Eating for Two, No Big Macs Required!

July 14th, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

  Eating for Two: 250 – 300 calorie snacks Did you know that it takes about 70,000 calories to grow a baby?  That’s a lot of energy!  And that’s why it’s so important to ensure that you’re getting enough calories while pregnant. But it can be tricky when you’re nauseous, or your stomach is being… Read More

Chocolate Cherry Granola

July 7th, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

My dear husband Derek and I both have a terrible sweet tooth ( sweet teeth?? ; ). He will polish off a family size bag of sour patches without blinking an eye, and please God keep me away from a bag of gluten free lemon wafers from Glutino. It’s something that we both struggle with… Read More

My Absolute Favourite Chicken Curry Recipe!

June 23rd, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Uncategorized

Back in the day, I used to work as a waitress in an Indian food restaurant.  It was one of the best times of my life because I was going to nutrition school, working with my friends at the restaurant, and eating amazing Indian food at least twice per week.  I still have a bunch… Read More

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse?!?! + Calcium & Pregnancy

June 11th, 2015 in Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

I’ve never been a milk drinker. In fact, I absolutely hate it.   I blame this hatred on the milk I drank when I was really little (sorry mom!). We lived in the country (I like to refer to it as The Outback of New Brunswick), and my mom used to get unpasturized, unhomogenized, full… Read More

Smoothie Bowl Goodness!

June 9th, 2015 in Cleansing,Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

I am in love with smoothies.  They have been the most transformative dietary change I ever made, and I absolutely swear by them. They keep my skin glowy, help me meet my daily water consumption goals, and help keep my digestion in tip-top shape. Here are just a few of the many benefits of drinking… Read More

Loving Local!

May 27th, 2015 in Local Food,Recipes,Uncategorized

I’m a bit of a Locavore. Well, a lot of a Locavore.  In fact, I used to have a blog called I know Who Grew It where I documented my efforts to not only eat as local as possible, but also make an effort to meet the people who grew my food. It was a fun… Read More

Gluten Free and Me

May 21st, 2015 in Nutrition,Uncategorized

I have to confess, until recently, I was still eating gluten. *insert collective crowd gasp* I wasn’t having it daily, but wouldn’t turn it down on occasion, and would still purchase items with gluten such as Ezekiel wraps and whole grain pitas when the mood struck. But a recent little change in my health has… Read More

Cinco de Mayo Bowl

May 5th, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Uncategorized

Happy Cinco de Mayo! One of my favourite and fast meals is black bean salad. It’s tasty, packed with nutrition, and an easy crowd pleaser. In honour of Cinco de Mayo, here is my Cinco de Mayo Bowl complete with black bean salad, guac topping and brown rice base to make it into a meal.… Read More

21st Century Revamped Trail Mix ~ The Finale

May 2nd, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

A Lil’ Somthin’ Extra (Gingery Chocolate Cravers Trail Mix recipe below!) What’s trail mix without the occasional uber-tasty surprise?  It’s important not to go overboard here, just add enough of these goodies so you get one or two in every couple handfuls:   Cacao nibs: Adds a raw chocolate boost providing you with a tiny… Read More

21st Century Revamped Trail Mix ~ The Superfruits

May 1st, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

The Superfruits (Spicy & Smoky Energy Mix recipe below!) Back on the topic of exciting new trail mix, we’ve decided raisins need to be kicked to the curb. But don’t worry, there are lots of worthy replacements; we’ve come to the best part, the superfruits. Here is a list of the latest and greatest dried… Read More