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What To Eat On Meatless Monday

toby's tofu dip meatless monday

By: April + Michelle of Get Real Gurls

Meatless Monday is an international campaign to help people reduce their meat consumption by 15% and to improve personal health along with the health of the planet. It’s an easy way to do your part and it makes meal planning for the week easy peasy!

What are some of the benefits of eating less meat?

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8 Ways to Make Your Space Healthier

By: April + Michelle of Get Real Gurls

Have you made the commitment to a healthier and happier lifestyle?

In addition to meal prepping and making small changes, have you given any thought on how to make the space you live in a healthier place? If not, it’s time to clean up your environment and make your space healthier! (more…)

5 ‘Healthy’ Food Frauds

Smoothies

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By: April & Michelle of Get Real Gurls Nutrition

Here are five foods that have a rep for posing as ‘healthy’ but really, they may not be doing you any favours (say, keeping your waistline in check). Get in the know and be sure to identify a ‘food fraud’ when you see one – and stay away. Or modify as suggested.

 

1) Smoothies
That ‘healthy’ berry blend at a smoothie shop can have a whopping 80 grams of sugar, 350 calories, no protein and often, no fresh fruit. Fruit concentrates are often used instead of fresh fruit. Sorbet, ice cream and sweeteners can make these nutritionally speaking, no better than a milkshake.

Food Fix: Get the small cup. Ask for fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt, milk, or protein powder to blend in good nutrition. (more…)