About Me

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Hello everyone! My name is Charissa…welcome to Colourful Palate!

This is where I share my passion for a healthy lifestyle, my love for whole foods, fitness, running, and my favourite recipes. My hope is that this site will motivate and encourage others to live healthy, full, and balanced lives. I’ve always been a bit crazy about health stuff, but in the last couple years I’ve left the “extreme” (i.e. nit-picky) side and now focus on being more balanced. I figure if I eat healthy most of the time, it’s okay to do a little splurge once in a while. This usually means something sinfully delicious and creamy…preferably chocolate. I firmly believe in desserts, especially when a healthier version is made.

On this site, I focus on recipes that are fast to whip up, easy to make, kid-friendly, and that taste really good! Every time I’m in the kitchen dreaming up a new recipe, I always make sure the recipe fits these qualifications…I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to spend hours over time consuming gourmet recipes. Maybe it’s because I invent recipes when I’m already starving, but I want healthy food that tastes delicious…quickly.

I also do reviews on a natural products which I love to pieces – from products I heart, natural makeup and body care, and fitness products. There are lot of giveaways accompanying my reviews, which are super fun. I love introducing my readers to some of my favourite things!

I have a lot of other interests, which may also show up on my blog now and then. As part of a family music band, I sing lead and play a few different instruments. Music and singing are one of my biggest passions. I am in love with anything creative, like doing my oil painting, drawing, exploring new mediums in art, makeup art, singing, and writing.

Learning how to fuel my body is very fascinating to me…I just love finding out some of the superpowers of fruits, veggies, and grains and how they can help treat specific problems. I believe that a healthy lifestyle and diet should be the base of pursuing other interests. If your brain and body is fueled properly, we can do everything else so much better, whether it be shooting baskets, researching a paper, or painting a picture. As a runner, I am discovering more and more how important it is for me to have good nutrition, so I can run with energy and recover quickly. I want to learn all I possibly can, so if you have any secrets, please feel free to share!

Kindly remember that I am not a registered dietitian and what I learn and share is from my own research and experience. Everyone is different, so do what is exactly perfect for you.

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