Healthy Food

Don't Let Your Low Energy Become the Norm

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The more I speak at workplaces, the more I'm convinced that headaches and low energy have become an accepted part of life. This has me perplexed.

How To Eat Healthy And Enjoy Food That Tastes Pretty Damn Good

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in the U.S. have discovered what they call a "taste-health balance point" in a series of experiments, suggesting ...

A Healthy Grilling Guide To Get Your BBQ Up and Cooking

Lindsay Jang | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Try loin or round cuts for lean options of pork or beef. Salmon and Trout are great to throw in a tinfoil package with some potatoes, onions and lemon wedges. Tofu skewers or bean burgers add good variety if you're looking to go meatless. Make veggie skewers with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and onions or use a grill basket to make a warm vegetable salad.

20 Foods We Hated As Kids But Love As Grown Ups

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living

Fact: the foods that made you squirm as a child make you light up as an adult. If you were a picky eater growing up, we all know (well, hope anywa...

Why That Kale Salad Won't Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that increasing fruit and vegetable intake does not lead to weight loss, despite dec...

How Safe Is Organic Food Really?

Steven Burton | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

While catastrophic food-borne outbreaks have also occurred with conventional products over the years, this case raises the question: Is organic food safe? Contamination in organic foods is a concern since organic practices revolve around cycling nutrients.

Five Reasons You Don't Eat Well. One Simple Solution

Mandy King | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Mandy King

Something that takes meal planning to the next level is portioning out the recipes into Tupperware as soon as it's cooked. This may require a slight Tupperware investment, but actually kills two birds with one stone. You will save time in the morning as your lunches are ready to go, and even better, you will be far less likely to put too much food on your plate as you've already portioned out your meals.

Spirituality vs Science: Is Kosher Food Safer?

Steven Burton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

Kosher standards and modern science-based food safety are concerned with preventing the adulteration of food but for fundamentally different reasons. Both involve products, ingredients, and processes. Yet, there are vast differences in intent and focus. Despite the fact that most kosher standards are based on religious beliefs, many have a practical basis in science.

41 Of The Healthiest Fruits And Veggies Ranked (Kale Isn't #1)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living

We may be head over heels for superfoods like kale and cauliflower, but as it turns out, there's a new winner in town when it comes to nutrients. ...

How To Conquer Emotional Eating After a Breakup

Abby Langer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Speaking of meals, surround yourself with people who love you, and have meals with them. Have them over and prepare a meal or have them bring something. More points for friends and family who actually eat well, so you don't get a bucket of KFC and pint of sympathy ice cream for your dinner.

7 Things My Healthiest Patients Do

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

Even the busiest of the multiple ball balancers find a way to move. Ride your bike to work, walk during your lunch hour or sit on a stability ball at your desk. Anything is better than nothing. You are designed to move. It will increase mental clarity, stimulate your immune system and make you a friendlier person.

If You Want to Get Healthy, Create the Right Environment

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

April is in full swing. January 1 is a distant memory. The year you promised will be devoted to health is disappearing. Have you done what you promised yourself you would? If you are looking to get healthy, create the environment.

The Only 5 Things You Need To Do To Live Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living

We get a lot of advice about how to stay healthy (heck, we give a lot of advice about how to stay healthy). According to one Toronto doctor, however, ...

If You Want That Bikini Body You Have to Do the Math

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you have started to panic because the summer is right around the corner and you want to look "bangin' in a bikini" then this article is for you! So what am I asking for to get bikini-ready? Effort. This is not easy, it takes preparation and planning. Here is the math part on why people fail.

The Main Ingredients Spring Edition: Chef's Conclusions

Christine Cushing | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

I will be the first to admit that this was the most difficult set of challenges yet, but inspiration strikes during the hardest times. I must still be feeling the gold medal halo from our Canadian Olympic athletes' inspirational victories!

The Main Ingredients Spring Edition: Roasting (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

We've used the stovetop quite extensively in the last two challenges with stewing and stir frying, so for the final challenge it's time to pay attention to the oven; this week, we're mastering our roasting technique.

Health On The Go: Portable Healthy Meals For The Spring

Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Living

With winter withering away and the blossoming goodness of spring on the horizon, it’s time to think about putting away the comfort food and grabbing...

The Main Ingredients Spring Edition: Stir Fry (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

The inspiration for my first dish is eggplant Parmigiana, normally a casserole dish that is slowly cooked in the oven. Instead of using large eggplant, which can be a bit bitter and usually hides many seeds, I thought the quick stir-fry method would be perfect for the sweeter, virtually seedless, Japanese eggplants.

The Main Ingredients Spring Edition: Slow Cooking (Challenger's Meal)

Thien Hyunh | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Thien Hyunh

Mealtime is even more hectic than usual because, for the first time, I'm solely responsible for planning and prepping meals for the entire family. Whereas my wife and I teamed up on past cooking challenges, I was alone in the kitchen this time. Unfortunately, my skills are not even on par with an Iron Microwave Chef. Fortunately, the challenge was to create a healthy meal using "slow cooking" methods, which is ideal for my "minimalist" cooking style.

Stay Toasty: 7 Warm And Hearty Meals For The End Of Winter

Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living

Winter lasts a long time in Canada; the average Canadian can be seen wearing a scarf and gloves well into the month of May. It's the harsh reality of ...

30 Ways Health Experts Keep Themselves Way Healthier Than Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

March marks Nutrition Month and while we're proponents of being healthy any time of the year, we particularly enjoy having an excuse to pick dietitian...

The Main Ingredients III: Chef's Conclusions

Christine Cushing | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

It seems that the more convenience and technology we have, the more frenzied the holidays get. So having meals and snacks under control is my way of taking charge. And based on all the families who participated in this month's main ingredient challenge, you all found some innovative ways to incorporate these nutritious offerings into your holiday table.

5 Healthy Ways to Use Holiday Leftovers

Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living

After serving enough food for families and guests to rival a king’s feast, many a household will be wondering what to do with all the leftovers afte...

The Main Ingredients III: Winter Comfort Classics (Challenger's Meal)

Thien Hyunh | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Thien Hyunh

Winter is coming. And with it comes the harsh, cold, bitter weather. So when I was challenged to create healthier winter comfort classics for my family, I warmed up to the idea and came up with the following dishes that could be whipped up in a cold snap.

The Main Ingredients III: Winter Classics (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

There is one upside to the cold blistery weather during the holiday season and that's all the gently simmering food you can braise, boil, simmer and roast. There is something wonderfully comforting about taking a few seasonal ingredients, putting them into a pot in a particular order and -- shazam -- you've got a stew going!