As we know, cold and flu season is upon us! First and foremost it is always important to maintain a healthy diet, always stay hydrated, and staying physically active. However, sometimes the season starts to take us down even if we are following all the basic measures. So what else could help boost your immune systemContinue reading “It’s cold and flu season! How can you build up your immune system to help fight the common cold?”
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Crunchy Quinoa Granola
I avoid most cereals and store bought granolas as they tend to be packed and filled with high sugar content, high fructose corn syrup, and many other unnecessary ingredients. Making my own granola to top on yogurt, nut milk, on fruit, and just for snacking is my favourite! Ingredients (Makes ~2 cups): 1 1/2 cupContinue reading “Crunchy Quinoa Granola”
Lower stress, increase blood flow, improve your mood… Down Dog!
Yoga is a great way to get your blood flowing, increase body strength and flexibility. Adding a little yoga flow to your morning routine may help you lower your stress levels, increase overall mood, enhance your activities of daily living, and much more. Downward dog is a beginner poses in yoga and is generally offeredContinue reading “Lower stress, increase blood flow, improve your mood… Down Dog!”
Fall Inspired Granola Bars (#vegan, #dairyfree, #glutenfree)
We love to have homemade healthy goodies handy at our house so that we always know we have something to grab on the go with our busy schedules. These bars are packed with healthy unsaturated fats from nuts and seeds – giving you a boost of Omega 6s! Additionally, nuts and seeds are a greatContinue reading “Fall Inspired Granola Bars (#vegan, #dairyfree, #glutenfree)”
Trouble sleeping? Waking up in the middle of the night?
Do you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night? Are you following a certain diet? Trying to lose weight? You may be restricting your carbohydrates too much! Let’s begin with glycogen… what is glycogen? “Carbohydrate stores” in the body Stores are very limited Reserves are smaller than protein and fat stores StoresContinue reading “Trouble sleeping? Waking up in the middle of the night?”
What the heck is Matcha?
Hi guys! I thought I would share a tid bit about Matcha powder as it is becoming very popular in our culture today for its great health benefits. Today I made myself a matcha latte at home to combat the cold I am currently fighting and I realized I haven’t written about it before. WhatContinue reading “What the heck is Matcha?”
Blueberry Crumble Bars (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free)
What you will need (Makes ~9 bars): Oat Layer: 1 1/2 cup large flake oats 1/4 + 1 tbsp cup corn flour (or gluten free flour of choice) 3 TBSP natural almond butter (or nut butter of choice), smooth and softened. 1 1/2 TBSP coconut sugar 4 TBSP coconut oil, melted 1 TBSP pure maple syrupContinue reading “Blueberry Crumble Bars (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-free)”
Brooke’s Homemade KIND Bars
I love KIND bars especially when I am on the move and looking for something quick and satisfying. They contain a substantial amount of nuts for healthy fats and brown rice syrup for a source of glucose (energy) for your body. So… I decided it’s about time I try to make my own home-made version.Continue reading “Brooke’s Homemade KIND Bars”
Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bite Cookies
Who wouldn’t want cookies for breakfast? Usually it’s morally incorrect to actually have cookies for breakfast… but we can let it slide with this recipe. These cookie bites are great to grab on the go or take to work as an energy boosting snack… and only 60 cals per cookie! Made with whole food ingredientsContinue reading “Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bite Cookies”
Fish Tacos with a Grilled Spiced Corn & Black Bean Mix
Fish tacos are a much healthier switch up from the traditional beef taco (they are lower in fat and calories). Also, since I do not eat beef I always want to find creative ways to change up traditional dishes with fish or vegetarian alternatives! These fish tacos were absolutely delicious and packed with flavour and nutritionalContinue reading “Fish Tacos with a Grilled Spiced Corn & Black Bean Mix”