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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cucumbers

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cucumbers

Ok friends, cucumbers are not just for facials! Cucumbers are a staple at the Snow household each week. They are a tasty snack and with hummus, on their own, or added to a fresh juice. Let’s chat about the benefits of this hydrating vegetable. Cucumbers are 95%...

The Truth is in the…Urine!

The Truth is in the…Urine!

Summer is here and for many of us, that means strapping on your running shoes a lot more! With both increased activity and warmer weather, we need to be more mindful of hydration. Our bodies are comprised mostly of water. Drinking fluids removes waste through our...

Maple Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Maple Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

Hello folks!   As promised, I have shared my quick and simple salad dressing recipe below. Homemade salad dressing is just as easy as opening up your fridge and fetching the store bought stuff...give or take 2 minutes. You can customize it as you wish and kick...

Top 5 Lessons from a 3-day Juice Fast

Top 5 Lessons from a 3-day Juice Fast

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week were filled with fresh juices for the health care team at our office. We took 3 days to re-boot and provide our bodies with a gentle detox. We eliminated all food and stuck to a fresh juice diet.   Here are some lessons...

Bid Farewell to Seasonal Allergies

Bid Farewell to Seasonal Allergies

Spring and summer are seasons that bring so much joy to us in Canada, especially this year (if spring decides to make it’s appearance!). However, considering more than 1 in 6 Canadians suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, it can put a damper on the otherwise great weather. Environment Canada is warning Canadians of a particularly tough year for those who suffer, based on the weather patterns. This year, rather than retreating to air-conditioned rooms with daily antihistamines, support your body naturally and enjoy the outdoors. We’re waiting long enough for warm weather, lets enjoy it when it’s here!

Blackberry Smoothie (with my new secret ingredient…)!

Blackberry Smoothie (with my new secret ingredient…)!

Those who know me well will know I have smoothies for breakfast nearly every morning. Smoothies are my go-to breakfast for a few reasons; simple, fast, healthy. They are simple because you can virtually put anything in a blender, the possibilities are endless. I make one large smoothie and share with my husband, for a one stop, one dish breakfast.

The Non-Sugar-Coated Truth about Breakfast Cereal

Let me start by saying my next grocery store POP QUIZ will be more challenging! You, my friends, are quite aware of the health consequences of sugar-coated cereal. Additionally, this post is not coming from a place of judgement, to point fingers, or cause guilt. Knowledge is power, and helps us make informed decisions about what we feel is best for ourselves and our families.

Here’s the Skinny on Fat!

Here’s the Skinny on Fat! Many people have a love-hate relationship with fat; we love the way it tastes, hate the thought of it making us fat. The truth of the matter is, fat does NOT make us fat. In fact, eliminating fat from our diets can lead to weight gain! Fat is...

Almond Thai Stir Fry Sauce
Here is a quick and tasty stir fry sauce that you can prepare while your rice and vegetables are cooking. For a simple and filling dinner, I prepare brown basmati rice, chop a variety of vegetables and fry in a bit of coconut oil. Add 1 cup chickpeas or protein of...
Curry Lentil Cauliflower Soup
  As the seasons change, our diets tend to follow. Colder weather causes a trend towards warmer foods to optimize digestion and provide comfort. Soup season is a favourite of mine, as they are quick, easy, and packed full of nutritious foods. I don't typically...
Turmeric Milk Tea
Turmeric Milk Tea   Turmeric is a fantastic herb that has many health and healing properties. Its potent anti-inflammatory properties make it a great herb for joint pain and inflammatory digestive and skin conditions. Turmeric also contains antimicrobial...
Oatmeal Energy Bites
Oats are a great fibre-rich grain that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Combined with protein-rich nuts and seeds and you've got a great afternoon snack to curb sugar-cravings! These tiny energy bites don't disappoint when it comes to flavour, and they are easily...

Turmeric Milk Tea

Turmeric Milk Tea   Turmeric is a fantastic herb that has many health and healing properties. Its potent...

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Almond Thai Stir Fry Sauce
Here is a quick and tasty stir fry sauce that you can prepare while your rice and vegetables are cooking. For a simple and filling dinner, I prepare brown basmati rice, chop a variety of vegetables and fry in a bit of coconut oil. Add 1 cup chickpeas or protein of...
Curry Lentil Cauliflower Soup
  As the seasons change, our diets tend to follow. Colder weather causes a trend towards warmer foods to optimize digestion and provide comfort. Soup season is a favourite of mine, as they are quick, easy, and packed full of nutritious foods. I don't typically...
Turmeric Milk Tea
Turmeric Milk Tea   Turmeric is a fantastic herb that has many health and healing properties. Its potent anti-inflammatory properties make it a great herb for joint pain and inflammatory digestive and skin conditions. Turmeric also contains antimicrobial...
Oatmeal Energy Bites
Oats are a great fibre-rich grain that helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Combined with protein-rich nuts and seeds and you've got a great afternoon snack to curb sugar-cravings! These tiny energy bites don't disappoint when it comes to flavour, and they are easily...

Pumpkin Spelt Loaf

With fall officially here, all things pumpkin, ginger, and spice are popping up. If you enjoy...

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Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven roasted chickpeas are a great protein-rich snack option. They make for a crunchy treat on their own while watching tv, a crouton replacement for a salad, or an addition to vegetable soup. The crunch is maintained when consumed fresh out of the oven, but can still...

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Black Bean Quinoa Protein Bowl

I love a quick lunch option that can be made in bulk and enjoyed for a few days, and this black bean quinoa protein bowl is just that. Leftovers are such a time saver and an important part of helping us stay on a healthy track in our home. Leftovers and crock pots, I...

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Tips for Boosting your Winter mood

Does this cold weather have you feeling down? For some of you, this is exciting and you are enjoying skiing, snowhoeing and building snowmen with your families. For others, this is the most dreaded time of year. Here are some tips to improve your mood this season.Here...

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