Meghan Telpner

Conscious Eating Begins With Redefining Comfort Food

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We've all had that experience where we get in our cars to go somewhere and then suddenly find ourselves at our destination without any recollection of the path we took to get there. It's kind of the same thing when we sit down in front of the television with a bag of chips and suddenly the bag is empty.

How Does Practicing Gratitude Actually Work?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Sometimes a gratitude practice comes easy, like when you're sipping kombucha margaritas beach side in a tropical paradise, or your kids decide to keep themselves busy and let you sleep in until the midday hour of 8 a.m. For most of us, though, a gratitude practice is anything but easy.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Figs

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I'm confident you're familiar with dried figs, but fresh? They're sweet and juicy with that little bit of crunch from the seeds is a side benefit to the number of delicious health benefits. So what would happen if we took this pleasure food and lovingly coated it in one of the greatest aphrodisiacs, chocolate?

The Quick And Easy Way To Prepare Vegetables Ahead Of Time

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Vegetable prep is a key step in living and eating your healthiest way possible. It takes a little time up front, but makes meal times much quicker with way less clean-up. It also results in far less food waste and we love that, a lot!

5 Ways To Store Food Without Plastic

Meghan Telpner | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Plastic wrap, plastic storage containers and plastic baggies of every shape and size line the shelves in our grocery stores -- in some cases, plastic food storage can take up half an aisle! I swear, plastic food containers are a scourge to our society. We can do better than plastic. Much better.

Hard Work Still Has Value In Our Culture Of Instant Gratification

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What we see all around us flashing in media headlines and on our Facebook feeds is dramatic fame and achievement with seemingly minimum effort. It's infiltrated our approach to just about everything -- from quick-fix diets to overnight success businesses.

Gluten-Free Strawberry Licorice Recipe

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Way back in the day, like most of the candy we enjoy today, there was some natural twist to it. Marshmallows were made from marshmallow root, root beer used actual roots and licorice was derived from licorice root.

Being An Introvert In An Extrovert World

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
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The main differentiating factor between introverts and extroverts is where we gain our energy. Extroverts get it from being out in the world, socializing, stimulating that brain reward centre in big ways, and having those interactions. Introverts re-energize by being alone.

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons Are The Power Snack You've Been Missing

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I began experimenting with some classic nutrient-packed ingredients and then did something I rarely do: I added a protein powder to the mix. The key was to make a fibre-rich, protein-rich and fat-rich recipe: the trifecta of a power snack. And so, I landed at a chocolate dipped, vanilla macaroon.

Go Beyond Green Juice With These 5 Happiness Practices

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I'm a huge fan of green juice. You know, the kind made with cucumbers, kale, lemon juice, celery, maybe even a little apple for sweetness. It's quench...

Grounding In With French Onion Soup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.12.2016 | Canada Living
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This onion soup has an incredibly strong flavour, matching its nutritional power. The body will often tell you when it has had enough and so this soup is best enjoyed in small portions.

5 Tips for Kicking Your Caffeine Habit

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

A cup of coffee once or twice a week for most people is no big deal. However, if you can't poop without that morning cup, or more so, can't even drag yourself through your day without your caffeine boost -- then we need to talk.

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

How To Make Simple Spiced Elderberry Syrup

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living
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Some people think of the fall as cold and flu season, but I have news for you. As winter continues on, we're still in it. In fact, many of us may be b...

How to Make Crispy Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What better way to ease into this fresh new year than to settle in with some fresh baked gluten-free ginger cookies?

The Scary Truth Behind These 'Natural' Baby Products

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Johnson & Johnson explains that they offer "the only line of baby skin products that combines 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients with over 100 years of baby care expertise." Now might be a good time to remind the parents-to-be and the rest of us that for the better part of the last 100 years, Johnson & Johnson was recommending (and still does!) sweetly fragranced petroleum oil for babies (known more commonly as baby oil)

VIDEO: 5-Minute Easy Morning Yoga Flow

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

On today's episode of Meghan TV, Amber Joliat, founder of Misfit Studio and featured teacher on the Wanderlust circuit shares an awesome 5-minute yoga flow that you can rock in the morning, in the way that feels just right for you! Do it!

VIDEO: Creative Uses for Green Powder

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Not going to lie -- I am a total product junkie and Greens powders have long been a staple in my smoothie superfood arsenal. Greens powder is a really amazing way to spike your favourite dishes with powerful nutrition. Here are five reasons why I love greens powders.

VIDEO: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.29.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We were jazzed to have Dr. William Davis, multi-year New York Times best-selling author of Wheat Belly come by the kitchen on his recent media blitz in support of his upcoming North American tour. In this exclusive interview, I ask the ever-friendly, eloquent and passionate doctor some tough questions.

VIDEO: Top 5 Flu Fighting Remedies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

You'd think by now we would be aware enough about "cold and flu season" to start acting well in advance to stay on our game -- our health game, that is. Whether you get the vaccine or not is your choice, but real prevention will always be your best defence. Today on Meghan TV, our functional medicine specialist Josh Gitalis shares his top five Flu Fighting Remedies.

6 Ways to UnDiet Your Thanksgiving

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Getting excited about Thanksgiving? There's nothing more healthful than sitting down with friends and family for a home-cooked meal... just so long as that meal doesn't involve deep-fried turkey and marshmallow casserole. (Eeww. Seriously?!?!) It's super easy to turn Thanksgiving into a health-promoting delicious holiday without becoming the crunchy granola hippie of the family.

VIDEO: How To Get Your Kids Cooking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Can you handle this kind of cuteness overload??? When Mia was first born, I wrote a post called "Cookies for Mia Jean" declaring that I loved this pe...

VIDEO: The NEW Best Way To Wrap Presents

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Do you have any clue how much garbage is created not by giving crappy gifts that no one wants (though that makes a fair share), but by the wrapping materials? In this DIY upcycling demo, we replace old school gift wrap with bits and bobs of crafty goodies from around the home.

Four Simple Health Habits for Fall

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This time of year is always bittersweet -- we hate saying goodbye to the sunshine, but we love saying hello to warm soups, cuddles by the fireplace and crunchy leaves under our feet. Fear not. As the weather changes, so should our routines. Staying in tune with the seasons is key to being happy and healthy all year round.

VIDEO: Understanding Blood Test Results

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Most often we get blood tests done, and if all is normal, we never hear another thing about it. If something is off, we get the call to either take one supplement or another, are advised to monitor and have another test done. How many of us actually say "Thank you, and please send me a copy?" You. Must. Start. Now.