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Nutrition

25 Jun, 2018

7 quinoa salads + tips for healthy summer barbecues

It's officially SUMMATIME!!!! Also known as my favourite season of the year. Even though summer solstice was last week, interestingly, it really hasn't felt super summery here in LA yet! For the past week or so, I've walked to the gym in the morning with a misty-like drizzle falling from the sky. It's definitely not [...]

6 Jun, 2018

Adaptogen-Infused Cinnamon Vanilla Swirl Nut Butter Cups

These Adaptogen-Infused Cinnamon Vanilla Swirl Nut Butter Cups taste divinely decadent and are sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings. With ashwagandha and maca, the'll help your body adapt to stress while also delivering a hefty dose of antioxidants. Let's talk adaptogens. It's a big buzzword you've probably heard a lot in your health and [...]

28 May, 2018

Easy food swaps to help you decrease sugar intake

A couple of weeks ago we talked about how to stop sugar cravings before they start, and today it's time to tackle the issue of added sugar. You might not realize it, but there's sugar hiding in all sorts of products within the aisles of our grocery stores - even foods that don't taste sweet at all! [...]

21 May, 2018

Easy meal prep: The choose-your-own-adventure buddha bowl formula

Is it a salad? A curry? A stir fry? Nope - it's a buddha bowl! Use this Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Buddha Bowl Formula as a template for building delicious, nutritious and flavour-packed meals using your favourite seasonal ingredients. With tons of ingredient possibilities and flexibility for all dietary preferences, it's a great tool to have in your [...]

14 May, 2018

A simple trick for stopping sugar cravings before they start

This month, we're talking all things sugar - specifically, how to consume less of it to improve your overall health. I'll be serving up lots of sugar-free recipes, meal ideas, tips for eliminating cravings, healthier food swaps, and more. If you'd like to take it a step further and truly make this part of your [...]

30 Apr, 2018

Announcing…. Sugar-Free May + The Feel Better Sugar Detox!

It's a BIG day, friends. The Feel Better Sugar Detox is finally here! In all the years this blog has been in existence, sugar has been one of the #1 things that you guys have told me you struggle with. I totally hear ya, and have been there myself. I firmly believe that you deserve to [...]

23 Apr, 2018

5 lower sugar, banana-less smoothies to try right now

Trying to keep your sugar consumption under control? These 5 lower sugar, banana-less smoothies are here to help! With ingredients that are high in fibre, healthy fats and quality protein, you'll feel fuller for longer and keep your blood sugar in check. Get that blender ready! Smoothie season is almost heeeerrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeee!!!! (Said in my [...]

26 Mar, 2018

Easy meal prep: Stir fry dinners for a week

Overwhelmed by meal prep? Make it easier for yourself with stir fry dinners for a week. Here's my simple process that'll have you eating healthy, delicious meals all week long. Let's talk meal variety. On most nights, if you were to talk into my apartment at dinner time, you'd probably see the same [...]

26 Feb, 2018

Natural Food and Wellness Highlights from CHFA West 2018

Just as some avidly follow fashion trends, celebrity gossip and sports, my love for following health and wellness trends runs deep. The holistic wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert in me loves to see how functional foods are being used in new ways, and watching how they emerge from being super niche to mainstream. On [...]

19 Feb, 2018

Is it a food intolerance, or are you just stressed?

It's time for yet another chat about one of my favourite topics..... digestion! Are you surprised? Probably not. But if you want some nutrition geekery this morning, I'm about to deliver. Food intolerances, allergies and gut health - they're all hot topics these days. Have you ever suspected that you're sensitive to things like gluten, [...]

14 Feb, 2018

Raspberry Almond Coconut Chia Pudding

Happy Valentine's Day! In honour of today's Hallmark holiday, and carrying on this week's theme of self love and self care, I figured a little sweet treat was in order. Not just any sweet treat though - a versatile one that's make-aheadable, portable, and healthy enough to eat for breakfast, as a snack, or as [...]

22 Jan, 2018

Prebiotics vs probiotics: Best sources and why they matter for a happy gut

Oh yes, it's time for another chat about digestion and gut health! I'm always fascinated and super excited to watch the trends that come and go in the wellness world. If you happened to catch the predictions of Well+Good and Mind Body Green that were released last month, you probably noticed that gut health is [...]

8 Jan, 2018

9 ways to get your daily dose of collagen (with and without supplements)

Collagen is having a moment, and being someone with big interests in skin and gut health, I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't into it myself. You've probably seen it popping up everywhere as a supplement, and a while back I mentioned it as one of the occasional supplements I take. That sparked several [...]

11 Dec, 2017

6 ways to winterize your smoothie routine

If you're a hardcore smoothie lover, I'm willing to bet you've sipped your favourite blended creation from under a blanket at least a few times. I've been there too, sitting at the table in my coziest sweater, favourite green smoothie in one hand and a mug of hot tea in the other. That habit wasn't [...]