Eat Healthy

Change is in the air

Change is all around us, actually it truly is the one guarantee in life outside of death and taxes. Things are always changing. We either embrace change or get left behind. The seasons change as we are experiencing right now. The weather is warming, the birds are returning and nature is beginning explode with colour.…

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Are you Happy?

HMC is the network for positive women. My goal is to inspire healthy, happy living through my five pillars of happiness. So what does it mean to be happy? Are you happy? The science of happiness is a new and growing field of study. University campuses are offering classes in happiness. Numerous websites exist all…

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Happiness? now or later?

You subscribe to different websites, follow motivational speakers, scroll through social media. You talk about going on that trip of a lifetime, reconnecting with an old friend, volunteering, getting healthier, finding true happiness … the list is endless. Yet every day you look in the mirror and tell yourself … tomorrow I’ll start. Why wait…

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Pura Vida ~ Pure Life

Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America with friendly, happy people that made our holiday to celebrate my Mom’s 80th a trip to remember. The experiences we had seeing monkeys in the wild, iguanas, crocodiles and numerous others species of birds and reptiles was unique for a prairie girl from Canada. Exploring beautiful…

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2016 Highlights

Happy New Year Monkeys. It’s the beginning of a New Year and the continuing journey of your best self. As we move forward with 2017 I am excited for the things to come but I also love to reflect on the past year too and celebrate all the fun, healthy, active outings we have shared…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Ingredients 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion – thinly sliced 15 oz can chickpeas – drained and rinsed 2 medium sweet potatoes – peeled and diced ½ cup coconut milk – light ½ cup chicken stock – low sodium 15 oz can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons curry powder – salt-free 1 teaspoon…

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Sweet Potato Brownies

Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a…

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Green Lentils

gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, low-carb, dairy-free (very allergen friendly) prep time: 10 minutes  cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 large Spaghetti Squash 1 medium onion 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can of green lentils (19 oz can), rinsed and drained (or previously cooked) bunch of baby spinach or chopped spinach 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon…

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Turmeric Tomato Soup Recipe

This colourful and delicious vegan friendly soup takes advantage of all three of those chronic-disease fighting foods. We also love how quick it is to make: only 15 minutes! What You Need: ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves 1 can diced tomatoes (don’t drain the sauce) ½ cup low-sodium vegetable stock 1…

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Get your healthy on!

As I fly home from St. Louis and 3 days of learning, sharing and motivation, I am so excited to continue to share what I learn about good health. We live in a very toxic world. From the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the political debates we have to listen to.…

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