I am the last person to be giving advice when it comes to getting children to eat more healthy foods as I have no children of my own, but what I do know is that there are chefs inside of us all regardless of our age. Foods is what brings people, families, and friends together. It’s all around us. In our grocery stores, farmer’s markets, on television, on social media,
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Isn’t eating healthy food expensive? A healthy diet has been given a bad reputation as being the most expensive way to eat. Like most families, they don’t have an unlimited food budget and their grocery bill can add up. When you consider the value of whole foods in terms of nutrients, the servings it provides, and how long it lasts, you are getting a lot of value for your money.
Remember those infamous grilled cheese sandwiches as a teenager you used to make or pulling up to the local drive through to order your favourite burger? Now, you’re considering going plant-based but don’t have a clue where to start. Plant-based options are much more readily available in the frozen section of your grocery store and many more fast food chains are now offering ‘vegan’ options to people’s favourite comfort foods.
Who says a salad has to be cold? I’m always looking for healthy whole food options that are balanced (including a wide variety of vitamins and minerals) on my meal plate but at the same time, taste great and are easy to make. Letting go of the perception that a salad needs to have greens or be served cold is so yesterday and this asparagus salad served up warm is
For optimal health, science supports a low-fat, plant-based lifestyle. This type of eating is not only nutritionally adequate and healthy but it can also provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Some of the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle is that people who consume only these foods, have lower cholesterol levels (since cholesterol is found only in animal products), have lower blood pressure than nonvegetarians,
I was looking in my freezer the other day and all I could see were bags and bags of frozen shredded zucchini. I use a lot of zucchini for baking and I’ve also created a tasty zucchini and walnut dip, but I wanted to create something different that I could use as a main dish. I always look to my fridge and freezer for inspiration. There is never a day
Don’t you have those days where you just don’t feel like cooking? I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE cooking but there was a time where opening a can of soup was a challenge. Ever since I switched over to a whole foods and plant-based lifestyle, you can’t keep me out of my kitchen. I just love food! Cooking it, smelling it, tasting it, there is nothing that tastes better
I’ve never made risotto with brown rice before so I was a little concerned about the consistency and if it was going to resemble risotto or not. I’ve actually started to soak my grains overnight just like I do with beans as soaking them renders the nutrients in grains more digestible. Soaking them overnight for 24 hours also greatly increases the nutritional value. Certain phytonutrients and vitamins are activated
There’s nothing better than coming home on a crisp autumn night to have a warm healthy stew fill your belly. I’ve always been a fan of stews ever since I was a little girl except now my stews don’t contain any meat and they are high in nutrients. I’ve been really inspired this year to create my own recipes. I certainly don’t have any ‘chef-like’ qualities but I find there