“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down-wown, the medicine go down…” The truth behind this iconic song is that sugar has an uncanny ability to improve the taste of any food, even bitter medicine. Sugar is magical, but we often over do it, by using sugar as a coping mechanism for stress. Plus, we have the food industry adding refined sugar to our favourite food products as a preservative, leaving the consumer consciously and unconsciously eating a lot of it!Read More
Halloween can be a great example of moderation and balance when following the 80/20 approach to healthy eating. This infamous approach to eating states that by consuming healthy, whole foods 80% of the time, we can indulge in less healthy foods 20% of the time. Sounds like a good deal to me! So, to all the parents and sweet-toothed adults out there, don’t dread Halloween but instead embrace it as an opportunity to practice moderation and balance as a family. Still need some extra support? I’ve got you covered!Read More
‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the supermarket, all the hosts were fretting which foods to target.
Gluten-free, wheat-free, lactose-free, Paleo, Keto, pescetarian, vegetarian or vegan...We could spend hours deciphering how to successfully accommodate each kind of guest for dinner, but because we live on the West Coast and 40% of us identifying with following a vegetarian or vegan diet we will zero-in on how to accommodate a plant-based eater this holiday weekend.
This simple phrase gets easily lost in our world full of food restrictions, and nutrient-focused mindsets. Eating should be joyful and not something we feel anxious about, but when we release food restrictions, it’s tricky to know how to incorporate those foods back into our lives without feeling discomfort.Read More
Let’s talk turkey! Before making your purchase of a brightly packaged bird it is important to know where your food comes from and all the people involved in the process. A few months ago, I pulled on my rubber boats and trekked out to Island Bison Ranch to tell you the story behind their farm. Today I’ll introduce you to Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods in Abbotsford. Full disclosure - I thought I was heading to their turkey farm but it ended up being their processing plant, which opened my eyes to the production of poultry.Read More
From Halloween to New Years Eve and every holiday gathering in-between, will feature some sort of bubbly, so by the time January 1st rolls around, we’re ready to dry out. To save your wallet and your waistline this holiday season, try these non-alcoholic beverages or mocktails.Read More