7 hacks to eating clean on a budget

Clean eating on a budget

I think we can all agree that fresh, homemade, organic food is delicious, and we would happily eat it every day of the week.

 

Yet the bottom line sometimes becomes an issue as it’s no secret that organic, clean eating can be pricy, especially if you have a family to feed.

 

I can tell you, unless you have a whole lot of discretionary income, changing over your way of eating and…

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Can snacking be healthy?

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t have cravings from time to time, they happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Cravings can often be prevented by eating balanced meals throughout the day (read more here and here) but we all know that sometimes no…

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‘Tis is the season to be eat, drink and be merry, and I love it!

I’m spending the holidays at home and can’t wait for the feast. Luckily for me vegetables have always been featured on my family’s menu, and often take centre stage. Is it the same in your family? Or maybe the vegetables get overlooked during the holidays as you prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?)    

Did you know that there…

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Food – friend or foe?

Food friend or foe

Isn’t it funny that something essential to live causes so many of us anxiety, and insecurity? Not to mention confusion!! I don’t think there is any other topic in the world so wildly discussed, with so many opposing points of view being promoted as the “right way”.

 

Then you need to add the very complicated relationships so many of us have with it. We use to celebrate when things are…

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6 major food cravings and what they really mean

Hands up if you ever had a craving for any type of food? I am so glad you raised your hand, friend! Have you ever wondered why you just cant stop eating chocolate? Or maybe you crave savoury food?? I’m totally the savoury type of girl. Well, that plus, it would be really hard for me to say NO to a really indulgent, vegan, gluten free brownie. So there…

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4 reasons to chew your food properly

You must have heard that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing, in some cases upwards of 30-40 times! But do you actually do it?

I know I’ve been guilty of just inhaling my food, with no thought given to chewing, and I have been missing out on its benefits.

 

  • Enables the right amount of food eaten

Research has shown that chewing food slowly and thoroughly can…

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Recipe for healthy hair

Healthy starts way before you hit the hair salon and have a hair cut. It starts with what you put on your plate. Did you know that each strand of hair is made up of cells that contain the keratin protein?? And it needs feeding.

What food should you include in your daily menu to nourish your hair from inside out? I have good news for you – there is…

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Is poison hiding in your kitchen?

The media, coupled with the “all-knowing experts,” advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food additives and preservatives. If it were up to the experts, we would all be living rural, growing our own food, drinking purified water, and walking everywhere. While this might be the ideal way to live to avoid poisons, unfortunately for you and me, it’s probably not possible (even though it’s…

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Fight stress with food

You don’t need me to tell you that stress is a very real threat to your health. In addition to taking over your brain with negative thoughts, stress can lead to serious physical symptoms that can be a major detriment to your body and mind. It also prevents you from losing weight!

When the mind is stressed, it puts a lot of pressure on your body, which means that the…

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6 Healthy eating tips during the holiday season

The time from Thanksgiving to New Years Day has to be the hardest few weeks to stick to a healthy eating lifestyle. There is constant temptation by sweats, treats and just way to much food in general. And it can be stressful.

In the past I used to either “let it all go and indulge” or “be super rigid and control everything I ate”. Neither of these approaches was fun,…

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