped off with your favorite fruits, nuts, seeds… the options are endless! If you like…

Hummus with a twist

Here’s a sure way to give the traditional hummus recipe a twist! I love hummus, don’t get me wrong.  It’s great as a dip, spread, or topping, but I thought I’d give the ol’ hummus recipe a twist with a variation of flavors that are healthy and delicious! I’ve come up with the following delicious…