Guilt-Free, Diet-Free, Traditional Christmas Dinner

Post by Jamie Fairbairn, Holistic Nutrition Student & Competitive Water Skier

The countdown to Christmas dinner is ON! We all have our favourite traditional Christmas/Holiday dish – but the sugar and calories consumed during a meal like this can leave us feeling guilty the next day. Before you turn away from this post in disgust thinking “[gasp] she’s suggesting I ditch the stuffing and eat a green smoothie instead!”… do NOT worry! Know that I’m simply encouraging you to think differently – smartly– while preparing your family favs!! My family tried this on Thanksgiving and the meal was delicious! (more…)


Roundup: Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!”

John Ceiriog Hughes

This weekend I channeled my inner Martha Stewart in a MAJOR way & made some ridiculously cute Eco-friendly Christmas decor! With a glass of vino in one hand & glue gun in the other (please don’t try that at home), I crafted my way through what my university self would have surely described as an incredibly dull Saturday evening… however “mature” me absolutely LOVED it!!! Read on for three Eco-friendly Christmas Decorations & the inspirations behind them! (more…)


Health Benefits of Your Holiday Favourites

“Eat, drink, & be merry”

What comes to mind when you think of the holidays? Spending quality time with family & friends typically rank at the top of the list, however a close second has to be the traditional holiday treats & feasts. Admittedly, the majority of  my holidays are spent eating a little too much & working out a lot less (leggings just so happen to be my very best friend during the holidays… well, any stretchy pant-like material really). Holiday food is the absolute BEST (I could practically drink cranberry sauce) & it’s even better because you get to enjoy it with your closest friends, family, & loved ones. The downside? Holiday feasts often contain a hefty amount of calories, so come New Years Eve I’m often struggling to squeeze into whatever outfit I have planned for the evening. Therefore I thought I’d list a few health benefits of some classic holiday favourites – so now you don’t have to feel so bad at the family dinner table!  😉 (more…)