Browsing Category : Food

Black Bean Brownies Recipe from Dunnebells


Hey, Better Livin fam! I know you are here for the most delicious black bean brownie recipe ever but I wanted to do a quick introduction before changing your life with this! My name is Lucy Dunne, I am the founder of Dunnebells which is an online personal training company. I know, another fitness girl! But weight (couldn’t help myself)…

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Nutritious & Delicious Helped Me Into My Skinny Jeans


In four weeks I’ve lost 10.5 pounds! If this last month didn’t drill into my brain how much diet has to do with your weight, I don’t know what will! I thought with my background in fitness and kinesiology that losing the baby weight would be a breeze. What I didn’t expect was for my eating to get so out…

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Half Way Through My Nutritious & Delicious Challenge


I’m actually more than halfway through my month long eating plan with Nutritious & Delicious and I’m so excited about the results already! After the two week mark, I was already down seven pounds- woot! woot! A lot of friends are asking me how it’s going, so I thought I would share a brief update. DETOX The first week I…

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My Month Long Meal Plan with Nutritious & Delicious


I’ve been so busy with work, baby, marathon training, and learning to ski, that I haven’t taken the time to write about a major health overhaul I have just undertaken. I have partnered with Bethany Gettis, a C.H.N. Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant based out of Calgary, at Nutritious and Delicious to undergo a month long healthy eating plan to jumpstart a healthier…

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Breaking My Sugar Habit


I was determined not to gain too much weight during my pregnancy. I lost five pounds during the first trimester because I was too sick to eat more than cereal and fruit. When I started feeling better, I made sure I didn’t fall into the “eating for two” trap and stuck to my healthy eating habits and kept as active…

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My Grocery Staples


I am by no means the healthiest eater around. A lot of other bloggers share their grocery staples from Whole Foods and it’s all super healthy items which is great inspiration but not always realistic. Groceries are one of our biggest expenses, they are SO pricey in Canada and the fact that I need gluten and dairy free everything also…

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Guest Post: Superfood Trends for 2018


Luckily for us health and fitness freaks, the previous year (or two!) have been in all possible colors of delicious wellness – from funky protein sources, the rise of the goji berry, all the way to probiotic-rich kombucha, the world has become well-educated on the topic of health. Thanks to the still-soaring revolution in our collective mindset, we are yet…

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Honey Dijon Kale Salmon Salad Recipe


If you follow my Instagram stories you have seen this same kale salmon salad pop up again and again lately. It has become my go-to lunch for substitute teaching. I pre-make it and can grab it and go. It can be eaten on the playground if I’m on supervision or scarfed during a quick break because it doesn’t need to…

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How to Make Lactose-Free Probiotic Yogurt at Home


Health food is expensive and lactose free yogurt is included! Oh well, that’s the name of the game right now but I was really excited when I found out there was a way to make your own lactose free yogurt at home without a yogurt maker. VIVO Starter Cultures  has just been introduced to Canada and it’s a product for making…

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What I’m Drinking in Place of Coffee


My nausea kicked in at week 7 meaning that for 10 weeks now, this coffee addict hasn’t had ANY coffee. For the first two months it was because I was way too sick to stomach something so acidic. But when my nausea went away, and they said one cup of coffee a day is safe, I happily asked Ryan to…

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Guest Post: Healthy lunches for people who hate salads


There is nothing better than a big green salad for lunch on a hot summer’s day. Even though I am a fan of salads, not many people are. Some people believe that the only way you can have a healthy meal for lunch is if you have a salad. This is not true! There are so many easy and healthy…

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Inspired Recipe – Greens Based Pesto


I love stepping out of my comfort zone but one place I don’t often step out of my comfort zone is in the kitchen. But as I’m dealing with food intolerances, I’ve had to learn to make or alter recipes for my dietary needs. Okay- so let’s talk about this greens based pesto! Sometimes I see these delicious looking pesto…

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Spring Sippin’ – Sweet by Nature Herbal Water Enhancers


I know I’ve said this before on this blog but I am obsessed with iced tea in the spring and summer. I’m not a big pop or juice fan, but it’s so refreshing to drink a cold flavoured drink on a nice day. The only problem is that unless you get unsweetened, the tea you buy at the store is…

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Join me in the Chopped Leaf 31 Day Challenge


I’ve decided not to set any resolutions in 2017. All I want is to be healthy and happy and I don’t need a resolution to do that. When I heard about Chopped Leaf’s 31 Day Challenge, I thought that would be a great way to kick off 2017 with a healthy bang, hitting restart without making a year long commitment. For my…

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Add Some Sparkle with Bonne O


It’s Christmas Season which means shopping, baking (well- for most people, certainly not me), and presents! Christmas came early for me (and a lucky reader) when Bonne O sent me two of their carbonation systems to add some sparkle to my holiday drinks. I think you truly put out your desires into the universe and they come back to you eventually.…

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Greens+ Review- Still Keeping That Immune System High


I am still being crazy about staying healthy this semester. Over the weekend I was cuddling my little niece when she started to cough. I said “Do you have a cold?” When she nodded I pulled myself out from under her and said “Sorry hun but I CAN’T get sick right now.” Ha ha ha! Aren’t I just so great…

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Gonna watch my garden grow (I hope)


It’s funny how life works. When I first moved here in 2010 I sort of dreaded the summer because my grandparents would always ask me to help in their garden. Their garden was HUGE and my grandpa would spend his entire summer maintaining perfect, weed free rows of produce. I spent many sweaty summer days helping them and I would…

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2nd Annual Waterton Food Festival


I always thought my stomach was bottomless but this week on a tour of the 2nd Annual Waterton Food Festival I learned that even my stomach has a limit. I had THE BEST time on Thursday and had the opportunity to view Waterton through a whole new lens- the food lens! The Waterton Food Festival kicked off on Friday, May…

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Tweak Your Tea


I have always been obsessed with peach iced tea. When I lived in Washington I used to buy the enormous 32 ounce cans for $0.99- it was my go to summer drink. Needless to say, those drinks have a TON of sugar in them but I just didn’t care because it tasted so good and it was such a refreshing…

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Guest Post: The Girl’s Guide to Vitamins at Every Age


I get pitched random “story ideas” all the time (so far my favourite has been a program for men over 40 to get abs) but when I was sent this one discussing the different vitamins you need as you age I took the bait. Enjoy the following guest article, I hope you find it as helpful as I did. THE…

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