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Spring has sprung. Not only can you feel it in the air, but also as the days get longer and the sun shines brighter. And with the arrival of spring, it's a great time to do some spring cleaning, not just in our houses, but also our diets. If you indulged a little too much over the winter on rich comfort foods, use this time to switch to something a bit lighter and heart-healthy.
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I found myself struggling, and could not get off the hamster wheel. This is familiar territory for anyone grappling with stress. And am not talking about the good stress -- a type of mild stress that can inspire you to achieve a given task or goal. Am referring to its evil twin; the one that drags you down.
Even though these so-called "aphrodisiacs" fall short on proof of sexual pleasure, they do contain nutrients that can help your body function better. And when your body is functioning well, chances are you'll be feeling a whole lot sexier!
One pan meals- gotta love 'em! Remember that Baked Lemongrass Risotto a couple of weeks back? As promised, here is the perfect dish to compliment it and finish off the meal. Packed with Vitamin C from...
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The sweetest holiday of the year is fast approaching and I've got the perfect treat for you! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is hard to resist and I've taken it up a notch in these ones...
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I get it -- meal planning can seem difficult. Doing a single shop to last you a week may seem like a risky prospect for families, especially if you have hungry kids raiding the fridge every day after school. But while it takes time to make a list and plan out your meals, it usually takes longer to do a freestyle shop and you may end up with some strange food combinations.
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Smoothies can be a great quick and easy meal on the go, but without a good source of protein, they can leave you feeling hungry 30 minutes later. I often use Greek yogurt for that very reason, but recently I've had a lot of clients looking for a vegan protein option, so I got to testing.
A lot of you have expressed wanting to include more plant based eating as part of your nutrition goals. For many of you, this doesn't necessarily mean going 100% vegan or vegetarian, but just including more plants altogether. In line with that, this recipe is not vegetarian, but likely includes a lot less meat that you would typically include and way more veggies, without sacrificing the flavor or satisfaction of the dish.
'Tis the season to make new year resolutions. For many, that often means vowing to commit to a new diet - again. And let's be frank, we certainly aren't restricted for choice of diets. The diet landscape is glutted with plans that promise rapid weight loss, yet fail to deliver.
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Hangovers often leave you with a combination of less-than-desirable symptoms. Nausea, stomach upset, headache... no thanks. Although there's no guarantee of a diet that will cure you of your pain, you may be able to offer some relief.
With New Year's Eve approaching I thought no better time for my first ever cocktail on the blog! I thought I might as well start out with my favorite, the Moscow Mule. I'm not a fan of super sweet drinks and always tend to gravitate towards tangy, citrusy,and refreshing. To me this drink is the perfect blend of all these things!
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It seems fancy and decadent, but it is so easy to throw together! Once you get your veggies diced up, which you could even do the night before, it's pretty much throwing ingredients into your pan and then leaving the flavours to simmer away while you enjoy Christmas morning with your loved ones.
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With all the parties and family gatherings, it's easy to lose track of how much we're consuming, including the amount of sodium we ingest. While sodium is an essential nutrient required for nerve and muscle function and maintaining fluid balance in the body, too much can lead to issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease.
The holiday season means constant activities, festivities, shopping, gatherings, and of course, lots of food. This can be exciting for many, and daunting for others. Food should not be a source of stress or guilt during the holidays (or ever) and it's important to make time for self-care to stay healthy and to reduce stress.
I've always been known as a savory tooth kind of girl, but lately I've really been enjoying a taste of something sweet. This creamy chocolate avocado pudding has been on repeat. I remember as a kid, t...
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Especially over the winter, I love a hot breakfast and I just always seem to gravitate to more savoury combos like avocado toast or anything involving poached eggs and prosciutto. Oats are such a great way to start the day and these combos will have you energized and ready to take the morning!
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Wonton Soup is probably my ultimate comfort food. As far back as I can remember, my Ma-Ma (my Chinese Grandma) used to drive up to Kamloops to visit us every summer. I always looked forward to her annual ritual of folding fresh wontons to stock us up for the winter. I remember sitting at our kitchen table as she showed me her trick to make the folded edges of the dumplings stick.
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October is officially making it's mark with the beautiful changing leaves and crisper weather. I definitely enjoy the slower pace fall brings and of course, always look forward to getting back into boots and cozy sweaters. If you're not already in the middle of the craze, there's one more thing that fall is sure to bring... brace yourself for everything pumpkin!
This experience certainly made me slow down a bit and put more thought into where it is I'm getting my food, who I'm supporting and what I'm putting into my body. It is a way to get involved in and share our culture and traditions, and enjoy the love and nourishment that good wholesome foods provide.
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Mindless eating can lead to weight issues, ill-health, and an unhealthy relationship with our body and food. Such absent-minded eating habits prevent our brains from capturing the memory of what we ate. We continue to eat more throughout the day in search for the satisfaction-factor. What's the solution?
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If you're trying to squeeze in one final end-of-summer trip, picking the right snacks becomes the difference between feeling energized or completely sluggish. With a combination of packing a few things from home and knowing how to navigate the best gas station picks (Yes! They do exist!) you'll be set for your next road trip!
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Fats still get a bad rap. It's time to change that.
Did you know eating the right plants can give your body the protein it needs? Move over meat, we're adding a different protein source to our family's dinner plates. No, you don't have to give up meat entirely or become vegetarian or vegan, but why not consider adding "Meatless Mondays" to your family meal planning? It's a great opportunity to introduce new foods.
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When I thought about wedding planning, I imagined myself curled up on the couch with girlfriends, sipping a glass of wine and flipping through bridal magazines. While there were definitely days like this, there is so much more to wedding planning than I could have imagined!
These summer rolls will definitely be a staple on the dock. They are perfect to make ahead and are great for kids. Mess-less finger food at it's finest! They are also fun to make together, so get out of the kitchen and enjoy the beautiful weather!
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With Canada Day (or Independence Day for my American friends) just around the corner, I knew I needed to arm you guys with my favorite burger recipe. Being in the middle of the glorious summer weather, Canada Day celebrations always include a BBQ of some sort for us, and who doesn't love a good barbecued burger?!
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With the arrival of summer, many Canadians are embracing fresh, seasonal, local foods, but for families with picky eaters, it can be difficult to break away from routine shops. I've talked to a lot of families who find themselves stuck in these doldrums and are craving a change, but struggle to introduce new foods into their repertoire.
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Summer means you're not only busy during the week (ahem, patio season) but you're also racing off on the weekends to cottages, camping trips, BBQs and other fun activities. So how do you eat right when life is so hectic?
Summer means kids are off school and finally free to do what they do best -- run around outside, climb trees, build forts, play sports, ride bikes, swim and more. It's hard enough to get them to come in for lunch to eat something, let alone get them to drink water throughout the day. On hot summer days, that can be a big problem.
I had the pleasure of meeting Steve, owner and creator of Matcha Ninja, when he was out from Toronto for the CHFA West conference. If you haven't heard of this company yet, I highly suggest checking t...