Healthy Meals

13 Cooking Methods And How They Affect Your Health

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Healthy foods shouldn't be complicated and knowing how to prepare the plethora of nutritious grains, organic produce, and essential fats you just purchased at the grocery store can be the difference between wanting to eat better and actually doing it.

A One-Pan Lemon Rice And Chicken Recipe Made For Busy Nights

Lindsay Jang | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

I love a good one-pot meal. The hands-on time is minimal and then you get to kick back and relax, or knock a couple of things off of your to-do list while your dinner simmers away and your house fills with delicious aromas. Bonus -- not only is the prep super easy, but so is your cleanup! One pot and done.

RECIPE: Blackberry Ricotta Toast With Poached Egg And Toasted Walnuts

Lindsay Jang | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Don't be fooled by this meal's fancy name. It can be whipped together in under 10 minutes, so you can have it anytime you feel like just treating yourself for a nice breakfast. I also love to make this for guests. The combo of ingredients is a bit unexpected but it always gets rave reviews!

How To Make Slow Cooker Carne Asada Tacos

Lindsay Jang | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

This recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal (let it simmer away, ready for you after a long day at work) or for a dinner party with friends. I like to set out a bunch of different salsas and toppings to make it a fun "make-your-own" event.

How To Make Prosciutto And Arugula Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

Lindsay Jang | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to try this out. I wasn't totally confident it was going to turn out but I was pleasantly surprised! It holds together well and gives you a nice thin base to top however you please. I would avoid piling the toppings too high on this one as it isn't quite as durable as a regular grain based crust.

This Roasted Beet And Kale Salad Is Even Tastier The Next Day

Lindsay Jang | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

One thing I love about kale salads is that you can make a big batch to have for leftovers, and even dress it and the leaves won't go soggy. The leaves are much tougher than other greens, so I actually often like kale salads even better in the following days once the dressing has really soaked in and marinated the leaves.

Try These Tiny Tips And You'll Be Eating Healthier In A Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Melissa Baker, MHSc, RD | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Living

March is Nutrition Month! Make small changes each week that will better your health.

How Dining Out Can Improve Your Community

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.

Buddha Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Lindsay Jang | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Is it just me or does food just seem to taste better when it's in a bowl? You've probably been seeing these bowls everywhere, and for good reason. The...

How To Make A Pasta Dish With All The Benefits Of A Salad

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

This pasta is as delicious as it is beautiful. You get to enjoy the goodness of a comforting pasta dish with all of the plant powered benefits of a salad. This dish is packed with antioxidants including vitamins A and C to keep your body and skin glowing from the inside out.

5 Simple Steps For Meal Prep Done Right

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

Follow these simple tips for organized, efficient and stress-free meal prep. It will set you up for a variety of delicious and nutritious meals without investing all of your precious time and energy.

Meal Prep Myths Debunked

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Meal prep is the practice of preparing a week's worth of meals (usually lunch or dinner or both!) in advance. Health food blogs and Instagram feeds have been buzzing about this trend, sharing tips and advice for creating the ultimate meal prep menus.

How to Get Healthy This Fall

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.

9 Tips to Ease the Stress of Back to School Lunches

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Jennifer Carlson

Ask any parent and they will say making lunches is one of the most dreaded parts of the day. Being creative and offering healthy options their kids will actually eat is a challenge we all face during the school year. I've learned to avoid the dread by keeping my fridge and pantry well stocked and following these easy tips for creating healthy lunches kids will actually eat.

Mark McEwan Takes a Restaurant Approach to His Newest Grocery Store

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Dubbed as an urban oasis, Chef Mark McEwan has taken his six years of knowledge from running his first McEwan food store in the Shops at Don Mills and utilized it to plant roots at his newest location in the heart of the financial district, the Toronto-Dominion Centre PATH.

Absolute Worst Foods You Can Give Your Kids

Rose Reisman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

We all know the list of those foods that are harmful to our children's health. We refer to them as "junk" food. This is a battle most families fight l...

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.

10 Healthy Meals That Won't Hurt Your Budget

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Did the last chunk of 2013 blow your budget? Along with a holiday of spending, travel plans and all of those winter expenses, January is a great time ...

Healthy Meal Planning For The Whole Family

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Meal planning, at first glance, may not be the most exciting prospect for your children. But you may be surprised by how interested your kids are when...

The Main Ingredients Challenge: The No-Cook Meal

Christine Cushing | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

This week's meal is colourful, beautifully presented, and is nutritionally balanced. I'm presenting a food platter with a beet and carrot slaw over a leafy green salad - using the beet greens and an avocado dressing - with a quick homemade hummus and whole grain tortillas to dip.

Quick Meal: Yogurt-Marinated Trout

Shelley White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Shelley White

Like many other families out there, our household is a busy one, between work, school, camp, domestic duties, social engagements, and life. Although we try to cook at home most nights, we do go the takeout route when things are particularly hectic.

How to Eat Right With a Hectic Schedule

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important for you: your unique health and lifestyle goals, or saving a few minutes and just taking what society lays out for you. Here are some tips to help you execute your nutritional plan, regardless of your schedule.

What to Eat Post-Workout

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

You just worked your butt off at the gym completing an awesome circuit including both cardio and weights and you feel awesome! This is how your body builds strength over time. So now you need to give them fuel to repair properly. Good stuff so they can get what they need in order to repair fast.

What Does The World's Healthiest Meal Look Like?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

Put away the broccoli, tuck that quinoa in the pantry, and don't even look at those apples -- scientists have come up with the healthiest meal in the ...