Lemon Ginger Fizz

DID YOU KNOW? Ginger is Mother Nature’s medicine especially when it comes to supporting digestive health. This powerful root can help prevent problems like dyspepsia, a common condition of weakened digestion characterized by symptoms like pain, heartburn, fullness and discomfort. Ginger relaxes the smooth muscle in your gut lining and helps food move along throughout the…

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“Spaghetti” alla Puttanesca

So, I was going to talk about the health benefits of this flavourful Italian dish, BUT got sidetracked by some other interesting facts when I was doing recipe research … DID YOU KNOW? Spaghetti alla puttanesca literally means prostitute’s spaghetti! And that’s why we’re not talking about health today – and instead learning about how…

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Maca Matcha Smoothie

DID YOU KNOW? Maca is a root vegetable in the Radish family that is known for its hormone balancing effects. Maca is an endocrine adaptogen, meaning that it does not contain any hormones, but rather it contains the nutrients necessary to support normal hormone production. This root has been studied to help enhance fertility, normalize…

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Tuna & Sauerkraut Wrap

DID YOU KNOW? Sauerkraut’s live and active probiotics have beneficial effects on the health of your digestive tract — and therefore the rest of your body too. That’s because a very large portion of your immune system actually lives within your gut and is run by bacteria that live within your intestinal flora. Imbalances in…

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Coconut Matcha Protein Balls

3 ways coconut oil can support weight loss 1. Boosts metabolism. Coconut oil is high in MCTs (medium chain triglycerides), which are fatty acids that are metabolized differently than most other fats, leading to beneficial effects on metabolism. Several studies confirm that when humans replace the fats they are eating with MCT fats, they burn…

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Healthy snacks when you’re on the go

How often do you find yourself in the air, on the road, behind a desk or running errands with no healthy food options when your hunger pains strike? In today’s fast-paced world it’s easy to get suckered into the overwhelming amount of crappy snack options. Not only are people pressed for time these days, but…

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Zesty Guacamole

Did you know? One avocado contains between 11–17 grams of fiber, which is more than almost any other fruit and most servings of vegetables, grains and beans too! High-fiber foods are important if you experience digestive issue since fiber helps to increase healthy bacteria in your gut while decreasing bad bacteria that may be the…

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Easy Baked Drumsticks

Did you know? Dark meat contains more nutrients than white meat. Because white meat has about half the saturated fat of dark meat, it has been considered the “healthier” alternative. BUT while white meat is largely a protein delivery system, dark meat contains not only a high source of protein, but nutrients too. Dark meat…

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Cold Lemon Hibiscus Tea

Did you know? Hibiscus tea is loaded with antioxidants and could be helpful in reducing oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals invade the body and the body doesn’t have enough antioxidants to combat them. Free radical damage may contribute to many health issues ranging from cancer to aging skin, so…

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SmartSweets: Healthy sugar free candy to satisfy your sweet tooth

Do you remember the days when you use to ride your pedal bike out to the local convenience store, pull out couch change from your pockets and go to town on Sour Keys, Fun Dip, Ring Pops, Big Foot – and a giant Freezie if you had enough coin?!?! If I had to draw “Jen’s…

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