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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Tips for spring cleaning your kitchen

When the birds start to chirp, the buds start to blossom and I no longer have to wear my winter coat and boots, I usually get in the mood for spring cleaning. With the change of season, especially from winter to spring, as I start to notice drawers overflowing, cupboards jam-packed, and old jars starting…

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5 ways to find the right food for you

When I reflect back on my work with clients and my own personal health and wellness journey the one key concept that was reinforced time and time again, is that there is no one-sized-fits-all diet for everyone. In health coaching circles we call this bio-individuality. It recognizes that each of us is highly individualized with…

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Tips for stocking a healthy kitchen

Being prepared and having the right tools and ingredients on hand will make living a healthy lifestyle much easier and help to keep your meals interesting and delicious. Kitchen tools Most people are set up with the basic kitchen essentials — some good sharp knives, assorted pots, mixing bowls, whisks, tongs, spatulas, cutting boards, colanders…

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

The warmer weather is coming, and for those of us living in more northern locations, that means we’ll be able to get some natural vitamin D. YES! Among the vitamins, vitamin D is pretty special. And because we get it primarily from the sun, many of us have a hard time getting enough and are…

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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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