healthy travel

5 Tips for Healthy Travel

Next to nutrition, travel is a huge passion of mine. My dream job would be to somehow combine the two and become some form of a healthy travel blogger, healthy food critic or healthy restaurant researcher. There is nothing I love more than discovering traditional foods and finding amazing local restaurants and food shops when I travel.Ah, a girl can dream, right?Living in Canada, this time of year is all about vacation and finding a way to escape the freezing temperatures for a little slice of p […]

Easy Shakshuka with Feta

Easy Shakshuka

Easy Shakshuka A quick and easy shakshuka with feta! Learn how to make a shakshuka with this foolproof shakshuka recipe. Made with poached eggs in a fragrant, rich and slightly spicy tomato sauce, this easy shakshuka recipe works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner.     What is Shakshuka? Shakshuka, also spelled shakshouka and pronounced shack-shoe-cuh,…

Beef and Bean Chilli

Beef and Bean Chilli

Chilli has always been a winter staple for me, my mom used to make it for us, and although I probably like mine a lot spicer now, it always reminds me of home. Most chilli recipes call for a lot of beef, and a touch of beans, but I like to turn my recipe on its head. A half serving of beef and a double portion of beans makes this dish a protein powerhouse and the perfect winter dinner. Red’s Bean & Beef ChilliYou can easily omit the beef all together in this recipe and add another ca […]

what i learned in 2015

What I Learned in 2015

This year was a very big year for me. Scary and exciting, full of ups and downs, some successes and some failures. For years, I have dreamed of becoming a nutritionist and starting my own business; constantly researching and thinking, and in 2015 in finally started doing. I decided to “go big” as they say, and set a lot of audacious goals for myself. Some business goals, some health goals, some personal goals and some fun ones too. Along the way I learned a lot about myself, and three important […]

healthy cookbook

Healthy Cookbook Gift Guide 

Nothing says Happy Holidays like good food, and nothing says happy eating like a good good cookbook.  In no particular order, these are some of my personal favourite cookbooks that are tried and tested in my own kitchen. I assure you this list includes a cookbook for even the fussiest of eaters on your list and something for every single diet type. Or if you are looking for a little inspiration for your own wish list – voila. Happy shopping! 1. &nbs […]

10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Balance

10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Balance

The holidays are my favourite time of year. They are a time for celebration, tradition and some cheeky indulgence. Life is all about balance, and I certainly don’t expect people to deprive themselves over the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you need to go off the rails. Balance is a daily, weekly and monthly measurement, and it is important to keep in mind that there is some balance in balance. For instance, convincing yourself you can splurge for the month of December because you are eati […]

purebread bakery

Red’s Recommendations: Purebread Bakery

To eat bread, or not to eat bread? One of the biggest questions in today’s nutrition community. In fact, it is a topic that we have been debating for years, and I’m sure that it will continue for many more. Historically speaking, bread has been a staple in the human diet for many years. A staple food that people have been eating for generations, made of four simple ingredients; flour, water, yeast and salt. It is a wonder that one simple food, could be oh-so controversial.To be honest, […]

rainbow sauerkraut

Red Cabbage Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut’s literal translation from German is “our cabbage”, and is traditionally fermented with juniper berries. Sauerkraut is commonly made with green cabbage, but can be made with any colour cabbage or even a combination of flavours. The health benefits of sauerkraut are numerous, check out my blog post about fermentation for all the details. Rainbow SauerkrautGluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian & VeganNote: When fermenting, it is vitally important to use the b […]

Salted Caramel Oatmeal

Salted Caramel Oatmeal

Oh yes, it taste as good as it looks, folk. The great news is that it is sooo much healthier than in looks! Three very simple ingredients take a humble oatmeal to a whole new level – the perfect weekend breakfast. Salted ‘Caramel’ OatmealServes 1​IngredientsOatmeal1/2 cup rolled oats1 cup almond milk1/2 tsp cinnamonChopped nuts of your choice – I used hemp seeds and almonds.Caramel1 heap tbsp tahini1 tbsp maple syrup1 pinch sea saltDirectionsIn  sauce pan, heat almond to […]

what $6 can buy

What $6 Can Buy You

I often hear the comment that healthy food is expensive. Perhaps, sometimes it can be, but I want to take a moment to put something into perspective for you, in a very simple example. I often recommend organic eggs to my clients, however I often receive the response; “But they are sooo expensive”. Yup, they are about $6. You know what else is $6? Your last coffee break. For fun, let’s do a shall comparison, shall we?​1 dozen organic eggs =$5.991 Grande Vanilla Latte = $5.19 […]

10 Plant-Based Protein Sources

10 Plant-Based Protein Sources

More and more, I’m finding my clients are looking to include more than plant-based foods in their diet. This is amazing, and ensuring that we are eating more foods made from a plant, and not foods made in a plant, is a great way to improve your health.Eating a well balanced diet can be achieved by a variety of different diet types, however one key factor remains – we must eat a balance of macronutrients. Whether you are vegetarian, paleo, flexitarian or simply looking to eat […]

kale and white bean minestrone

Bean Minestrone Soup

Good ol’ minestrone. A childhood classic, with a bit of a twist. The typical minestrone soup is a combination of a simple broth, a mixture of veggies with a little noodle or rice. I’ve mixed this version up by simply swapping the noodles for some cannellini beans to help kick on the protein content, and included some kale to add some much needed greens. Kale & White Bean MinestroneVegetarian & Gluten-FreeServes 4-6Ingredients2 tbsp butter or olive oil1 leek1 carrot1 celery stalk1 […]

3 for 3 formula

A Simple Tip: The ‘3 for 3’ Formula

When trying to lose weight and eat clean, the questions of when to eat, what to eat and how much to eat are plenty!What should I eat?​How often should I eat?What times should I eat?How much should I eat?How much protein?How much fat?How many carbs?How many meals?How many snacks?And the list goes on…I get it, it’s confusing. But the simpler that you can keep it, the easier it will be. The “3 for 3” formula is a very simple tool that you can use to help ensure your body is […]

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe was given to me by a friend’s mother about 10 years ago and I have been using is ever since. With only 4 ingredients, this marinade is simple for anyone to make, and can really be used for a variety of different meats. If you are weary of the amount of butter in the recipe, read this blog post, and if you are concerned about the honey, you need not be. When buying honey, try and buy local, raw and unpasteurized honey as it provides a multitude of health benefits, and remember that th […]

full fat is always best

Why Full-Fat is Always Best

The concept of the importance of eating fat in the diet is difficult for a lot of people to wrap their heads around. I find this is one of the most common and re-occuring conversations I have with clients in my practice, and call it “fat-phobia”. For years, especially in the 70s and 80s, we were trained to think that removing fat from the diet was the best way to go for our health and for weight loss. Low-fat, non-fat and fat-free products lining the grocery store aisles and selling like hot cak […]