Putting Together a Balanced Backyard Patio Meal

We’re going to be spending more time in our backyards as the weather gets nicer but our outside travels remain limited. I encourage you to use your backyard oasis as an ‘escape’ from the inside world!

However, sometimes when we think of a patio meal, we think of something is that is super indulgent. This doesn’t have to be the case! I’m here to provide some guidance and ideas for fun, seasonal meal/snack and drink ideas that provide balance, nutrition and flavour. Let’s get into it!

Watch the TV segment below, that I did with Global Kingston on this topic!

How To Add Variety When Meal Prepping

It’s no secret that meal prepping is something that I promote and is a routine that I follow a meal prep routine each week. There are so many advantages to meal prepping – the time saved, the ease of meal choices throughout the week, the increased healthfulness of the meals. etc.

There is one downside to meal prep that I do hear fairly often – “don’t you get sick of the same meal over and over again?”

The answer is yes, I would – if I was eating the same starch, protein and veggies each day. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with each meal prep routine!

It is possible to enjoy satisfying, flavourful, and filling dishes every day of the week. And thanks to meal prep, you can do this without sacrificing time, money, and energy.

Here are my tips for adding variety while meal prepping:

Plant-Based Meal Prep for Bone Health

Today I’m highlighting National Osteoporosis Month, as it is quite common – Osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men in their lifetime!  

How can we reduce our risk for osteoporosis? Diet and lifestyle play a huge role. However, it’s not just the calcium from dairy food that matter. There are other surprising foods in the plant-based world that can benefit bone health!