Find Your Food Flow

IMG_2989 Find your unique “diet rhythm” for sustainable weight loss, vibrant energy and balanced health.         I began playing the drums at age of 3. I began listening to music 3 years and 9 months before that. My parents are musicians and went to 2 dozen concerts when I was in utero. Seriously. As far back as I can remember I always had a beat in my head; a rhythm that I would walk to, or eat to, or play to. Rhythm became such a strong part of my every day that now, as an adult I see…

Who Transformed My Diet?…Barbara Walters

  IMG_2968   My passion for nutrition was born from struggle.  I spent many years doubled over in pain as a child not knowing why I always felt sick and tired. I was worried with every bite of food I ate because I felt constant nausea, stomach pains, constipation and dizziness. I started out on a pretty crappy diet. It consisted of canned soups, cheese spread on white bread, flavoured chips, crackers and many versions of fast food. I was eating what a lot of the kids in my neighbourhood were eating, but I was always feeling sick. So sick that…

Coconut Kiwi Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia pudding is a energy-boosting, velvety tasting, good-for-everyone snack/dessert or even meal (if you make it with the right ingredients) I make at least one batch every week and change up the flavours. Chocolate is usually my favourite, but I decided to change it up this week. I’m SO SICK OF THIS BONE CHILLING WEATHER, so I made a tropical-tasting chia pudding to add some sunshine to our food. Watch this video for the recipe! <3 Miranda…

VEGA Sugar-Free Energizer Contest

Meet Nicole… A Holistic Nutritionist and new member of the Live Light Nutrition team! Her first assignment was to try out VEGA’s Sugar-Free Energizer and report back. Here are her comments below. Going to the gym has always been a passion of mine. I love starting my day with an early work out. Usually, when I wake up in the morning, I’m pretty tired and unmotivated to exercise because I have low energy. I heard about Vega’s Sugar-Free Energizer product and thought I would try it out. I took the drink 20 minutes before my spin class and I have…

Juice Cleanse Reboot CONTEST

5 bottles image from the brch I recently completed a 3-day juice cleanse with The Cold Pressed Juice Company as a way to reset my digestion and support a fantastic couple (Team Powell) through their weight loss challenge on The Marilyn Denis Show. I am so grateful for this experience as not only did it give me additional energy, clearer skin and mental clarity, but it reminded me of the importance of having gratitude for every bite of food. This mental and physical challenge helped me to become more connected to my body and others around me. For my video blogs during my cleanse visit my…

Slimming Meals That Heal – A Must Read!

SMTHCover   I am honoured to share the role of Resident Nutritionist with Julie on The Marilyn Denis Show. Julie’s authentic dedication and vibrant passion for inspiring and educating others to live their healthiest life is infectious. Her message is so important in this challenging time where we are confronted with so many foods that harm our health. In her first book, Meals That Heal Inflammation, Julie shares extensive information on the causes of inflammation and reveals the healing foods that can integral for conditions of chronic inflammation. It is no surprise that this book is a National Best Seller!  Next…

Nature’s Sour Skittles & Caramels

Kids love sweet foods! Obviously this is not ground-breaking news of any kind. But what is ground-breaking is that kids can enjoy sweet treats in a healthy way. Their first taste of sweet begins in utero with amniotic fluid, which contains fructose, glucose, fatty acids and amino acids. As a result babies are born with a preference for the sweet taste of mother’s milk. This initial stage of nurturing creates a safe and comforting feeling that is associated with the sweet flavour. This soothing feeling from sweet foods lives with us into our adult years. You might find yourself digging…

Organic Apple with Magic Sprinkles

Parenting isn’t always glamorous. I spend a lot of daily energy making sure my kids bowels are churning at optimum efficiency. Poo-regularity is a serious business in our house for many reasons. 80 percent of the immune system is found in the digestive tract. Regularity means better absorption of important nutrients for their growth and efficient elimination of waste.  I always have organic apples in the house for an easy snack. Apples contain a great assortment of antioxidants and one (with skin) contains four grams of fibre. I kick-up the fibre content of this snack with “magic sprinkles” aka chia…

Steamed “Pickled” Organic Kale

Steamed greens are an immediate ewwwww for most kids.  So, how do you get your child to eat this leafy powerhouse? You have to make it relatable in some comfortable and known way. Replicate a texture, flavour or appearance of something that your child likes. Like many kids, my son loves pickles, so I took the flavour element sour and used lemon and apple cider vinegar to give him the pucker-sour taste he loves. He describes all sour foods as tasting like pickles so when I introduced kale to him I said it tastes kind of like pickles. He also…