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Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars ~ Giveaway CAN 05/15

| April 20, 2018 | 132 Comments
Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars ~ Giveaway CAN 05/15

Nutrition On The Go With Nutribar Meal Replacement Bars The first time I ate a Nutribar was when I was a sales representative travelling across Eastern and Central Ontario. I was on the road driving for long hours or visiting clients. My eating schedule was all out of whack and I found myself eating on the […]

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Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids

| April 12, 2018 | 4 Comments
Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids

Dieting and Nutrition Tips to Ensure a Healthy Life for You and Your Kids As mothers, we want what is best for our families as well as for ourselves. This includes making the right eating choices and helping our kids develop eating habits and proper nutrition which will benefit them as they enter adolescence, leave […]

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Which Diet Plan Is Best for You?

| April 9, 2018 | 14 Comments
Which Diet Plan Is Best for You?

Which Diet Plan Is Best for You? A new year has arrived and you made the resolution to lose some weight, but how? Often we make these resolutions without a clear plan in mind. It’s not enough to just say that you’re going to lose weight, you need to have a plan. Which diet plan […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body

| February 20, 2018 | 7 Comments
5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body A woman’s body is designed for pregnancy and birthing, right? So why do so many mommas tell me their backs hurt, their knees are shot, their stomachs are full of stretch marks, they’ve had c-sections and episiotomies, and they can’t stand their mummy tummies and uncontrollably […]

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What is the Ketogenic Diet

| February 14, 2018 | 11 Comments
What is the Ketogenic Diet

What is the Ketogenic Diet? If you’re currently researching diet plan options, you’re probably already familiar with the popular ketogenic diet or “keto” diet. Scads of celebrities and well-known public figures seemingly swear by it, just like millions of other people. Here’s a little bit about it along with some of the benefits attached.   […]

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A Dash of Sweetness To Your Life

| October 9, 2017 | 19 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 | 20 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 | 13 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 | 22 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 | 24 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 | 14 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 | 20 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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