Healthy Eating Articles

Thess healthy eating articles are here to help you get on track with a balanced healthy eating plan, and showing you how to have fun while maintaining it.

Breaking Through Weight Loss Plateaus *Video 2

Breaking Through Weight Loss Plateaus

I know a lot of people come to healthy eating, and to a vegan diet, when they're trying to lose weight. If you're overweight, it's so easy to feel unhealthy and feed bad about yourself.

The worst is when you just can't lose the extra weight, not matter how many diets you try or how little you eat. Maybe you started losing weight, but now you're stuck.

I want to give you some tips on how to break through the plateau, and if you are overweight there are some huge benefits to being at a healthy weight.

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3 Strategies To Kick Your Cravings Forever! *Video 1

3 Strategies To Kick Your Cravings Forever!

With all the information and ideals out there about being healthy and eating healthfully, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

When I was first learning about healthy eating, I felt frustrated trying to keep up with all the different versions of 'perfection' that were out there.

It made me feel bad about myself, like I wasn't 'healthy enough' and ultimately like I wasn't good enough...

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17 (+1) Healthy Veggie Burger Recipes That Taste Totally Amazing

17 (+1) summer veggie burger recipes <3

Happy July! The summer always seems to fly by, and we're now in the heart of it. This week is both Canada Day (my favorite day of the year - July 1) and July 4th for the US celebration.

In honor of both, I've put together a list of some veggie burgers for you to try! Some do well on the grill, others not so much, but all are wonderful eaten outside on the grass watching fireworks.

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EFA & Omega-3 Supplement Recommendations

Best sources of essential fatty acids, omega-3 & DHA

EFA stands for essential fatty acids. 'Essential' in relation to nutrition means that humans need to get it from our food, our bodies can't produce certain nutrients from thin air. Here's more info about essential fatty acids if you're interested.

The most potent food sources of omega-3 fatty acids are:

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Who else wants to kick some unhealthy eating habits? *Video

Delicious chocolate smoothie to help me kick my chocolate addiction

I have a confession to make: I've let myself get stuck in a couple of bad habits lately, and I am really keen to break out of them.

One thing is that I've been eating a bit too much chocolate. It's dark chocolate, quite lovely, and I usually only have a couple of squares, so it's not a huge deal.

But the point is that I'm eating out of habit, not always out of enjoyment.

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How To Make Kombucha That Fills You With Effervescence (Video)

How To Make Kombucha That Fills You With Effervescence (Video)

I love kombucha. I've talked about why I love it before, but the problem is that it costs a fair bit when you want to drink it five times a day, like I do.

The solution? Brewing my own kombucha!

Now, I've been putting this off for a long time now. Like, a long time. I don't want to admit to you how long I've had a kombucha starter kit in my possession and not gone ahead and made it.

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Easter Thoughts On Carob, Brands & Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate tasting setup

My last post on chocolate brought up some questions, so I thought I'd film another video to answer them.

First one was - what about carob? Well, I love carob, but it's a totally different flavor from cocoa. Not everyone likes it, and it's hard to find carob treats to buy so if you can't make your own it's a bit tricky.

I also find that most carob treats are made with hydrogenated palm oils, which aren't the greatest. Personally, I'd rather eat dark chocolate made with cocoa butter.

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How Much Chocolate Should I Eat?

How Much Chocolate Should I Eat?

This past weekend, I managed to survive a 3-day obstacle race involving crazy things like climbing over a bus, jumping over a fire pit, running up a hill with a sandbag, crawling under barbed wire and other such things.

I spent Sunday afternoon relaxing and making a mango dragon roll. It was phenomenal! It had banana and avocado inside, and sliced mango on the top, dragon style. I topped it with toasted coconut and drizzled with some dark chocolate melted and spiced with cayenne.

It was so fun to make that I posted a photo on Instagram, and it spurred a question from Collette about how much dark chocolate she should eat. I responded there, but it was such a good question that I wanted to share my thoughts here!

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Happy Spring! What I'm Up To Right Now

Happy Spring!

It's officially spring! This is a great time to get a fresh perspective on life and maybe make some new goals.

I've been hard at work on a few new projects, and thought I'd check in with you about some of them.

I mentioned on my facebook page yesterday that I was thinking of doing a spring cleanse, and there was lots of interest in doing a green smoothie cleanse together. What do you think? Would you be in?

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How I Eat 3 Meals On The Go + Meal Plan Giveaway!

What I eat on the go - plus meal plan giveaway!

I'm very lucky to work from home most days, but there are times when I have activities in town or just feel like getting out of the house and into the world!

I've been refining my techniques for taking food with me and finding food while I'm out, and wanted to share them with you.

Since today is the first day of spring AND international day of happiness, I wanted to do a giveaway of my 7 day meal plan! It goes till Monday, so enter below..

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About Heather

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I want to share how amazing you can feel on a whole foods plant-based diet, and to how to make simple, fast, incredibly delicious, nutritionally-balanced meals that leave you and your family satisfied and full of energy.

My goal is to empower you to make healthy meals, have success with your healthy weight loss plan, find balance in your body and your life. I hope to inspire you to see healthy eating as an exciting and abundant way of life.

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