Food Revolution With The Eating Game

Food Revolution Atlantic and The Eating Game have joined forces and want to reward you!

Have a picky eater at home?

This program was designed to help parents of Autistic children make meal time fun instead of a battle but it’s useful for all. Let your children choose what is for breakfast, snack, lunch and supper to be sure they enjoy and it eat.

You still have control to ensure they are getting what makes them healthy but you are giving some over to make it a team effort instead of a war.

Be sure to visit Food Revolution Atlantic’s Facebook group before this Friday – Food Revolution Day – for your chance to win your own copy!

Thanks for entering, reading and Good Luck!

Sarah Butland

Listen Up and Eat Delicious Plus Nutritious

We all know there has been a dramatic change over time in what we taste. Boneless chicken breasts have gone from good to poor, even bone in meats demand a game of trouble shooting to try to find one that tastes good.

And why buy unseasoned when some companies are doing it for us – saving time and hassle?

The reason was discussed recently on CBC’s The Current in connection with The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor by Mark Schatzker. Take a listen and finally understand what’s happening in your mouth and in the money making world of today.

Buy Local, Taste Flavour

It’s time to tell the companies we prefer real farmers, free range animals and vegetables not coated in pesticides – if the sign says “dangerous – keep out” while the foods are in the fields we should be leaving them there.

Many say it’s cheaper to eat junk but that’s because we keep buying it. The more pop, fast food and prepared stuff we buy the lower the cost for the company producing it so they can have more sales, lower prices and higher quantity. But this makes me – and you – sick!

Keep an eye out for sales on kale, asparagus, strawberries in the store and you’ll notice, when you eat them, even within the few days before spoiling, you feel better and fuller. Buy your meat from a local butcher and understand that a turkey actually looks like a turkey without the feathers on it.

Visit a farm on Open Farm Day this year on September 21st and learn how real food is raised and grown – not made.

Grapes –  I bet you can’t resist a bowl of them.

Carrots – cooked or raw, they benefit all.

Marketing shouldn’t have to cost farmers millions of dollars, we should be smart enough to choose healthy every day and then when we do, the prices will be awesome compared to the manufactured stuff making us  sick.

Your health is priceless. You only have on life – make it delicious!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

Meet Holistic Lifestyle Coach Anik Gallant!

5 easy habits that will instantly boost your energy!

The following are some of my favorite health tips that I share with my clients. You can follow them without changing your current eating habits. By simply adding the following steps into your day, you will greatly improve your level of energy and feel great.

1) Warm lemon water. As soon as you wake up in the morning, add 1-2 slices of fresh organic lemon to 1 cup of warm water and sip while you get ready for your day. Lemon helps kickstart your digestion for the day and brings your body into a more alkaline state. Doing this every morning gently detoxes your liver and will help with weight loss.

2) Green smoothie. Before you eat your breakfast (and after your lemon water), start your day with a Green Beauty Smoothie. Packed with fruits and veggies, this alone can fill you up. If not, just eat what you normally would for breakfast in addition to the smoothie. The Green Beauty Smoothie is packed with nutrients ready for quick absorption and is sure to give you energy.

Green Beauty Smoothie

3 cup water

1 ripe banana

4 dates, pitted

1/2 cucumber, with peel

2 stalks celery

1 apple, with peel

1/2 organic lemon, with peel

1 big handful of leafy greens (such as kale, spinach or romaine)

1/2 scoop super green powder (such as spirulina or chlorella)

*Place ingredients into blender, blend and enjoy! Makes 2 large servings.

3) Daily salad. Eat a large salad 5 days a week. Get creative and make your salad appetizing to you! Load it with your favorite veggies, sprinkle some hemp seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds or dried cranberries. Try and keep your dressing options simple (homemade is always better than store bought). I personally like a blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, a dash of maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Finally, add a healthy side of protein to your salad, such as lentils, beans, chicken, eggs, tuna or beef.

4) Snack smart. Between meals, try not to snack. Ideally you want to give your digestion time to process all the food from your previous meal before eating something. If you do feel hungry and choose to snack, here are some good options:

  • A fruit smoothie. Fruits made into liquids are quickly digested and provide you with immediate fuel. Make with almond milk instead of juice to help balance blood sugar.
  • Eat an apple with a handful of organic almonds.
  • Cut up some carrots, peppers or cucumber and eat with hummus, bean dip or salsa.

Choosing healthy snacks will fill you up until your next meal and are light enough to keep your energy levels steady during your day. Remember to avoid munching on simple carbohydrates like cookies, chips or crackers which can make your blood sugar levels drop and make you feel tired.

5) No eating after 6:30pm. A healthy body starts with a healthy digestion. Our bodies heal and repair during our sleep time therefore it’s important that by bedtime your stomach is empty with no more food to digest. If you have food in your stomach when you go to bed, your body has to work overtime to digest instead of healing and repairing. The result: waking up groggy and tired. To help reduce cravings and munchies attacks, sip on some room temperature water or herbal teas throughout the evening.

A New Brunswick Resident

A New Brunswick Resident

Anik Gallant is a holistic lifestyle coach and creator of, a food and lifestyle blog where she publishes healthy and delicious gluten-free recipes. She’s passionate about inspiring healthy living in others and loves sharing useful tips for everything related to food, health, yoga, and living an amazing life. Connect with her or sign up to receive your free copy of her recipe e-book every month.

Let’s Celebrate Food!

My Lil' Chef

My Lil’ Chef

May 15, 2015 will be Food Revolution Day but I want to celebrate all month. With posts and giveaways, photos and videos, and an invite to you to come on over and tell me what you’re eating this month.

Jamie Oliver has started a revolution, one that shouldn’t have been needed but we made it something that is desperately vital. He wants healthy foods in schools. Easy, right? Not so much but it can be.

Your kids go to school, let them eat actual food!

Schools should be teaching about fruits, vegetables, the process of planting and growing our own food. Cafeterias should be accessing a community or school garden to fill the plates of our children yet we’ve been letting other businesses profit from our kids!

Businesses of owners who would cringe at the idea of their own kids eating what is being served so let’s make a change.

Food Revolution Ambassador’s Are Here!

I’ve connected with other like-minded individuals this month who, though they may not have the official title, are working to improve what we all eat and are here to talk about it. Please make these awesome people feel welcome and eat up!

And please also sign Jamie Oliver’s petition on his site to be a part of the change!

Thank you for reading and following along. Let’s make a difference today.

Sarah Butland

New Glasgow, NS Food Revolution Ambassador

Win A Copy of Sending You Sammy!

There’s an educational and fun way to win a copy of Sending You Sammy to meet BananaBoy and it’s available until the end of this month!

By signing up to the free newsletter with The Eating Game you can receive tips and information in your email box and win prizes!

What’s the Eating Game?

The Eating Game is an effective tool designed first to help the parents of autistic, and other, children who struggle at each meal time. Dealing with autism makes it difficult to decide on what to have to eat and ensure it’s healthy. It’s common that sufferers of autism don’t do well with change – whether it’s simply the colour of their food or the taste.

Fellow Nova Scotian, Jean Nicol, worked to design a tool which can be used by every parent who struggles to introduce a new food to their menu. Being able to let your child decide what to have with each meal from a selection you present makes it easy to have them control what the family eats and you decide which foods to choose from.

How You Can Win!

Simply sign up for The Eating Game’s free newsletter this month and have your name put into a draw for a free signed copy of Sending You Sammy at the end of August. Stay enrolled for other amazing prizes to be won all year!

Thanks for reading and going to sign up!

Sarah Butland

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