matcha1 Hey all!! Hope everyone is well. I am back with another really quick and simple nutritious recipe for all of you to try! Super great paired with an overnight oat jar, or enjoyed on its own. What are overnight oats you ask? Well overnight oats are super easy to prepare; you simply add around 1/2 a cup of oats to a jar with around 1 cup of water or plant based milk and a tbsp of your sweetener of choice and stir it around! I also like too add flax seeds, and hemp seeds to get in my fibre and extra plant-based protein. I let it sit in the fridge overnight and I eat it in the morning! The smartest way to go about making this is by making it right before bed, and you can make loads so you and your family can enjoy, just stick to the half-and-half ratio and you are sure to succeed! I really enjoy making breakfasts like these because they are super simple, raw, and delicious.  Involves next-to-no-effort, and you can amp up with extra nutrition by simply adding your choice of fruit- berries are awesome with this! I assembled the bowl by layering the oats between dollops of Chia Pudding, raspberries and banana, YUM!


Happy Mid week everyone!!! I am just here quickly to finally give you all this simple, and delicious Acai Smoothie Bowl recipe!  It is perfect fuel food for your little ones, and an extremely refreshing snack on a hot summers day!  This bowl is packed full with antioxidants, and nourishing vitamins to keep you energized.

Really simple, no fuss, and minimal mess! Really ideal for moms on the go, and for those of us who are seeking to feed your bodies great food regardless of our schedules!


Recipe: Buckwheat Crust Pizza

Good morning beauties!! I cannot even believe that the title of this post is what it is.  I got an email last week from a super sweet girl interning at Food Network Canada asking to partake in an article she is curating.  Bronwyn is putting together - click the link ---> 8 Expert Tips for For Instagram, and she has asked Notable Instagram Canadian Foodies to partake! Can you believe she asked me? I cannot.  I am so honoured, truly honoured.  There is really no other word to use to describe how I felt when I read her email.  Well I cried.  So if an-emotinal-mess counts as a word then yep, that is it! So obviously I said yes, and have come up with three tips and tricks to having an attractive Instagram feed!


Kodiak Cakes Flap Jack and Waffle Mix, Whole Wheat Butter Milk edition went down in the kitchen this morning, and oh hot-damn did it ever taste good!

Filled with flavour, super fluffy, and only requires two ingredients, their Mixture and WATER!

So before you all get thinking about blowing things out of proportions I am not going to make a habit of eating things out of a box as I do not believe in that way of eating, but I am opens to experimenting, and trying new things! And this was a huge hit for me, and I know that Andrew will loves these ten times more than I did as he is a fan of proteins to help gain extra muscle in the gym!


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Good morning everyone, and Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a productive week so far, and are staying on track with your healthy eating and self love and nourishment. I try my best to do as I preach, but I have been quite busy myself, but I do not think I would have it any other way - and yes, of course I stay on track!

So as most of you might already know or now know because of the post title... I am doing something pretty cool today!I do not actually believe what I am about to say but I will be airing live on City TV's Breakfast Television (click to watch the segment) this morning with the beautiful Jillian Belland. I can only imagine it to be the most thrilling experience, and one that I will truly never forget.  I am more than honoured to be recognized by such a lovely team, and to work alongside such a talented woman! Thank you City TV for this amazing opportunity, I am more grateful that you will ever understand.

We are going to start the segment by quickly introducing everyone to FoodByMaria and what she stands for. I have come up with a paragraph for all you to read, and hopefully enjoy! Also, click here to watch me live before you get further into the post and the recipes!
IMG_2729 Good morning guys! I am back real quick just to give you guys this really convenient idea of preparing bursts of energy in muffin moulds to add to smoothies!  I know I am constantly on the look out for easy ways to add a boost of energy and nutrients to my smoothies so this is what I came up with! Super simple, versatile, and will make your life a whole lot easier!  So here is the smoothie - or click here for more -  I would suggest with this flavour combo.
IMG_2056 Hey guys!! I am back with recipe four of five using the incredible SuperBeets!!! I decided to sort of incorporate two recipes into one with this one, as we suggest you don't cook with SuperBeets.. so I came up with Granola Squares, and Beet Chia Jam!! They are so nutritious, fuelling, and the perfect snack for people on the go, and topped with the antioxidant filled jam... well lets just say your definitely getting in a lot of your nutrients with this combo!   So not only are these bars and jam super east to make but they also last in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks (really just depends on well things keep in your fridge... I find sometimes my fridge kill my vegetables a bit early, I hope I am not the only one...)
IMG_2236 Another breakfast you say, HELLLL YA! After all, it is my favourite meal of the day.  I made this delicious oat bowl as an experiment, and it turned out amazing.  I must say most mornings when I am not planning on taking  a photo of my breakfast there is not this many toppings on it.  If I have a high Cardio day then there certainly will be, but when I am watching my sugars (I EAT ALOT OF FRUIT and my naturopath told me I have to slow down and eat more cooked veg with my cyst right now.. hence why I've  been posting a lot more cooked meals recently...), I have to watch my breakfast toppings.  What I put on this breakfast is perfect, the only thing I would watch are the vegan maple chips.. those bad boys hide lots of sugar, but certainly do taste amazing!
IMG_2345-1 Hey sugas! I'm back with yet another delicious, and nutritious breakfast option. If you haven't noticed I am totally obsessed with chia pudding (as is my sister right now), its #trending in the Koutsogiannis family. I made this because I wanted to eat something that made me feel like I was somewhere sunny, and beautiful... don't take this the wrong way though, the weather we've been experiencing in Calgary is flipping amazing but nothing beats the beach, right?! So I came up with this amazing Tropical inspired Parfait!