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The Best Store-Bought Snacks

What do I reach for when a snack attack hits and I’m out and about?

As a real- and whole-foods advocate, I’m all about championing homemade meals, cooking and baking from scratch, and using the best quality, non-processed ingredients. Continue reading “The Best Store-Bought Snacks”

Turmeric ice cream

Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet

It’s the hot spice du jour! But it’s not actually hot – a major plus in my books.

It may be tough to spell (there are two ‘”r’s” in it, people!), but it’s super easy to incorporate into your diet.

Turmeric spice

If you don’t already know, turmeric is all the rage these days – and for good reason. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, antioxidant, and its main active ingredient, curcumin, is  linked to improved brain function, lower risk of brain disease, lowered chance of heart disease, depression, and more. Continue reading “Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet”

Lessons in Mindfulness

“What you focus on grows.”

It’s hard to read anything on health and wellness nowadays without coming across the term “mindfulness.” And for good reason, too. The practice of being mindful is credited with reduced rumination, stress reduction, focus, relationship satisfaction, and much more, according to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading “Lessons in Mindfulness”

My Favourite Natural Beauty Products

As important as what goes into our body is what goes on our body. Here’s a round-up of some stellar products that I’ve tried and tested so you don’t have to!

I’m extremely sensitive to scents, fragrances, and chemicals, and so using natural products, as much as possible, is not only a nice-to-have but a necessity as far as my health is concerned. Continue reading “My Favourite Natural Beauty Products”

Peanut Butter Dessert Smoothie

Healthy milkshake. That’s all that comes to mind when I drink this smoothie.

I called it a “dessert” smoothie because it’s the perfect way to satisfy a sweet craving after a light dinner or as an afternoon snack. I promise you will ask yourself “how is this healthy!?” It’s that good. Tastes like a frosty or milkshake, and yet it’s naturally sweetened, boasts healthy fats from coconut milk and protein from peanut butter. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Dessert Smoothie”