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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 […]

The Best and Worst Condiments

The Best and Worst Condiments

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 […]

Pesto Pasta

Pea & Pesto Pasta

Buckwheat noodles are currently my noodle of choice. Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is often used as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. In Asian cuisine, buckwheat noodles are a very popular choice for hot broths or chilled salads, also referred to as soba noodles. Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat.Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain, that is in fact a seed, and a member of the rhubarb family. High in protein and rich in flavonoids, manganese and magnesium, buc […]

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Since I was a kid I’ve always enjoyed taco night dinner, but this recipe is a far cry from that Old El Paso kit!  It seems fish tacos are the “it” food of 2016, popping up on restaurant menus near and far. Typically battered and fried, a fish taco can punch way above it’s weight in calories, not always making them a healthy option. However, these spiced coconut crusted fish tacos involve no frying at all; just a little baking and a little broiling, making them a healthy homemade Mexican fea […]

Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Sweet Potato Curry

Dahl, which is also often spelled dhal, daal and dal, is a rich and thick lentil soup very common in Indian cuisine. Depending on the region, the manner in which it is made can vary, so this is my personal take on an Indian dahl. Full of lentils, this dish is rich in plant-based protein and full of fiber making it a hearty lunch or dinner.  Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato DahlThis recipe uses yellow lentils, but you could easily substitute for red lentils if t […]

tray bake salmon

Tray Bake Salmon

A simple one pan weeknight dinner that is full of flavour without the clean-up! Tray Bake SalmonGluten-Free, Dairy-FreeIngredients:2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling1 tbsp balsamic vinegar10 baby potatoes, halved1 tsp dried oregano2 salmon fillets20 green beans, trimmed10 cherry tomatoes, halvedJuice of 1/2 lemonSea SaltFresh PepperInstructions:Preheat oven to 375°F.Toss the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto an baking sheet, and season with salt […]

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

A simple green smoothie bowl recipe with toppings of your choice! Because sometimes you want a healthy breakfast that tastes like ice cream. Green Smoothie BowlPaleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-FreeIngredients:1/2 banana, frozen works best1/2 avocado1 scoop VegaOne Coconut Almond (or protein powder of your choice – vanilla flavour would be best)1 large handful fresh spinach1/2 to 1 cup of water or non-dairy milkOptional Toppings: Berries, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, h […]

healthy travel

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 […]

Easy Shakshuka with Feta

Easy Shakshuka

Easy Shakshuka A quick and easy shakshuka with feta! Learn how to make a shakshuka with this foolproof shakshuka recipe. Made with poached eggs in a fragrant, rich and slightly spicy tomato sauce, this easy shakshuka recipe works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner.     What is Shakshuka? Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka and pronounced shack-shoe-cuh,…

Beef and Bean Chilli

Beef and Bean Chilli

Chilli has always been a winter staple for me, my mom used to make it for us, and although I probably like mine a lot spicer now, it always reminds me of home. Most chilli recipes call for a lot of beef, and a touch of beans, but I like to turn my recipe on its head. A half serving of beef and a double portion of beans makes this dish a protein powerhouse and the perfect winter dinner. Red’s Bean & Beef ChilliYou can easily omit the beef all together in this recipe and add another ca […]