The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Splendid Protein Hot Chocolate

’Tis the season! Hot chocolate and marshmallows are a must after playing in the snow or getting cold tobogganing. Here’s a protein-filled super chocolate-y mix I threw together that I’d like to share with you. Ingredients: 10oz of boiling water 1 tbsp of your favourite hot... Continue Reading

Healthy Toddler-Approved Breakfast

I have a theory based on an observational study of my healthiest friends and colleagues over the years.  My friends and colleagues I’ve seen maintain what I would refer to as the most consistent and long-term health have mostly all eaten oatmeal / porridge as a staple breakfast. I am quite sure... Continue Reading

What to do with all that Rhubarb!?

Rhubarb has fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants from Vitamin C and A. Best of all, it's a low maintenance vegetable, comes back each year and tastes better the older the plant gets. This plant needs to be celebrated indeed! I love the tartness of rhubarb but having said that, I also like it paired with... Continue Reading

Shredded Beef – The Instant Pot Way

So… I have an instant pot and am over the moon. I love cooking with it and the ease with which it creates amazing dishes. When I received mine, the gift bearer said he was “giving me the gift of time”. I would agree. If you don’t have an instant pot, I’d look into it.  Here one of my... Continue Reading

Super Size Your Salad

What happens when you need to clean out the fridge because you are going away for while? This crazy amazing salad! We just kept adding food to the plate and the result was spectacular. So now when we meal prep we often individually cook meats and veggies so we can tailor our meal each day when we... Continue Reading

Tea Makes Me Happy and it Could You Too – Here’s How

Most of us know that tea is dried herbs steeped in water. But what we often forget is that being infused from these dried herbs adds not only flavours but adds medicinal properties as well.   Generally these medicinal properties arrived at through your tea are subtle (not always) however their... Continue Reading

BEET-alicious Hummus

This smooth, rich tasting hummus comes to you with roasted root vegetables in a sea of chick peas and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  Normally, I like my hummus sharp tasting with lots of raw garlic but I decided, for the sake of those always consuming my hummus, to switch things up a bit. Its... Continue Reading
Coffee - friend or foe?

The Truth about Coffee

Coffee arabica or Coffee robusta, if you prefer a little more caffeine, is amazing. It’s also a central nervous system stimulant & habit forming so we should be prudent when consuming it.  I love coffee and am always trying to find ways that I can justify having it each day.  Here are some... Continue Reading

Meet Mr. Zucchini Head (Grain-Free Recipe included!)

Funny Food - who knew Mr. Zucchini head was grain free?  Ingredients: zucchini slices from a massive zucchini approximately 3/4 inch thick Spolumbo sausage - chicken cranberry (I find this has less spice and so more kid friendly) Sweet potato Onion, any type Blueberries Here’s how... Continue Reading

A Toast to Avocado Toast!

I didn’t know this was a “thing” until recently.  Many trendy cafes and restaurants are offering this dish and so I thought I would highlight it as a super easy breakfast / snack / lunch / dinner option.  I say eat it when you like and like most dishes I urge you not to categorize meals /... Continue Reading