Do You Ever Want Just a Piece of Cake?

    This has happened to me more than enough times, I crave a piece of cake!  Not the entire thing! Sometimes we ladies, and i’m sure men too, want just a piece of cake… but end up going to the grocery store, seeing the price of the one slices and end up buying a whole cake… because its cheaper… then we feel like we have to eat it cause we bought it.  And then the guilt comes as they are usually filled with processed junk and sugar… and then more bad eating habits can arise… for the rest of…

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To Juice Or Not To Juice

To Juice or not to juice, that is the question. I get asked all the time about juice cleansing and what I think about them.  I personally love them.  They give your digestive system a break, your body a reset and your cells rejuvenation.  I am also a fan of drinking juice daily or at least regularly, which gives your body all these amazing things on a regular basis without having to ‘detox’. Spring is a great time to try a juice cleanse if its something you wanted to do.  I just finished one myself.  I did 3 days, which…

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Plant Based Travel Snack Recipe

  Spring is upon us, and there is no better time than now to get cracking on making some healthy ‘take with you’ snacks.  Which is my specialty.  I love making healthy on the go snacks that travel well for our very short spring and summer here in Alberta.  And one that I always have with me is my Apple Pie Granola. Its great for road trips, to the mountains hiking, a day at the lake, whatever, it’s power packed with dense nutrition like all my snacks, including plenty of protein, to keep you feeling full longer so you can…

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What Makes You Happy?

What makes you happy? I want to keep todays post simple.  This pandemic has been hard on everyone, every single person in this world has been affected one way or another, and so I want to give you something new to do, and I really hope you will do it.  Don’t think too much about it, just do it. Today and everyday this weekend, I want you to do one thing that makes you happy!  Whatever that may be! (as long as it’s legal) It can be big or small.  You will notice a great difference in your well being…

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You Have Got To Try This!

Cauliflower wings are all the rage, with good reason!  I. Am. Addicted.  I had just bought an air fryer and instant pot combo at the recommendation of a friend… and I am hooked!  I have had a love for my crockpot for many years, but that is something you have to plan for and cook.  You know what you’re making ahead of time and plan accordingly with throwing everything in the pot to cook all day and coming home from work to a deliciously made meal.  But what about when you want something on the fly and quick?  Enter the…

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Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself This unfortunately is one of the hardest things to do, and why?  We need to love ourselves before we can love another. If you have been through trauma, any trauma or abuse, it is extremely hard to love yourself.  I. Get. It.  I have struggled for years with this and still do.  I need to listen to positive music, books and or podcasts daily, every morning, just to keep my mind positive and fresh and focused on the day ahead.  I also have positive affirmations and words all over my home office, over 50 actually!  haha…

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My Favourite Snack!

Are you addicted to smoothie bowls like me?  Or maybe you haven’t tried one before? We have been enjoying them as a spring and summer snack for a couple years now, and I am in love!  They are so creamy, delicious, and a great nutritious plant based snack when you want something sweet and satisfying.  They are fully customizable and you can make them a full meal or just a snack.  One thing that I grew up hearing is that bananas are constipating and you should only eat one daily or less.   This is so untrue!!  In fact, bananas are…

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If You Don’t Drink This, You Will Die!

Is drinking a lot of water that important? Quick answer… ABSOLUTELY You have heard the general rule… “Drink have your body weight in ounces of water daily” which is what I encourage my clients to do, so that it is more catered to the individual as opposed to the “Drink 8 glasses daily”  but its a great place to start when you’re upping your water.  It can be quite the habit change for some.  I have heard it all… “I don’t like water” “I can only drink it if its cold” “I’m too busy to drink water” “I need flavour…

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A Vegan Soup at its Finest

One of my favourite soups when I was growing up was canned tomato rice.  I loved the flavour, (albeit there was a ton of sodium in it) and I could live off of the tomato and rice combination in many dishes to this day.  I had a bunch of tomatoes that were about to go bad, so I whipped them up into a soup, and this was born!  I love the flavour, and the fact that its made with purely fresh vegetables.  But I have also made the canned tomato version, and it tastes just as good. Homemade Tomato Rice…

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Have you heard about the 4-7-8 breath technique?

  Have you noticed how deep you breathe when you’re by the ocean, a lake or in the mountains?  The air is crisp, fresh, and cleaner than we are used to and you naturally just want to take it all in.  I myself am a very shallow breather, I tend to get headaches, and a couple of years ago, I started getting regular migraine headaches, preceded by an aura.  Mostly due to stress, but when I was researching about them, how deep you breathe can affect headaches and migraines, which made perfect sense, clearly our brains need more oxygen.  I…

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