5 ways to simplify smoothie making

Is lack of time really the reason you can’t turn new, healthy eating habits into permanent ones? I call bull$#!%. Making a smoothie is one of the fastest and easiest ways to fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods. You literally throw all your ingredients in a blender, pour into a cup and voila! There’s no…

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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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Creamy Matcha Green Tea Latte

How does a warm cup of anti-aging sound? Matcha contains all of green tea’s benefits in the most concentrated form – amplifying the health benefits of this superfood. Matcha is loaded with polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant, making it a powerful anti-aging tea. In addition, studies have linked green tea to a…

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Mediterranean Paleo Cobb Salad

Did you know? Most restaurant salad dressings contain low-quality industrial seed and/or vegetable oils that are oxidized. These inflammatory oils can cause a long list of health problems even when consumed in small quantities over a period of time. When ordering salads at restaurants, I always request no dressing and ask for olive oil and…

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“Spaghetti” with Chicken & Kale Pesto

Spaghetti squash is an awesome gluten and grain free vehicle for so many great foods and sauces. My favourite way to enjoy these low-carb, whole food noodles is with a traditional pesto sauce or in my “spaghetti with a classic tomato sauce dish. I’m always experimenting with different sauces and foods that taste great on…

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How to winterize your smoothie

Do you find yourself drinking your smoothie with your shoulders up to your ears, teeth chattering, lips turning blue — all while you have a mini heater blasting at you and a blanket thrown over your shoulders? I get it – a cold smoothie on a cold Fall/Winter day can be uncomfortable to drink and…

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Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Chicken & Veggies

Lately, I’ve been preparing meals for more than one hungry belly during the work week, so I’ve started to experiment with different ways of putting together healthy whole food meals that are easy enough to manage even with a busy schedule. Sheet pan dinners have made it high on my list of go-to meals during…

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4 ways to boost your smoothie

Have you heard about different ‘superfoods’ that can be added to smoothies to make them even more healthy? There are many great powders, spices, herbs and foods that can supercharge your already supercharged smoothie; so many that it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the land of superfoods. I always recommend keeping things simple, but I…

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Lemon Garlic Rapini

I’m pretty certain this bitter green vegetable was one of the first solid foods I ate back in my Baby Jen days. Rapini (a.k.a. broccoli rabe) is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and cancer fighting properties, making it a super healthy veggie for consumption. Rapini is an excellent complement to most meats and fishes…

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Full body + cardio workout: Squats, presses, climbers + leg raises

  Full body + cardio workout: Squats, presses, climbers + leg raises Here’s the drill for this workout … Exercise #1: Half squat with overhead press (1 squat = 1 rep) – weights are optional. If using weights, stick to a lower weight since the rep count is high. Exercise #2: Mountain climbers (1 mountain…

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