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Vegetables and Fruit In Season For Fall

As we mentioned in one of our previous blog posts there are a ton of benefits to eating seasonally and allowing your foods to change as the seasons do. Our bodies actually gravitate towards eating seasonally whether we actually consciously know we are doing it or not. There's a reason we crave lighter foods like salads and smoothies in the warm summer months and opt for heartier warming foods during the fall and winter, it's because it is our bodies preferred way of eating to support it's nutrient needs during each season. Fall is one of the best times of the year for local and fresh produce, there is an assortment of fruits and vegetables, from crisp local apples to all types of squash, the harvest...

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The Best Foods For Brain Health & Mood

Food is a huge part of overall health, it truly has the power to heal, promote a healthy stress response, and increase serotonin. We're not saying that food is the root of or solution to mental health problems per say, but we are saying that including the following foods, nutrients, and minerals in your diet and supplement routine could help to boost your mood and increase your brain function. Magnesium - According to research, a lack of magnesium kick-start the sympathetic nervous system which can lead to anxiety. Omega-3s - Omega-3 fatty acids help decrease stress and diets rich in omega 3's can help promote a healthy emotional balance and positive mood. Iron - Low iron levels have been associated with both anxiety and depression. Dark Chocolate -...

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Vegan Doesn't Mean Boring

It's time to stop associating vegan food with boring food because that just simply is not the case! There is so much opportunity to have plant based food be good for you, exciting, and most importantly flavourful! Gone are the days of boring vegetables, steamed broccoli, and underwhelming salads being what we think of when we think of vegan food. The key to flavourful food Herbs, spices, nuts, and seeds are the key to every delicious dish, and they are all vegan! Rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, a tangy dijon maple vinaigrette, and sourdough bread are all vegan. The majority of your favourite baked goods can be made vegan as well, and with a growing amount of "meal alternatives" on the market it's easier than ever to create vegan dishes everyone will...

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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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