Empowering Women To Ditch The Diet-Binge Cycle And Fall In Love With Their Bodies And Life, By Changing Their Rigid Thinking And Awareness Around Food.

 

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Are You Being Honest About Your Relationship With Food?
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Lavender White Hot Chocolate
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Your Body Is Not Your Worth
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Homemade Almond Milk
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Your Problem Isn’t Lack Of Willpower, It’s Too Much Control!
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Bison Shepard’s Pie
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I Experienced My First Hater
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Quinoa Granola Bars
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Why Empowered Vitality?
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Lavender White Hot Chocolate

Lavender White Hot Chocolate

I have a thing for using lavender in my food, much to the dismay of my boyfriend.  Some people just don’t like Lavender but I love it!  I used both lavender essential oil and dried lavender in this Lavender White Hot Chocolate.  Lavender is a calming and relaxing herb, which is especially great this time of year. Read More

Your Body Is Not Your Worth

Your Body Is Not Your Worth

I learned at a young age, like many of us do, that my body was my worth. Society and the media portray this message loud and clear. Even family members who have been taught the same thing can pass this message on to us. This can lead down a slippery slope of seeking external validation from others, and the problem is we will never feel good enough until we accept ourselves first. Read More

Homemade Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is really easy to make and actually makes homemade lattes and hot elixirs taste even better!  There’s just something about making everything from scratch that provides a deeper level of nourishment.  You can swap the almonds for another nut like cashews, hazelnuts or even brazil nuts.  Just make sure to soak the brazil nuts longer. Read More

Your Problem Isn’t Lack Of Willpower, It’s Too Much Control!

Your Problem Isn't Lack Of Willpower, It's Too Much Control

You white knuckle it through the week, ignoring your hunger and tracking everything that passes your lips, so you don’t go over your allotted calories for the day. By the time the weekend rolls around you find yourself head first into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. You seem to go through this same cycle over and over again, and sometimes you can hold out longer but inevitably the binge comes, whether it’s an hour or days long. If only you had stronger willpower. Read More

Bison Shepard’s Pie

Bison Shepards Pie

It’s that time of year where my body craves warm comfort foods!  Shepard’s Pie is definitely one of those complete comfort meals with meat, veggies and starch!  I swapped it up and used ground bison for a change, which was delicious.  Shepard’s Pie is an easy, quick, one-dish meal that can also be frozen for later. Read More

I Experienced My First Hater

I Experienced My First Hater

I experienced my first hater last month. Someone who completely disagreed with what I was saying, actually missed the point of my post and told me some interesting things, including that I was addicted to animal products (which isn’t a thing, just in case you were wondering) and processed foods, promoting poisons and actually feeding “the problem,” not helping it. Read More

Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa Granola Bars

I’m not gonna lie, I love sweets!  I mean who doesn’t like a little sweetness in their life.  I don’t think I trust people that say they don’t like anything sweet.  It just doesn’t make sense in my brain!  That being said I don’t like how I feel when I eat too much sugar, especially the processed white stuff.  Over the years I’ve transitioned to using natural sugars like maple syrup (Canada No.3 is my favourite), stevia, coconut sugar and one of my faves, raw honey, which is what I used in the recipe for my Quinoa Granola Bars. Read More

Why Empowered Vitality?

Why Empowered Vitality?

Why Empowered Vitality? I had someone ask me once what my business name means and then say he didn’t like it. This made me sit down and think about why I chose this name and even considered changing it, because it’s not immediately clear what I do.  I’ve decided to keep it and I’ll explain more about what it means to me and how I got to the point of naming a business in the first place! Read More

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Can we talk about how much I hate diets and diet culture?  I promise I’ll get to these delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, oh and caramelized onions!  Sooo good!  I know hate is a strong word but I hear conversations all the time between women and stories of the diets they’ve been on.  I’ve talked about this before but until diet culture lays to rest, it bears continued repeating. Read More

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