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  • Five Healthy Foods Mentioned In the Quran That You Should Be Eating October 23, 2018
    As Muslims, one of the best ways to live life is to follow the Quran and Sunnah. If you recall from the guest post Top 5 Healthy Sunnah Foods to Add to Your Diet article, the foods that were included in the Prophet’s (pbuh) Sunnah were discussed, and some of the benefits of including those […]
    Yasmin Khatau
  • Indian Spiced Egg and Hashbrown Waffles October 9, 2018
    This post is sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada and I have been monetarily compensated. As always, all opinions are my own. Eggs are a staple in our kitchen. Whether it is for a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs or used in a recipe for baking, eggs are one of those ingredients I have to […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Pickled Chayote Salad October 4, 2018
    Recently I wrote an article for SELF Magazine featuring a variety of ethnic veggies that go beyond your mainstream kale. I took it a step further and actually bought most of the veggies shared by other Dietitians to try myself. Chayote is one of the veggies I picked up. I've seen it at the supermarket […]
  • This Is Why I started Drinking Protein Shakes After Becoming a Mom September 20, 2018
    This post is sponsored by Promixx. As always, all opinions are my own.I have always been a big believer of eating real food and I still am for the most part. However, after 2 kids under the age of 3, my life has changed a lot. In order to ensure I eat healthy balanced meals, […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • This is How I lost My Pregnancy Weight Without Counting Calories September 13, 2018
    Almost 11 months ago, I gave birth to my 2nd daughter. There are a lot of changes that take place after giving birth, from emotional to hormonal and of course the obvious physical changes. About 2 years ago, I shared How I Lost (ALL) My Baby Weight without Dieting when I was around 1 year […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Tandoori Cheesy Braided Chicken with Veggies August 1, 2018
    This post is sponsored by Bothwell Cheese. As always, all opinions are my own.I always prided myself in my spice tolerance. I mean, I used to eat a whole green chili with my food sometimes! When I got pregnant with my 2nd daughter earlier last year, I was unable to handle the heat anymore. Even […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Spicy Garam Masala Brussels Sprouts July 23, 2018
    How many of you have tried Brussels sprouts? It was definitely not a food I grew up eating and the first time I tried them was when I was an adult. The first time I tried them, they were..well, just-meh. Nothing special, but I wasn't going to give up on Brussels sprouts so quickly. After […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Spicy Salmon Burgers July 9, 2018
    Now that Ramadan had passed, I'm gearing up to get back to my ordinary routine. If you've been following me for a while, you will know that I am a HUGE fan or meal prepping. I meal prepped all throughout Ramadan with overnight oats for easy suhoor, I made a batch of my Quick and […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • What this Mom Loved About the Ramadan Market May 23, 2018
    This post is in partnership with Salam Sudduf. As always, all opinions are my own.As soon as Sudduf announced deets about the Ramadan Market, I knew I wanted to attend (even if it meant lining up to get in)! I was super excited to be one of the bloggers to cover the event. Initially, the […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • 3 Postpartum Desi Nutrition Myths May 15, 2018
    If you grew up in a Desi household, you’ve probably heard health and nutrition tips from elders, whether it was your parents, grandparents, or concerned neighbourhood aunty. You’ve heard these tips so many times that it almost feels like its right but you’re not quite sure if it even makes sense anymore. I’m here to […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • FREE Suhoor and Iftar Meal Planners for a Healthy Ramadan [Printables] May 7, 2018
    The Ramadan Suhoor and Iftar Meal Planners are simple, practical tools you can use to help make meal planning and staying healthy during Ramadan a million times easier! This calendar-like tool can be printed out and placed on your fridge for you to fill out throughout the week and always have in front of you […]
    Yasmin Khatau
  • Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Homemade Crispy Tortilla Strips April 24, 2018
    With Ramadan around the corner, most people usually have a lot more fried foods than they would in the whole year! Now, I get it, after a long day of fasting, biting into a deep fried samosa sounds pretty good to me too! However, when it you've lost count of which samosa/spring roll you're on […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Fasting During Ramadan As a Breastfeeding Mom April 16, 2018
    Ramadan is a time for a spiritual high for many Muslims, but reality is that for moms it can be quite a challenging time. In the past 3 years, I was only able to fast for one of those years due to my pregnancies. In 2016, I fasted all 30 days while nursing my 11 […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Get to Know the First Muslim Hijabi on MasterChef Canada - Reem Ahmed April 3, 2018
    If you're a foodie or love cooking shows, you may be gearing up for another season of MasterChef Canada. I know I will be, and it's most definitely to cheer on Reem Ahmed, the first Muslim hijabi on MasterChef Canada. It's quite amazing to see Muslim women showing up an excelling in all sorts of […]
    Yasmin Khatau
  • Beginner’s Guide to Switching to Non-Toxic Cleaning Products March 29, 2018
    Today on the blog I am super excited to introduce a Guest Blogger, Sarah UmmYusuf from Nature's Nurture. I've always wanted to have more "cleaner" cleaning products in the house but always felt overwhelmed to start. I reached out to Sarah so she can share her tips to switching to non-toxic cleaning products without the […]
    Sarah UmmYusuf
  • Unlocking the Potential of Food – Going Beyond Digestive Health for Prunes March 19, 2018
    This blog post is sponsored by California Dried Plum Board. As always, all opinions are my own.What’s the first thing you think of when you think of prunes? Most likely something related to your digestive system and may have even tried it when you were having difficulties going to the washroom. However, prunes go beyond […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • Enjoy Your Chocolate and The Health Benefits Too March 16, 2018
    Chocolate is enjoyed by both children as well as adults and is often looked at as a treat or something that should be forbidden. Chocolate is also often associated with being a guilty pleasure, however, it can be just as nutritious as it is enjoyable. You just need to know a little bit about chocolate […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • 5 Tips for Making Up Your Fasts Before Ramadan March 15, 2018
    Ramadan is fast approaching with less than 2 months to go! However before you start preparing, it's important to ensure that you have tried to make up the fasts you’ve missed from the previous year. Many women have around 5-8 days to make up and as the year goes by and gets busy, the time […]
    Yasmin Khatau
  • One Bowl Eggless Healthy Zucchini Brownies February 23, 2018
    There is nothing worst than a "healthy" dessert that doesn't taste good. Trust me, I have a husband and toddler that will tell me right to my face. I know a recipe isn't blog worthy when my husband says it "tastes healthy" and my toddler won't taste seconds. So, when I develop a recipe that […]
    Nazima Qureshi
  • 5 Things to Eat After You Give Birth for Postpartum Health February 12, 2018
    As you welcome a new addition to your life, alongside the joy, you will undoubtedly experience low energy, aches, and pains. After being pregnant for 9 months and going through labour and delivery, your body has gone through significant changes. Especially if you are breastfeeding, you are continuing to share nutrients with your baby. While […]
    Nazima Qureshi