Easy Energy Bar

Many of my clients ask me for snack ideas for before or after their workouts. I often suggest LaraBars since they are made with whole foods like almonds and dates over conventional granola bars that contain highly processed ingredients. Lately I’ve grown tired of...

5 “Healthy” Snack Foods to Avoid

Don’t believe the marketing hype. These 5 seemingly healthy snack foods are loaded with ingredients that your body doesn’t need. 1. Enhanced Water Beverages like Vitamin Water are masquerading as a health drink. Yes, they are fortified with vitamins but contain way...

Ridiculously Delicious Mayo!

I hope everyone has been enjoying this gorgeous summer. Summer is my favourite season and I’ve been squeezing every ounce of joy out of each day. Farmer’s markets have been at the top of my summer “to do list.” Everyone should be taking advantage of all the local...

Egg Label Confusion – Part 2

What do the labels on the egg cartons really mean? Free-Range: Hens have access to the outdoors (weather permitting). There is no legal definition inCanada for how much access they get. Free Run: Hens can only roam indoors. Again, there is no legal definition of how...

Egg Labelling Confusion – Part 1

April 10, 2012. Since switching to a paleo/primal diet I’ve been eating a lot of eggs every week. They are a delicious source of protein and easy to cook. When I was following a vegan diet I discovered the horrors of how hens are treated in factory farms. After...

Save Money & Time in the Kitchen

Top 3 Tips to Save Money & Time in the Kitchen   On Sundays, Reg and I like to prep enough food to last us until Wednesday or Thursday. If we don’t, we are tempted grab lunch on the go or dine at a restaurant. Many of my clients have the same struggles....

Best Grain-Free Granola Ever!

Paleo-friendly Grain-Free Granola This recipe was inspired from Pierre Lamielles’s granola recipe and a conversation with Dawn Krpan. I attended a Paleo cooking class that was put on by Pierre, Dawn and Ken Adrukow at The Cook Book Company. Pierre has also written and...

Planning to Fail?

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail – Embrace Your Kitchen.  Menu planning has to be one of the top struggles I hear most about from my clients. They think of it as a chore and would rather just fly by the seat of their pants even if those pants are on the snug...

Soul Satisfying Clean-Out-Your-Fridge Soup

Personal Note From Anastasia: Okay, I think it’s safe to say that Fall is officially over. This picture was taken on a beautiful fall morning in Fernie, B.C. The beautiful fall colors and the crunch of leaves under my runners are what I remember the most of that day....
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