What A Nutrition Educator Eats

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We’re moving back to Calgary today.

We’re moving back to Calgary today. Hey, hey, we’ve moving back to Calgary TODAY!

But this isn’t our average ‘ol move, this is a move of epic proportions because we’ve decided to make this a road trip move.

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Montreal to Calgary. 9 days, 2 dogs, a cooler full of RISE Kombucha, and a propane cooking stove. This is going to be epic.

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After AMJ Campbell picks up our stuff later today, Kevin, the dogs and I will start making our way westward. We have no plans, no expectations… we’re just going to drive.

Also, it’s Friday which means it’s our second installment of What A Nutrition Educator Eats – where I hit you up with new meal ideas, go-to quick snacks and healthy choices that I live out on the daily.

My intention with this series is to share with you some of the meal ideas that I use to fuel my body when I’m on the go and in need of something healthy, quick and nourishing. This series is not a documentation of all the things I ate in a given day. It is not a replacement of my daily recipe posts and is not meant to give the impression that, in order to be healthy, you need to be thinking about food 24/7. I don’t think about food 24/7 and highly suggest you don’t either (there’s so much more to life than food!)

Let’s get this delicious party started!

Stir-Fry-Breakfast

I get my veggies in early by frying them up with some apple cider vinegar, spices and a bit of oil. This bowl has onions, mushrooms, broccoli, kale and bits of chicken.

Protein-Smoothie

Instead of drinking up my smoothies in a glass, I serve them in a bowl and top them off with fruit, grains, nuts or seeds so that I take longer eating them.

Cauliflower-Salad

Cauliflower salad for breakfast. ‘Nough said.

Curry-Chicken-and-Veggies

My all-time favorite chicken marinade is a mixture of gluten-free soy sauce and red curry paste.

Lettuce-Burger

If you’re grain-free, opt to have your burger served up with a couple leaves of romaine instead of the bun. One of our favorite burger places in Montreal is Jukebox Burgers.

Roasted-Vegetables-and-Salmon

Lemon juice and arugula goes great with barbecued salmon and roasted veggies… a gluten-free, dairy-free meal our friends made up for us during our last week in Montreal.

BeefStew-and-Kale

Coq au vin is one of my very favorite stews. We used to enjoy stew with loads of crusty bread, but now I like mine on a big bed of kale and rice.

Snack-Plate

Snack plates are my favorite when I can’t commit to eating just one thing. This plate is loaded up with hummus, carrots, fresh fennel, wild rice, romaine lettuce, pickles and chicken.

BlueberryPlantains

I fried up some plantains with coconut oil and a sprinkle of cinnamon. After they were out of the pan, I topped them with hemp seeds (for protein) and fresh blueberries.

AlmondFlour-Cupcake

We ordered gluten-free, dairy-free cupcakes from Almond Butterfly for our friend’s birthday this week. They were SO good that we each ate two!

Now it’s your turn –

What’s your favorite way to get your veggies in?

Is there a bakery in your area that serves up healthier alternatives?

I know a bunch of women who are drying to know your tips and tricks ;)

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  1. I LOVE sneaking vegetables in to my breakfast, it makes me feel like im getting a headstart nutritionally, since it’s the norm to not get any in until lunch of supper.
    my favorite is a big bowl of steamed cauliflower topped with 2 eggs, nutritional yeast and hot sauce. YUM.

  2. Bon voyage Leanne !! Montreal already misses you ;)

    For those living in Montreal, if you haven’t been to Breathe on Notre-Dame street West (near Charlevoix), now is the time. Great smoothies, delicious salads and healthful gluten-free desserts !!

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