Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Frontera Foods. All text and opinions are 100% my own & I’m very excited that Frontera Foods accepted my idea to work with them. Thank you for supporting the companies that help me make The Edgy Veg possible!

When it comes down to the day in the life as a food blogger, it’s really hard to find a balance between eating, exercising, looking after dogs/kids and work. Do you struggle with finding a healthy work/life balance? I know I sure do! Especially when I’m spending a whole day making multiple recipes for The Edgy Veg website and my YouTube Channel!

Take the day when I made 3 Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes (it now has over 500K views)! Not only did I prep, cook and film three pasta dishes, but I also had to make three additional meals for myself that day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (although I did eat the pasta for dinner).

Usually, whatever main recipe I’m making I’ll eat it for dinner. Simple! But when I start my morning and have to start prepping food and get cameras set-up, I only have time for a quick breakfast.

And by lunchtime, I’m still using the oven or kitchen to film the final touches and photographing food as much as I can before losing natural daylight, so I only really have time to throw something quick in the microwave since my kitchen appliances are all being used. Sometimes I’ll reheat old food for lunch and other days I’ll heat up something delicious I bought from the grocery store.

That’s why today, I’m going to share 3 easy meal ideas (breakfast, lunch and dinner) if you’re pressed for time, on the go, or have a busy day – just like me! After reading, I would love for you to share your favourite quick meals in the comment section below.


On a food recipe creation day, I usually wake up at 7am. I first take my dogs for a walk which gives me a little exercise to start my day. Afterwards, I shower and start doing my hair or make-up. At this point, I usually make a super quick smoothie for breakfast.

I love mixing new ingredients and flavours each morning and creating new smoothie ideas. I came up with my “Liquid Sunshine Smoothie” while mixing up 5 of my favourite ingredients: Banana, Orange Juice, Coconut Yoghurt, Spinach/Kale and Vanilla.

It’s been a secret smoothie of mine for a while now and I needed to share it with you all because it truly gives me the boost of energy and vitamins needed to kickstart my busy day. It’s also super simple to make.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Liquid Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie | Vegan Breakfast Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup dairy-free coconut yoghurt
  • ½ cup of spinach or kale
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth(ie).
  2. Makes 1 smoothie. Enjoy!


Today I’m filming multiple recipes and so by lunchtime, my kitchen is in full work mode. The oven’s being used and I have filming equipment and lights dangling all over the place. Because my filming and photoshoots are based on natural daylight, I really can’t sacrifice my time nor kitchen/filming space. So today, I’ve opted to heat up one of Frontera Food’s frozen bowls!

They are super quick to heat up, use high-quality ingredients and more cost-effective than ordering takeaway. Yes, they are frozen meals, but they actually have authentic Mexican flavour and fresh tasting fire-roasted ingredients that deliver a restaurant-quality experience. Which is why I heat one of them up when I don’t have time to cook lunch.

Frontera’s Veggie Taco Bowl is literally the perfect meal companion for me when I’m filming and working an 8-12 hour day. If you’re interested in tasting the bowls, I’ve found them available at Loblaw’s, Sobey’s, & Metro. I love it with additional cilantro, avocado and hot sauce!

4.5 from 2 reviews
Frontera Veggie Taco Bowl
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Fire-roasted tomatillos, peppers, corn, and more come together in a zesty green chile and cilantro sauce for a delicious veggie experience any carnivore would envy.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 Frontera Veggie Taco Bowl
  • Fresh Cilantro (optional)
  • ½ Avocado (optional)
  • Hot Sauce (optional)
  1. Microwave on HIGH for 5-5½ minutes.
  2. Stir.
  3. Top with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and hot sauce.
  4. Enjoy!


Even though I might only be making a food recipe that takes 12 mins to make, the film shots and photography food shots are what take up most of my 8 hour day. It’s ridiculous how long filming, photography and editing takes.

This is why at the end of a film day, I need something super simple to eat while I sit at my desk and edit photos and videos. And thankfully today I made 12-mins Orange Sesame Noodles! It’s like Asian take out, but healthier and cheaper! The hearty mix of veggies add lots of fibre to my dinner, making me feel fuller longer– which I need to help me combat those late night junk food cravings I so often get. I think you’ll love this orange-sesame sauce- It has a wonderful flavour combination of sweet and tangy, with a creamy feel.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Orange Sesame Noodles | Vegan Noodles
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Asian
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into small florets
  • ½ cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup snap peas, halved
  • ¼ cup Florida orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ in knob of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Cooked soba noodles for 4
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Add veggies, and cook and stir until the vegetables are slightly softened - about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine orange juice, almond butter, tamari, sesame seed oil, ginger, orange zest and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add sauce to veggies and stir to combine.
  5. Add noodles and toss to coat completely.
  6. Serve.

At the end of the day, no matter how hard my day is or the stresses I put on the body, I know I can get through the day by fuelling my body the best I can.

So what’s your favourite quick meals? Please share in the comment section. Would love to hear yours!


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  • Donna says:

    As always, than-q for being “real”, especially with all you subject yourself to when exposing yourself to the world for a blip of your life. That is in no way targeted at you as I do so appreciate your authentic, candid nature. It is the outside world looking in who so love to judge and throw stones from their “perfect” ivory towers that I struggle with. Before social media I had no idea people were capable of some of the behaviour I have seen towards complete strangers, especially in regard to what someone chooses to take in their body for nutrition. Considering I am from New York and am in my 50’s, that is saying something.
    Great recipes as always. As I was reading I knew you would inspire many with your use of the Frontera bowl. When I came to leave a reply I saw the above message and had to smile. Impacting change in the world even in your busiest moments! Well done you!
    It makes my heart happy to see you immersed in what you seem to enjoy most. I have recently been through the ending of my 18 year marriage. I know it takes a minute to dust yourself off and find your footing again. I wish you peace as you evolve in your new life.
    With gratitude and healing light! XO

  • Kari says:

    We’ve seen Frontera bowls in our Save-On-Foods and I’ve been thinking about picking one up to try. If you say they are good, then I think we will pick some up for our next stay at the in-laws, where I often go hungry because there’s not a lot of choices to make anything filling there. This way I don’t need to make anything beforehand too. That’s a bonus.

  • Ryan says:

    Tried the green sunshine smoothie this morning and loved it!

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