Good Guys to the Rescue!

Good Guys to the Rescue!

You may have heard the terms good bacteria, probiotics, prebiotics or healthy flora being used in the marketing of yogurt and other foods, or in conversation with your friends. Using probiotics for digestive support has increased tremendously since the mid-1990s. But why are probiotics so important? What benefits do they have for health other than…

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Journey to Health: Relaxation and Breathing

Journey to Health: Relaxation and Breathing

Wow have I had a week of gratitude! I’ve been much more appreciative of the positive events and amazing people in my life this week. Just this morning, I looked down at my Green Monster [smoothie] and was utterly thankful for each of the ingredients, that I could sit at my computer and enjoy this…

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Movin’ Along Raspberry Fiber Muffins

Movin’ Along Raspberry Fiber Muffins

I went to my first “Masters Swim” class yesterday morning. Doesn’t the title of the class sound scary? Masters… like there’s going to be some serious athletes there. A place where blood, sweat, and tears will be flowing freely. I sat hidden in a change room stall for about 10 minutes before I gained enough…

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Every Night Should Be Pizza Night

Every Night Should Be Pizza Night

I removed everything from our fridge yesterday afternoon and cleaned every nook and cranny. This baby hasn’t been this clean since the day we got it! If you haven’t in awhile, take some time to organize your fridge. You’ll be amazed at how good you feel afterward. Your kitchen is the heart to your home….

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It All Started With a Blog

It All Started With a Blog

In keeping with the theme of gratitude this week… Since launching Healthful Pursuit in October, I’ve found myself looking inward more than I ever have in the past [and definitely a lot more than I’d planned when I started this!]. Sitting in my home office staring into the obis and pondering life, is now a…

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Rawkin Carrot and Raisin Granola

Rawkin Carrot and Raisin Granola

It’s Thursday! This means a couple of things… I chose the winner for my Twitter giveaway this morning Only 1 more day until Friday! [Not associated with Thursdays at all, even though I’d like it to be] The 6 cookbooks that I’d ordered before Christmas were delivered last night! I only had a chance to…

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The Little Tart That Could

The Little Tart That Could

Looks good doesn’t it. It fooled me too. I really thought this one was a winner. Last week my mom passed on a pear apricot tart recipe she’d found in a Real Simple magazine. It looked fantastic and had loads of gluten free and healthful potential. So, I decided to make it this past weekend….

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Daal Inspired Ginger Beer Soup

Daal Inspired Ginger Beer Soup

You’ve heard the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”… but what if you’re OUT of wine? This was the predicament I was in today when I decided to make butternut squash & pear soup. What did I do? Well, the title says it all. I replaced the wine with ginger ale and began…

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Power Vanilla Citrus Yerba Mate

Power Vanilla Citrus Yerba Mate

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. This recipe combines my favourite flavours, ingredients, and packs one mean nutritious punch! I guess I’ll just start off by saying – if you’re looking for an energy drink, warm or cold, this should be your weapon of choice. Key ingredients Coconut water: Coconut water…

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Twitter Giveaway: $50 Kaia Foods & LÄRABAR Prize Pack

Twitter Giveaway: $50 Kaia Foods & LÄRABAR Prize Pack

What better way to kick off the week than with a chance to win healthy, tasty snacks? In my world, nothing’s sweeter. The Prize Valued at over $50: 2 – 12oz. bags of Dates and Spices Buckwheat Granola*organic* from Kaia Foods 2  – 12oz. bags of Raisin Cinnamon Buckwheat Granola*organic* from Kaia Foods 1 –…

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