"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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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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RELAX harder [How to Deal with Stress]

This past year in my blog I talked about digestion, stress and weight gain. The connection. There is so much more that stress does to keep us from our weight loss goals. Here's how to relax harder....

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Get Healthy With Food Philosophy

Our food philosophy includes Balance, Sustainability, Unprocessed/Traditionally Prepared, Community Involvement, Self-Awareness. Here's why each of these gets you healthier....

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Craft Your Own Amazing Cream Cheese (Easy!)

Instead of sour cream or cream cheese based dips, why not make a super healthy version full of calcium with no added "stuff" to clog you up? Make this delightful yogurt cheese and use in place of cream cheese or use as a base for a delicious party dip. Video instructions are in the blog.

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Healthy Brownies [Recipe]

Is it possible to have a healthy brownie? Now it is....and dear god, these are good. I mean, you-could-eat-a-whole-pan good. These brownies are made using whole foods, which means they have no additives or filler, and they won't mess with our blood sugars the way that store bought or packaged bakery brownies will.

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Ultimate Kombucha Q&A

I always get a TON of questions and a lot of overlapping ones. I thought it was due time to put some answers up to help those home brewing!

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Shift Workers' Nutrition (and Why Sugar is The Villain)

Give your body a sugar boost without overstepping the boundary of a healthy glucose level – you hate that feeling of the "crash" after eating sugary treats for that energy surge. But often, it's all around you. Here are foods to add to your diet that give you energy without the crash, and will help you lose weight at the same time....

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The Probiotic Wave That's Coming...

Last week I posted something on Facebook that got a lot of attention.... and I want to share it with you because I know it is true and important information. There is a wave coming.... "Before the words "with probiotics!" starts getting slapped on EVERYTHING (trust me - it's coming soon) from flavoured waters to candy to cereal (not 'foods' that you actually need) here is a simple warning: probiotics from natural foods are what your body craves...... those probiotics are what your body will understand... they help your body absorb nutrients from food, they are so important, we are learning so much and its just the tip of the iceberg.... that's why everyone is hopping on this train.

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Sweet Potato Oats [Recipe]

This is a recipe I found on Minimalist Baker. I played with it a bit, mainly because I didn't want too much sugar added. Are you tired, stressed?

Hit that 3 pm slump?

Needing an afternoon nap? Grabbing coffees to get through the 3 pm - 5 pm part of your shift?

You need a better breakfast.

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Is Bread a Whole Grain?

Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...

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Sympathy for the Devil (Overcoming Cravings)

I'm sharing about how to overcome cravings in an unconventional way in an attempt to be real in an industry ripe with diets & supplements, green smoothies, luscious skinny bodies & airbrushed, perfect, glowing skin. Can't we see that that's not real life?

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7 Ways to Stoke the Flames of Your Digestive Fire

Digestion doesn't begin in the stomach. It begins with us. In our mouth. Even before that - it begins in the kitchen. In the food industry, our communities, our kitchens: we need to go back in time to go forward. We need to think about foods grown close to home - and preparing them traditionally as much as we can. Here’s 7 EASY ways to amp up your digestive powers.

A lot of us have digestive issues....

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What is Holistic Nutrition? Your Body as a Canvas

Nutrition is art, you can treat your body like a canvas. Get a delicious snack for your ears, and get reading. We've gotta lotta perspective changes to get through...

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A Surprising Weight Loss Strategy

... is no longer a secret. I am sharing this with you today in hopes that you not only see how rushed our experience of food is, but that you begin incorporating this amazing tip into your life to re-boot your digestive system. This calming technique is SO important for getting your weight back to a healthy one and a powerful way to bring change to your life....

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How Organic Food Gets Under Your Skin

When I studied nutrition I dreamed about being able to purchase a box of beautiful, fresh organic food to be delivered to my door, but the price was always too costly in Vancouver, and I was a student. (I didn't have much juggling room... and by 'not much' I meant zero juggling room.)

Flash forward life and we received our first box out of Okanagan Falls from a snazzy team of awesome organic food providers.....

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Stress is your Biggest Problem [7 ways to Combat it]

Stress = dropping things, losing your keys, losing your cell phone, forgetting things. Is this you?

This was me for most of 2014 and half of 2015.

Does it have to do with our jobs, our choices? Yes.

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The Real Truth About Cleanses

We for whatever reason have this innate need to find "the ONE" diet. That one thing. One thing that will cure us, keep us in good health, taste good, be easy, be affordable, be practical, be delicious and work for our body long term. This magic potion or poppable pill.

The problem is, it doesn't exist. 

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