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Rose Reisman

Health and Wellness Expert, Speaker, Caterer and Author

Rose Reisman is an award-winning entrepreneur, caterer, author and media personality – not to mention, a mother of four and grandmother of three! As a registered nutritional consultant armed with an MBA, Rose has taken her passion for healthy living and developed it into a multi-faceted enterprise, making her one of Canada’s leading authorities on the art of eating and living well.

Committed to changing the eating habits of Canadians, she sought the opportunity to share her experience and expertise with others in order to influence the adaptation of a healthy lifestyle. Rose is a sought-after speaker, spokesperson, media personality and a regular newspaper contributor across Canada. She has published 19 cookbooks, including her latest, Rush Hour Meals.

She is the owner of Rose Reisman Catering, which focuses on healthy cuisine and Personal Gourmet, a convenient fresh and frozen individual meal plan. Rose recently launched Rose’s Family Meals, a complete meal delivery service providing healthy meals for two, four or more – just heat and eat!

Understanding the importance of nutrition at an early age, Rose launched a Kid’s Lunch Program, providing hot and healthy meals to schools in the GTA, in 2015.  Rose is also the restaurant consultant for the light menus at the Pickle Barrel restaurant chain and Glow Fresh Grill.

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CNE Food -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

I checked out 5 kiosks at this year's CNE and broke down which of their indulgences did less damage. Remember, it may only be a once-a-year experience but let's at least mitigate the repercussions on our waistlines!
08/29/2014 05:26 EDT
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10 Healthy Tips for Managing Your Weight This Summer

Many of us have hibernated a tad too long during this winter and a few pounds have crept on. But losing weight is a challenge because we legitimately feel hungry, especially if we have become accustomed to eating more. I have maintained my weight for years and I have found some tips that have made the journey easier and rewarding.
06/05/2014 05:56 EDT
Jonah Green

Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier Holiday

The food during this holiday is traditionally not healthy as it tends to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium -- lots of meat, eggs, potatoes and oil are used. There is really no need to do this to your body. Here are some easy and quick tips for a healthier Passover week.
04/09/2014 10:00 EDT
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Trendy Diets and Why They Fail

Trendy "DIETS" all work... in the short term. It's always easy to lose weight if you cut calories and specific food groups. The truth is you have to change your daily lifestyle with respect to food. Not an easy task but definitely doable. In order to win the "war," you have to win the daily "battles!"
03/01/2014 10:11 EST
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This vs. That: What Are the Healthiest Holiday Meats?

The average adult gains between three and five pounds during the holidays and no matter how diligent you are about your New Year's resolutions, not all of that weight gets lost. I looked at the various meats that grace our tables and came up with great alternatives that are as tasty, yet will save you loads of calories and fat and keep you fitting into your favourite jeans!
12/18/2013 08:21 EST

10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

Now, as my children have all left the nest my fitness routine includes finding one hour each day to exercise, another hour to walk two dogs, two hours a week for Pilates and another two hours for weights. You might now be thinking that I spend the day at the gym! Nope! Here are my tips to trying to squeeze everything you can out of your day.
12/06/2013 08:25 EST
Mike McColl

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.
11/29/2013 05:36 EST

Get "Stuffed" the Healthy Way This Holiday Season

Turkey is a must during the holiday season. Whether you cook your own roasted turkey or buy one precooked (please no Butterball!), there's always the issue of what type of stuffing to serve. Let's get healthier this holiday season and try some unique stuffings using grains such as quinoa, wild and brown rice and whole wheat bread.
11/16/2013 09:41 EST

Easy Ways to Make Menopause a Breeze

Women can begin experiencing symptoms anywhere between the ages of 39 - 51 and they can last for at least 5 years or more. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, forgetfulness and fatigue. Sounds great? Not exactly. But you must remember that menopause is not an illness nor does it mean it's all downhill after this.
10/22/2013 12:21 EDT

Help Your Kids Avoid the Dreaded "Freshman 15"

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!
09/15/2013 11:45 EDT

Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good Fat!

Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!
07/30/2013 07:57 EDT

Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.
07/18/2013 12:13 EDT

Six Major Health Misconceptions

With every product promising improved health it's hard to tell what's true and what's not. Every manufacturer wants you to jump on the health bandwagon to make you feel better about your choices. It's easy to get mislead and believe certain facts that aren't correct. Let's look at the most common misconceptions.
06/27/2013 07:57 EDT

What I Would Change About Eating Habits in Canada

We have to take responsibility and understand our own triggers for eating these foods and why we continue to put them into our shopping carts. We have to read labels more carefully and understand the guidelines for a healthy diet, so we won't get lured into these traps. This is not impossible.
06/26/2013 12:21 EDT

5 Most Unhealthy Ingredients Found in Packaged Foods

I personally believe we are what we eat and we're not eating very well today. The occasional indulgence is fine but a continuous diet of chemicals and additives to your food supply can remain in your body for years. These additives enhance the appearance of the food and prolong shelf life. But are they safe?
05/30/2013 05:36 EDT
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5 Things You Should Know Before You Die

On Thursday May 9, I was one of 10 speakers who was given the opportunity to grace the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre. This was the "Top Ten Event," in support of Autism Ontario. Each speaker had 10 minutes to offer words of wisdom on the "one thing you should know before you die!" Read on for my five survival tips.
05/22/2013 12:19 EDT