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Choose High Quality Treats

There are certain foods that I consider treats and that should be consumed in moderation. Things like chips, popcorn, red meat and dessert. That being said, just because I consider them a treat doesn’t mean I don’t care about the quality. In fact, because I’m consuming these foods in moderation, I’m willing to spend a […]

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Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing

Photo Source I always encourage my clients to make their own salad dressing vs. buying store-bought. Most pre-packaged, store-bought dressings are full of preservatives, sugar, salt and unhealthy oils. It’s easy to make your own, and so much better for you because you can use awesome, healthy ingredients. This Apple Cider Honey Dijon Vinaigrette is […]

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Registered Nutritionist A.K.A. Recipe Curator: Sweet Potato Quinoa Curry

Photo Source One aspect of my job as a nutritionist is to curate recipes for my clients. I either take my own recipes or recipes that I’ve found in magazines or on Pinterest, and tweak them according to my client’s individual needs (ie. food allergies, likes & dislikes, schedule, etc.) and by substituting healthy ingredients. […]

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New Trendy Health Food

I was in Winners the other day, and stumbled across “tigernuts;” one of the new trendy health foods for 2014 (Tip: Winners & Home Sense has a great selection of healthy food products at a lower price point than health food stores). Unlike what their name may suggest, they’re not actually a nut, but a […]

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Healthy “Fried” Chicken

One of the best parts about cooking healthy food is when you make something that tastes like it should be bad for you. Last night I made healthy “fried” chicken, and it didn’t disappoint. Don’t believe me? My husband has a weakness for KFC, and he loved it. I adapted this recipe from February’s issue […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I love enjoying something sweet after dinner, but I have some criteria: it has to be small and it has to be a healthy choice. I try to have healthy cookies in my freezer at all times or some dark chocolate (Zazubean is one of my fav healthy brands pictured below) & dates in the […]

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Change is Good

Sorry for the break in posts, but it’s been busy since the holidays! John and I decided to take a much-needed vacation to Barbados last week to celebrate our 4 year wedding anniversary. The trip was also a babymoon for us as we’re expecting our first baby in May! Since May 2013 there have been […]

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Purple Power Detox Smoothie

I’m not an advocate of diets, but I do believe that some people can benefit from a period of detoxification. This is always a popular subject in January because most of us have indulged over the holiday season – refined sugar & fat from holidays sweets, deep-fried, fatty & processed appetizers, alcohol – and as […]

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Dinner Idea for New Years Eve – Healthy Thai Food

I think most of us feel a little sluggish after the holidays, and could use a break from rich, heavy food. Instead of ordering greasy Chinese food or pizza on New Year’s Eve try my version of healthy Thai food instead! This fresh Thai Shrimp Noodle Salad has all the great flavours of Thai food, […]

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Make it a Date!

A massive ice storm has hit Southern Ontario, and we’re stranded indoors, but luckily we still have power! With no chance of going anywhere for a few hours I started flipping through my massive stack of magazines, and came across a delicious looking recipe for healthy date & carrot breakfast muffins. One of the tricks to […]

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