Posts in Nutrition
Kelly’s Vegan & Gluten-Free Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

Winter is the perfect time for getting busy in the kitchen & baking healthy treats! Take it from me when I say that this recipe is the place to start! What’s better than a mouthwatering, warm, chocolatey, crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside cookie that’s filling, satisfying, nutritious & absolutely DELICIOUS?

These cookies are made with simple real food ingredients, vegan, gluten, dairy, refined sugar, dairy, egg & nut-free! They’re full of plant-based protein, fibre, good carbs, healthy fats & naturally sweet flavour… basically, what I’m trying to say is that you can’t go wrong with them! The best part? You can feel totally awesome about eating these because they’re actually good for you & won’t give you the same spike & crash in blood sugar as store-bought oatmeal cookies.

Without further ado, let’s get right to the recipe. I’d hate to make you wait any longer!

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High Protein Carrot Cake Recipe

Behold, my High Protein Carrot Cake.

This is the kind of cake you can bring over to your Valentine’s house for a romantic night in and they’d NEVER EVEN GUESS that it’s actually healthy, too. (Like, 14g of protein per slice healthy…) It tastes so delicious, especially right out of the oven, and is the perfect combination of nutty, spicy and carrot-y. (Is carrot-y even a word?)

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Tried and True Ways to Eat Less Sugar

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that we are all aware how bad sugar is for us. I’m sure that some of you may have even set yourself the goal of ‘cutting down on sugar’ as part of your new year’s resolutions. Well, unfortunately for us, removing sugar completely from our diets is an uphill battle. From granola, to tomato sauce, to salad dressings, to smoothies - sugar has a sneaky way of creeping into our diet, even if we are trying everything we can to avoid it.

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A Guide to Protein Bars

For my first post, I thought I would tackle a subject that is near and dear to my heart: protein bars (without 100 ingredients and ones you can actually pronounce!) While I’m a big advocate of choosing foods in their natural and whole state whenever possible, sometimes we have to turn to alternative options when work, school, family (aka LIFE) gets in the way and disrupts our best laid plans. With that said, here’s a guide to some of the most popular bars on the market. I hope you find this information helpful in your quest to eat healthier, no matter what life throws your way!

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New Year’s Reset Smoothie

Getting back into the swing of things in the new year is never fun, everyone is tired, sick and coming off of a major sugar high. To help me bounce back from the mountains of cookies I’ve consumed over the last month and bikini body ready in 3 weeks (gasp) I’ve started following the Fab Four principles set by Kelly Leveque; focusing my meals around fat, fiber, protein and greens.

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A Sustainable Relationship with Food

If you read my article last month about healing my body after years of diet abuse, you know I laid bare my broken and sick body and my deep desire to be healthy, to be mentally alert, to feel strong and in control and eventually get back in the gym enjoying lifting weights.  I really wanted to touch in with Healthy is Hot readers and give you an honest update of where my journey is at and if these changes are working for me. What I am currently working on as a part of my healing process is a sustainable relationship with food.  To be active, to be healthy, you need food.  To think clearly, to perform in any way you need to fuel your body. 

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The Benefits of Working with a Nutrition Coach

My life has changed dramatically over the last two and a half years. I have been so lucky to have had two pregnancies, delivering two healthy baby girls. After having my babies, my body has changed. Well, duh right? I was expecting that it would of course! What I was not expecting was just how much I would have to change my fitness and nutrition regimen to get back into shape.

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