When I was a kid, I'd put Nutella on everything. Toast, ice cream, s'mores, marshmallows, cookies, pancakes. If your stomach hurts reading that, so does mine. But it didn't back then! As a nutritionist, I have mostly said goodbye to Nutella. These days I prefer to fill my plate with nutrient-dense foods; however, sometimes I still have a craving for Nutella. Enter this delicious, healthy "Nutella" smoothie - without the Nutella! While Nutella isn't the worst thing in the world, it's largely … [Read more...] about Recipe: Healthy “Nutella” Smoothie (Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)
Have you been feeling burnt out lately? Stressed? Overwhelmed? How about exhausted? Feeling burnt out is incredibly common Feeling burnt out has become all too common, especially among young adults. If you google "millennial burnout" you get so many hits you don't even know where to start! There are a few different reasons why it is believed that millennial are the "burnout generation", but not everyone believes that it's true. Many older adults believe that millennials are too sensitive, or … [Read more...] about Feeling Burnt Out? How millennials became the burnout generation.
I was never a big traveller as a kid, but over the past few years I've been on enough flights and overnight trips that I know exactly which health & wellness essentials to pack for travel. I'm currently packing for a trip to Vegas (this time for work, not for fun!) and I am in the process of creating my travel checklist. As such, this post is super easy to write. So let's get to it - my travel checklist: Kelly's top 8 wellness essentials for travel! Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness … [Read more...] about Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness Essentials for Travel
Chances are you've heard of mindful eating, but you may not really understand what it means or what it's referring to. The whole idea of "Mindfulness" is such a popular topic these days. Being mindful about something is bringing awareness to it. We tend to be distracted in our day-to-day lives because we're doing too many things at once. We miss things, ignore things, and forget to appreciate things. Yes, this can even include our food. When was the last time you ate at the dinner … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating 101: 8 Tips for Beginners
Do you dream in chocolate? Do you have to have it on a daily basis? Does chocolate give you life? Basically I'm asking... are you a chocolate person? If you are, you know the pain of running out of your favourite chocolate bar. But what if I told you I have a solution? This article is going to teach you how to make chocolate at home. That's right folks! No - it's not going to be the exact same as a chocolate bar. But it's made with just a few simple ingredients that you probably have in … [Read more...] about Recipe: How to Make Chocolate at Home! (simple, healthy, raw, vegan)
I've been experimenting in the kitchen again. I can't help it. When I find new things, I like to test them out in different ways. Recently I was sent this tigernut flour from Healthy Planet, and wasn't sure what to do with it... until inspiration struck! I've been looking for a reason to revamp my Nut & Seed Loaf into muffins, so this gave me the perfect opportunity! The tigernut flour's nutty flavour lends itself well to this recipe, making delicious and nutritious paleo breakfast … [Read more...] about Recipe: Paleo Breakfast Muffins (sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free, vegan)