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Because most of us don't have the time to make homemade cookies.
Because exams are coming up fast!
Summer is almost here! Which means we're saying a tearful farewell to our favourite winter warm-ups; hot chocolate, mac n' cheese bites, pumpkin pies and beaver tails. As we get ready for summer entertaining and afternoons spent lounging by the pool, we're switching gears and serving up lighter bites to satisfy our cravings.
Vampires, we're sorry to say, it's not your month. April is all about celebrating the almighty clove and that's exactly what we're planning on doing! We've got 10 terrific garlic recipes to help you kick-off National Garlic Month.
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I'm back at it again with more energy balls! Because, well, you can never have too many snack options and these ones were just WAY too good not to share. I have never made energy balls with cashews before and I seriously could not get over the texture of these once they were all blended up.
Energy balls, energy bites, energy truffles...whatever you want to call them, I am a HUGE fan of these little guys. I make a batch almost every week for quick grab and go snacks. These are perfect for those days I have back to back appointments with clients. I can literally pop them in my mouth with 2 minutes to spare and they will hold me through until my next spare 2 minutes.
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With a new year, comes new and exciting resolutions like living a healthier lifestyle. As cliché as it may be, there's nothing wrong with making positive changes to your personal health and wellness. If you don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got 17 amazing superfood recipes for you that are here to stay!
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Nuts n' bolts is one of those holiday staples. Every year I'm lucky enough to receive nuts n' bolts as a Christmas gift from friends and/or family members. My favourite is a combination of peanuts, pretzels and Honey Nut Chex cereal drizzled with milk chocolate mmmmmm! It is divine!! But in typical dietitian fashion, I wanted to revamp the standard high sugar low fibre recipe, so I put a nutritious spin on this holiday favourite.
Whether by car, plane or maybe even train, traveling can be a surefire way to get off the wagon with your regular healthy routine. From disrupted sleep to airport and airplane food, gas station stops and constantly being on the go, it's easy to get caught up in grabbing whatever's most convenient.
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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...
There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's lunchbox.
The Fall marks back to school and back into that dreaded word (for some) "routine." With a busy schedule, having healthy snacks on hand is a must! These little bites are the perfect punch of energy yo...
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If you ever visit Mexico or any Latin American country don't be surprised if you see locals eating chili sprinkled mangos on a stick. Mango and Spice (specifically chili) might seem like an odd combo,...
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Some teachers in an area near Toronto are taking kids' snacks away or not allowing kids to eat them if they're "unhealthy." Parents are furious, and they've got every right to be. When a teacher makes the decision to disallow certain foods in their classroom, the result can be very unsettling.
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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!
If you've ever tried to "over-haul" your life in one giant leap it's often very difficult to maintain, if not impossible. There will always be some occasion, family emergency, or important work function that will interrupt your new healthy way of living. But healthy living is just that -- living your life in a healthy way.
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Avocado, chia seeds, greek yogurt... oh my!
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!
Snack wise and savour all your other meals.
"I know I'm not alone when I say I'm a sucker for sweet and salty snacks."
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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...
Eating healthy has never looked (or tasted) this good.
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While both yogurt and kefir provide probiotics -- the good bacteria that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy -- kefir boasts an even more potent dose. On top of its digestion-friendly benefits, it's also a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
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An occasional treat at home is nothing to be worried about, however, it's easy to sabotage our health when we make food purchasing decisions that do not reflect our health goals.
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Nutrition is critical to helping kids reach their full potential. The first three years are especially important because your child's brain is growing. During the early years and beyond, ensuring your child consumes brain-boosting nutrients can help with concentration and performance in school, sports, music and more!
Okay, all of you non-breakfast eaters, you now have no excuse. These buttermilk oatmeal carrot breakfast squares are too easy, delicious and nutritious to pass up. Take half an hour out of your Sunday and make your breakfast for the entire week! Buttermilk creates a tender texture, carrots and applesauce add moisture, and maple syrup and cinnamon add a warm, comforting flavour.
When it comes to popcorn, I wouldn't turn down good old butter or olive oil with a sprinkle of salt, but today I'm rounding up three of my absolute favorite combos for popcorn toppings that I know you'll love if you're looking for something a little different.
These pumpkin pie inspired balls are the perfect punch of energy you need to get you through that tough workout, or just through the work day. They're a great balance of fiber and protein, which is what a healthy, balanced snack should have.
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Chocolate and chips?! Sort of.
It's summer's favourite fruit.
As we transition from summer fun to hectic fall routines, adults and kids alike need the right fuel to stay alert all day. Along with getting all of the school supplies and clothes ready, make healthy eating a priority.