What's Hot January 2016


Welcome to 2016! January is notoriously known for New Year’s resolution setters flooding the gyms and stuffing their grocery carts with healthier choices. Neither of these are a bad thing, but we often set unrealistic goals and we find ourselves struggling to maintain them even into February. This year, try setting smaller, more achievable goals throughout the year. This way you can build up to your larger goals with the successes you have already achieved! We have some great ways to get you started and to keep you on track.

Start Your Day with a Good Breakfast

You’ve heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether you agree or not, having a delicious, nutritious breakfast can’t be a bad way to start the day off, right?
 
Our Simple Crepes can be frozen in advance, reheated quickly in the morning and there are so many options to what you can fill them with! Here are some suggestions:
 
 
Some of the items below require prep-work the night before, but they are quick to prepare and will make grabbing breakfast a breeze in the morning:
 

Drink More Water!

There are numerous benefits to drinking water. If you find water is just too boring to drink the recommend 8 cups a day, try infusing your water with natural flavours. Our Glacial Refresher is a perfect example, but here are some simple alternatives to add to water:
 
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries
  • Thinly sliced cucumbers
  • Crushed mint leaves
  • Orange, lime, or lemon slices

Learn the ins and outs of infusing water on our blog.
 

Menu Planning!

If you already practice the art of menu planning then you are more than aware of the numerous benefits. If you have yet to try menu planning, we highly recommend you give it a go! It can save you money, time, stress, and even unnecessary food waste. With benefits like these it has to be worth a shot!
 
To get you started, you can download our Weekly Menu Planner to sort out your meals, snacks and grocery list, then go through your favourite cookbooks, websites, and blogs for recipes. Here are our most popular menu idea themes from 2015:
 
 
Also, make sure to visit our Weekday Meals and Weekend Meals pages for regularly updated menus.

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​Recipe of the Month

When deciding who on our team should choose our January recipe, it was a natural decision to go to Chef Jessica, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist™. Chef Jessica has a passion for making healthy food delicious and delicious food healthy.
 
“My recipe for January is our Tomato Poached Eggs on Polenta. To me this is the ultimate comfort food because it is warm, creamy, rich and hearty – all things perfect for a chilly January morning. The great thing about this recipe is that you are getting all the decadence of “comfort food”, but still eating healthfully.  
 
If you add a salad on the side, such as ourPear and Avocado Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, you're covering a lot of the food groups and eating an amazing meal without any sacrifices to your health. Eating well is about implementing small changes overtime, which will help you achieve your desired health and wellness goals!”



Pantry 101

If you cook a lot at home or want to start cooking more yourself, having a well-stocked pantry will make the process a lot simpler. Find out what items we included on our list of pantry must-haves and what items made our nice-to-have list.
 

​Kitchen Tidy Up!

Now that the busy holiday season of cooking and baking is over, it is time to reset your kitchen with a deep cleaning and a reorganizing. Read our blog.

 

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Last updated on September 22, 2017