10:00 | May 19, 2015









Okay so this definitely not a recipe, but it is one of my favourite easy dinner “hacks.” If we are being honest here, it can be really tough to cook a nice meal for yourself after a long day of work. So on those days when I am exhausted and don’t have the energy to cook something nice for myself, this is one of my go-to solutions.ย 

Amy’s Organic Chili (spicy flavour, obviously) is my favourite vegetarian canned chili. It is low in calories, and has about 15g of protein per cup. Protein is so so so important (<— expect a post soon) and I always make sure I am getting lots of it in every meal I eat. Amy’s Organic Chili also just tastes amazing.ย Such great comfort food.

Now, here is my Skinny Belle twist. I always love to take something really simple and dress it up a little bit. Here are the things I like to add to my canned chilli:

What I do with this chili is when I am heating it, I had a drop or 5 (maybe more, depends on how spicy I am feeling ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) of tabasco sauce into the pot. This adds a nice extra bit of heat to the already flavourful chili.ย 

To dress it up even more (and add more protein!!) I then add a big generous scoop of 0% unsweetened greek yogurt on top. The greek yogurt is basically like sour cream except it is actually good for you. Win-win if you ask me. On top of the greek yogurt goes the avocado slices. Now squeeze your lime slice on top of everything! Be generous with the lime, it tastes great. Garnish the whole thing with some salt, pepper, and fresh cilantro leaves! Oh and don’t forget about your homemade tortilla chips, get those ready and dig in my friends. ๐Ÿ˜€

You hungry yet? I know I am. But then again, I am always hungry so what else is new haha.ย 

What do you guys think of this easy dinner hack? Will you be making this anytime soon? Comment below!





5:17 | May 17, 2015










I am so happy about the fact that overalls are back. They are so freaking cute. Look at them!! I look like some sort of weird child who has grown much larger than they actually should. Needless to say, I am totally loving this 90’s throwback.

Another reason I am into the overalls lately? Wellllll they are kinda country and I am more than kinda into that. Every once and a while I have a tendency to want to go into the bush and get a little hick. Yup, I said it. A little hick. (Don’t judge me, it happens to the best of us.) See some prime examplesย here and here. Anyways… girl likes to get country and these definitely fill that need.

Okie that is just about enough random rambling from me today. Want to get a pair of overalls like these? Hit up Hollister to get your own pair. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope all of you guys in Canada are having a fun long weekend!! The weather is killer ๐Ÿ˜€





1:00 | May 14, 2015









It is so easy to eat clean and healthy if you buy just a few staple food items. This is why I wanted to share my list of staple breakfast items I always keep in my fridge! When you buy foods like these, you will be able to make nutritious and delicious breakfasts. Many of which I feature here on Skinny Belle!ย 

Okay, here is the skinny on some staple breakfast items to keep in your fridge:

  • 0% greek yogurt
  • All-Bran original cereal
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Chia seeds
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Whole rolled oatmeal
  • Lemons

The above items are things I alwayyyyys keep in my fridge! So necessary. I will be sharing lots of breakfast recipes with you, that will usually (like 99% of the time haha) include one of the above items! So get shopping my friends… your mornings will be that much brighter if you eat a nutritious breakfast. Want to know why? Check out my post on the Top 5 Benefits of Eating Breakfast! Its a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, now that you have your grocery list in hand… take a look at these breakfasts that all have one of the above ingredients featured in them. I will go into further detail on the benefits of some of the grocery items above in another post! (Chia seeds, greek yogurt, etc… so stay tuned.)

Recipes to make with my Skinny Belle Breakfast Shopping List:

If you haven’t tried the above recipes, definitely do! They are yummy ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you liked this Skinny Belle Shopping List, it will make a big difference to your morning breakfast! I will be posting lots more breakfast recipes over the next while, so you guys can get even more ideas of how you can use these awesome ingredients.

Let me know what you think of this shopping list in the comments below! What would you add to it?!





1:00 | May 13, 2015














How fun is this look?! If you can’t already tell I was having way too much fun prancing around in this (yes, prancing.) I stopped in at Hollister one day, and found this there! Totally not something I would ever expect to buy at Hollister, but I was stoked either way.ย 

The real superstar of this outfit? My gorgeous bracelet! I got this golden beauty from my friends at Lizzy James. The beautiful gold is so perfect for the summer season, you can bet that I will be wearing this bracelet alllll summer long.ย 

And here is the best news you guys… you can WIN the same bracelet I am wearing in this shoot!! That’s right ๐Ÿ˜€ girl is hooking one lucky winner up! All you have to do is enter below by liking the Skinny Belle Facebook page and the Lizzy James page!! This bracelet is a beauty so get on it! **This contest is only for the US and Canada**ย 

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1:00 | May 12, 2015







Mmmmm so creamy, delicious, and satisfying. I am really not a fan of cows milk, it tends to give me a stomach ache and frankly the whole concept just grosses me out. Almond milk is my favourite substitute for regular milk, and in my humble opinion it tastes wayyyyy better. It is also much healthier for you, so win-win! I have happily made the full transition from drinking cows milk to either almond milk or coconut milk. My body feels better, and so does my heart knowing that no poor cow had some awful nipple clamp thingy on it for hours. ๐Ÿ™

On a happier note…. No almonds were harmed in the making of this drink!! Haha. This icy drink here is one I love to make in the evening before bed. It totally satisfies me and makes me want to cozy up and read a book (or watch a tv show if I am being totally honest… Kardashians anyone?!) What I do is a fill a mason jar (or just any jar with a tight lid that isn’t so hipster) with ice and unsweetened almond milk. Then, I add some cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little bit of allspice. Put the lid on the jar and shake it about! The flavours from the spices mix perfectly with the nutty almond milk, and make an oh-so-yummy evening treat.ย 

If it is your first time buying almond milk, I would recommend buying Almond Fresh. It is my favourite brand by far! Their unsweetened flavour has just 35 calories per cup. WINNING. <– That makes me so happy haha! A guilt free treat can be the best kind of treat sometimes. After all, I am all about treating yo-self. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy this little trick of mine!! It is just the best on those nice spring evenings.