5 Winter Food Prescriptions [Immune Boost]

Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.

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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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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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5 Ways to Curb Your Coffee Addiction

Are you a dedicated coffee drinker? Is coffee your religion? I hear ya. Many of my family, friends and clients use coffee on a very regular basis, and I was always surrounded by coffee when I was younger.  Soft drinks, tea and chocolate all have some caffeine, but coffee is the most well known source of caffeine.

We know it as a morning ritual, or a pick-me-up, something we do with old or new friends, a tradition that connects us in the cold Canadian mornings.

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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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Roasted Red Pepper Pasta [Recipe]

You can enjoy your Kaslo sourdough pasta with any of the veggies that you have at home to roast, (or any pasta you have on hand of course) but here's a wonderful recipe fitted just for spring. 

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5 Truths About Going Vegan

Am I vegan? Well, the short answer is no. Although I get asked weekly if I am.

In the past 5 years I have been asked by a lot of people.....  A LOT.... if I’m vegan or vegetarian…and the answer is (still) no. But that doesn’t mean I eat meat all the time - it just means I don't eat it every day. Here's some truths about 'attempting' or trying vegan...

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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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Zucchini & Mashed 'Taters [Recipe]

Zucchini Mashed Potatoes... At this time of year we have a lot of vegetables ready all at the same time. Zucchini isn't always the most popular vegetable, so here's a way to get it into your meals without it being the main focus. However it is the best-known summer squash and does have great health benefits: being 95% water means they are great to eat in the summer (why they are available at the perfect time, thank you nature!) and thus are hydrating. For this reason they are also easy to digest and taste delicious......

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How Jean Quit Coffee + Lost Weight (Client Case)

Jean came to me as many of my female clients do: overweight, low energy and wanting to feel healthier and slimmer. She was a busy woman and had 50 pounds extra to lose. Read about how Jean not only lost weight, but also quit coffee, cleared up her skin, got a new job + completely transformed her life using nutrition.....

 

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The Death + Revival of Real Food

The death of real food is among us. We can see it everywhere we go. We are losing the generation where home cooked meals with real ingredients were used, and gaining more and more packaged and processed ready-to-go meals. According to Mark Hyman, MD: "The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen." Here's how you can help us revive the death of the #realfood movement....

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Reality Check: There is NO Magic Cure

I believe that the best path to health is in the food we eat. Not in expensive pills, not in expensive boxes. Not in real food ground up and put in pills. Not in synthetic vitamins added to our water.

Instead.... Real food. Real drinks. Traditional foods. Traditional drinks. But... there is this idea that floats around.... that it is products, pills, oils, foods, (fermented or otherwise) or supplements that can cure us.

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5 Basic Ways to Stronger Immunity

Your immune system + nutrition + lifestyle. 5 Ways to nourish your Immunity.....

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7 Steps To Get Out of Supplement Addiction

Find the Root cause of your issues using FOOD so you can stop with the luggage of supplements.  REAL FOOD is the path to health, and not expensive pills, shakes or supplements. You won't always find 100% healing at the bottom of a pill bottle.

 

These products sell because they sell us a promise. They sell us a quick fix.

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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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Easy Apple Crisp [Recipe]

Most crisps are LOADED with sugar. If I'm going to spend the time baking, I want it to be healthy enough that I can grab it for a quick breakfast. I want my crisp to be healthy and sweet - but not overly sweet. Here’s my go-to super easy apple crisp recipe.

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