The 7 Best Foods You NEED This Spring

Start your spring time with these nutrient-packed foods that are coming into season now. The benefits of stocking up on the fruits and veggies that are the first to arrive in your farmers' market are amazing: They’re sold at optimum freshness—having been grown locally rather than shipped from another continent —which means they'll have a higher nutrient content too! Stock up on my 7 go-to picks below to help cleanse up before the heat! 

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You Don't Need More (Nutrition) Knowledge

In our day and age of hunter-gatherers of information, we don't need more nutrition knowledge. Here’s your permission slip to cleanse the doors of perception that are holding you back from finding ease in nutrition, and relieving the stress around it.

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How Elizabeth Stopped Panicking About Food (Client Case)

Elizabeth came to me as many of my female clients do: wanting to lose a bit of weight, but mainly wanting to feel healthier and stop stressing about food so much. She felt that food had started playing out in her 'perfectionist' mindset, and instead of enjoying cooking like she used to, she was spending way too much time stressing about what to eat. Read how one of Lutz Nutritions’ best client success stories from 2017….

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7 Ways to a Happy Earth Day

I’m sharing 7 easy ways to celebrate this planet that gives us so much. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, I have passion for the earth and all its inhabitants, so it’s easy to share how we can all make small choices that add up to big change. We all deserve.....

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Are ORGANIC Packaged Foods Healthier?

Truth Time. That's me right there and I'm not scared to admit it: I love Annie's organic macaroni.

But after a week of broccoli, cabbage, brown or wild rice, peppers, swiss chard  and other veggie favourites, sometimes a good bowl of hot macaroni really balances things out. The Marketing Trickery: Even though packaged foods can have labels on them like "natural" or "organic" and use organic ingredients in them, can we still trust that they are good for us? How do they compare to real food? Suddenly, we come into the truth of eating. You always have a choice.

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7 Must-Read Life Lessons from a Baking Connoisseur

A beloved Penticton bakery has announced its closure due to the ALS diagnosis of its owner, Benjamin Manea.  Ben has built a loyal following over the past decade with his long-fermented breads at Walla Artisan Bakery and Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. He summed up the “unexpected development” with a Yiddish saying, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Here are 7 life lessons you need to know - from the baking connoisseur.

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Why You Don't Have to Finish Your Plate

You don't have to finish your plate. The post-war generations taught us to 'finish your plate' because back then there really was fears of shortages of food and rations. It was vital to finish your plate because you were lucky to get a plate at all. Almost all of my clients have said to me at one point or another, that they are 'trained to finish the plate, whether I'm hungry or not.' We don't actually think of it as a choice. Here's why you NO longer need to do this.

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Ignoring Food Trends & Diets Saves you Time & Energy

Today I'm talking about 2 different experiences/cultures - food TRENDS and DIETS. While trends are those often crazy creative (only sometimes healthy) and typically just downright wacky 'foods' and diets; well you know those popular styles of eating that we try and try but never seem to actually teach us how to keep weight off. The truth is, ignoring all of this simplifies your entire life.

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Eating Right in the Dead of (Canadian) Winter

Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.

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"Burrito Soup" Recipe

When you just feel like tossing a bunch of foods into the slow cooker, it's nice to have a bit of a game plan! How about burrito soup? Tasty and easy... intrigued?

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The Easy Guide to Fats

Many people are still stuck in the (very 1980's) trend of avoiding fat at all costs. Many of my clients have serious hang-ups about the calories from fat ruining their waistline, or the feeling of fat in their mouth, because they are so trained that it is bad for them. However, what we need to understand is that fat plays many important roles in the body, including being a source of energy. Here's all the fats: the good, the bad and the ugly....

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How to do Food Planning

Food Planning eliminates a lot of stress for most people. It's just most people aren't taking advantage of it because they believe it's truly 'more' on their plate to do food planning. (Pro Insight: planning ahead is essential to saving time.) This is not the same as a meal plan, however, because Food Planning is when you list out what meals you'll make for the week. This is completely different from following a meal plan you receive from someone else and have the stress of creating new recipes with new-to-you ingredients. You create this meal plan before you shop so that you know exactly what you need to buy in order to make the meals. This saves you time and money as you aren't wandering the grocery store guessing as you go.

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7 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

We all deal with anxiety at times, but panic attacks are a whole other level of scary. Here are 7 tools & resources you can act on right away to deal with your anxiety.

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Wellness: 5 Steps to Making it Happen

As one of the leaders in the wellness industry, we have a rare but crucial opportunity to reach people at their most vulnerable. Food is so personal, intimate and sometimes secretive in nature. As a nutritionist, we help people with one of the most personal things they can do: eat, and the the opportunity lies in exploring the literal aches and pains of the mind and body and how symptoms are connected to food. As a practitioner in the food movement, here's what I promise you...

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7 Foods to Epic Poo's

We're all friends here: so let's not be shy! While not the sexiest of topics, but it sure helps you feel better when the plumbing is cleaned out. Our poop is not talked about in many social circles. But with your friend fiber to help, (and us, your friends to talk about it with!) you won't be feeling shy, full or constipated any longer.

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Kombucha: You've Been Drinking it Wrong

For all drinkers of kombucha I have to share that appearing at a table with a tasting flight of Experience Kombucha can be a delightful encounter, and while there is no specific technique for this undertaking there are some interesting ways you can make the process more entrancing for you.

So many people do kombucha tastings as a wine tasting - and I approve. There is never any harm in a sniff, swirl and then share.

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How to Love Swiss Chard

Like anything that you don't really want to eat, but you know it's good for you, adding something awesome like bacon tends to make it more appealing for anyone.

When we are first changing our diet, we tend to 'hide' foods or cover up healthy foods. This works wonders when you are starting out in holistic nutrition and being patient with your taste buds. Eventually, one day, you'll be loving kale and your swiss chard!

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Keep Your [Life] Plate Clean

You already know how to eat well. You just aren't actually.... doing it. Maybe you’re searching for quick fixes all the time or are dealing with emotional eating. Guess what.......you CAN make changes. Make the commitment to STOP searching for the newest fix - and gain the skills needed to eat right and stick with it. Sharing tools for keeping your (life) plate clean…

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Solving the Mystery of Probiotics

Many find probiotics helpful this season because they can help to support our natural processes through these ups and downs from our regular routine...

If you’re looking to add a probiotic to add to your regimen, there are a few things to look out for when choosing.

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