Hey everyone, and welcome! This is a new part of my blog that I have finally found time to work on, how exciting! You can expect loads of fitness related videos to be posted on here, and linked to my FoodbyMaria YouTube Channel.  Fitness is a huge part of my life, I do not go a day without hitting the gym, or being active. So before I go I will leave you with my fitness philosophy... and why I believe we should all try out best to be active, be well, and eat better!
SWEETPOTATO Curry has quickly become my households go to meal.  It is so easy to whip up, store away and take with you on the go! Filled with nutrients, carbs, healthy fats and flavour this meal will not disappoint. I am always on the go so there is really nothing better than a meal that you can take with you anywhere.  This dish is a true testament that eating healthy and smart does not have to be hard or a sacrifice of flavours.
SBR Do we really need an excuse to treat our other half (lets be real, I mean ourselves)? Ok, good, I am glad we all agree that Valentines Day is not the only day that we should be smothering our bests, family, and loved ones with kisses, hugs and plant based Cheese Cake! Although I do not have a huge sweet tooth I am still so all over this amazingly simply Cherry Strawberry Cheese Cake! It is so simple to make, easy to follow and make without added sugars! Super healthy for you as is it filled with plant-based proteins, healthy fast and yummy naturally sweetened fruits!
udon By now we all know that I love eating healthy food that does not cost us too much time.  This five minute Cilantro Cashew Cream is the perfect dressing, sauce, cheese and spread! I added it to my udon noodles and tarts - but this is just a fraction of the ways you can use this simple and delicious recipe!
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Cake Photo Credit: @sobeautifullyreal

Hello all you beautiful people! The time has come that I turn 28! This is going to be a FUND-RAGER PARTY put on by myself (@FoodbyMaria) and Morgan Belle at 80th + Ivy. The event (click here to see Facebook event) is dedicated to my birthday wish. For the second year I have chosen a charity to donate to instead of receiving gifts I don't need. All proceeds for the event will go to Alberta Healthy Services - Calgary Eating Disorder Program. As you know (or might not) I suffered from Bulimia for 6 years and would like to help people still suffering.
CMT1 Well by now you must be able to tell that I have a thing for pasta and really simple recipes. This protein pasta dish fabulous, flavoursome and easy to follow. It takes you 10 minutes to prep your ingredients, 35 minutes to make and probably nothing short of a minute to inhale. This protein pasta dish is particularly special because it packs so many vegetables, spices and protein all in one.
chickpeapizza As you all know I am pretty into the fitness and health scene so you would expect Pizza to be the last thing I blog about or even create, right? Well you are right, to a certain extent.  Ya, it is just pizza, a sauce and toppings but what you forget is how important CARBS are to me (they should be important to you too). I used to fear carbs more than life itself but now I have come to learn that a little treat, a lot of carb and laughter can really be good for the soul - not to mention my booty and muscle gains. You can balance your life with all the organic, natural, raw and plant foods you can but sometimes vegan recipes can be inspired by the not so healthy pizza recipes in the world.
POTATOSOUP1 I have a thing for meal prep and nourishing my body.  Kind of like how I have a thing for eating my greens, going gym and drinking loads of water. This sort of stuff has become second nature for me and I wanted to share with you this soup recipe that will make food prep that much more delicious. Do not be intimidated if you do not food prep, this soup can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere!
IMG_8002 The Content Planner.  Just when I thought I was too organized I met The Content Planner. Perfect for people with social media platforms and for those who need help marketing their brand and products! My life has been nothing but 'more' structured since I started using the Content Planner.  It is great for daily/weekly goal setting, task assignments and great for little reminders to stay on task and in the zone!