If you could go back in time, what would you say to 14-year-old you? Would you offer warnings or advice or hope for days past teen angst?
I have always been a naturally anxious person; I can remember being extremely stressed and concerned, even as a child. My husband is the fun one and I'm the worrier. However, after my daughter was born 3 years ago, I struggled with pretty serious postpartum anxiety, which took things to a whole other level. I've come a far way from then; however, even now, there are days where I feel the crushing weight of pressure on my chest, which paralyzes me from doing anything productive (which, conveniently enough, gives me even more anxiety about all the things I need to do). Thankfully, I have found some useful tools, strategies, and coping mechanisms, for the Bad Anxiety Days.
I used to be on the ball about sharing my meal plans and I decided to get back into it. I have linked the recipes below so that you can try some (or all) of these meals too!
What’s a light, refreshing meal that’s not a salad? No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen over a hot stove, and there are only so many greens you can eat before your taste buds start demanding more action. The answer: marinated veggies with chicken sausage.
In this flavour-rich dish, colourful summer veggies like zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and green beans soak in a tart marinade; chicken sausage adds a boost of protein.
Thanks to the dozens of different diet crazes out there, we’re all abundantly aware of carbs, protein, and fat, and we all have different opinions on which is the most evil. But we shouldn’t forget that alcohol has calories too—7 per gram. That’s more than carbs or protein and almost as much as fat.
The most obvious solution is abstinence, but what fun would that be? Since we can’t remove the alcohol from these popular summer drink recipes without calling them “mocktails,” here are six summer cocktails that we’ve tailored to help you still reach your goals. That said… these would all make delicious mocktails if you make them without alcohol!
Look, I love mac and cheese. I would eat it everyday and be ridiculously happy. I also love any potato dish... scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, cheesy potatoes au gratin. I'm basically a carboholic. So, when I saw this Cauliflower Pumpkin Casserole, I was excited but skeptical.
Basically, it has some of the delish flavours of cheesy potatoes or mac and cheese, but in a healthier all-veggie casserole. The combination of roasted cauliflower (which gets nutty and sweet as it cooked) and a creamy cheddar cheese and pumpkin sauce gives you the comfort of a cheesy casserole, while still allowing you to eat for your goals!
Cozy sweaters, colorful fall leaves, and... PUMPKIN SPICE!
Are you a pumpkin spice person? I named my dog Pumpkin Spice, which tells you everything you need to know. Look, I know it's summer right now but I am already thinking about the most delicious taste of fall.
Ok, I get it. Pumpkin spice lattes and frappuccinos are not health-friendly. Yes, they make a good treat, but I can't be drinking that every single day. But coming this September... you'll be able to get your hands on the healthiest superfoods version (no derailing your goals) of the best pumpkin spice beverage.
Coming soon: Pumpkin Spice Vegan Shakeology!
Inspirational yoga quotes can sometimes be just what you need to find a deeper connection to your practice, or to provide a link between what's happening on your mat to what's going on in your life.
Quotes about yoga can serve as an introduction to using mantras in your practice, or help you stay inspired and motivated, whether you’re new to yoga or you’ve been doing downward dogs for decades. Yoga is a mind-body practice—no matter which type of yoga you do—and it’s helpful to give your mind something to focus on as you move on your mat.
Here are 40 of our favourite yoga quotes to motivate and inspire you, whatever your mood may be. Pick some favourites and think of them the next time you go to a yoga class, whether that’s at a studio or at home.
Blueberries in oatmeal are delicious by themselves, but adding coconut flakes and cashews makes this oatmeal extra special.
No fitness and weight-loss plan to help you lose baby weight is complete without nutritional adjustments. Getting back to your pre-baby weight may be your first goal; however, the most important thing to consider at this time is fuelling your body for this next stage of motherhood.
We’ve compiled the most updated expert recommendations to commonly asked questions asked by new mommas who are eager to lose baby weight.