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Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health
Every party needs a tasty dip and this summer, we’ve got you covered with 10 of our favourite healthy recipes. Made from simple ingredients that you probably have on hand, all of these dips can be ready in just a few minutes. Of course, you’ll want something to dip with and we love tortilla chips, crunchy crackers, and fresh veggies. Ready to get munching? Read on for our favourite summer dips.

By now, most of us have heard about the ketogenic diet. This high-fat and low-carb diet has become one of the hottest diets of the year, thanks to emerging research that suggests eating fat can actually help burn fat. So fats are officially back IN! Whether you’re new to the keto diet, are a keto enthusiast or are simply curious about what ingredients go in “keto-friendly” foods, it always helps to have more healthy recipes to choose from. Keep reading for our favourite keto friendly recipes that are healthy, easy to cook, low-carb and (most importantly) high flavour!

Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health
Whether you’re looking for a quick but healthy breakfast, a decadent treat, or just a way to squeeze in more greens in your diet, a smoothie is the perfect option. While smoothies have gotten a bad rap in the past for being sugar laden and anything but healthy, as long as you make them at home and pick the right mixture of fruits and veggies, you can make a nutrient dense and delicious smoothie.

Ever wonder what health professionals eat in a day? We did, so we convinced a Nutritionist, a Naturopath, and a Former Pro Athlete to write a food diary and let us publish it—can’t hurt to adopt bits and pieces from each, right? After all, they’re the experts! Read on to find out what they eat in a day (supplements not included – we’ll save that for another day!).

Danica Trapara | Holistic Nutritionist | Nakd Health
This time of year, grocery stores and drug stores are stocked with an abundance of sweet bunny-shaped treats that are loaded with refined sugars, artificial colours and flavours, preservatives, and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. While it’s no secret that these chocolatey treats are full of sugar, sometimes it takes a quick reminder just to hammer home how much you’re consuming. A quick glance at the nutrition label of the Cadbury Creme Egg for example, shows that it contains 26 grams of sugar which is equivalent to about six teaspoons of sugar. Besides having no nutritional value, this amount of sugar will cause your blood sugar to spike then drop, leaving you sluggish and grumpy an hour or so after eating one. While I’m not an advocate of restriction, it is possible to make healthier choices by making your own sweet treats. Need ideas for where to get started? Keep reading below for my 3 favourite healthy Easter desserts. Unlike grocery store chocolates, these treats are made with nutrient dense ingredients, plus they’re easy to make and really delicious. I know you’re going to love them!

MANDY KING | HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST | FOUNDER OF HEAL (HEALTHY EATING AND LIVING)
The perfect charcuterie board has an unexplained power to wow any guests that you have over for dinner. Luckily, it’s also a surprisingly easy appetizer to throw together! There’s usually no cooking involved – really, you just need to buy some delicious ingredients, place them nicely on a pretty cutting board, and you’re good to go! A bit of inspiration never hurts, so I’ve put together two options to guide you in building the perfect “wow-worthy” charcuterie board: an omnivore board and a vegan version.