Wellness Diaries

3 unconventional health-conscious desserts that hit the spot

3 unconventional health-conscious desserts that hit the spot

1.  chocolate mousse  Chocolate mousse? How is that healthy? Well, ditch the cream, ditch the dairy and ditch the eggs. All you need is some cacao powder or vegan dark chocolate, soy milk, sugar or maple syrup and water from a can of chickpeas to help bind it all together. Simply combine with a whisk and let it set in the refrigerator over night. Get the recipe here!  2. Caramel tofu  Ok, hear us out. Think caramel custard, but tofu. The smooth, gelatinous texture of tofu almost mimicks that of custard, without the fat and extra calories! Simply pour your...

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3 ways to consume hemp hearts throughout your day

3 ways to consume hemp hearts throughout your day

Unlike what most people believe, hemp hearts are the superfood you didn't even know you needed. It's packed with all the good fats, omega-3s and omega-6 fatty acids, which help your heart stay healthy. So, here are 3 ways you can sprinkle them into your day.  1.  Sprinkle your bowl of fruit You can sprinkle your daily required amount of hemp hearts onto fruits to enjoy nuttiness with the burst of juiciness. In fact, nuts and seeds, like this one, help to avoid a spike in blood sugar levels when consumed with the fruit.  2. Add it to your something-on-toast ...

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3 ways to elevate your diet

3 ways to elevate your diet

  “I need to go on a diet— I’ll start tomorrow now!” Well, what if you could start small today, without changing everything you eat altogether? It’s all about moderation and here’s where you can start.   1. Carbs, but make it protein Whoever says carbs are your enemy if you're trying to lose weight, definitely hasn’t made the switch to our protein bread as yet. With a texture that is identical to a regular whole-wheat loaf, this is ideal to replace your kitchen staple. Use it to make sandwiches for the family or consume as is with your cup of coffee...

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Move Towards a Healthier, Happier and More Sustainable Life

Move Towards a Healthier, Happier and More Sustainable Life

There is no doubt that we are seeing a shift towards more people adopting a plant-based diet. The evidence is clear, eating a diet that is rich in plant-based foods is both beneficial for our health and environmental sustainability. Having said this there are several factors to consider before transitioning to a plant-based diet. The most important of these is maintaining the nutritional adequacy of one’s diets, as excluding animal-based foods from the diet increases a person’s risk of nutritional deficiency. Second to this is finding plant-based alternatives that match up in flavour and taste! Sahil Shah, Cofounder, PlantVita shares...

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