Top 3 Recipes for September

September ushered in the fall and with it a somewhat slower pace that allowed for trying out a whole bunch of new recipes. Here are my top 3 of this month based on nutritional value, quick prep time and of course, deliciousness!

Eat The Bowl Rainbow Chili: I haven’t made chili that often but I can’t imagine finding a yummier recipe for it. I didn’t bother with the bread bowl and settled for the carbs both the beans and corn provided. I also replaced the turkey with lean ground beef. Will definitely try the turkey next time I make this!

Surprising fact: the ground turkey actually has more calories and fat than the ground beef (the beef has trans fat though, booo!)

Pasta With Shrimp and Spinach: So easy to make and so tasty, going to make this one a go-to recipe for easy dinners. I used regular spinach and cooked it prior to tossing it in with the rest of the ingredients. If you want to make this a more balanced meal, I would suggested adding more spinach and limiting your pasta serving to 1 cup.

Spelt Banana Bread, or the last banana bread recipe you’ll ever need!: The name pretty much says it all, so tasty and so nutritious. This is no doubt becoming a staple in my kitchen.

These recipes not only helped me stay on track with my healthy diet, they were also a hit with my not-always-easy-to-please 3 year old!

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Summer snapshots

A few of the things we did this summer, inspired by Simple as That.

Food souk at the Just for Laughs festival
Lunches by the canal
The Black Keys shows after 3 days of rocking out at Osheaga
Splashing around, movies, rainbows & haircuts
An afternoon play date at 1-2-3 GO!
Making new friends at Granby Zoo
Le Festival des Montgolfieres
One last summer night out at The Goods for their 10th anniversary