Water with a Holiday Sparkle

Virtually everyone knows how important water is to the body. During the busy holiday season, however, when grabbing a refreshing glass of water can be at the bottom of a very long “to do” list and where there are a plethora of other beverage options at every party and celebration, it can be challenging to get an adequate intake of approximately 8 glasses each day. Here are suggestions to ensure...
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Holiday Food Buffets: 3 Steps to Avoiding Morning After Regrets!

Let’s face it . . . holiday buffets are one of the absolute joys of the Christmas season. And if you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanza, tables groaning with a variety of tasty holiday food figure fairly prominently and delightfully in those traditions as well. The question is how to celebrate the food flavours of the season while still maintaining energy, mental clarity, balanced moods and a...
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Have a Healthy Halloween!

In Balance RHN, Karen, loved Halloween as a kid – especially trick or treating! Her generous stash of sweet treats from relatively few houses was made to last until Christmas. Like many homes 50-plus years ago, candy was a treat, and not on the daily diet plan. Her childhood habits and “need for sweet” extended to her adult years: until five years ago. Learning, applying, and now teaching...
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From the In Balance Kitchen: Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate is easily a favourite ingredient in the In Balance kitchen. Now add in some VEGGIES (can you say beets, please?) and we’ve got a winner dessert for your family table. Enjoy!   Chocolate “Didn’t-Even-Know-It-Was-Beets” Cake! ____________________________________ From: Karen Toews  Makes: 9×9 pan ____________________________________ Filling 3/4 cup...
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From the In Balance Kitchen: Raw Apple Pie

This dessert makes a healthy alternative to a Thanksgiving feast (one that doesn’t beg to have a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream like traditional apple pie!). Because this recipe is so satisfying and nutrient dense it isn’t limited to dessert – with a scoop of plain yogurt on the side it’s great for breakfast! Like they say – “start with dessert”!   “Just Like...
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Veggies with Kid Appeal

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you and should be consumed in high volume, and on a regular basis. Convincing the small ones in your family of this important fact, however, can sometimes be a battle. If you were on the losing end of the last turnip skirmish in your household, read on. With a little change in attitude–both the big and little one’s–“veggie...
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