Posts by Barbara St. Louis

3 Diet Quick Fixes to Avoid

From magazine covers to infomercials, you will see countless promises of quick results and miracle programs. Lose 30 pounds in 10 days! 5 days to 6 pack abs!! In this blog, I want to shed light on some of the most popular QUICK weight loss strategies that may work temporarily, but can hurt you over…

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Sesame Noodles With Chicken

Ingredients 1 bag Japanese buckwheat soba noodles 5 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1 tbsp sesame oil 2 tbsp honey 2 tsp honey mustard 1 tbsp creamy additive free peanut butter 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast 5 scallions 1 small chili chopped (optional) ½ small courgette cut into…

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Meatless Mexican Lunch

Ingredients 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) crushed tomatoes 3/4 cup corn kernels 1 can (3 1/2 ounces) chopped green chili peppers 1 can (14-19 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained (or mixed beans) 1/2 cup cooked rice 1 tsp ground cumin Directions Heat a 2-quart pot coated with 1 teaspoon olive…

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No Bake Lemon Cashew Energy Bites

Ingredients: 1 cup cashews 1 cup dates 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon lemon zest   Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor, pulse until finely ground, transfer to a bowl, scraping the sides. Form into an inch ball. Keep them in an airtight container and refrigerate.

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

One of the most frequent reasons I hear from people for not eating as healthy as they’d like to is that it’s too expensive.  It can certainly appear that way at first glance — but after a bit of evaluating you soon realize that eating healthy is absolutely possible on a budget.  In fact, once…

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Rosemary Fries

Ingredients 2 lbs of potatoes 3 tbsp coconut oil 4 large sprigs of rosemary pinch of cayenne pepper   Method Heat oven to 350 Degrees. In a shallow roasting pan, add 1 tbsp of the oil and place in the oven to heat up while you prepare the potatoes Cut potatoes into chunky chips/sticks Pour…

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Crunchy Peach Pots

For breakfast or an anytime snack. (Vegan option included) Ingredients 1 peach peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks 150g container of Greek Yogurt (or coconut yoghurt for vegan option) 2 tbsp puffed/popped quinoa 1 tsp honey (replace with maple syrup for vegan option) 1 tablespoon mixed nuts (optional)   Method In a short glass layer…

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Foods with high amounts of hidden sugar

Sugar is the real culprit. For many years people have been led to believe that saturated fat is the main cause of heart disease. However new studies have revealed that saturated fat is far less harmful than sugar. It is no surprise that that chocolates, fizzy drinks, sweets and cakes are loaded with added sugar.…

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