Quick Meals!

I’m often making quick meals on the go. I feel like most people can relate. We’re all short on time and in a rush to make fast and easy meals. The hard part is creating meals that are healthy so we aren’t tempted to eat anything we can get our hands on. Worst still is grabbing takeout and fast food when we’re in a rush.

I find by sticking to some staple meals I’m able to quickly whip them together in no time at all. By always keeping staple items on hand at home it will make your life so much easier. I also make bigger batches of rice, baked oats and porridge so I have left overs for the next day. I love taking left over porridge to work for breakfast and then I add some berries to it and hemp hearts. That will keep me feeling full long and I wont have to spend money buying an unhealthy breakfast option on the go.

I always make extra sweet potato, white or yellow potatoes in my pressure cooker too. I just use the extra for lunch the next day for my hubby and I. I just add some seasoning to it and eat it with a hearty salad. It’s a simple, fast and nutritious meal!

I love making things like chia pudding in a Mason jar too. I make a few days worth of chia pudding and then we have the perfect breakfast for work or a great go to snack. I don’t have to worry about what to make because that meal is covered. Simple tips like this help keep us on track and because it’s so nutritious it will give us ample energy for our busy lives!

I’ve added below my new YouTube video. It’s another What I Eat in a Day video This edition is Quick Meal Ideas that are healthy and super fast to create.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Health, Joy and Positive Vibes,

~ Debbie

Vegan Shopping at Target!

Hi everyone! If your celebrating Easter then Happy Easter weekend as well!

My newest video on my YouTube channel is a Target Haul. As a Canadian I really miss having Target here! I always seemed to find good deals and I loved how it was one stop shopping. I could meet all our needs shopping in only one store.

I now have to cross the border to shop there and boy do I love my shopping trips there! I cross the border every so often to do some shopping at various stores. I’m looking for products that I can’t find here and want to try out. I’m not crossing the border looking for deals because let’s face it there aren’t that many.

My favorite part about visiting Target is that cute dollar store ish area where you can find random stuff in. Birthday party stuff, decorative items, craft supplies, etc.

The kids and I also love checking out the cute t-shirts they always have. From Gilmore Girls, Stranger Things to cute Avocado shirts. Such awesome finds!

What do you like best at Target? Let me know in the comments below.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Health & Positive Vibes,

~ VeganMommyDee

Canadian shopping trip at Trader Joe’s!

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all doing magnificent today!

Last week I visited Trader Joe’s food market for the first time! I’m Canadian and we don’t have those stores here unfortunately. We cross the border from time to time to do some shopping and decided to check our Trader Joe’s. It was a nice store with quite a few vegan options which was great. It wasn’t very big but it was packed with some pretty good finds however. To my American friends please let me know what items I should check out the next time I go there in the comments. That would be very helpful!

I decided to film a new video of my food Haul for you guys to see what goodies I picked up! Check it out! I’ll post link below. Please like & subscribe to my channeif you haven’t already. I’d love to see my wellness community grow on YouTube as well. Thanks!

Have a wonderful day!

Health, Joy & Positive Vibes,

~ VeganMommyDee

Roll Into Spring Energy Balls!

Hello everyone!!!

I hope you’re all doing well and life is good. Happy Spring! It’s been on the chilly side where I live still but slowly there is improvement. Spring is finally upon is for real this time. No more snow & ice storms!

I wanted to share another easy recipe with you all. I make a variety of energy balls as you know because I love how easy they are to make. I keep them in the fridge and then they are always ready for us to take on the go or when we have guests over. It’s the perfect snack! Depending on what you put in them they can sure be a power house of nutrition too! I love how you can add all types of new ingredients and create a new goodie. I love treats that make me feel good, provide my body with much needed energy and nutrients. They need to taste yummy too of course!

I played around with some new ingredients this time because I found Banana Flour at Homesense. I just had to use it in something right away! Banana flour … that’s an amazing find! I hope you all enjoy my yummy Spring Energy Balls as much as I do!

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Have an amazing weekend!

~ Debbie

Life is Short so Live it Up!

I used to be afraid of change until I realized that you miss out on too many opportunities living this way. I didn’t feel like I was smart enough or capable of going for these goals I wanted to accomplish. I felt like taking risks and going for new opportunities or goals was unacceptable as a parent because it was too risky. The problem with this way of thinking I learned is that your children start to have limiting beliefs about themselves as well as they observe our behaviors.

The people we surround ourselves with influence our decisions and either become our cheer leaders or our obstacle stopping us from our goals. I believe that was one of the reasons why I didn’t go for it and jump into new challenges. My former partner made sure I knew how little I could do on my own. He made me feel insignificant and small. He also made sure I had lots of obstacles ahead of me so that I would surely decide I couldn’t set my goals.

I hit a point where all of a sudden I had enough of the negative talk and energy around me. I decided to start my fitness journey and also go back to school part time. I was made to feel guilty about not being the best stay at home mom I could be anymore. I now had to focus a lot of it time to these new life challenges and goals I had set in place for myself. I put up with the negative talk but kept pushing through. I believed that both of my new goals would one day benefit my children and everything would be worth it in the end.

I waited too long perhaps to finally set my self free. There will never be a perfect time or situation so you just have to go for it. When your gut feeling tells you its time o start a new chapter then that means it’s the perfect time.

Life is short and yet we create all these rules upon ourselves and limitations. What’s the worst thing that could happen to you if you peruse something and it doesn’t work out like you imagined? You still learned from this experience and you will never live with the regret of not trying.

My cousin who was also my best friend passed away suddenly of Cancer years ago and it was a wake up call for me in so many ways. I finally saw how little time we have on this earth in this lifetime. Why are we wasting time living at a standstill when we can truly be living beyond our dreams? Taking those risks, trying new things setting those goals, and saying YES to those amazing life experiences when they come our way!

I say lets make 2019 a year where we set our worries and limiting beliefs aside. Let’s strive to learn and experience more! We are truly capable of living a magnificent life if we only allow ourselves to.

I hope you all have a wonderful week! Let me know in the comments below if you plan on taking the plunge into a new adventure!

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I will leave you with these affirmations that will be helpful in reminding you that your amazing and special!

The 10 Foods I buy Every Week …

I get often get asked what my top foods that I buy are. I decided to make a little video showing you just that. These are staple foods that I buy every single week without fail. I buy organic as much as possible in order to minimize our exposure to unnecessary toxins as well.

Let me know what your weekly staples are in the comments below or on my video comments!

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Love, Health & Positive Vibes

~ Debbie