About Lauren

Welcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Sorry for the break in posts, but it’s hard to find time to write while taking care of a 7-month old baby boy – this post took me a week to write – yikes. My dad is starting to come over once a week to play with Jack so I hope to get posts out on a more […]

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Eat Your Veggies with a Side of Healthy Fats

Yesterday I gave Jack carrots for the first time, and he took them down like a champ! I steamed them, and than mixed them with some water and coconut oil. The reason I mixed them with coconut oil is because combining veggies with a healthy fat actually improves our body’s ability to absorb the vegetable’s […]

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Jack Likes It!

I gave Jack his first bite of real food today…  Pumped to be in his new chair!  First bite of avocado – not so sure how he feels about it  Just figuring out how to swallow this stuff I think he likes it! What to feed him next? Banana, sweet potato, steamed carrots…

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Jack’s First Food

For the past 6 months I’ve been the only food source for Jack. Everything his little body needs comes from me. It’s been challenging, scary and amazing. Just like I taught Jack how to sleep (I would recommend reading Sleep Sense, it’s amazing), it’s time to teach him a new skill – how to eat […]

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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

Image Credit I recently spent 2 weeks in Florida with my family and we had a great trip – walks on the beach every morning, swimming, yoga on the beach, sunsets, and BBQ’s on the water. I love going on vacation, but especially with this last trip, I’ve noticed that my body doesn’t. I ate […]

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Florida Trip and Cold Weather Recipes

Sorry for the break in posts, but I’ve been in Florida for 2 weeks! We get back on Sunday, and I already have a list of healthy recipes that will be perfect for the colder weather: Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts & Parsnips, Spaghetti Squash Lasagna, Curried Hummus and Zucchini Boats – stay tuned! In the […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert

When it comes to major holidays in my family, I’m usually the one in charge of dessert, and I usually try to bring something healthy that tastes like it’s not. One of my favorite health magazines is “Alive.” It’s free, and available at most health food stores. It has amazing healthy recipes that never disappoint. […]

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3 Quick, Healthy Meal Ideas for Busy Moms

Before having Jack I had plenty of time to try elaborate, healthy recipes – like cauliflower crust pizza (now we just treat ourselves to delivery). Now that I’m a mom, I don’t have the same amount of time to cook, but it’s still so important for me to eat healthy. Here are a few quick, healthy meal […]

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Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Sorry for the break in posts, but I’ve been sleep training my little one for the last week, and haven’t had much time for writing. That being said, I’m proud to say that he’s successfully trained! He slept from 7pm to 6am last night, and I got 7 and half hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep for […]

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Don’t Hide the Veggies from Your Kids!

Photo Credit Being a new mom and having so many friends that are moms, the subject of getting your kids to eat their veggies comes up a lot. I haven’t had to experience it yet as my little one is still breastfeeding, but I’m noticing that it’s a common challenge. This summer I read “Bebe Day […]

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