Who says salads are boring?! To be honest, though, when you hear salad you probably think of ice berg lettuce and a few veggies. So why not shake things up a little bit? Salads are a great vehicle to get more plant-based foods in your diet, so I thought I’d call on my dietitian colleagues to share their favourite salads, sans lettuce!
You may have noticed that plant-based eating seems to be the latest buzz in the world of nutrition and with good reason: more and more research shows the health benefits of eating a plant-based diet for both our health and the environment. Here are our top five reasons to make plant-based proteins part of your everyday meals and snacks!
Have you ever been so busy that you literally feel like you can hardly catch your breath (let alone prepare a healthy, balanced meal)? I get it! So here you go - my Top 15 Quick-Fix Meals that have been tried, tested and perfected!
I’ll be the first to admit that I LOVE sitting down to relax outside on a warm summer evening with a yummy cocktail or glass of wine. In fact, I’m known within my circle of friends and family for being the “drink maker” lol! I’ll take that title any day. When it comes to drinks, I like to keep it FRESH. See what I mean by reading on.
Anytime someone says to me “bread is bad”, I’ll be the first to set them straight (with a smile of course :)). Bread is great! But too much of a good thing can happen. If you're looking to find "balance in the bread", so-to-speak, check out these tasty bread swaps!
What is the C-A-N-O-L-A philosophy? It’s an acronym I created to help inspire you to cook healthy using sustainable methods that help preserve this amazing Earth we live on. I’d like to share with you my key takeaways from a Farm to Food event I attended featuring none other than canola oil.
With this year’s Nutrition Month theme ‘Unlock the Potential of Food’, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with the California Dried Plum Board to learn more about a food that I will be the first to admit I’ve not given enough attention to – prunes! Read on to find out how I incorporate them into my diet!
When we’re feeling like our best, healthiest self, success comes easier in all areas of life including work and personal relationships. That's what makes living a healthy lifestyle so important! Yet it's easier said than done. Learn our 5 proven steps for ditching the diets and embracing a habits-based approach to health for good.
“What advice do you have for people who struggle with peer pressure when it comes to food?” With the holidays upon us, I asked some of my dietitian colleagues to put together tried and true nutrition expert tips to help you through holiday gatherings. These tips can help you at any time of the year when you might be faced with “food pressure”.
Do you feel fed up with all the time and money you've wasted on diet programs that just don't work? Get the dish on how dietitians can help you reach your health goals faster with trusted and credible nutrition advice tailored to your unique needs!
We’ve all heard of the winter blues (remember the snow just a few months ago?), so when the days get longer, most people come out of ‘hibernation mode’. I wanted to share with you 5 healthy habits that the summer sets the stage for, so I invite you to take advantage of these activities so that you can continue those healthy habits…or even create new ones, while having fun in the sun!
It is pretty safe to say that moms from all stages and walks of life are what make the world go ‘round. It doesn’t matter if you’re a mother to children, adults, or fur-babies (in the case of yours truly). Moms take care of seemingly everyone and everything, except they often put themselves low on the priority list. Does this sound familiar?
Who says you can't enjoy a drink during the holidays? Here are two recipes that taste amazing yet won't leave you skimping on turkey to balance out the calories. Feel free to tell your friends you made up the recipe yourself (we won't tell ;o)