Food is a big part of our lives and when we are at work between meetings, responding to emails, taking phone calls, it seems like eating healthy is the last thing on our minds. If you’re constantly skipping meals, making frequent visits to the vending machines, and drinking countless cups of coffee, it’s time to make a shift towards changing the way you eat. Adapting healthier eating habits at work can
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These days you can’t go into a restaurant without someone asking you if ‘ you would like more protein with that’, or walking into a grocery store without seeing the word ‘protein’ plastered on a food package. This word has become the forefront of our society where food is concerned and it seems that no matter where you go, vegan, or non-vegan, this word always comes up where food is present. So
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
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.
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