The Wellness Garage hosts Plant-Based Cooking Workshops every Tuesday and Thursday. This Tuesday, Feb 4th, we have a Valentine’s Cooking Workshop in White Rock at 6:30pm-8:00pm. You will learn strategies for creating a fabulous low-carb pasta dinner and dessert.
Led by Jason Maclaughan – soon to be Nutritionist and Vegan Coach
The Wellness Garage
The Wellness Garage is a Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. We have a gym, yoga studio, cafe for smoothies, buddha bowls and bliss balls, and DXA. We have a Diabetes Type II Reversal Program, RCMP Weight Management Program and the Healthiest Year Ever Program. The environment is so welcoming and it is a doctor’s clinic of the future. We have an MD, Health Coach Director, Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist, Yoga Therapist, Dietitian and Health Coaches all working together to help individuals with health concerns and help the planet.
What could they be? Do you know all 5 Superfoods? Let’s see if you do. If you don’t know one of the 5 Superfoods, try it out and see if it fits into your lifestyle. Yass, indulge yourself! I’m not kidding just look at how delicious these Superfoods look. Not only do these look gorgeous but they’re really good for you too! Most are chock full of antioxidants, minerals and other goodies. Your body will thank you.
For fun, I love trying new food and smoothies. Yes, it is my job but I love it! You know, I was drinking green smoothies and making kombucha before it was a thing and everybody thought I was the weirdo. But now everybody and their grandmother is doing it! So without further ado…Here are the supers!
The 1st Superfood is my favourite, Matcha Green Tea.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea
In Japan, we have the world’s longest living people. The city Okinawa is known as “The Island of Immortals.” How cool is that?! I wonder what Canada is called. Oh yes, of course. Google says it’s “The Land of Maple Syrup.” It can’t be anymore Canadian than that. Anyway, back to Japan and Matcha Green Tea. Could Matcha Green Tea be helping Okinawans live longer? Can’t hurt to try, can it? I’d love to live to the ripe age of 100. Hello, Okinawa!
The 2nd Superfood is Chia Seeds.
Blueberry Kiwi Chia Pudding
Chia Seed Pudding
How incredible does this pudding look? Surprisingly, it’s super easy to make the night before and enjoy in the morning. All you do, is soak chia seeds in coconut milk and they expand 12 times their own size creating a gelatinous consistency perfect for pudding. They contain many bone supporting minerals and omega 3’s. What’s not to like?
The 3rd Superfood is Quinoa.
Quinoa Mason Jar Meal
This plant food in mason jar meals? How fun and appetizing! You can use it as a nutrient-rich rice substitute. Most importantly, this seed is a complete protein with all nine amino acids and it is gluten-free, so everyone can eat it. It is also known to the Inca’s as the “mother of all grains.” Doesn’t that sound a-mazing?! They knew it all along.
The 4th Superfood is Garlic.
Mmm, just look at all the possibilities with these purple garlic cloves. You could whip up some zoodles and throw in a couple of garlic cloves. How delicious does that sound! On top of that, garlic is perfect for keeping up your immunity in the cold winter months.
The 5th Superfood is Ginger.
What, that pink stuff beside your sushi? Yasss, that’s what I’m talking about! It will warm you up, keep your food down, help with digestion and support your immune system. You can add some ginger to your lemon tea if you are not feeling well and feel the effects of it. Ginger is an age old traditional Superfood worthy of this title.
Enjoy this coming winter and stay healthy with all these Supers! Let me know which Super is your favourite?
Straight up, does meal planning work? Yassssssss, everyone and their dog are meal planning for a reason! Meal planning makes your week go by smoothly. If you want to try it for free, subscribe and you can get a Free 5-Day Meal Prep Plan.
What’s for dinner?
Once you experience no stress at meal time, there’s no turning back. No cringing when you hear THAT question, “What’s for dinner?” With meal planning, it’s like bammmm! Here’s your dinner, here’s your dinner, here’s your dinner and here’s my dinner! Dang, that was a little too easy! Anyone need breakfast or lunch after because those are all done too! Wahoo, I feel good!
More Me Time
Now, what do I do with all this free time? Should I hit the gym? Maybe I’ll go soak in the jacuzzi. I could cosy up with a good book. The options are endless when you are no longer a slave to the kitchen.
Reinvent the wheel?
I love cooking but 3 times every single day can make anyone nuts! Some peeps like choosing recipes, writing a grocery list and figuring out the nutritional value of meals but hey…that’s my day job! I think you already have one of those unless you want to join me at work…haha.
A meal plan for every stage of your life
As nutritionists, we have already done the hard work and created beautiful, healthy meal plans for you at any stage of your life. We have the free one above or the more specific ones below.
Ready made Healthy Meal Plans
Our Meal Plans all include a grocery list, recipes, meal schedule and nutritional labels. I could try the Vegan Meal Plan if I was thinking about becoming a vegan. If I cannot for the life of me get into ketosis, I could try the Keto Meal Plan and see what I’ve been doing wrong. I could try the 40-30-30 Weight Loss Plan if I want to lose weight the healthy way. There’s a Meal Plan for you if you are pregnant or you’ve just had a baby. We have you covered at every stage of your life.
Our meal prep program shows you how to prepare enough meals for the week in roughly two hours.
We love Meal Prep Sunday! Taking some time on the weekend to prepare food for the week saves us time, money, keeps us organized and feeling great throughout the week. But sometimes getting organized for Meal Prep Sunday is half the battle. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Our Meal Prep Sunday Program will show you how to prepare enough meals for 5 days in roughly two hours. Our prep guide will outline step-by-step how to make it happen. Grab the meal plan, grocery list and prep guide and let’s get to it!