5 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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Fiddleheads are here!

They’re back, but only for a short time. So get them while you can. They won’t be here long! Fiddleheads are my favourite spring vegetable. Growing up in Nova Scotia meant we got a chance to enjoy these tender, wild, spring treats each year. I’ve always loved vegetables. And strangely enough, my preferences were always…

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Greek Turkey Burgers

These yummy and easy-to-make burgers have become a weekly staple for us. The recipe makes four large burgers but you can always double the batch and make extra to have on hand for lunches or leftovers. I love them topped with tzatziki sauce and served with a steamed green veggie and a greek salad. In…

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes

This smoky pork tenderloin recipe has become a fav over the last couple of weeks and has been added to our regular week night meal rotation. We cooked it for my parents on the weekend and they loved it too! It’s fairly quick to prepare (under an hour) and has a delicious tangy sauce that…

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The truth about cleansing – four biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleanses and detoxes have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “cleanse,” you might immediately think of an all-liquid diet, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains? The truth is, a cleanse or detox doesn’t have to involve any of…

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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 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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The real truth behind gluten

The CBC’s marketplace aired an episode a couple weeks ago about going gluten free. They focused on the question, “to gluten or not to gluten?” and claimed they were looking to find the “truth behind the trend.” The investigation was conducted by Marketplace co-host, Tom Harrington, who teamed up with Canadian comedian Darcy Michael who…

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Go with your gut

Did you know that 80 per cent of your immune system is in your gut? When you think about this it makes sense since most of the foreign invaders entering our body come in through our mouths. I’m sure you know that having a strong immune system is one of the best defenses against disease,…

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