My Favourite Cheap Pregnancy Superfood Meal

October 18th, 2015 in Local Food,Nutrition,Pregnancy,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

It’s the time of year when I start to crave soups, stews and casseroles like crazy. Their ability to warm the kitchen, fill the house with a delicious scent, and also fill my belly with some life-affirming substance is what makes these meals perfect for cool Fall days.   I recently went back to an… Read More

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

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

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

21st Century Revamped Trail Mix ~ Nuts & Seeds

April 30th, 2015 in Nutrition,Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

It’s all about the Base… Nuts and Seeds (Living Trail Mix recipe below!) It’s time that trail mix had a make-over, don’t you agree?  Raisins and peanuts are just plain tired, and let’s face it, freaking boring!! There are so many awesome power foods to add to trail mix these days. Every week there seems… Read More

Blueberry Cacao Maca Smoothie

February 18th, 2015 in Recipes,Superfoods,Uncategorized

As promised, here is the recipe for the morning smoothie featuring cacao and maca! This shake is full of: * Anti-oxidants for cancer prevention (blueberries, cacao) * Omega 3’s for your heart and brain (flax seed oil) * Calcium (almond milk) * Magnesium (cacao) *Maca for hormonal balancing post-breastfeeding – omit if pregnant or breastfeeding… Read More

Easy Homemade Lover’s Chocolate!

February 13th, 2015 in Nutrition,Superfoods,Uncategorized

OK so we’ve chatted about Nature’s Viagra, and Nature’s Love Drug. But how can you easily incorporate these foods into your everyday cooking? Here are some ideas: Blend into your morning smoothie Mix with juice and chug-a-lug Blend into a raw cacao & maca hot chocolate Mix into your yogurt Add to your baking Mix… Read More