The best of 2013

2013 was a good year. Like really good.

It had its ups and downs, but I think I learned more about myself this year that I’ve ever known. And I feel like that has really helped me achieve my goals, have more fun, build better relationships with the people in my life, and learn how to find inner happiness.

I don’t have it all figured out yet, but I feel like I’m one step closer. And that feels pretty good.

2013 was also a year of great food, great blog posts, and great moments. I’ve put together a little recap to look back and give you guys a chance to catch up on any posts you may have missed. Happy reading!

Best of 2013

The best recipes
1. Chocolate chip soy nut butter Larabars
2. Tofu stir fry with sunflower seed butter sauce
3. Coconut curry chickpea stuffed sweet potatoes
4. Pumpkin chocolate chip muffin tops
5. Fried granola

Best of 2013

The best blog posts
1. Are you getting enough iron?
2. Embracing the muffin top
3. Do you need to eat superfoods?
4. My meal planning strategy
5. Exercise motivation tips for exercise slumps


The best restaurant meals
1. Quatrefoil
2. The Bicycle Thief
3. Grasslands
4. Blacktree
5. Kindfood (renamed to Lettuce Love)


Proudest moments
1. Being accepted as a dietetic intern at Hamilton Health Sciences
2. Graduating with my Bachelors degree at the top of my class
3. Getting hired at Organic Works Bakery by giving the owners a batch of homemade cookies along with my application
4. Starting my new blog


Favourite foodie events and adventures
1. The London Wine and Food Show
2. 7 course dinner at the Cambridge Mill
3. Foodie road trip: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
4. Toronto Veg Fest
5. Healthy Living Summit
6. Soupalicious

All in all, it was a great year. And here’s to an even better 2014!

What were your favourite moments from 2013?

What did you learn this year?


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26 Responses to The best of 2013

  1. what a great year you had! I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for you, especially with your internship

  2. Embracing the muffin top is still one of my favorite posts from the year :) Such a beautiful and honest piece of writing. 2013 was full of lessons for everyone I believe and proved to be a big growing year in many ways. I’m excited to take those lessons and experiences into the new year for a fresh start and hopefully a little more peace for the people in my life

    • Chelsea

      Aww thank you! I really enjoyed writing that post, so I’m glad it was so well received. :)

      Love what you said about 2014 – I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year for all of us!

  3. 2013 was definitely a great year for me, too! it had itz ups and downs and i just cannot wait to see what 2014 brings (most important, baby itz!! hehe)

  4. I agree with Caitlin about the muffin top :) Congrats to a great year girl, cheers to whatever 2014 has in store for you!

  5. So glad that you had a great year and here’s to an even more awesome year in 2014! It was so great meeting you at the Healthy Living Summit!

  6. What a year! All the best for 2014 (and see you Thursday!!)

  7. Definitely an awesome year for you lady!
    P.S. London Food and Wine Show is in a couple weeks….:-p

  8. Great roundup! I love how you also included your proudest moments. This has been a big year of learning for me – particularly in becoming more ‘balanced’ in my approach to healthy living and relaxed.

  9. So glad you did this recap- I missed out on alot- however I do remember that muffin top post…it was inspirational and made me crave a muffin top ;) Here’s to an amazing 2014 my friend.

  10. 2013 was definitely an awesome year for you, and I have this feeling that 2014 will be even better. Happy New Year, Chelsea <3

  11. What a year it’s been! So happy I found your blog this year and got to meet you!!! More get-togethers in 2014 k? Happy New Year babe!

  12. What a great year for you! Here’s to an amazing 2014 :)

  13. I think none us us will really have it all figured out, the years are meant for just taking steps closer, like you said. :-) I loved all your recipes and such this year, can’t wait for even more this next year!

  14. “I don’t have it all figured out yet, but I feel like I’m one step closer. And that feels pretty good.” <- Love this and love YOU!! Ahhh, so many of my favorite Chelsea moments up there…the muffin top post being at the TOP!

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