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Nicole Yeba

The Montreal Vegan Festival returns for a 3rd Edition
in Eat Well

The Montreal Vegan Festival returns for a 3rd Edition

“Following the incredible success of the 2015 Montreal Vegan Festival, which doubled the attendance of the 2014 edition, we’ve made a number of exciting improvements to ensure the best possible visitor experience,” says Élise Desaulniers, co-organizer of the free festival, held on November 5 and 6. Over 10,000 visitors attended last year’s edition at Bonsecours Market. “The festival will be held across an entire weekend for...

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04 Nov 2016
MissFresh: Healthy Meals Delivered To Your Door
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MissFresh: Healthy Meals Delivered To Your Door

Do you ever get off from work or school and feel too tired to go grocery shopping, but feel like eating something healthy? MissFresh is the home delivery service you need. Founded in 2015 by Ritter Huang, Marie-Ève Prevost and Bernard Prevost, the service delivers fresh ingredients and recipes to your doorstep. The goal of MissFresh is to inspire people to lead healthier lifestyles by preparing healthy and easy meals...

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02 Oct 2016
Unique Ice Cream Spots in Montreal
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Unique Ice Cream Spots in Montreal

Summer is officially here in Montreal and sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than a frozen treat to keep cool. There are many spots in the city to enjoy tasty ice-cold desserts. Looking for a healthier option? Sorbet, gelato and frozen yogurt contain less fat than traditional ice cream. Gelato is a decadent low-fat option, fro-yo is made with yogurt and milk instead of cream, and sorbet is made from fruit juice or...

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29 Jun 2016
Photo c/o Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert
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Upgrade Your Lifestyle At The Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert

The  Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert is back. Revamp your healthy-living habits at the largest food and health event in Quebec, held from March 11 to 13 in Montreal. Did you know that 2016 is the international year of pulses (legumes)? The expo will welcome the traveling exhibition of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum and Pulse Canada to help you learn about the health benefits of pulses. “We...

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04 Mar 2016
flickr; Gail
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12 Montreal Restaurants That Offer Healthy Dishes

2016 is officially here and popular New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, getting fitter or eating healthier. We tend to strive for being healthy and happy, which means maintaining a balanced lifestyle year-round. It’s a good thing Montreal has tons of options when it comes to grabbing a healthy bite. From anything-but-boring salads to Paleo friendly homemade meals, the following ten restaurants offer healthy dishes that...

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10 Jan 2016
Xavier credits his vegan diet for his athletic success.
in Eat Well

Fuel your workouts like a vegan athlete

Whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian or simply want to try eating more plant-based meals, it’s important to give your body the essential nutrients it needs to get through the day. Take a cue from Xavier Desharnais, a professional Canadian open water swimmer and Vega spokesperson. Xavier, who recently spoke at the Montreal Vegan Festival,  placed third in the world with the FINA (Fédération...

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25 Nov 2015
(photo by Guillaum Gibault)
in Eat Well

Discover the world of veganism at the 2015 Montreal Vegan Festival

“We want to show what veganism is but in an informal and festive setting,” says Élise Desaulniers of the Montreal Vegan Festival, taking place on November 7. Élise, author of Cash Cow: Ten Myths about the Dairy Industry, is one of the co-founders of the festival. There are similar events in other big cities around the world: The Toronto vegan fest has been active for nearly 20...

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04 Nov 2015
#Happyspo Happiness Inspiration: Emma Contaoe
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#Happyspo Happiness Inspiration: Emma Contaoe

Upon graduating from university, many people take some time off to travel around the world. For Emma Contaoe, a 25-year-old Montrealer, it was an obvious choice. In August 2013, she packed her bags and got a one-way ticket to Australia. Since then, she travelled around the country and visited South-East Asia. She started a fundraiser campaign known as The Travelling Movement in order to raise funds to...

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30 Jun 2015
Free classes and more at the fourth edition of the Montreal Yoga Festival
in Be Fit

Free classes and more at the fourth edition of the Montreal Yoga Festival

“One of our main goals from the very beginning was to make yoga accessible,” says Anne-Lisa de Forest of the fourth edition of the annual Yoga Festival Montreal (YFM) three-day celebration, held from June 5 to 7 in the Plateau. Whether you are a yoga lover or you are just curious about yoga, the weekend will feature over 50 hours of workshops, classes, performances, discussion...

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04 Jun 2015
Getting back in shape with Montreal’s outdoor bootcamp classes
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Getting back in shape with Montreal’s outdoor bootcamp classes

With the return of summer, layers are coming off and people want to look fit before showing too much skin. There are plenty of alternatives to just going to the gym. High-intensity training is an option for those who are highly motivated to stay in shape. And with milder weather comes boot camp season. What does a boot camp usually consist of? It is a...

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