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A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life

| October 9, 2017 | 16 Comments
A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life

A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life     So, how do we care for our whole selves when, as mothers, we lead busy, other-focused lives? We start, little by little, weaving true sweetness into our days. We choose to honour all the parts of ourselves with small tokens of acknowledgment. And the beautiful thing is, […]

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

| August 23, 2017 | 15 Comments
6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng

    6 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginseng Whether you prefer Asian, American or Canadian ginseng, using it as part of your health regimen is beneficial to both your mind and body. These are just a few of the great health benefits of ginseng.             Helps Manage Diabetes Ginseng has been shown to lower fasting […]

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Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 10 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life  

| March 16, 2017 | 21 Comments
How Stress Can Show Up In Your Life   

Let’s face it, our mommy lives can get pretty darn hectic, which can make us quite stressed out. Some amounts of stress can be healthy, but when we are stressed out for long periods of time, our body will start showing signs that we need to slow down, take a deep breath (or two) and […]

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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 23 Comments
Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

  One of the biggest challenges both my clients and I face is finding the time to take care of ourselves! We want to be fit, energetic, and confident in our own skin, but who has the time (and often the money)? Gyms, trainers, recovery, meal prep, grocery shopping, family-friendly meals, and actually cooking! It […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything

| October 18, 2016 | 18 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything

  How to Get Your Kids to Eat Anything   As a parent, we want the best for our children and that includes making sure they are eating a well balanced, whole food diet. Our children deserve to be as healthy and nourished as possible (as do we)! But what do you do when your […]

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Focus on The Facts for Health and Wellness #FocusOnTheFacts ~ Giveaway 10/28

| September 30, 2016 | 167 Comments
Focus on The Facts for Health and Wellness #FocusOnTheFacts ~ Giveaway 10/28

Focus on The Facts Last weekend my family and I visited the Carp Fair, and played a game with the chance of winning free groceries! The Healthy Canadians booth in association with Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), Health Canada, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) were the […]

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3 Green Summer Thickies Recipes

| August 2, 2016 | 20 Comments
3 Green Summer Thickies Recipes

Sometimes it can be hard squeezing in enough fruit and veggies into our kids’ diet; particularly the green stuff! This makes green thickies a great way to sneak a load of nutrients into their diet (and ours). Green Thickies are a healthy drink alternative for busy parents.  They are a complete healthy meal drink including your daily […]

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Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

| July 18, 2016 | 13 Comments
Get Healthy Eating Advice from a Loblaws Dietitian!

Eating healthier is a goal many Canadians, like me, are trying to achieve. The problem: there is so much information being given about what you should and should not be eating that it can become confusing and frustrating to figure out what advice to follow. I was really happy when I was asked to see […]

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Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

| May 13, 2016 | 12 Comments
Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast

  Getting into Gear at the #FordFarmToCar Sustainability Breakfast Over the past few years, there has been a shift in people becoming more conscious about where their food and products are coming from.  People are looking more into purchasing products that help to sustain the resources of our planet. Some of the solutions these companies […]

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Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

| March 29, 2016 | 7 Comments
Cracking the Case on Nutrition Facts

As a parent, I am concerned with a lot of aspects where my children are concerned. One area my other half and I try to be aware of is what our kids eat. We buy a good amount of healthy food, but can you always trust a pretty label? The Nutrition Facts Education Campaign is […]

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Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

| February 18, 2016 | 7 Comments
Healthy Eating with Meghan Telpner’s The UnDiet Cookbook {A Review and Recipe}

Once in a while a cookbook comes a long that offers you a fresh perspective on healthy eating. A perspective that doesn’t make you roll your eyes or feel overwhelmed, but instead makes you realize that a healthy lifestyle can be simple, can make you feel good, and does not have to mean shopping for […]

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Check Out the A-Peel of Arctic® Apples!

| January 28, 2016 | 8 Comments
Check Out the A-Peel of Arctic® Apples!

Arctic® Apples Apples. They are one of the most popular fruits of the bunch. They are also a delicate fruit, bruising if they are not handled carefully. Technology is advanced enough now that it can prevent this process from happening. I had the opportunity to hear Neal Carter, president of Arctic® Apples share how they […]

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5 Keys To Our Ever Changing Diet

| January 11, 2016 | 8 Comments
5 Keys To Our Ever Changing Diet

  Motherhood has its rewards and challenges and often guides us into unchartered territories. As a mother myself, I have been led into the world of alternative medicine and holistic practices. Having 2 young boys with food allergies, hypoglycemia and gut inflammation, food plays a star role in my household, which is the main reason […]

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Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

| August 24, 2015 | 20 Comments
Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need More Honey in Your Life!

| July 29, 2015 | 15 Comments
5 Reasons Why You Need More Honey in Your Life!

    Honey is used everywhere in everything : in our cooking and baking, in skincare products, in-house cleaning items and even in medicine. You know it has to be good for you, but do you know why? What does increasing your consumption or your use of honey can do for you and why is […]

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Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

| July 3, 2015 | 19 Comments
Delicious Gluten-Free {Almost Healthy} Berry Crumble

  This recipe was inspired by the crumble topping in the “Baked Apple Crumble with Carrot and Raisin Spice Filling” recipe found in the recipe book, Sweet Goodness by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming. I made this recipe when I realized I had a few too many packages of fresh berries in my refrigerator. The great thing about […]

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Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

| June 3, 2015 | 76 Comments
Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

My family has been slowly learning to eat better since my other half decided to eat less meat and junk food. We are always on the look-out for healthier and delicious choices for our kids to enjoy since they love sugary snacks. We also like finding food that is sourced responsibly so we know that […]

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Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

| February 26, 2015 | 16 Comments
Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

As you have probably heard by now, February is Heart Awareness Month. There are many strategies to bring attention to heart disease in women, ways to become more heart healthy and general guidance on heart disease including information on its prevalence. For my part, I am introducing an important topic, one that is very close to […]

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3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

| February 23, 2015 | 9 Comments
3 Habits of a Heart Healthy Family

Today’s families are busy being busy so it is often difficult to eat healthy and make time for all family members to stay physically active – two keys for a healthy heart.  Parents are consumed with naps, diapers & feeding schedules or drop offs and pick ups and waiting in arena’s, at dance studios and swimming […]

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3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

3 Nutrients That Help with Post-partum Depression

Having a baby brings with it a host of emotions ranging from excitement, happiness, worry, guilt, sadness and irritability.  Transitioning into motherhood is challenging and post-partum depression creates an added layer of challenge.  A lot of mothers wish to avoid the use of anti-depressants, especially if they are breastfeeding.  However, anti-depressant medication can help you feel […]

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A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

A New Year, a New You! 3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Health

It’s a new year and time for a new you! Here are 3 simple changes which will give you a boost to achieve optimal health: 1. Drink a glass of warm lemon water when you wake up. In addition to getting that extra cup of water, the lemon stimulates your liver to help your body […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

| January 8, 2015 | 50 Comments
Boost Your Health with Kiss Me Organics’ Organic Green Tea Powder and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/31

The New Year is here, and I am on the look-out for finding new ways to do and eat healthier for myself and for my family. I do not want to change everything we eat, but I want to make subtle changes to improve on what we are eating. I also want to expand their […]

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