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
Gluten-free seeds, buckwheat groats can be boiled and eaten for breakfast like oatmeal or roasted and made into a crunchy granola. They can be a substitute for rice at dinner, and are also available as noodles. (They can be called soba noodles, but make sure they are wheat-free.) You can also buy buckwheat flour to make gluten-free muffins, cookies or pancakes. 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
Do you or somebody in your family need to live a gluten-free lifestyle? Then you don’t want to miss Gluten Free Utopia. Slated for Saturday, April 5, at the National Library and Archives, 395 Wellington Street, it will showcase more than 50 regional vendors specializing in all things gluten-free. Continue reading
Kids at Grant Alternative School have a taste for healthy food, thanks to an initiative that allows them to cook up ideas, get busy in the kitchen and serve their parents a nutritious meal. The opportunity comes courtesy of … Continue reading
by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist At this time of year, desserts and sweets are everywhere: gingerbread, chocolate, shortbread, Nanaimo bars; they can be difficult to avoid or resist. These traditional desserts are typically high in refined sugar, white … 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
If your child suffers from a potentially life-threatening food allergy, it can be down right scary!
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How To Liven Up the Lunchtime Routine
By Kelly Barry
By this time of year, packing lunches is becoming a bit of a chore for most of us. The kids are getting bored with the same old sandwiches and when life gets busy it can be hard to find a moment to brainstorm some new ideas. These fresh tips and suggestions may help to spark some renewed interest in the packed lunch. Continue reading
(NC) Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Canada. Today, over 1.6 million Canadian children between the ages of 5-17 carry extra weight, with 11.7% classified as obese. Most adolescents do not outgrow this problem and continue to gain weight … Continue reading
An Essential Fatty Acid, Omega-3 is Vital for Important Body Functions
You’ve probably heard that you should be getting enough Omega-3, but do you really know what its benefits are? Last night we made a delicious dinner that was definitely high in Omega-3: Baked salmon with a delicious soy ginger garlic marinade and polenta. Before I give you the recipe, you have to learn a little bit about Omega-3.
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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