32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]

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Red’s Recommendations: truLOCAL

If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I am passionate about shopping local. Not only do I think that it is important to support local businesses, but when it come to your food, I think it is vitally important that you know it’s story, and I think that is even more important when it comes to our meat.If you’ve watched a documentary, opened a newspaper or read an article online, you’ve surely seen some of the scary things going on behind the scenes in the meat indust […]

11 Foods to Keep You Hydrated

As the temperature rises during the summer so does our need for hydration. Although it’s always important to drink water, there are plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables that can help quench your thirst as well.  Mother Nature is a clever lady, and she knows exactly what to give us and when. As the seasons change, so do our nutrition needs and the foods available to us actually follow suit. Here are 11 hydrating foods you can incorporate into your diet to help keep you […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]

The 5Ws of Protein

When it comes to fitness, training, weight loss or even general health, one of the most important macronutrients to help support you reach your health and fitness goals is protein. However, it seems people still have a lot of objections to and questions about protein.”What is protein?”“What are good sources of protein?”“I don’t want to get buff, so I don’t need protein.””You need meat to get protein.”“Why should I take protein?””Is too much protein is ba […]

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Mastering Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies are a great healthy on-the-go breakfast, but when not made correctly these blended breakfast are missing the nutrition mark. Below are the 5 most common mistakes people make when putting together their morning smoothie, and a simple formula to make sure you master your smoothie every time. 5 Most Common Smoothie Mistake:Adding Too Much Fruit: Adding too much fruit to your smoothie might make it sweet and delicious, but it is actually creating more of a milkshake than a h […]

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Red’s Recommendations: The Dailey Method

“Create a long, lean, sculpted body.” ”Toning and elongating muscles.””Better posture, better movement and a better you.”If these quotes don’t make your ears perk up a little bit, I’m not quite sure what will. One of the hottest fitness trends of 2016 is barre workouts; a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Although many people have never heard of barre classes, they are nothing new. Barre fitness exploded onto the scene in 2000 […]

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Condiment Clean-Up

People seem to think that eating healthy means forgoing flavour, but I can assure that is not the case! So many people do their very best to eat a clean meal, with lots of veggies and lean meats, however when they get to the dinner table and kick up the flavour with condiments they end up defeating the purpose. Oops! The most common condiments on the market are (unfortunately) loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners and preservatives making them really poor choices.​Some of the WORST offe […]

How To Eat Well on a Budget

How To Eat Well on a Budget

When you are on a tight budget, grocery shopping can provide a lot of financial stress. In fact, this is one of the of the most common objections I hear from people about trying to eat healthy. However, there are some simple ideas and tips to consider to help ensure you are eating well while still living in financial freedom. The First Shop is the DeepestWhen you transition to a healthier diet, the first grocery shop is always the most expensive. If you’ve thrown out everything in your p […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Travel

Next to nutrition, travel is a huge passion of mine. My dream job would be to somehow combine the two and become some form of a healthy travel blogger, healthy food critic or healthy restaurant researcher. There is nothing I love more than discovering traditional foods and finding amazing local restaurants and food shops when I travel.Ah, a girl can dream, right?Living in Canada, this time of year is all about vacation and finding a way to escape the freezing temperatures for a little slice of p […]