Category Archives: Healthy Living

Make Planning Weekly Meals Easier with these Free Meal Plan Templates

Weekly Meal Planning PDF templates

Earlier this month I published All About Meal Planning: 10 Key Do’s and Dont’s. I realized quite soon after that it’s one thing to give you tips and advice for getting your meal planning done (and hopefully have a little fun with it), but sometimes you need a helpful tool you can follow like a […]

How to Easily Save, Store and Search Recipes using Evernote

How to save, store and search recipes using Evernote

Picture this: Binders of all shapes and sizes stuffed with recipes. Handwritten recipes on paper, cards or even scraps of napkin, recipes printed off blogs (with due credit of course!), recipes yanked from glossy magazines (Alive Magazine now… and maybe Cooking Light back in the day), and of course the occasional typed recipe… Some of […]

10 Key Do’s and Dont’s of Healthy Meal Planning

Planning out your meals for the week–in advance and with a shopping list by your side–is a key part of maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? The truth is, it can be a fun and exciting adventure to figure out exactly what you would love to eat this week, which […]

How to Give Yourself a “Mental Shampoo” in 30 Minutes or Less

When I’m feeling stressed or when life’s responsibilities and demands start to feel like they’re too much to handle all at once, I’m reminded of one of my favourite quotes. It’s attributed to Dr. Sara Jordan, a top gastroenterologist born in 1884 and the physician of former American President John K. Kennedy (and other Kennedy […]

The Best, Most Effective, Safest Makeup Remover (and you probably already have it in your kitchen!)

Coconut oil as makeup remover

To me, there’s something genius about using coconut oil as a makeup remover. It’s a single ingredient and it’s as effective as any commercial makeup remover I’ve ever used. So, you may want to add this tip to the list of 1256 things you can use coconut oil for! For the longest time, I used […]

6 Easy Ways to Encourage Family to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

6 Easy Ways to Get Your Partner to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

In many ways I feel like I was born to write this post. Because, to put it mildly, my boyfriend is not friends with too many vegetables. Corn, carrots, potatoes, and raw cauliflower (!) and that’s about it! Green vegetables? Not a chance. So in the 5+ years we’ve been together, I’ve come up with […]

5 Super Easy Ways to Eat Better (while saving TONS of money!)

5 Super Easy Ways to Eat Better (while saving tons of money!)

Want to eat healthier but not sure if your budget can handle it? Join the club! Fortunately, it’s often a myth that eating healthy has to cost a lot of money. Or, at least that eating well costs a lot more than eating junk. With processed foods looking attractive to anyone on a budget ($1 […]