Is Your TV Addiction Killing You?

Are you like many North Americans who get home from a hard day of work and sit in front of the television to numb the day away? I know I used to be. There is comfort in tuning out the mind and just letting go. The television is the quickest way to escape our daily routine and forget all our troubles … [Read more...]

Carrageenan: What IS That?

In my blog post 5 Ingredients You Want to Avoid in 2014, I shared some important information you and your family need to know about. The last ingredient on this list was carrageenan and below you will find out why it is one you want to avoid. If you read food labels, you've probably stumbled … [Read more...]

Top 5 Winter Superfoods!

As the days get darker and colder, the options to buy local foods diminish quickly.  Yet that does not mean that you cannot get food directly from your local farmer that is full of nutrition and good for the environment. I am writing this post from beautiful Squamish, BC, Canada, so the foods … [Read more...]

The Great Candy Conundrum + Healthy Halloween Recipe

If you are a parent then you understand how challenging it can be to control how much candy your children consumes during the Halloween season. While apples and raisins might be healthier options, the reality is, our kids are going to want those candy bars and gum balls. So how do you stop them from … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should Never Skip Breakfast

Do you feel like your best friend in the morning is the snooze button on your alarm clock? I used to feel that way too! Sometimes I'd push that thing half a dozen times, right up until the very moment I had to get out of bed to make it to work on time. That often meant a quick stop at Tim Hortons … [Read more...]

Is Your Breakfast Routine Hurting You?

A wholesome and nutritious breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that’s the truth! What you eat for breakfast or don't eat, can have a major impact on how you feel for the rest of the day. A nutritious breakfast boosts your metabolism, nourishes your mind, helps cut cravings and will … [Read more...]

Super-Charge Your Kids!

It's that time of year again, when we start loading our children onto buses with their new shoes, binders and backpacks and bid them farewell for the rest of the day. We always hope they get through the whole day in reasonably high spirits, fully equipped to absorb the day's lessons. But that's not … [Read more...]

Cherries on Top

Summer is such a great time of year - and it's not over yet! Nothing says summer like heading down to my local farmer’s market and picking up a big bag of locally grown, organic cherries. Most people think of cherries as a summer treat as opposed to a champion of nutrition. Although they are … [Read more...]

10 Healthy Snacks for your next Road Trip

Getting ready for a road trip is so much fun! Mapping out which routes you’re going to take, which sights you’re going to see and of course the SNACKS! Who doesn't love stocking up on their favourite snacks. Of course, there are the usual snack suspects - chips, pop and a big bag of licorice, but … [Read more...]

Summer Spotlight: Watermelon

The summertime fruit options seem endless and I love it! Nothing screams summer like watermelon. Not only is watermelon super hydrating and a great way to replenish your electrolytes but it also offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support. Watermelon serves up these essential nutrients as … [Read more...]