About Dr. Laura von Hagen, ND

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So far Dr. Laura von Hagen, ND has created 51 blog entries.

Batch Cooking

I first got into batch cooking in second year of my undergrad when I moved off campus. Armed with a small budget and a very tiny kitchen, I learned how to make big, freezer-friendly meals using simple ingredients and everyday pantry items. My housemates used to joke I cooked enough food to feed an army! Below are some basics on: how to batch cook effectively, tips and tools for making things ahead of time, and some of my go-to recipes that I guarantee you will like.
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Batch Cooking2019-01-24T16:54:51-05:00

Healthy Holidays Treats 101


The holidays are one of my favourite times of the year, a chance to get together with family and I love any excuse to bake up a storm in the kitchen, Below are two easy, crowd-pleasing recipes you can whip up in advance and modify to accommodate any dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan, nut free). I’ve made both on several occasions and always received rave reviews. Above all, I value having balance in my diet, my personal goal is to strive for the 80/20 rule, meaning 80% of the time I eat a […]

Healthy Holidays Treats 1012019-01-24T16:54:51-05:00

6 Steps to Avoiding the Holiday Hangover


With Holiday Season right around the corner, it’s time to Deck the Halls, pull out those ugly Christmas Sweaters, and prepare yourself for an extravaganza of holiday eats, treats, and drinks….and the inevitable hangover that comes with it. After a weekend of slightly overindulging this past Halloween, I felt inclined to write a post on avoiding the Christmas hangover. These 6 strategies will help you get out of bed and back into a functioning state.

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6 Steps to Avoiding the Holiday Hangover2019-01-24T16:54:52-05:00

Four Delicious & Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Must Try!

Are you suffering from pumpkin overload? If not…..this post if for YOU!

As promised here are links to some of my favourite pumpkin recipes that are easy, delicious and sure to please a crowd! I tried out these recipes on some of my pickiest taste testers and they all raved about them. You can feel comfortable bringing these treats to a party or packing them for a quick breakfast. My next pumpkin adventure is to try these delicious pumpkin breakfast cookies by my wonderful friend and mentor Dr. Ashley Margeson, Naturopathic Doctor.

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Four Delicious & Healthy Pumpkin Recipes You Must Try!2019-01-24T16:54:52-05:00

Can You Spot the Gluten???

These days it seems like every other product in the grocery store is labeled “gluten-free” (GF). In addition, there is the fast growing trend for restaurants to highlight GF items on their menus. While this is great for people who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, there are still many hidden sources of gluten. If you are on a strict GF diet for medical or health purposes, you really need to read food labels and be aware of what does and doesn’t contain gluten.
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Can You Spot the Gluten???2019-01-24T16:54:52-05:00

A How-To Guide for Making Healthy Fast Food Choices

Although I always recommend my patients pack lunch the night before, fast-food options are plentiful in downtown Toronto and dining out is a common social event. If you find yourself drowning in the plethora of fast-food options at your local food court, here is a quick guide to making healthy decisions on the fly.
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A How-To Guide for Making Healthy Fast Food Choices2019-01-24T16:54:52-05:00

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars- 2 Recipes!

After posting a picture of my homemade granola bars, I was flooded with recipes requests! Here are the two recipes I used for the bars pictured below. If you want more recipes, book an appointment with me today to receive an individualized meal plan that suits your dietary needs and preferences.
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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars- 2 Recipes!2019-01-24T16:54:52-05:00