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Thai Quinoa Salad

Thai Quinoa Salad

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This recipe is a potluck go to. The recipe is easy and it makes a large batch so it’s great for feeding a crowd. I used peanut butter in this recipe but you can use almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a slightly different taste. The only recommendation I make: please don’t substitute the red pepper with green pepper – the red pepper gives the salad a sweetness that…

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

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When you’re looking for a decadent dessert to prepare for your next dinner party I suggest giving this pudding a try! Feel free to spice this pudding up however you’d like – adding nuts, coconut or dark chocolate chips for a simple twist. This pudding is fantastic because it contains NO refined sugar and contains lots of healthy fats from the avocado and nut butter. This treat will keep you…

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Paleo Meatloaf

Paleo Meatloaf

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This is a great meatloaf that you can prepare this weekend to have for lunches all week! This recipe is versatile – add any other vegetables you’d like. I’ve kept it simple with some carrots but spice things up with some leafy greens or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge! For all of you allergy or food sensitivity sufferers out there, have no fear – this recipe is dairy-free,…

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Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 2)

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On Tuesday we talked about the types of hunger and the first 3 tips for eating mindfully. Today we will continue the discussion and finish with the remaining 5 tips. If you remember from Part 1, eating mindfully does not have to be a complex concept and simply by taking the time to focus on our hunger levels and what we’re eating we can really begin to understand the whole eat when…

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Mindful Eating

Mindfulness – The Key to Feeling Satisfied (Part 1)

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What if I told you that the feeling that prompts us to walk into the kitchen and open the fridge or pantry is caused by different types of hunger? So often we think of hunger as being one feeling – that gnawing sensation we experience in the morning after our nightly fast or the feeling we have when we get home from work in the afternoon and are anxiously awaiting dinner….

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5 Habits That Are Hindering Your Weight Loss

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So often I have clients come into my office explaining to me that they have been trying everything to lose weight but the number on the scale simply will not budge. We hear so much from our doctors and from the media that eating less and exercising more is the key to weight loss but what if I told you that often times it’s not? Below are some of the…

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How To Increase Energy Levels And Stabilize Your Mood Using Food

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  Stable blood sugar levels are important for everyone, not just people with diabetes. When our blood sugar levels are stable, we have stable energy, stable moods and our hunger remains under control. We’ve all had that feeling before, we have a sugary treat and feel a burst of energy but then before we know it we are feeling tired, hungry or irritable (sometimes all three at once – yikes!)…

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What You Need To Know About Your Sugar Intake

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Sugar and the issues associated with having a diet high in processed sugar has earned serious media attention in the last few years with popular documentaries like “Fed Up” making major headlines (check out this National Geographic episode for some additional media coverage on sugar or, if you’re feeling really ambitious, this lecture given by Dr. Robert Lustig ). Regardless of this media attention, I realized how little we truly know about sugar after…

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Food as Medicine: Beat Stress with Nutrients

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Stress affects our physical and mental health in many different ways. It impacts our ability to sleep, properly digest our food, reduces immune function and affects our mood. You may think to yourself, “I’m not stressed” – however, we are now exposed to low-grade stressors all of the time – think: working a full-time job, taking care of children and trying our best to be a great friend, wife, girlfriend,…

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Makeover Monday: Taco Seasoning

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Tacos were my absolute favourite food growing up. However, it wasn’t until I had finished 5 years of nutrition schooling/interning that I had taken the time to read the back of that little package. After seeing such a huge list of unnecessary ingredients, such as “corn maltodextrin”, “sugar”, “caramel colour”, “hydrolyzed soya and corn protein” (in taco seasoning, really?) the quest for finding a delicious taco seasoning recipe was on….

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Balsamic Maple Pulled Pork

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This delicious pork dish can be thrown into the slow cooker in the evening and ready to be packed in your lunch the next morning. The sweetness from the peppers and maple syrup create the perfect mixture of flavours. Throw these ingredients in the crock pot and don’t worry about dirtying too many dishes or waiting hours for it to be ready. Put everything together Sunday evening and have lunches prepared…

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Choosing a Prenatal Supplement – Part 2

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Welcome back for part 2 of Choosing a Prenatal Supplement (you can read part one here)! In this post we will finish our discussion on prenatal supplement components and what to look for when selecting this important multivitamin from store shelves! Omega 3 When looking for an omega 3 supplement, you want to make sure it contains two different omega 3 fatty acids: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosopentaenoic acid). DHA…

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