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School & Lunch Friendly Recipes

As we're all still transitioning to the structure of September being here, we wanted to share a few of our favourite go to recipes that make perfect lunch box snacks and are easy to meal prep! It's so important that we are staying nourished and feeding ourselves enough throughout the day to stay focused and energized and these recipes will help you do exactly that! Vegan Morning Glory Muffins Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3 teaspoons cinnamon  3/4 teaspoon salt  2 cups grated carrots 1 cup grated zucchini (excess water squeezed out) 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup mixed seeds, sunflower and pumpkin zest...

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Labour Day Long Weekend Activities

It's officially the final long weekend of the summer (insert tears) and while we think we made the most of our favourite season we can't help but feel like we need to really finish with a bang aka do something fun this weekend! If you're feeling the same, or you think that you missed out on anything this summer, we've got your back. Here are our top 5 activities to do in The Lower Mainland this weekend. Hit up Playland Playland has over 20 rides and is open all weekend! Tickets cost $29.50 for access to the kiddo and family friendly rides, or $39.50 for all rides including the *scarier* ones. Make sure you book your tickets in advance because ti is first come first serve. Check...

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Healthy Back To School Hacks

It's officially "that time" again - back to school (and work) after another summer. This return to structure might be even weirder for a lot of us after working from home for the last year and a half, so we wanted to help make the transition from the summer time free for all to planning and prepping for busy weeks, easier on you. One of our favourite pro tips is using the week leading up to the first day back as kind of a buffer period, start getting back into routines, wake the kids up a little earlier, get in the habit of planning your meals and to do lists. This way it isn't a total shock to your system (and your...

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Benefits of eating seasonally

A lot of people subconsciously eat seasonally, and if you’ve ever eaten strawberries in the middle of winter you know that the taste isn’t nearly as amazing as a fresh local strawberry in the summer would be. Modern agriculture and international trade has allowed us to be able to find basically any fruit or vegetable year round in North America. This increase in produce availability has its benefits, but it also has downsides. Imported produce generally has a reduced nutrient content, less flavor, high price tag, and a much higher impact on the environment! That’s why choosing in season local produce has been shown to have a huge impact on your health, the community, and the environment. So what exactly...

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How to Make The Most of The Last Few Weeks of Summer

Okay we know, how dare we talk about summer coming to an end. Hear us out though because we really are just trying to help us all end the season the right way. The majority of us plan too much, do too much, and volunteer our time to too many things in the summer because we don't want to waste a single minute, we get it, but then we are left feeling almost drained after so many social interactions and over committing ourselves. It's so easy to get swept up in the fast pace of summer and in constantly feeling like we need to be doing something to enjoy it, that we let it speed by and are left feeling like we...

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