Berry Picking 101

From a young age my mom would always drag me to go berry picking. It felt like such a chore because it required us to be up at 7 am on the weekend, and it would be a 2-3 hour excursion.But the aftermath was always pleasant one - fresh fruit, strawberry cheesecake, homemade strawberry sauce for ice cream and pasta (yes, odd combination but a great one) and blueberry perogies. 

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How To Save Time and Money by Meal Prepping

If you’re trying to save money, the first area you often try to manage is your eating out expenses. You set out with good intentions to make your lunches, but you find that not only are you eating the same boring salad every day, you also managed to waste unused food by the end of the week. I want to help you fall in love with cooking and successfully meal prep. To get you started right now (because hey, we all love the present moment) here are a few meal prep tips to save you time and money.

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Fresh & Local: Rhubarb

It's important to broaden our choices of produce and take advantage of the health benefits of all seasonal fruits and vegetables available to us. Each ingredient provides unique nutritional value and flavours. To celebrate each month going forward, I've decided to feature 2 fruits and/or vegetables. First up...

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Justyna Zarzeczny
Adopting Good Nutrition While Raising a Family

Feeding a young family nutritious food seems to be both a top priority for parents, and their biggest struggle. Gone are the days when a parent worked from the home and had the time to prepare meals from scratch using whole, nutritious ingredients. Instead, parents find themselves searching for the quickest ways to fill children’s bellies in between meeting work deadlines, wiping runny noses and changing diapers, responding to incessant texts and email alerts. Learn how to adopt good nutrition while raising a family. 

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How to Eliminate PMS

Ladies, we’ve all been there. Post ovulation, we begin to feel the premenstrual symptoms. We don’t want to see anyone, we want to roll-up in a fetal position and god forbid anyone gets in our way. But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, experiencing PMS is your body telling you there’s a hormonal imbalance. PMS may be common amongst us all, but it’s not normal. 

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Foods to Eat Before and After Exercising

Exercise and good diet go hand in hand. What you eat before and after exercising has an impact on your energy levels, weight and overall well-being. Eating the proper foods prior to your workout will maximize your performance and provide energy to complete your routine, whereas as post workout meals are important to restore energy, rebuild muscle and tissue that breaks down during exercise.

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5 Tips to Spring Cleaning your Kitchen

Spring has just arrived and even though it might not feel like it weather wise, it still marks the beginning of a fresh new season, warmer days, blooming flowers and just an overall feel good vibe. Spring is a time of purification, healing and rejuvenation. When we declutter, a weight is lifted off our shoulders, we think more clearly, and we begin to tune in to our needs.

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Get Cooking with HelloFresh {Review + Bonus Offer}

Do you find food prepping takes too much time? Are you getting tired of cooking the same dishes week after week? Do you find unused old produce in the back of the fridge? These are some common issues I hear time and time again when it comes to cooking. What if there was a simple solution, a solution that would give you a variety of recipes with pre-measured seasonal ingredients. No muss, no fuss.

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Justyna Zarzeczny