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Omega-3s and Heart Health

March 9, 2021
Omega-3 fatty acids have a reputation for being ‘heart healthy’ and ‘supporting cardiovascular health’. If you’ve ever wondered how they do it or what exactly that all means, this is the blog post for you. First, let’s define our terms. What are omega-3s? They’re a group of fatty acids essential to good health. The key ones are: Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Having enough of these fats in our cell membranes contributes to improved blood...

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing

February 4, 2021

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with a Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing Category Featured Recipes Serving Size 2-4 Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Ingredients Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing: 3/4 cup pine nuts 2 tsp avocado oil 1/3 cup boiled water 3 tbsp Udo’s Oil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp sea salt Pepper, to taste Salad: 1 14-oz can chickpeas 1 tbsp avocado oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt and pepper,…

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Staying Active During Pandemic Times

September 28, 2020

By Ellie Greenwood I’m sure like many of you, my exercise routine took a hit when social distancing and lockdown measures came into force in mid-March.  I was no longer able to go swimming (an activity I use for cross training to supplement my running) and my twice weekly gym sessions were put on hold.  At first I was at a real loss of how to work around these restrictions and was concerned that my training would be compromised, but…

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Tomato & Honey Salsa

September 21, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Tomato & Honey Salsa Category Featured Recipes Ingredients 8-9 oz baby tomatoes 1 small purple onion 1 whole roasted red pepper (canned) 3 garlic cloves 1 chili pepper 2 tbsp Udo’s Oil 3+6+9 Blend 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil 1 ½ tbsp mānuka honey 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp juice of peppers Instructions Use the side of a knife to crush garlic cloves. Peel and…

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Strawberry Yogurt Pops

August 27, 2020

Okay, so I’m gonna be real for a minute. Being a baker is really fun, however, being a FIT baker is another story altogether. I have struggled with my cholesterol and weight for as long as I can remember. I am not one of those people who can eat all the brownies and still look svelte and maintain under 200 on the lipids panel… So, I find as many ways as possible to incorporate healthy foods into my lifestyle. To…

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Lemon Sunshine Salad Dressing

August 6, 2020

Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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Your Omega-3 Index

June 9, 2020

Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA have been linked to brain health, cardiovascular health, eye health, and joint health.* Having enough DHA and EPA in cell membranes means improved blood flow, reduced inflammation, and lower blood triglyceride levels. Higher DHA/EPA levels correlate with reduced risk of coronary heart disease(CHD).* By now most people are well aware they need some omega-3s in their diet. How do we know if we are getting enough though? The Omega-3 Index The omega-3 index…

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Paleo Pancakes

May 13, 2020
Paleo Pancake

PALEO PANCAKES with wild bluebs & coconut flakes?✨recipe below as follows using Udo’s oil in a special way FRANCESCA CONFORTI @franniesfoodfreedom is a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga teacher and Master of Neurolinguistic programming.

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