In this house, the only thing getting stuffed this Thanksgiving are plants. Breaking from tradition isn’t easy especially when it comes to eating food around family and friends over a holiday meal. As we come to the end of harvest season, there are so many foods to be enjoyed and one of them is squash. This year, I grew squash in our garden for the first time. Although they are
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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,
We’ve been conditioned from an early age that we need to eat meat for protein, drink milk for calcium, eat fish for omega 3’s, in order to survive. When you look at the nutritional value of these foods, they don’t rate in comparison to what plant-based foods can offer our bodies from a whole perspective. The power of plants can fuel our bodies for exercise, strengthen our immune system to
I’ve never been a fan of creamy salad dressings but since I no longer consume oil based salad dressings (too high in fat and no nutrient value), it was time to get creative in my kitchen and figure something out. I created this creamy mango salad dressing a few weeks ago and it wasn’t too bad so I thought I would give it another go with a new flavour. This
What is all the hype about “plant-based eating” and what does it mean? This term is being used throughout mainstream media, more health and wellness practitioners are talking about it, and our grocery stores are being stocked up with more plant-based products. Typically plant-based means absence of animal products and processed foods. For many, the term plant-based is a foreign concept but for others like myself, I live, work
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.
We all know that eating healthier at home is easier to follow when you are in your normal daily routine. When you step outside of those boundaries and decide to travel for work or pleasure, there can be obstacles that prevent you from getting the same type or quality of food to consume. Instead of throwing all your healthy eating habits out the window, get organized to prevent the stress
Can you imagine eating all those delicious nutrient packed greens topped with various vegetables and then top it off with an unhealthy, high fat, salad dressing? This is what many people do. They eat all of these wonderful nutrient packed greens and top it off with a dressing that contains pure fat and no nutrients. When a food goes through the refinement process especially something like an olive, when heat
I’m always on the lookout to try new foods. I first tasted wheat berries a few years ago after I gave up meat completely and was looking to experience new tastes and foods. They are now a staple in my pantry. When I create new recipes, I like to keep one thing in mind, lots of colour. The more colour, the more variety of nutrients I’m placing into my body.