Welcome to Insightful Bite!  This is a food focused blog with the occasional tidbit of Insight into our food’s connection to our mental health. Everything on this site is Naturally Sweetened. You’ll still find recipes for sweet treats, but without any refined sugar. Instead you’ll find recipes sweetened by the natural goodness of dates, fruit, maple syrup, honey and molasses. 

If you’ve struggled with kicking your addiction to sugar and are curious as to how it can be done (while still living a little and enjoying some sweets here and there!) check out my free guide, Kicking Your Sugar Addiction!


Most of the recipes on this site are plant-based, meaning they tend to be full of vegetables, fruits, grains and beans, making them healthy choices for everyone. They also tend to be naturally gluten-free, or easily made so. I am by no means vegan, but I like to eat this way at home and save my occasional animal eating for restaurants and social gatherings. It also makes me feel great, and I wouldn’t want to share anything but healthy, mood-boosting food with you! I truly believe in the power of food to heal and vitalize our health and happiness, and that’s what I try to portray with each recipe.


Hi! I’m Diane. I’m a foodie by night and social worker by day. I LOVE sweet potatoes, could not live without Peanut Butter, and have been known to enjoy dark chocolate, red wine and margaritas on occasion 😉 I live in Calgary, AB and love exploring the Canadian Rockies and sunny skies with my husband, Tyler, and our friends through hiking, biking, and camping. I grew up in Chicago and love to visit as much as possible!


If your new or just stopping by, here are a few of my absolute favourite recipes to get you started!

Mexican Sweet Potato Boats with Cilantro Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Banana Bread Granola

Vegan Lemon Coconut Cheesecake

Swiss Chard & Sweet Potato Quiche

Caramelized Onion and Apple Crostini

Spicy Curry Roasted Sweet Potatoes


All of the photos on this blog are originals by me. If you’d like to use them, please ask permission, and also include a link back to the original post. Thank you!

Please contact me with any other inquiries!