snacks

8 causes of your food cravings

Blog Post - 8 causes of cravings - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Whether it’s salty foods like chips and pretzels, sweets like chocolate and ice cream, or sour tart tastes like pickles and sour candy, most of us have some type of regular food craving. But what is your body trying to tell you when you get those urges? Chances are, it’s not that it needs some…

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Three tasty summer zucchini recipes (including brownies!)

Our garden went mad while we were on vacation this summer. When we came back our veggie boxes were overflowing with three types of lettuce, bok choy, swiss chard, kale, and for the first time, zucchini. It was so exciting to see so many big orange and yellow flowers decorating the tips of these perfectly…

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Join my FREE 48-Hour Smoothie Challenge

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we often choose convenience over nutrition. By making this compromise, many of us are challenged to get enough fruits and vegetables into our diets. That’s why (I’m excited to announce) I’ve created a FREE 48-Hour Summer Smoothie Challenge. The Smoothie Challenge is a great way to…

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Five snacks your waistline and tastebuds will love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But what usually comes along with this combination are additional words like “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Well it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious. My rule of thumb for…

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Five steps to a healthy smoothie

I had the opportunity to be a guest on Global TV demonstrating how to make a healthy smoothie. The hosts loved my blend of organic blueberries, organic spinach, cacao powder, avocado and water (see recipe below). I believe smoothies can be healthy, convenient additions to a whole foods diet. Here are a few reasons why,…

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Low Carb Holiday Recipe Round-Up

During the holidays there are so many food related gatherings it’s always good to have some tasty recipes on hand for entertaining, contributions for potlucks and to have done-ahead for pop-ins and for family nights at home. Today I share with you a round-up of some low-carb alternatives to many of the traditional gourmet and comfort-food delights…

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What I’m serving for dessert this summer

I get asked for sweet treat recipes a lot. And while I’m all about helping people balance their blood sugars and break the nasty sugar cycle, I do believe a yummy, gooey, decadent dessert is something we all need to indulge in every once in awhile. For all of you health conscious folks out there,…

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No-sugar, gluten & dairy free holiday treats

Is it possible to indulge in tasty, satisfying, sweet treats over the holidays without the sugar, gluten and carb overload that makes you feel bloated, headachy, tired and craving more? Yes it is! I recently shared an entire booklet filled with sweet treat recipes that are free from sugar, gluten, grains, and dairy with my…

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A day in my eating life

A guide to cleaner eating One of the most common questions I get from clients, detox and workshop participants is “What do you eat?” If I had to categorize my eating and put a label on it, I would say I follow a low-carb approach. In the past I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, and then paleo.…

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Shop the farmer’s market like a pro

I too was once overwhelmed by the farmer’s market. So many vendors, so many shoppers, so many choices. I couldn’t get my act together. Fumbling with my bags and money. People pushing and shoving. Trying to decipher what was organic, what wasn’t? No order to the line-ups or payment process. It all seemed like too…

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