Inside Scoop: From recipes to personal stories, we share the Top 10 Blog Posts in 2017 as voted by our readership.
2017 was definitely a defining year for Naughty Nutrition. It’s the year that brought out who we are, our values and our true personalities into our business. While we started January 2017 with a ‘clean eating’ month (because we were following the trend), we soon realized that it’s not what we stand for, it’s not what we practice, and it’s not the way we want you or anyone to approach nutrition (fearing and demonizing food). Our values come from our deep love of food, of ourselves and of the world around us and we want to share that love with you! Don’t get us wrong, this doesn’t mean that we encourage an eat anything and everything mentality, but if you know us you may know that we like to approach nutrition, food and life with balance.
With that in mind, we’ve been reviewing all the content we have put out this year and how it has evolved, so we thought it woud be fun to do a countdown of our Top 10 Blog Posts in 2017, here you go:
10) VEGAN MASHED CHICKPEA SALAD
This is one of our favourite go-to lunches for when we want to avoid meat, but have something that is filling, packed with veggies, delicious and incredibly nutritious. Get the Mashed Chickpea Salad recipe.
8) 4 INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO CHOCOLATE FROSTING
This recipe has minimal ingredients, can be made in your blender, contains vegetables (which no one would EVER know, trust us, we don’t tell anyone how it’s made), and is incredibly chocolatey and delicious. The perfect healthy alternative. Get the Sweet Potato Frosting recipe.
7) BBQ BLACK BEAN AND CARAMELIZED ONION VEGGIE BURGER
These are not your regular veggie burgers because they are not only high in protein, gluten-free, contain healthy fats, many vitamins and minerals, are bursting with flavour, but they completely, 100% have the grillability factor. Your perfect Vegan Black Bean Burger recipe awaits.
6) 8 NUTRITION EXPERTS & FOODIES DISH OUT THE BEST HEALTHY RESTAURANTS IN TORONTO
We gathered 8 nutrition and wellness experts (whom we adore), and asked them to let us in on their favourite healthy restaurants in Toronto. If you live in Toronto, or The Greater Toronto Area (or if you plan on visiting- which you definitely should!), then this one is for you. Check out the best healthy restaurants Toronto list here.
5) PEANUT BUTTER COCONUT EAT MORE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Chewy, chocolatey, sweet and delicious, high in protein, healthy fats, low in sugar and contain no refined sugar. They take little to no time to prep and can be eaten as breakfast cookies, snack, dessert or any way you fancy. Make these no bake chocolate coconut cookies today.
4) THE BEST QUINOA BANANA BREAD
Not only is Banana Zucchini Quinoa Bread loaf simple and delicious, but it is our duty as nutritionists to make sure that it is healthy too. So, hop on the Quinoa Banana Bread train to get in a snack that, not only balances blood sugars due to its high fiber and protein content, but is a much healthier version, yet just as tasty (if not tastier) version of the classic. Get the recipe here.
3) NUTRITION WAS NEVER MY THING, DIARY OF A PARTY GIRL
This year, we both shared the stories that inspired us to get into nutrition and while they may seem like two entirely different paths, they brought us together to the same end goal. You can read Jenni’s incredible story and what nutrition taught her about confidence and self esteem here.
You can also read Mirna’s story 5 LESSONS I LEARNED AS A NUTRITIONIST FROM YEARS OF STRUGGLING WITH YO-YO DIETING & BODY IMAGE ISSUES here.
2) TAKE A LOOK IN THESE WELLNESS EXPERTS’ FRIDGES FOR HEALTHY COOKING INSPIRATION
We wanted to showcase something special, so we rounded up 8 Nutritionists & Dietitians and asked them to take a photo of the inside of their fridges for us, and give us a tip on how they keep it healthy in the kitchen. Take a peak inside here.
1) 10 HEALTHY PACKAGED FOODS NUTRITION EXPERTS SWEAR BY
Who said living a healthy lifestyle has to be incredibly strict? Life is busy & we need to have realistic goals. So, if you have a hectic life, and you’re looking to eat healthy but need something that’s maybe frozen, easy to prep, awesome and delicious then keep reading because we have put together our top list of Healthy Packaged Foods that we always have stocked in our pantries.