Balanced Living

21 Day Balanced Reboot - April 2014

Posted by Arja on April 13 in Holistic Health, Newsletters, Nutrition

Making changes can be hard, but you don’t have to struggle and do it on your own!  If you’re ready to sleep better, lose some weight, kick your sugar cravings, and boost your energy then join us for the next 21 Day Balanced Reboot!

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Grow Your Garden & My Favourite Kale Salad Base

Posted by Arja on April 7 in Holistic Health, Nutrition, Salads

A few weeks ago my 4 year old brought home a tiny paper cup filled with soil.  He told me that they had planted seeds at school as a part of some Earth Day activities, and that we needed to give the cup sun and water to help the seed grow.  I put the cup in our kitchen window and together we’ve been remembering to give it water, and check in on it.  I honestly didn’t think much about this at the time, but then I noticed the seed had started to sprout, and after this hard, miserable winter, it made me smile.



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Back to School Snacking

Posted by Arja on August 16 in Nutrition

We’re just a week or so away from back to school here in Ontario, and that means that families are kicking into plan and prep mode.  Before you get lost in a sea of new backpacks, lunchboxes, and pencil cases, have you put much thought into back to school snacks?  Lunches are important, but snacks, those mini meals that sustain us from one meal to the next, are often an afterthought.

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Meatless Meals – How to be a Healthy Vegetarian

Posted by Arja on August 9 in Nutrition

Yes, you read that correctly.  “A healthy vegetarian”, implying that not all vegetarians are healthy.  There’s a lot of information out there about the health benefits of eating more plants and less animal products.  For the record, I agree wholeheartedly, and while my family and I are not vegans 100% of the time, we do eat a number of plant-based meals and have dramatically reduced our dependence on animal products.  What I’m seeing, however, is a growing trend of people incorporating more vegetarian and vegan meals into their diets who are on their way to becoming unhealthy vegetarians.

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Trying New Things – Adventures in Sprouting!

Posted by Arja on August 2 in Nutrition

I love to experiment in the kitchen, especially if it means discovering a homemade or DIY version of a food my family and I enjoy eating!  There’s something very satisfying about eliminating one more thing that I need to purchase at the store, and it usually means that I also get more control over the finished product and what goes into it.  Home grown sprouts have been no exception, requiring minimal (and basic) equipment, and little effort.  The bonus is that the gardener in me also gets the satisfaction of growing something in my kitchen!

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.