Gluten Free Slice with Almond Butter & Banana

This snack brings me back to my Little Jen days! I remember going to town on peanut butter and banana slapped in between Wonder Bread after a long hard day of school. Given that my Little Jen days are long gone, I’ve made some slight modifications to one of my favourite snacks. It still tastes…

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Drew (drink + chew) your smoothie

Are you hesitant to give smoothies a go because you feel you won’t be completely satisfied with drinking your food and would prefer to chew your food? I completely understand the need for chewing. After all, we’ve been wired to chew food to obtain nutrients and calories which are used to fuel our bodies. Chewing…

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I lost my Costco virginity

OMG, I recently discovered a magical place called Costco! I know I know, you’re probably thinking – “Has this chick been hiding under a rock her entire life?” OK, so I knew Costco existed, but I never thought to venture into it to find healthy food options. Little did I know, Costco not only caters…

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4 reasons why I use PurePaleo Protein powder

Finding a good protein powder that works well for your body isn’t easy given all the crappy and unknown ingredients found in most protein powders on the market. A high-quality protein powder should make you feel good when you consume it. Protein powders should not cause symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, lethargy, etc.…

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Drink your greens

Are you looking for an simple way to keep your immune system strong and energy levels high during your busy season? A quality greens powder can be an excellent addition to your diet especially during times when vegetables and fruits are the last thing on your mind and plate. Veggies and fruits are packed with…

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You might crap your pants with a crappy protein powder

Moment of truth…I didn’t start my smoothie adventure with a protein powder. Here’s why… In the early days of smoothie making, I had a heck of a time finding a protein powder that didn’t irritate the crap out of my gut (literally) or cause my face to break out in pimples. There were – and…

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Why you may need more protein

Do you question whether you’re eating too much or too little protein? The human body is extremely smart and under most circumstances does a good job of telling us what we need through our hunger signals and cravings. Chris Kresser – an integrative medical doctor in the US – states that when it comes to…

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A blender guide

It was summer 2014 when I started my smoothie adventure in my brother’s kitchen with a red NutriBullet that I picked up from Walmart for $98. This thing was the cat’s meow back then. It’s fair to say I was overly excited about my blender – Little Red – and smoothie making, when I first…

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The lowdown on protein bars + what to look for in a high-quality, healthy bar

Do you want to make healthy food choices, but feel it’s not always realistic due to time constraints? A common question I get asked is – “Jen, what can I eat when I’m on-the-go and don’t have time to prepare healthy food?” As always, I encourage you to eat whole foods as often as possible,…

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Protein powder checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder

I’ve put together a quick checklist to help guide you in sourcing out a high-quality protein powder. Do your best to find a powder that meets all of the following criteria. Take a look at some of my recommended protein powders below. Protein Powder Checklist: What to look for in a high-quality protein powder Processed…

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