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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.
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Chocolate chips hold a special place in our heart. They truly are that one ingredient that can make any dessert better! We like to add them to pretty much anything: smoothie bowls, pancakes, ice cream, cookie dough; the list goes on and on.
Move over Kim Kardashian...because we've just broken the Internet with these ultra drool-worthy recipes. You heard that right! We're too busy gawking at these awesome recipes that are the total package filled with so much yum factor. After you feast your eyes on these delicious beauties, you'll want to cook or bake one up too!
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Mornings are hectic. The rush to get everyone out the door often means you're lucky to down a few sips of coffee before your day begins. But we all know the key to eating well starts with a good breakfast. So we've come up with a solution that should help. These easy five-minute smoothie bowls are the perfect way to kick-start your day.
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.
These five-minute smoothie bowls are super easy and fast to whip up. These colourful bowls are packed with flavour and loads of nutrients that will keep you feeling fresh, awake and energized.
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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.
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Ohio has been making headlines recently. I was in town last month for my very first time and I can't believe how little publicity Columbus is getting, lifestyle-wise. Columbus, Ohio is a college town...
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Now that Halloween is behind us and the colder weather has settled in, it's the perfect time to dig in to some healthier eats to boost your immune system (and pace yourself before the holiday party invitations start arriving.) Mealtime is a great opportunity to stock up on your vitamins and nutrients. So we've put together a list of recipes that will help you get a healthy boost while enjoying a delicious meal or snack.
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I'm not sure about everyone else, but I have a tendency to overeat when the food is particularly delicious. I pick at the food as I'm making it, I eat standing while serving my guests, and in the chaos of kids running around and the dishes piling up, I end up eating more, thinking that I forgot to eat to begin with. By the time I'm really stuffed, it's dessert. And like everyone else, I eat some more.
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Fortunately, not all smoothies are unhealthy or dangerous -- in fact, green smoothies, when made with the correct vegetable to fruit ratio, along with healthy fats and plant proteins, not only provide greater nutrition than many common sit-down meals, but also serve as an easy, real-food alternative to many dubious prescription medicines.
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Protein powders can be a great way to boost your smoothie's protein content in a flash, but they're not for everyone. Maybe you're confused by the many options available at your health food store, don't love the sometimes chalky texture, are price conscious, or simply prefer to eat whole foods. Regardless of why and with what you want to use to bulk up your smoothie, there are plenty of ways to do it! Here are some of my favourite clean, whole foods, protein options.
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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.
From cool cocktails to nutrient-rich smoothies, let's get to sippin' with these easy to make at-home recipes that are also perfecting for summer entertaining!