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A Low Glycemic Snack List - The Only Way To Snack!

I have come up with a list of my personal favorite “go to” snacks that are either high in fiber, protein or fat, or all of the above to keep blood sugar levels stable. 

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The Ultimate Weekend Guide To Portland

My husband and I just visited the vibrant city of Portland over the weekend and wow were we impressed with the plethora of independent shops, local fashion, cool restaurants and hip hotels. The West End was our main stomping ground with everything we needed right at our fingertips. 

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The Importance Of Choosing Certified Organic

As a Certified Health Coach and proud ambassador for Australian Organic, people turn to me for guidance and support around improving their nutrition and wellbeing. Sometimes they come with misconceptions about organic food. “Oh it’s so expensive and I hear that there is no difference between the nutrient levels in organic food versus conventional food” I often hear them say, or “It says ‘organic’ so it must be totally organic right?” Well, I want to explain to you why eating certified organic is so important for your own health, the wellbeing of your family, and the sustainability of the planet.

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My Current Top 5 Food Products

Need food inspiration?! Check out my current favorite products that are totally kitchen staples at my house... 

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The Only Way To Eat Oatmeal

 Steel cut oats are less processed than rolled or quick oats, so they are a low glycemic whole grain, giving you a long and steady release of energy to power your morning.

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5 Strategies To Be A Booze Free Socialite

Are you trying to take better care of yourself, lose that excess weight, cleanse your body, clear up your skin, prevent pre-mature again, take the toxic burden off your liver and look after your gut health??? Consider becoming a booze free socialite - here's how: 

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Got A Ravenous Sweet Tooth? These Foods Actually Tame Wild Sugar Cravings…

Cookies, cakes, ice cream and everything else that’s mouth wateringly sweet can be tauntingly tempting, but remember, you are a strong, sexy and vibrant woman who knows all too well that nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.

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How You Can Use Food As Medicine

Did you know that every time you eat you have the opportunity to nourish your body from the inside out on a cellular level? The nutrients you absorb have therapeutic qualities, like natural medicine, to repair and rejuvenate your body for optimum functioning and vitality. With an organic plant-based diet, you are providing your body with all the raw materials it needs to stay healthy and balanced.

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The Snack That's Better Than Energy Bars

Ok, so I am totally addicted to this super healthy snack. Between meals, if I experience a little hunger, slump in energy, or need an extra boost for a heart pumping workout, I simply make the following: 

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