Most of my clients come to me because they have very similar problems. Simply put, food stresses them out. It's wearing out their energy. A lot of time we waffle on our nutrition decisions, or we make a decision because "I've already really messed it all up today" or "I think I'll just exercise more tomorrow to make up for this" or some other crazy mind game. Learn the ways to get more confidence in your nutrition, easily.
Success for my clients has come in a deeper form over simple meal plans. In the understanding of which foods make you feel a certain way. In the understanding of basic nutrition education. In the responsibility we need to take to shift priorities in our life to make nutrition as important as we know it is (read: planning ahead instead of relying on drive thru's.) Success has come in the form of my clients doing the real work necessary to make changes. Here I’m giving you solutions to getting yourself out of the rut of believing that you need a meal plan in order to find success in nutrition. Read More
With the Okanagan summer fires that often come our way, you may not have the awesome bonfire you crave. But this doesn't mean you have to skip out on the fun and experience of camping. Here’s how to eat clean while camping - it can so be done (and feels GREAT!) Read More
Did you ever notice how the fruits and vegetables at your grocery store all kind of look the same?
Uniform. Perfect. All in a row... same color... same shape. "Ideal." But let's get real. When it comes to nutrition, looks don't really matter — it's what's on the inside that counts. (You know, kind of like with people?) Read how to make stellar change with small choices in our giant food waste problem. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Healthy, organic and freaking delicious?? Yes, you can have it ALL! Can you believe the words "chocolate almond fudge bars" can actually be all of these things? It is true. When moving to a real foods diet, you don't have to sacrifice those delicious treats. Read More
We are the alternative. We are holistic. And we are IN LOVE with what we are doing, what you've created, what we've continued with, that we are changing lives. It is the movement. Read More
"It's all happening."
The winter is a time for soft, warming foods. Masala is an Indian word for "hot mixture of spices" and this is exactly what we need during our cold Canadian winters. Even here in the beautiful Okanagan, the desert of Canada, we still get cold winters and this recipe aims to make you want to cozy up and rest... which is what winter is all about..... Read More
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. Read More
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... Read More
The Body heals the body. We just need to find the root cause. Potions, pills do not actually heal the body. Not pills. Not drinks. Not vitamin waters. Not tinctures. Not creams. Not smoothies. Not any magic bullets... Our body needs proper food to function. Its our fuel and source of energy. We need it to maintain life and energy. Here's the philosophy of what holistic means....
But at the end of the day, it's not the food we eat, the drinks/smoothies we drink, the creams and tinctures we give our body, its our body that has to deal with what we are giving it. Its the body that decides whether we heal, feel better, get better - or not. Read More
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. Read More
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...... Read More
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.....
Gene came to me as many of my retired senior clients do: with digestive issues and taking many different medications. How Gene with support was able to quit KFC along with many other benefits....
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. Read More