I had the pleasure of meeting Steve, owner and creator of Matcha Ninja, when he was out from Toronto for the CHFA West conference....
While both yogurt and kefir provide probiotics -- the good bacteria that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy -- kefir boasts an even more potent dose. On top of its digestion-friendly benefits, it's also a great source of calcium, protein, potassium and B vitamins.
An occasional treat at home is nothing to be worried about, however, it's easy to sabotage our health when we make food purchasing decisions that do not reflect our health goals.
Nutrition is critical to helping kids reach their full potential. The first three years are especially important because your child's brain is growing. During the early years and beyond, ensuring your child consumes brain-boosting nutrients can help with concentration and performance in school, sports, music and more!
Okay, all of you non-breakfast eaters, you now have no excuse. These buttermilk oatmeal carrot breakfast squares are too easy, delicious and nutritious to pass up. Take half an hour out of your Sunday and make your breakfast for the entire week! Buttermilk creates a tender texture, carrots and applesauce add moisture, and maple syrup and cinnamon add a warm, comforting flavour.
When it comes to popcorn, I wouldn't turn down good old butter or olive oil with a sprinkle of salt, but today I'm rounding up three of my absolute favorite combos for popcorn toppings that I know you'll love if you're looking for something a little different.
These pumpkin pie inspired balls are the perfect punch of energy you need to get you through that tough workout, or just through the work day. They're a great balance of fiber and protein, which is what a healthy, balanced snack should have.
As we transition from summer fun to hectic fall routines, adults and kids alike need the right fuel to stay alert all day. Along with getting all of the school supplies and clothes ready, make healthy eating a priority.
Victoria Day weekend signals the start of outdoor play time, vodka coolers and lemony beers plus snacks on the deck. Before we start, I want you to try on your shorts from last year (the ones with a waistband!) I can wait. Whether they fit or not, this summer will not be THAT summer.
No matter how good your intentions are to eat well, there always seems to be another reason to get side-tracked. Food cravings tend to be associated with sugar, fat and salt. This doesn't mean you are deprived of these foods. Cravings have to do with the pleasure centre of your brain.
I had a client once who was so busy, he would buy a tray of cut vegetables at the supermarket and drive around with it on the front passenger seat of his car. It was the only way he knew he would get his vegetables in during the day! Do that if you have to, but any raw (or cooked) vegetable dipped in hummus is the perfect before-you-leave snack.
Snacks can be our arsenal. I view healthy snacking as added insurance that picky eaters are getting the necessary nutrients when they push their dinner away. Below I give you five (hard-won) tips to say bye-bye to battles.
Smart snacking can be a valuable part of a healthy food plan. Choosing nutritious snacks keeps blood sugar levels stable and helps fuel the mind and body all day long at school and work. At this busy time of year, let's explore five smart snack ideas using food you already have in your kitchen.