Healthy

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

Rose Reisman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

This holiday season let's try a different tactic. Be proactive rather than reactive and you won't have to worry come January. Food served at restaurants, events and parties tastes delicious and can hard to resist as it contains excess fat, sugar and sodium, yet the descriptions never sound that unhealthy. Let me be your interpreter! Here are some clues to look for when eating out to decipher those tricky food descriptions.

Kick Your Trusty Sandwich Up a Notch

Devon Peart | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

There are lots and lots of wonderful alternatives for lunch. But somehow, for me and my children, it always comes back to the sandwich. Call it comfort, tradition, an old stand-by. True, sandwiches can be vessels of hidden sodium and fat. Yet with the right ingredients, they can also be packed with flavour and nutrition!

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.

Treat Your Time Wisely and You'll Be Rewarded

Anita Saulite | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

Like most working women, I feel time starved. My plate is full. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get done all the things I need to get done. I am constantly making trade-offs. And, as an entrepreneur with a school aged child, I have less wiggle room.

When it Comes to Health, Listen to Your Body (Not Your Friends)

Kelsey Matheson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Matheson

Many people may tell you that their way is the "right way," and it may be for them, but you need to listen to your own body and do what's right for you. At every corner we are bombarded with messages of how to lose weight, have perfect skin, and defy the aging process. Let 2014 be the year that we decide to tap into our own bodies.

RECIPE: Mexican-inspired Shakshuka

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

As a marathon runner, I'm always looking for nutritious breakfast foods that both energize and satisfy. This shakshuka recipe I've been tweaking for a few weeks now is the perfect combination of all those things. It contains all four food groups and is low in fat and sodium so I don't feel weighed down while pounding the pavement.

Busy Schedule? Try These Easy Ways to Eat Healthy On the Go

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Rushing though meals, eating junk food or snacking late at night are unfortunately too typical habits of our modern day existence. An unhealthy diet has serious repercussions, and can result in depleted energy, stress, and illness. But being busy doesn't necessarily mean having to forgo healthy eating habits; it just requires some knowledge and organization.

Help Your Kids Avoid the Dreaded "Freshman 15"

Rose Reisman | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

When September arrives so do the worries about how our children will feed themselves when they're away at school. If your child doesn't try to improve their eating habits after their first year, this weight gain may be permanent!

How Meditation Helped My Overeating

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

Meditation has made me more conscious of what I am eating and why. Now when I am out with friends or even at home, I do not feel the need to finish everything off my plate. I am mindful of being present with my friends and enjoying nourishing food.

Recipe: Easy-"Cheezy"-Pumpkin-Seedy Kale Chips

Meghan Pearson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Do you snack? I know I do. And sometimes, when I am craving a salty bite, that means "indulging" in some crispy, crunchy kale chips. Now if you have ever purchased a sack of these tasty delights, you know that they are not the most economical treat. So what can you do to cut your costs? Just make your own!

Five "Diet" Foods That May Be Making You Gain Weight

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

So often we're led to believe that certain foods we consider healthy are also "diet" foods. For example fruits, vegetables, olive oils, lean protein, yogurts, marinades or anything labelled low fat, low calorie or low sugar have to constitute a healthier diet. But just don't take these foods at face value. You have to be careful of how you consume them. Check out these top five culprits.

Why I Started a Cleanse During the May 2-4 Weekend

Jacqueline Vong | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Living
Jacqueline Vong

So there I was during our first long weekend of the summer, May 2-4, trying to muster up the courage to start my pre-cleanse. I was sitting on my own patio with a group of friends, barbecuing over the long weekend with no will power to cut out processed foods and stop drinking alcohol...a three day cleanse was ahead of me.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Stress weakens the immune system making us susceptible to infection. Don't let stress get the better of you; try meditation or yoga, both proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It can be as simple as taking a few minutes out of your morning to sit in quiet contemplation.