{No Bake} Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

{No Bake} Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls

I call this snack "lazy" because I have turned my favourite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe into a quick, no-bake snack. These are essentially bliss balls, which I always have on hand for an energy boost. They are full of healthy fatsplant-based proteinfibredeliciousness One ball is enough for a pick-me-up between meals, as a post-workout snack, [...]

3 Homemade Seasonings That Will Kick Up Any Dish – Without the Added Preservatives, Gluten or Sugar!

3 Homemade Seasonings That Will Kick Up Any Dish – Without the Added Preservatives, Gluten or Sugar!

There is something about homemade seasonings. They are free from all the additives, hidden sugar, sodium and gluten that store-bought seasonings often contain. Who needs added sugar and salt? Not us. We've rounded up some of our fave homemade seasonings that you can add to grilled meats, roasted veggies, fried tofu and fish. Gather up [...]

BEAUTY FOODS: Carrot Walnut Muffins That Your Skin Will Love

BEAUTY FOODS: Carrot Walnut Muffins That Your Skin Will Love

When it comes to skin care, what you eat matters as much as what you use ON your skin. Think healthy fats, like walnuts, flax and coconut, and beta carotene which converts to vitamin A in our body. Other minerals, like zinc, plus vitamin C, fibre and protein also play significant roles. Photo by Andreea [...]

Feel Good Food: Mood-boosting Cookies

Feel Good Food: Mood-boosting Cookies

In our recent online Nutrition and Fitness class, we touched on  the effects of stress eating. If you missed the class, in short, chronic stress can lead to all kinds of issues around digestion, lowered immunity, disturbed sleep cycle, weight gain and depression. Enter cortisol to get us through. We actually need cortisol to survive. [...]

Gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

https://videopress.com/v/NwcODQjX?preloadContent=metadata Gluten-free muffins taste like any other amazing muffin, but less sticky and cakey....and this is how they digest, too. So many people suffer from bloating, cramping, headaches, brain fog, joint pain and inflammation. And, most of these sufferers haven't considered that the undigested protein in gluten could be the problem. So, I avoid gluten [...]

Virtual Visits ~ Nutrition Consultations During #socialdistancing

Virtual Visits ~ Nutrition Consultations During #socialdistancing

During this time of social distancing, or physical distancing, all of my appointments have been moved to an online format. Book in for our usual 1 hour consults, and choose how you would like to visit. Options are Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or phone call. 60 mins, $95 / 5 sessions, $450 Meet you there! BOOK [...]

Feeling Symptoms of Burnout? Try These 5 Simple Steps to Relieve Stress at Work

Feeling Symptoms of Burnout?  Try These 5 Simple Steps to Relieve Stress at Work

BURNOUT // Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; andreduced professional efficacy. As defined by The World Health [...]

How to Give 5 Weekly Food Staples a Nutritional Boost

How to Give 5 Weekly Food Staples a Nutritional Boost

By staples, I mean the basics. I'm talking about Sunday pancakes, the pot of rice that you make on meal prep day, sandwiches, and the standard salads. Adding some simple toppings and additions will just give those staples a bit of a boost. I like to think we can make our food a little more [...]

What Will Your Next Bite Be?

What Will Your Next Bite Be?

I have put all of my favourite gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free snack recipes into one beautiful place: an ebook! In it, you will find recipes for: Avocado Brownie Muffins Chickpea Blondies Artichoke Hummus Salted Almond Brownie Bites No Bake Granola Bars Homemade Granola Bliss Balls Chocolate Avocado Pudding Toasted Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies and more! [...]

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

Weekly Meal Plan #4 {plant-based}

I decided to go completely plant-based for the month of February. I don't usually label my way of eating, other than to call it "intuitive eating". If I want some lean, organic chicken, fish or sharp cheddar, I will have some...in moderation. If my body cries out after eating certain foods, I listen. My reasons [...]

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This just happened. And, it could not have been easier. AND, it's healthy!! It's the Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding, from my Healthy Little Bites ebook. It's made with ripe avocados, raw cacao powder, pure maple syrup, cayenne and dairy-free milk. Purée it all until it’s deliciously creamy and serve with berries, or walnuts or even [...]

Festive Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Snow Balls (One Bowl!)

Festive Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Snow Balls (One Bowl!)

With all the sugary treats, baked goods, sweet cocktails, mocktails and more that are served during the Holidays, I think it's safe to throw in a healthy treat that tastes so good, nobody will know the difference. These festive bliss balls are rich in protein, healthy fats, and are naturally sweetened with honey. They are [...]

A Holistic Nutritionist’s Guide to Plant-based Protein

A Holistic Nutritionist’s Guide to Plant-based Protein

Heart health, weight loss, clear skin, better digestion, more energy....these are just some of the reasons to include more plant proteins in your diet. You don't have to go full fledged vegetarian to benefit. Simpy incorporate one plant-based meal each day, or try a #meatlessmonday. The key to plant proteins is variety. Each plant contains [...]

Some Reasons to Ditch Grains and 5 Recipes to Try

Some Reasons to Ditch Grains and 5 Recipes to Try

For many, grains can be really difficult to digest. After all, grains have only been a part of our diet for 10, 000 years, which is not that long when you look at the big picture. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I see many clients who have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), skin issues, chronic inflammation, auto-immune [...]

Oat Flour: A Pantry Staple and 3 Ways to Use It

Oat Flour: A Pantry Staple and 3 Ways to Use It

Organic, rolled oats are a healthy soluble fibre, soothing on the digestive tract, and a perfect gluten-free grain alternative. Just as they are comforting internally, they are known to be just as soothing topically, on itchy and dry skin. Remember the chicken pox? That might have been your introduction to oatmeal baths! I use oats [...]