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Month: August 2016

Loving Long Weekends – and then reality hits!

Loving Long Weekends – and then reality hits!

Labour Day weekend is quickly approaching…which is awesome of course, because it’s a long weekend.  But this long weekend is different.  This is the long weekend that ends off with something that not everyone always enjoys…Change.  Yup! I said it…change.  The days start to get shorter, the weather starts to get cooler and the kids are back at school…you may even find your getting more work emails!

It’s GO time in September!  What to do?!

First things first, RELAX and enjoy every second of what’s left of the summer.  Don’t be too worried about having to get a million things done, just take on what tasks need to get done one by one to prep for back to school time.

Check out the following article all about Labour Day Fun!  We’ll get to how to deal with all the back to school stuff soon enough 😉

Grillin’ & Chillin’

Grillin’ & Chillin’

One of my favourite things about summer is having BBQs! What’s not to love?  It’s one of the only cooking methods that allows people to connect over food and relax while they cook…Seriously, do you ever just hang out with your friends while watching your stew cook in the slow cooker?  If you do, no judgement! 😉 …but chillin’ while you’re grillin’ is a state of mind for sure.

Another thing that I love is that fact that when you are BBQing, you can make a variety of options  to suit different dietary preferences.  Veggie Burgers, Chicken, Steak – whatever protein you choose can be cooked at the same time!  No need for a completely different cooking method! #timesaver

Grilling is also a very healthy way to cook!  Check out the following article I wrote on chicken.ca about Grilling for the Health of It!  

What are your favourite foods to BBQ?

Keep Shining!
Kelly

Eating Healthy on Summer Vacation – Is it possible?!

Eating Healthy on Summer Vacation – Is it possible?!

It’s August – and the weather is HOT HOT HOT..For those who are lucky enough to take summer vacations – where does health and nutrition come in to play?  Or do you think about it at all?

I get it …vacations aren’t suppose to be a time to stress about …anything really…But that doesn’t mean you can’t eat somewhat healthy on your summer vacation.

Read the following tips to find out how on my article about How to Eat Healthy on a Summer Vacation 

Trust me …your vacation will still be fun! 😉

Keep Shining 🙂
Kelly

Balanced Diet, Balanced Meals, What’s it all Mean?

Balanced Diet, Balanced Meals, What’s it all Mean?

When it comes to eating healthy, how many times do you hear “it’s about a balanced diet”?  …Probably a bazillion!  Does it ever get frustrating?  What does that actually mean?  Well, the short answer is – it’s different for everyone (I know…way to make it even more complicated!).  But it’s true, eating a balanced diet is different depending on your age, activity level and what your body needs in terms of nutrients on any given day.

If you just ran a marathon, your balanced diet is going to look A LOT different than if you just went to work and an evening yoga class…LOVE yoga though, just saying 😉

One thing that will stay consistent is the idea of what makes up a “balanced meal”…Want to learn more?  Read the following article I wrote on What does a Balanced Meal Mean 

How do you make your meals balanced?

Keep Shining! 🙂
Kelly

Eating Slips You Should Avoid!

Eating Slips You Should Avoid!

Anyone on a Summer health kick?  How’s it going?! ..perhaps patio has tempted you in more ways than just leaving work early!  These are all hurdles to eating well that we go through on a regular basis.  You have the BEST intentions but then there’s a road block.  Not to worry – there are ways to avoid these slips.  Check out this article from Chicken Farmers of Canada I wrote about Eating Slips You Should Avoid  …Get on track to healthy eating one step at a time…and don’t be too hard on yourself!!!

Keep shining 🙂

Kelly