Posts in Healthy Eating
Chicken Detox Stew

Spring is in the air and that vibe always brings about a good Spring cleaning in our home. Along with cleaning out the house I do love a good real food reset to help facilitate a detox within our bodies.

People often think a detox means picking up a detox pill package or a special tea. A healthy detox is all about resetting, resting and nourishing the body from the inside out. At the same time eliminating any toxins or foods that can hinder the body’s natural detoxification process.

It’s about adding in foods that nourish our body and our cells. In this recipe, broccoli works to help detoxify the body it has a high amount of fiber, which allows you to feel full and it also works to keep your blood sugar low and balance between meals. This super veg also contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, which improves the detox process in your body and helps to eliminate other toxins.

I am working on putting together a 7-21 day real food reset detox program that will be coming out at the end of the month so if you feel like you could use a reset keep an eye out for it.

This is one of the recipes that will be in the program, it’s quick and easy to make and feels like comfort food warming you from the inside out. A perfect dish to add into your Sunday meal prep, we like to individually portion in containers for a delish grab and go lunch.

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Chocolate Fudge Protein Energy Bars

This week I was really craving some creative time in the kitchen. Life has been busy, my prep game had been slacking, and it was starting to show in our household. When we don’t prep we end up making poor food choices and grabbing more take-out or convenience food.

So Thursday night while my hubby was working late, the kids and I had some fun together in the kitchen. The kids helped to make dinner and a few batches of energy balls while I got inspired to make this protein energy bar recipe. You will notice a lot of the balls and bars are similar and this is on purpose. Keeping it simple and slightly adding in your own favourite variation. The chocolate fudge frosting makes this a total crowd pleaser. From the feedback on Instagram you all agree and asked for the recipe so here it is.

I hope you enjoy these bars as much as our family did.

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Red Lentil Dal

Did you know lentils are from the legume family? They are often categorized by their colour – green, red or brown. Red lentils are perfect for Dal as they cook quickly and have a sweet flavor. Lentils are an excellent plant-based protein source, a great source of iron, fibre, potassium, zinc and B vitamins. Garlic & onion are prebiotics, which feed probiotics – they work together to improve our gut health. Ginger and turmeric add great flavor to this meal but also have anti-inflammatory properties. Indian spices are warming for the body, which makes this the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

Not only is this dish healthy and delicious it is budget friendly too. A bag of red lentils is typically under $3 at most places depending on the size of the bag. Perhaps the best part about this recipe is that it only uses 1 pan and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Real food wins every time. It doesn’t have to be difficult to make something homemade, and this way you know exactly what you are putting in your body. Ingredients that have nutrients that you body needs and cutting out anything processed.  

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Butter Chick'n

Here is a recipe for our kid approved new family fav Butter Chick’n. Lately we have been trying to have food themed nights on the weekend when we have more time to cook and eat together. This recipe also freezes really well so it’s a great meal to add to your Sunday meal prep session.

Keep reading for this easy and delish dinner recipe.

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Homemade Energy Bars

Energy and granola bars are quick grab and go snacks, that are easy to pack. We rely on them all the time in our household. However a lot of store bought options are often not healthy and can be loaded with sugar, added preservatives and or artificial ingredients.

Grab the recipe to make these healthy nut and seed bars.

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Portion Distortion - How Much Should We Be Eating?

Portion Distortion & Conquering Cravings

With Summer holidays, extended vacations, BBQ's and holidays it can be really easy to fall out of your healthy eating routine and find yourself gasp....overeating......and giving into every single craving that presents itself to you. 

While giving into cravings here and there is no big deal when you make a summer out of overeating and giving into cravings daily you will find out pretty quickly that you don't feel so great and here is why. 

Keep reading to find out 4 ways to overcome your cravings and the negative health consequences of overeating.

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Ditch The Labels Already

Why I think we need to ditch the labels and just eat in a way that feels healthy for our own bodies.

Don't get me wrong I am all for people choosing a healthy eating lifestyle that works for them, but the one thing I have noticed through my years in the field is that these labels and trends come and go. Hello zone diet, atkins, south beach??? Ring a bell anyone?

I have ALWAYS been a big fan of plain old healthy eating. But this doesn't sell, it's not catchy and no one every says "I am following the healthy eating diet". We are so screwed up with the overwhelm of "health" information that we don't even know what healthy eating is anymore. People also love to jump on board with the next big thing. I get it, it sells. I am not trying to be pessimistic here, I know that there are people out there that have it figured out and LOVE that...but the reality is that I work with thousands of people who struggle with food their weight and the way they feel in their bodies. 

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How to Build A Nourishing Buddha Bowl

I am obsessed with bowls and I have been for awhile, they seem to be all the rage lately. Why? ummm...because they are simple to make, versatile, and loaded with nutrient dense foods that fall inline with a fun healthy eating lifestyle. Oh and they look pretty rad too!!!

Want to learn how to make them? Keep reading to find out all the tips, tricks and creative ways you can build a bowl. I even included my bowl meal prep tips so you can whip up your lunches for the week.

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