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My 5 Daily Healthy Habits

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I don’t like to make new year’s resolutions, but I have been working on getting into a healthy  routine when it comes to taking care of myself. I’m not getting any younger (I turned 45 last  month!) and I know how important it is to incorporate healthy habits into my life. 

It’s all about small steps. Simple changes and tweaks to my everyday lifestyle. Success is about  being consistent and so far, so good. I look forward to some of the adjustments I’ve made  because they’ve already helped me physically and mentally! 

5 Daily Healthy Habits I’m Working On

1. Eating Better. One of my biggest goals has been to eat healthier meals and be more mindful  about what I eat. I look for quality food and incorporate lots of veggies and protein into my diet. 

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    Hands holding a haddock buddha bowl.

    Lately, one of my favourite meals is this Haddock Buddha Bowl. It’s so simple to make and  tastes out of this world. It’s made with High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock premium whole fillets, chopped baked sweet potatoes, kale, cooked rice and topped with a  homemade honey Dijon sauce. 

    Ingredients to make Haddock Buddha Bowl.

    You can use any kind of rice you have including brown rice, white rice or even Jasmine rice. I  bake the High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock on a sheet pan with the cubed  sweet potatoes. They bake for about 20 minutes making it a simple dinner to whip together  when you’re short on time, but still want an amazing healthy meal.

    A woman preparing a haddock buddha bowl.

    It’s definitely better than hitting the drive thru. You can make yourself a restaurant quality meal  in minutes!

    Hands holding a haddock buddha bowl.

    The full recipe and instructions are found at the bottom of this post so you can try it out, too. 

    2. Daily Walks. I started walking every day about 3 years ago. I remember how sore I was at  first because I wasn’t used to it, but it got easier every day. Now? I live for my walks. I love  getting outdoors even in the winter when the weather is agreeable. I put some music on in my  headphones and head out the door.

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    I also have a treadmill that I can use when the weather isn’t the greatest. I love that my  endurance has improved so much and how walking makes me feel so energized. It’s also a  great time to think and reflect. 

    3. Drinking More Water. This goal has always been a bit of a struggle. I have to remind myself  to drink water throughout the day. I love ice water and find that I’ll drink more water if it’s very  cold. I’m doing much better than I was, so that’s one good thing!

    A hand on a glass of ice water.

    4. Getting Enough Sleep. I’ve improved SO much on this goal. I’m in bed usually by 9 or 10  and will relax and watch TV or read until I’m tired. I wake up so much more rested than I used  to. 

    Before, I’d never be in bed before midnight and still got up early. I was always tired and felt like I  was dragging my feet throughout the days. It’s amazing to me how big of an impact changing  your bedtime can make on your quality of life. 

    5. Self-care. You can also call this “me time”. Self-care will mean different things to different  people. For me, self-care is about taking time to do the things I enjoy. I read books, watch my  favourite TV shows, get a pedicure or relax in a sauna at a local spa.

    A person reading a book.

    Some days I’ll spend 15 minutes reading or just watch one episode of a TV show. Other days, I  will take more time if I’m not too busy. The key for me is to always schedule that in each day no  matter what’s going on. 

    Do you have any goals you are working toward? I’d love to hear about them!

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    Haddock Buddha Bowl

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 4
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    A simple healthy dinner ready in 30 minutes! Rice is topped with kale, roasted sweet potatoes  and High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock premium fillets and drizzled with a  delectable honey Dijon sauce.


    • 1 (500g) package High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock
    • 1 large sweet potato peeled and chopped into small cubes (¼ inch)
    • ¼ cup 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 2 tsp honey
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 cups cooked rice
    • ½ cup fresh kale chopped
    • ½ tsp sesame seeds for garnish, optional


    • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock on a large baking sheet.
    • Add sweet potatoes to a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Spread sweet potatoes on the baking sheet.
    • Bake for about 20 minutes. Turn High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock halfway through baking time and gently toss the sweet potatoes.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey and salt and pepper, to taste.
    • To assemble, distribute rice evenly between the 4 serving bowls or use one big bowl. Top with kale, cooked sweet potatoes and High Liner® Pan-Sear Selects® Traditional Haddock premium fillets. Drizzle on honey Dijon sauce and garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine Canadian
    Keyword fish, haddock

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