Healthy Eats On Instagram : My Top Picks

They say that an imagine is worth a thousand words! I tend to agree. In today’s busy world eating healthy is definitely a lifestyle. It’s a choice that takes effort in terms of selecting the right foods and preparing them the right way, but it comes with Oh So Many rewards.

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While most people know how to chop up a salad or boil a pot of pasta, we don’t always know which combinations go best together, we might not be aware of the nutritional benefits of certain foods, or simply lack inspiration when it comes to cooking on certain days.

Sometimes all it takes is a little help from your friends!  For me, it literally takes 30 seconds browsing my Instagram news feed for instant inspiration and often a bit of involuntary drooling. Watching mouthwatering dishes prepared by people I follow based on their healthy choices not only awakens my creativity but also fuels my passion and motivates me to keep spicing things up. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a wonderful way to connect and exchange tips & recipes with fellow clean eaters.

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Today I’m sharing the love by introducing you to some of the profiles that have inspired me the most when it comes to home cooked healthy meals. People from all over the world that share in the belief that Food Matters!

Hope you enjoy the list and that you will be as inspired as I am 🙂Read More »

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Head In The Clouds

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Have you ever noticed how every single skyscape, sunset or cloud cluster is absolutely unique? As if every day an artist decides to paint you a picture for pure contemplation, and that, since the dawn of time.

There is so much beauty to absorb with an endless number of magical symphonies. Colors, contrasts, depths and rays that waltz through the celestial panorama… always in motion, constantly animated.

How lucky are we to get a lifetime of original canvases free to appreciate from wherever we are? I get lost in their splendor. I get inspired daily. I feel thankful. I look forward to each new painting.

Whether you keep mental images or capture them on camera, don’t forget to look up every day!

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A Healthy Time Out

As you might have noticed, it’s been a little while since my last post. This is not due to lack of inspiration or writer’s block. On the contrary, this is due to a voluntary time out. Regardless of our life situations, we all spend way too much time online these days connected to cyberspace as opposed to being connected to the land and each other. We’re online at work, at home and via mobile on the go. I truly believe that once in a while we need to just disconnect and replenish the old fashion way!

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Eat Once, Regrow For Ever

People often ask me if buying Organic and mostly clean healthy food costs me an arm and a leg. And while at regular supermarkets Organic food does cost more, it is not necessarily the case in specialty stores or giants like Costco. Remember, the more demand there is for a product the more supply there will be. Same goes for Organic and healthy food. As people continue to shift towards what’s good for them, the industry will have no choice but to follow and adjust. This means better prices as well.

In the meantime, there are definitely steps you can take to save money while improving your health & well-being, which you might actually greatly enjoy! I know I do.

The Beauty Of Regrowing Your Fruits & Veggies

Last year I was stunned when my mom showed me all the vegetables she grew on her terrace. It was literally a garden full of fresh produce such as cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, celery, carrots, delicious herbs, etc. Pretty much a small grocery store section worth of delicious organic produce ready for the picking.Read More »

Spring Fever

Part of healthy living involves being present in the moment! And there’s no better time of year to indulge in the beauty of our surroundings than Spring time. Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings. It’s an ideal time to set healthy goals and get inspiration from the natural world.

Spring is also my favorite season! Being born in May might have something to do with it or the fact that I live in Canada where winter often feels endless. Regardless, it’s the time of year that brings me the most joy. It’s when I get motivated to increase physical activity and where the added hours of sunshine impact my mood in the most positive way.

Taking long walks in Spring feels amazing mainly because of ideal temperatures, as oppose to Summer that can get extremely hot or Fall which is often too rainy (not to mention Winter – hibernation season), but also because of the added bonus of stunning scenery! When everything around you is blooming you get the notion of living in a fairy tale. I know I do 🙂

So get your sneakers ready, it comes only once a year!

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La Vie en Rose – The Tree I visit each Spring – Yes I’m a Tree Hugger

Happy Spring everyone!

 

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Free Spring Water For All

I don’t wish to get into a debate over household drinking water or the effects of fluoride, chlorine and heavy metals present in our tap streams. But if you are like me and prefer the pure taste and benefits of natural spring water, I have good news for you!

A few years back I discovered an amazing website called findaspring.com, a wonderful community project where people mapped out most of the natural springs in North America, categorized on a map. So anyone can easily locate the nearest source in their area. Most of them are in Provincial Parks and State Forests but occasionally they can be found on the side of a rustic road. Best of all, they are absolutely free to use. Needless to say, it has changed my life.

I live in Montreal, Quebec and found at least 7 locations within 1 hour driving distance. I visited the Lost River Spring multiple times and not only did I stock up on gallons of some of the best tasting water I have ever tried, I also adored the whole road trip experience! It’s such a fun and rewarding activity.

Here are a few pics of my beautiful journey to Lost River Spring
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You are what you eat

I’m not really big on diets, I merely prefer to live a healthy lifestyle and to fill my bowl with real, nutritious and colorful foods that bring me joy on a daily basis!

As a rule of thumb, I avoid processed foods as much as possible. I avoid GMOs, MSG, Aspartame, most conventional oils except Olive Oil and try to maintain my meals balanced between acid and alkaline, always leaning more towards alkaline.

I buy local and organic as much as possible and enjoy fresh produce from my mom’s urban balcony permaculture experiments.

Healthy food makes me happy and I’m here to share the contents of my bowl with everyone, hoping it will offer inspiration 🙂

Cheers!

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