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18 Simple Tips to Eat Healthy on a (Student) Budget

As a dietetic student, it’s important for me to eat healthy, but with a tight budget, it isn’t always easy. It’s my last year of university and after 5 years of studying, you better believe I’ve developed a few habits to save money. Hopefully some of my tips can help you as well! Before Shopping: Plan ahead Every week, I take one day (usually Saturday mornings) to plan my meals for the next week. I don’t like planning what I’ll eat each day of the week, I find that a little too limiting for me. What I do instead, is I plan a few recipes for the week and eat them whenever I feel like it. Every week, I plan to try at least one new recipe, either…

12 Healthy Goals for the New Year

I don’t believe that we need a New Year to make changes in our lives and become healthier, but I always love setting goals. If you know me, you know that I love making lists and I often make little monthly goals to stay on track. So despite the fact that I don’t believe in the “all or nothing” mindset that often comes with New Year’s resolutions, I love taking the opportunity to reflect on where I’m at and where I want to be in life. It’s a chance to look back on the past year, learn from your mistakes and move forward. This year, as usual, I have many ambitions. I wanted to share them with you in…

Why Travel Alone? My solo adventures in Quebec & Ontario

When I told people I was going to drive 16 hours by myself around Quebec and Ontario, the only reaction I got was a worried look. They all repeated “alone?”, making sure they heard correctly. At first, I was confident. I stood by my decision and explained to them my detailed plan to which they all replied “be careful, it can be dangerous, especially for a young woman.” After being told that same thing many times, I’m not going to lie, I started to doubt myself. Should I travel by myself? Will I be able to drive so far without getting lost or falling asleep at the wheel? I’m so happy I didn’t let those comments stop me from traveling alone. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. Here&#8217…