How to Get More Vegetables into Your Life

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If I am being 100% honest, I often don’t crave vegetables (for the most part). Most people are probably in the same boat. Although don’t get me wrong, when I don’t eat ‘healthy’ one day – it happens to the best of us – my body knows that it has not been treated well and all I want is vegetables. … Read More

How Is Stress Impacting My Health?

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Feeling stressed can be perfectly normal. You may even notice that sometimes being stressed-out motivates you to focus on your work, yet at other times, you feel incredibly overwhelmed and can’t concentrate on anything. While stress affects everyone in different ways, there are two major types of stress: stress that’s beneficial and motivating — good stress or eustress — and … Read More

Healthy Eating Habits

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When it comes to our diet, we often have strong habits. Some are good, while others are not so good. We may have learned most of these habits during childhood, but it is never too late to change them. Your nutrition plan should make you feel great, have more energy, improve your outlook, stabilize your mood and complement your workouts. Here … Read More

Recipe: Thai Green Curry

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This rich, savoury, and mildly spicy dish is a convenient, healthy alternative to store-bought frozen dinners. It’s high in protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. Plus, one serving has almost half your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and calcium! Ingredients 2 cups of cooked brown rice 1 tablespoon Thai Green Curry Paste (store bought or homemade) 1 tablespoon coconut oil … Read More

Benefits of Dark Leafy Greens

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Dark leafy greens are widely considered by many health and nutrition experts to be some of the world’s healthiest foods. The colour green, in general, is linked with the good aspects of life, such as nature and health. Yet, when it comes to what we eat, it’s common people have a reluctance to “green” food choices. What is it about … Read More

The 6 Surprising Drawbacks of Calorie Counting

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As a Registered Dietitian, before anyone starts calorie counting to assist in weight loss, I want to make sure they understand the whole picture. This article should give you a little insight into counting calories as a beneficial long-term weight loss tool. The principles of energy balance work: Take in more calories/energy than you expend, you gain weight. Take in … Read More

Benefits of Drinking Smoothies

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Drinking smoothies made with whole, nutrient-dense ingredients is a great way to boost your health. The thick shake-type drinks make wonderful options for a meal replacement or a snack when made with natural items – sorry, not frozen yogurt. Some people have the misconception that eating healthy means eating food that doesn’t taste good. This is not the case. Smoothies … Read More

Recipe: Veggie Fajitas

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So, what is for dinner tonight? It can often be difficult to prepare meals during the week due to work, scheduled plans and activities. We lack time, or have fussy kids, and often turn to convenience to get food on the table. This recipe for veggie fajitas is quick and easy, and allows you to get a few more servings … Read More

Eating a Healthy Whole Foods Diet

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Eating a whole foods diet is one of the more simple eating styles around. There’s nothing really fancy or complicated about it. It’s what we should all be eating if we want to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. Simple eat foods as they are found in nature, in their whole and natural state. The truth about a whole foods diet … Read More

Stress and Your Diet

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Stress and diet have always been linked. It is possible that someone eating a healthy, balanced diet is going to be far less stressed than someone eating a poor diet. If you are feeling stressed, your digestive system is probably under a great deal of strain, so making changes to your diet could be key to feeling better physically and … Read More