Tag Archives: healthy eating

5-Day Meal Plan

It’s officially fall, and the easy, breezy days of summer have become a distant memory. Everyone is back at work and kids are back at school, which means adjusting to busier schedules & new routines. Continue reading

Are You Motivated to Get Healthy?

I can give you all the advice, healthy recipes and meal ideas in the world, but you have to be at a point where you want to help yourself. Continue reading

Best Dairy-Free Options

With all of these new dairy-free options to choose from it can be difficult to know which ones are healthy choices. Here’s a list of my favorite dairy-free choices. Continue reading

Cauliflower Mash

Move over, spuds. Next time the fam damily is craving mashed potatoes, shake up the dinner fare by using cauliflower instead. Continue reading

Chocolate Serves up “Teachable Moment” at School

Chocolate? It’s the Gold Standard in the Mother’s Lunch Bag of Nutrition Tricks
By Pam Dillon

A couple of days ago on Twitter, a prominent Ottawa parenting blogger was talking about the list of banned junk food at a local school. It includes candy, chips, popcorn and chocolate. Not just chocolate bars, chocolate. *Sigh.* Continue reading

Cooking 101… a la Buns in the Oven

Story and Photos by Lindsay Ruck

Pam Collacott is creating confident cooks in the kitchen,  one parent at a time

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Detox Time

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

Family Dinner: Offering Dessert

Some great advice from Sonia Jean-Philippe, a Registered Dietitian with Ottawa Public Health: Try not to use food (such as dessert) to reward, punish or comfort. Continue reading

Five Day Meal Plan

Lauren’s meal ideas are healthy, easy and yummy Continue reading

Fueling a Young Athlete

Good nutrition is important for a young athlete because it supports optimal development, meets high energy and nutrient needs, and helps prevents injury or illnesses. Continue reading

Healthy Apple Crisp

As you know, apples are in season in Ontario right now, so it’s time to start taking advantage of them! Royal Gala and Honeycrisp are my personal favs for snacks, while Cortland, Empire and Granny Smith are tart and perfect for baking. Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Baking

If you’re in the baking mood I have a great list of delicious and healthy Christmas baking recipes that you’ll be eager to make and share this Christmas season. The best part? You can tell people they’re healthy, and they won’t believe it! Continue reading

Healthy Snacking Strategy

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

Is Your Frying Pan Safe?

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

It’s All Good, Gwyneth

I recently bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, “It’s All Good” for my mom, and I couldn’t resist flipping through it before I gave it to her. Continue reading

Love Mustard

I love mustard. Do you? There are a few reasons you should make mustard your condiment of choice: Continue reading

Make it a Date!

One of the tricks to healthy baking is to find a natural, unrefined sweetener to substitute for refined sugar. Ripe bananas, unpasteurized honey, coconut palm sugar, real maple syrup and dates are my top choices. Continue reading

Nourishing Change during Nutrition Month

For Nutrition Month in March, Dietitians of Canada is encouraging all of us to make small changes, one meal at a time. These tips and recipes will help make it easy. Continue reading

Salad Making Tips

If your New Year’s Resolution to “eat more vegetables” is proving to be more difficult than you thought, don’t worry. These salad-making tips will help you get back on track with your resolution in no time! Continue reading

Six Steps to Healthy Dinners

Cooking an easy, healthy meal doesn’t have to be complicated; it’s all about how you approach it. You can put together a different healthy meal every night simply by switching up your combination of ingredients. Continue reading

Thai Shrimp Salad Recipe

I think most of us feel a little sluggish at this time of year and we could certainly use a break from rich, heavy food. Continue reading

Time for a Snack Attack!

Actively planning for healthy, well-balanced snacks is the key to ensuring you get the benefits of a snack between meals without any of the downsides. Continue reading

Time to Detox

Everyone is interested in detoxing at this time of year. You’ve overdone it over the holidays, and want to rid your body of built-up toxins. I’ve put together an awesome smoothie recipe that includes fresh, raw ingredients that will do the trick. Continue reading

Tips to Stay Slim this Summer

Here’ the skinny on staying slim this summer

(And the rest of the year too!)

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Try a Great Local Fish: Rainbow Trout

I love fish, and try to incorporate it into my diet twice a week. If you enjoy eating fish it opens up a world of opportunity to incorporate healthy, lean protein into your diet. Continue reading

TummyThyme Yummy Time

By Lindsay Ruck

These two Ottawa moms share their passion for nutrition and help growing families eat better. Now that’s delectable! Continue reading