Wellbeing

Managing our wellbeing by taking care of our minds and bodies.

Delicata Squash Fries

Delicata squash may not be as popular as it’s cousins butternut squash or pumpkin, but this little squash is sweeter and easier to work with! The next time you are craving fries, make these baked delicata squash fries, and I promise you will be hooked on this great little squash. I was introduced to the …

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Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad

Who says salads don’t contain enough protein? This tangy and delicious Mediterranean Chick Pea Salad is packed with clean plant protein and will leave you feeling full and satiated. It’s a great make-ahead salad for lunches. I love a good mediterranean salad! It’s actually my favourite go-to healthy option at regular restaurants (with dressing on …

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Easy Peasy Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha is a powerhouse. Superfood of superfoods. So the next time you need an energy boost, brew some matcha green tea latte! It pumps you with energy without all the guilt of drinking a calorie and sugar-dense espresso latte. Matcha tea is the whole green tea leaf, ground up into a fine powder. The reason …

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Beating the Afternoon Slump

It’s 3 pm, you are sitting in a meeting and your eyes are starting to glaze over. It’s that time of the day when many of us struggle to get through the day. Here are some ways to re-energize and beat the afternoon slump! Feeling tired and sleepy in the afternoon can be a sign …

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The Power of Vision Boards

Have you heard of vision boards? They are not some kooky-fairy-hippie craft projects. They are a powerful tool to help you achieve your short-term goals and those Big-Hairy-Audacious-Goals (BHAGs)! I am a big believer in goal-setting. If you don’t think about what you want to achieve, you will never get there. Putting something down on …

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Portion Distortion: How Clever Serving Sizes, Packaging & Labels Fool You Into Eating More

Did you know that you are more likely to overeat from a wide container than a tall one? Did you also know that you are constantly being tricked into eating more thanks to deceiving marketing practices? A few months ago I read a fascinating article in Nutrition Action about serving and package shapes and sizes …

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Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli, celery, onion, and garlic- these are basic ingredients of this wholesome, warming, and nutrient-dense soup. This cream of broccoli soup is a great low-cal, high-nutrient food that makes a great meal-in-a-bowl and is amazing for detoxification and reducing inflammation. A cup of broccoli contains 2.6g of protein, 135% of your recommended daily intake of …

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The Essential Natural Travel Kit

There is no bigger bummer than getting sick during a long-awaited vacation. Whether you are dealing with digestive upsets or a sore throat, pack my natural travel kit in your suitcase and you can travel worry-free! The longer I have been exposed to the world of herbs and other holistic remedies the more convinced I …

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3 Rules for Healthy Holiday Eating

Want to avoid the dreaded BBB (Bulging, Bloated Belly) this holiday season? We all have a tendency to overindulge when delicious holiday favorites are put in front of us. Follow these 3 simple rules for healthy holiday eating and avoid the yearly weight gain! Eat your salad first: eat all the salad and veggies on your …

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Hearty Coconut Squash Soup

Nothing is more comforting and soothing than a warm bowl of hearty autumn squash soup. My Hearty Coconut Squash Soup (aka coco-butter soup) is a filling and nutritious meal-in-a-bowl. Did you know that a cup of butternut squash contains almost 280% of your daily intake of Vitamin A? And 48% of your vitamin C? Not …

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