Easy Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are rich in plant based omega 3’s, iron, magnesium, calicum, thiamin (B vitamin), manganese and a great source of fibre. The fibre chia seeds contain is very gentle on the digestive tract and actually helps promote healing. This fibre is mucilaginous which helps soothe an inflamed digestive […]

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? The reason these cookies are great for breakfast is that they are full of nutrient dense ingredients and free of refined sugars. They can be enjoyed as an afternoon or after day-care snack as they are great for kids too. Since they are also nut free, they are school […]

How YOU CAN reduce waste

There is a huge movement right now to reduce the amount of waste we produce. You might be familiar with the #zerowaste movement where people strive to live a completely waste free life. I respect and admire those who do live a zero waste life as it takes a lot of planning especially in the […]

Count your chemicals

I have noticed a particular “keto” snack food popping up on Instagram lately. Not in an ad, but rather my local stores are promoting the fact that they have brought this keto snack to their shelves. I will preface this by saying I live in Northern Ontario where it seems everyone is on some version […]

The Benefits of Rhodiola

Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbs that help balance our bodies especially during times of stress. There are many many herbs that can be used to balance the body’s stress repsonse, one of them (and my favourite) is Rhodiola. Rhodiola use dates back thousands of years. The Vikings, for example, used it for […]

Could you be iron deficient?

Are you constantly tired? Do you feel weak? Do you have brittle nails and hair? What about shortness of breath or weak concentration? If you answered yes to any of these, you might be iron deficient (or anemic, just keep reading) and not even know it. Did you know iron deficiency is one of the […]

Why Are We Consuming Food Dyes?

Everyday we have to make food decisions for ourselves and for our families. Products marketed to children (typically convenience foods) are always highly processed and full of sugar and artificial ingredients. This morning, I was scheduled for my routine Glucose Tolerance Test to screen for gestational diabetes as I’m almost 27 weeks pregnant as I […]

Don’t Be Fooled by Food Labels (Part 2)

I’ve discussed the labels vegan and non-dairy already but now I want to shed some light on the labels “cholesterol free” and “gluten free”. Let’s start with “cholesterol free” When a food is labelled cholesterol free… Cholesterol is confusing to a lot of people. The reality is, to the average person there is little understanding […]

Don’t Be Fooled by Food Labels (Part 1)

It’s very easy to become overwhelmed walking the grocery aisles. You’re trying to shop healthy choices for you and your family and labels jump out at you from everywhere, each vying for your attention and most importantly your dollar. Words like “natural, vegan, dairy free and cholesterol free” may make you assume that food is […]