Browsing Category : Food

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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Breakfast Prep


I’m getting up a lot earlier these days with 8 a.m. classes and a nearly hour long drive to school so I’ve gotten in the habit of prepping my breakfasts on Sunday in order to eat them in the car on the way to school. Every Sunday I cook up a big pot oatmeal and mix it with honey and…

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Grandma’s Chicken & Veggie Soup Recipe


I grew up eating grandma’s chicken stew, it was my favourite meal. As an adult it’s my favourite to make because it’s cheap, tasty, and a filling winter meal. Grandma always measured things “by gosh and by golly”  so I don’t have servings for you all. Meat (I like to use roast chicken leftovers) Veggie Stock Carrots Potatoes Celery Green Onion Yellow…

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Leanfit Completegreen Protein Powder


Hello! Whenever I’m approached by Canadian companies I always jump on the chance to try their product and promote them, so when Leanfit approached me to try and review their Completegreen protein powder I jumped at the chance. Finding a good protein powder that is dairy free can be difficult and you often have to go to a health food…

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So Delicious Summer Treats


I had an awesome summer treat this year when So Delicious sent me their line of dairy free  summer products.  First off, I was especially stoked over the fact that they sent it on dry ice to my office, but when I opened the box and looked at my haul I was even more excited. Summer is a tough time…

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Catelli- Feed The Hope & Pasta Giveaway


This is a sponsored post but, as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was approached by Catelli to share information on their  Feed the Hope campaign and to try out a recipe from their online cookbook, I didn’t think much would come of it. Because I’m gluten and dairy free, most food companies that approach me…

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Food FOMO


I need to stop my Food FOMO (fear of missing out). I know when my family gathers around a hot, cheesy pizza, I feel like I’m missing out big time. When a friend orders an ice cream cone I look at it lustily and start to drool. While I really dislike having food intolerances (dairy & gluten) that I didn’t even…

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Hemp Hearts Review


I remember making hemp necklaces at a church function and giggling because it was “practically a drug.” Ha ha! Nerd alert! Hemp is making its way into the healthy living world and as a Sweat Pink/Fit Approach Ambassador, I was asked to try and review Manitoba Harvest‘s Hemp Hearts. I am always down to try and support Canadian companies and…

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Bone Broth- Sounds Gross to Me!


I love new health and fitness things and I love trying them all. I tried oil pulling (I don’t have the patience), kettle bells, spinning, I force down kombucha when my tummy’s acting up, green smoothies, coconut water, hot yoga- I’ll try anything if it’s supposed to be good for you. But I draw the line at drinking bone broth-…

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4 Tips for Hosting Dinner Guests with Food Restrictions


It’s the holidays! Time for music, crowds, parties and food! As someone with food restrictions, going to dinner or a party at someone’s house is a bit of a gamble as to whether I’m going to eat or not. I am gluten & lactose intolerant which restricts a lot of dishes and because I’m not comfortable asking the hostess to…

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