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,
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.
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
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,