Holiday Meal Tweaks For Added Health Benefits.

I want to give you permission to approach the holidays without that “all-or-nothing” mindset I observe so often, especially during this time of year. It seems to either fall under “I’ll wait until January to get things under wraps — so I’ll throw all caution to the wind for now!” or an alternative strict, rigid […]

Healthy Backyard Barbecue Meal Options.

Dining outside on these warmer nights is one of my favourite parts of the season — from picnics at the park to backyard barbecue gatherings, many memories are made as we gather around a table to enjoy a meal alfresco. Unfortunately, much of what we put out on the grill isn’t so good for us.  […]

How to Ease Your Spring Allergies Naturally.

If your car isn’t already covered in a layer of pollen, or you haven’t noticed that blanket of blossoms on the ground, it’s only a matter of time.  Spring is here, along with the sneezing and watery eyes that accompany it. It’s a small price to pay for warmer weather and gorgeous blooms everywhere — […]

How To Read Nutrition Labels & What To Look Out For.

Do you know what’s in your food? When it comes to the pantry and frozen food staples, it’s important to check the nutrition labels. You might already do that, but without learning what you should be looking for, there may be a slew of sneaky additives you could be missing out on. The next time […]

7 Delicious Ways To Enjoy This Superfood.

If you love avocados, you’re in luck! With every serving of this fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit), you get about 20 different vitamins and minerals. There’s potassium for regulated blood pressure, lutein for healthy eyes, and folate, which helps cellular repair and can additionally help build brain development in growing fetuses of pregnant women. […]

Best Produce To Buy Frozen When You Can’t Buy Fresh.

It’s a fact that most people don’t eat as many servings of fruits and vegetables as they should. While you try to keep your fridge and fruit bowl brimming with fresh produce options, don’t forget about your freezer. It’s one of the best places to stash frozen fruits and vegetables, which can have bountiful nutritional […]

Best Ways to Store Your Produce to Keep it Fresh Longer.

While lockdowns have lifted over a good bit of the country, many of us are still sticking to a once-weekly trip to the supermarket or farmer’s market. We buy a big bounty, and then before the household can make a dent in it, the bananas are browning. Yet, the grapes are still ready to eat. […]

Let’s Talk Portion Sizes + Balancing Your Meal

Appropriate portion size is one of the main ingredients in having a balanced relationship with food. Over time, our portion sizes have grown exponentially, and so have our health issues as a nation. What used to be a typical portion size when eating out is now considered a kids meal — but with some practice, […]

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Meals Healthier

Are you tired of eating salad after salad in hopes of making your goals a reality? While salads are undoubtedly a great way to keep on track, they aren’t the only way. There are many simple little things you can do when preparing your meals that can have a significant impact in a positive way for your health. […]

Natural Stress-Free Ways to Survive the Holidays

Even if you love the holidays and await them all year long — we can all agree there’s a significant uptick in stress during this season.  Your schedule is bombarded with visits from family and friends, work events, social events, and family outings, to name a few.  Traffic is more hectic than usual, stores are […]