Category: Nutrition

Healthy Popsicles….What?

This summer has been perfect for cool treats on those hot (maybe an understatement) days!  What do you do to cool down? This year our family bought a 3 month pass to all the city pools …. and of course we opt for the outdoor ones.  🙂 The blender has been in full swing with […]

Blender Pancakes!

I am all about making things super simple, easy AND healthy in the kitchen.  So, I created these pancakes which are gluten, dairy and nut free….and delicious! The best thing about these pancakes is that they are filled with protein, fat and fibre, oh my!  All the components needed for a healthy breakfast.  Although the […]

It’s almost here!

I will let you in on a little secret …… the best online culinary program is about to open its doors to another group of students!!  AND you can get a glimpse of the awesomeness of this program through a FREE mini training! Want to learn a few culinary skills and change up a few […]

What are your favourite Easter traditions?

It is tradition in our house to colour Easter eggs, but this year I wanted to make it a slightly different experience. Commercial dyes for eggs include FD&C Food dye colours including:  Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Red #3, Blue#1, and Blue#2.  Although we are not ingesting these dyes directly, the kids are getting the dyes […]

What is a nutritionist anyway?

For years I struggled with trying to adhere to the information and knowledge I had received from my training at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.  I would beat myself up at wanting a coffee or enjoying a sweet treat.  Part of the reason I walked away from nutrition was I felt that if I […]

Dessert or Breakfast?

This crumble is probably one of my favourite dishes to make.  It is fast, versatile and super nutritious! If I don’t have a certain ingredient, this recipe can be easily adapted to what you have in your pantry/fridge. The crumble topping includes, nuts, seeds, and good fats.  So, breakfast or dessert?  I say BOTH! This […]

My new favourite meal!

Hungry and searching through the fridge and pantry to make something nutritious, delicious and most of all QUICK, I came up with a new recipe! I thought I would start with eggs, but what was I going to add to it, to make the dish come alive?  So, I diced up some avocado, added one […]

Goji Berries

In today’s society, we struggle to find the right balance of healthy food, proper proportions and time to prepare and enjoy our meals.  It is important to stay healthy so we can enjoy our families, careers, leisure time, etc., but how do we accomplish this with an increasing amount of stress (including environmental), soil depletion and loss of nutrition from transportation of foods? […]

10 Healthy Habits I will continue in 2017

2016 was definitely a year of growth, learning, and exploring.  It went incredibly fast and I am excited to start the journey of 2017.  There are many things I will will bring with me into 2017.  Here are 10 of my favourites: Lemon water in the morning Lemon is acidic but it is very alkaline […]

My 2 cents (or 5 as it were) on school lunches

I came across this article Why teachers are telling parents what to feed their children, even when it isn’t their responsibility today and felt compelled to add my 2 cents (or 5 cents as it were). As a Mom, I think we struggle with so many facets of parenthood and I have reduced myself to tears on […]