If you’ve gone to college or university, you probably understand what it means to gain the “Freshman 15.” It’s the inevitable weight gain that happens as a result of being away from your mom’s cooking, and thrown into the world of cafeteria food, late-night take-out, beer and sleeping late. Continue reading
Holy Guacamole, Batman! It’s fiendishly easy to pack on the pounds in this fine city in summer. Those devilish patios, those shifty, shrinking plates of appetizers, those never-ending, enticing tacos… It’s a chip dip of a conundrum!
Good thing Food For Life’s Lauren has come to the rescue…. (And yes, she is Superwoman!) Continue reading
Remember the refined sugar and fat from holidays sweets? The deep-fried, fatty and processed appetizers? The alcohol? As a result, our bodies are overloaded with toxins. That being said, anybody can be toxic at any time of the year due to poor eating habits, stress or their environment. Continue reading
Do Cheetahs drink Giraffe’s milk? No…so why do humans drink cow’s milk? As Dr. Joey Shulman points out in her book Winning the Food Fight, “Humans are the only creatures that drink milk from the mother of another species.” I’ve never thought of it this way, and it sort of grossed me out. Continue reading
For me, the perfect cottage weekends are filled with morning runs or bike rides followed by swimming in the lake, tanning and reading mags on the dock with friends and family, kayaking, boat cruises at sunset, camp fires, and of course delicious meals and snacks. Continue reading
Christmas is one of my favourite holidays, but it also comes with a lot of temptation to indulge in high-fat appetizers & sugary treats. In order to maintain your weight, and still enjoy everything the holiday season has to offer; check out my guide to “healthy holiday party eating.” Continue reading
Winter in Canada is upon us once again and colder temperatures = staying in, being less active, and eating more. Our appetites naturally increase when it’s cold in an attempt to “survive” by storing fat. This is okay, but it’s important that you reach for healthy low-calorie, high-fibre snacks if you’re feeling extra hungry. Continue reading
It can be overwhelming enough to keep track of which food and drinks are healthy, and now I’m talking about your cookware too. I feel the same frustration when I hear about yet another common food, drink or everyday item that’s no longer considered healthy or safe to use. Continue reading
Our studio apartment in Barbados is small, and the kitchen is even smaller.
When I stumbled across this simple cookie recipe the other day I thought it would be the perfect way to break in my kitchen. This recipe only requires five ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen right now. (if I do, than you definitely do.) Continue reading
If you know there’s room for improvement in your diet, take one or two of my rules, and try to follow them for the next two weeks. Once they’ve become part of your routine, add another one, than another, until you wake up one morning and realize all the little changes have added up to a new healthy lifestyle. Continue reading
Follow Ottawa Family Living’s Food for Life blogger, Lauren on her International Wellness Journey.
The other day I bought an awesome new kitchen gadget: the OXO Julienne Peeler (available at The Bay for $10.99). It works like a regular peeler, but the blade is serrated to form long, skinny strips of whatever you’re peeling. Continue reading
Here’s a recipe I made a couple days ago for lunch. I ate it warm, and it was so tasty & satisfying. Feel free to switch up any of the veggies, herbs or use another bean or whole grain –use whatever’s leftover in your fridge or garden – think outside the salad box! Continue reading
Vitamin C is probably one of the most well-known vitamins, but also comes with a few common misconceptions. Continue reading
I’m a city girl. My husband and I live right in downtown Toronto. I’m used to a fast-paced lifestyle where I can step out of my condo anytime and grab a coffee, go for dinner, grab a drink or get on the subway. And the only wildlife I come in contact with is the neighborhood dogs. Living on a farm in Colombia is a bit different. Continue reading