Not a day goes by that I don’t think about green juice. Okay, so I know that may not be a normal thing to say, and that a part of the reason is because I’m a nutritionist – but I mean, come on… green juice is pretty awesome, right? There are so many different recipes out there for everyone, from green juice for runners to green juice for people trying to lose weight! I can’t be the only person who actively searches out great ways to help support their health on a daily basis, while on the go. And no, it doesn’t have to be only done by drinking all of the green juice. There are fantastic options out there to help you along the way!
So, it’s that time of year again! But for realz, what happened to summer? I feel like I blinked and now it’s gone. For some of you, the holidays bring immense excitement and joy. You may get the sudden urge to throw on your ugly Christmas sweater, chug back a cup of spiced eggnog and then spend hours decorating your house with all the most holiday-est of things. Well, I’m just not one of those people. Nope, not one bit.
A question I’m often asked is, “What healthy snacks can I make at home & carry with me when I’m on the run?” I love creating recipes – especially snacks since they’re the most popular. When I create recipes, I start with a flavour profile then I experiment with random, nutrient-dense ingredients until I come up with something that’s worth sharing. Other times I scout out recipes then modify them by omitting the unhealthy items and adding nutrient-rich ingredients to boost the nutritional value.
Transitioning out of August and into September brings thoughts of cool nights and warm, sunny days. The dog days of summer and the refrain of the song synonymous with both the winter holidays and the back to school season. But is it really the most wonderful time of the year? New clothes, books, pencils…the list is endless. In my household, the change in schedules and sleeping patterns wreaks havoc for at least a couple of weeks. And then we have the class schedule drama. Having two teens brings a certain amount of controlled chaos to your life. Especially when they have been away at a local camp for nearly all of the summer. The camp that they went to was similar to Camp North Star which they went to when they were younger and it still has the same effect on them now. They always come back hyper after these trips which is definitely not what you need when you’re preparing for them to go back to school. At least they had a good time though.