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.
Radishes are mostly eaten raw as a crunchy salad vegetable but have you ever tried roasted them? Do you know what to look for when shopping fresh radishes? Read more to learn how to choose, store and cook with radishes.
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.
Do you struggle deciding what’s for lunch? Do you resort to the same salad bowl or eat out more than you'd like to admit? Having a complete meal for lunch will keep you satiated and energized through the afternoon. No one got time for the midday slump. I share with you my simple guide to nourishing and mouth watering lunch bowls.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Nutrition is usually paid some attention as well - it’s no secret that the foods you choose to fuel your body with can make or break your success. But there’s an often overlooked area of fitness that’s crucial in not only getting results, but also maintaining them.
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.
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.
Too much sugar over time impacts cholesterol, increases blood glucose, causes you to gain weight and raises your blood pressure. If you are looking to cut back on sugar, there are a few simple hacks for cutting out the sweet stuff from your diet.
Regardless of whether or not you are training for a marathon or fitness challenge, a wellness team is intended to guide you to help you heal yourself and feel your best. Your team should include dedicated health practitioners that support your health goals and aid with your health issues.
A moment of honesty...As you may have previously read in a blog post or on Instagram, I've set a goal to complete my first triathlon this upcoming summer. I decided to give myself 6 months to learn how to swim, and improve my biking and running. But so far my training hasn't been impactful.
Every year, the majority of us make a conscious decision to better our health. "I will eat better." "I will exercise more." "I will cut out sugar." And a couple months into the year or even a couple of weeks in, people begin to fall off the wagon. They throw in the towel and still decide to set the same goal the following year. Does this sound familiar? The reason to what seems like a broken record player is simple.
Are you tired all the time and feel like you’re just going through the motions, getting through the many things on your to-do list without engaging with them or enjoying them very much? Do you struggle to remember what happened in the last couple of days because you rushed through them? Are you rushing through life, suffering from Sundayblues, hating on Mondays, hashtagging #humpday and wishing for Fridays?
You have good intentions. You make a list of nourishing meals for the week, you set out the intention to eat well and decrease the amount of times you order out. Here are some ways you can successfully plan your meals, fuel your body and save money.
January 3 marked the official day of my journey to completing my first triathlon this upcoming summer. If you are unfamiliar with the sport, it involves a swim followed by bike ride and finishing off with a run. There are various distances from 750 m to 3.8 km swim, 20 km to 180 km bike ride and 5 km to 42 km run. It's unbelievable what people are capable of. I share with you 4 golden rules for beginning a fitness journey.
Did you know that 81% of resolutions fail? Don’t let this statistic discourage you from setting mighty goals. With the right mindset and course of action you can achieve anything you put your mind (and heart) into.
As the year wraps up, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and pondering our next goals pertaining to health, career, relationship and personal development. We ensure to establish specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based (SMART) goals in order to increase our chances of success. But there's one major component missing.
Hearing each person’s name get called out and seeing them cross the finish line at Victoria’s Half Ironman struck an emotional chord. I didn’t even know these people, but knowing what it took for them to be there and what they have faced in life made me happy to see them succeed and achieve their goal.
Let me tell you there's no shortage of Halloween candy in the office, and I'm trying my hardest not to cave into my naughty cravings. If you find yourself in the same predicament, I would suggest you take the matter into your own hands and make this super easy berry ball recipe.
As your levels of serotonin plummet, your body begins to crave carbs and sugar. These "comfort foods" boost levels of serotonin, making you feel happier and relaxed. However, because they lack nutrients, your body will experience a crash and you'll end up craving more junk.
It was a grey and cooler morning in Vancouver this past Sunday. I bundled up and wore many layers to keep myself warm while managing a booth at the Vancouver Spirit Run, one-day cross-country and trail running event that took place at Jericho Beach Park and featured runs for all ages.
In order to achieve your health goals (or any goal for that matter) you have to focus on altering your habits to compliment your goals. (Bad) Habits start off slowly and gradually, and before you know it they are integrated into your daily life. What happens when you adopt a bad habit that is no longer serving you? How do you alter your habits in order to achieve your goals and thrive?
It's been so long since I posted. And I hate to admit that I forgot how to access my blog dashboard. As you may have noticed, the health and wellness blogging industry has boomed. I personally feel overwhelmed by the number of bloggers and health practitioners (all very talented and with a story to share) emerging onto the scene.
Drinking tea is an easy and inexpensive addition to our daily lives with endless health benefits. Yes has been shown to aid in weight loss, boost alertness and increase our body's immunity to colds and flu!
Last month I shared with you a few products that I discovered and tried at the Wellness Show Vancouver. After a few weeks of product testing, I would like to share with you the second instalment featuring beauty products, nutritious food and health services.
As an entrepreneur (I started a jewelry line a few years ago), I'm always drawn to what inspired people to start their own business, what fuels them and where they envision themselves in a couple of years. It such a great feeling to hear people dream big and obtain a level of success they've never imagined. I had the pleasure to connect with Connor Meakin from Pure Bone Broth and ask him how he got started, the benefits of bone broth, his biggest life lesson and his favourite soup recipe (it's a must try!!)
We’ve all been there, it’s late in the afternoon and we have zero energy left for the workday. Do you find yourself reaching for that quick energy fix candy or coffee in the afternoon? Try these simple nutrition and lifestyle tips to avoid the afternoon slump that will keep you energized throughout the whole day.