Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide

Summer Produce Guide A seasonal guide to summer produce. Summer is a great time to get in the kitchen. With such an abundance of fruits and vegetables at their peak of freshness, it’s easy to eat well and shop locally all at the same time. This Summer Produce Guide is filled with simple cooking and…

Gluten-Free Grains

Gluten-Free Grains: A Complete Guide

Gluten-Free Grains A complete guide to gluten-free grains! The popularity of gluten-free products has grown tremendously over the past few years, and therefore the question of whether or not to go gluten-free is a popular one. An estimated 1 in every 100 – 200 people in North America have Celiac Disease, many of which are undiagnosed, and are…

Types of Carbohydrates

Types of Carbohydrates

Types of Carbohydrates A complete guide to the various types of carbohydrates! Carbohydrate, or “carbs”, have a bad rap. For years they have been demonized, we’ve been told to limit them in our diets, and they’ve been labelled as the enemy. As it turns out, they are not the demons they have been made out…

Basics of Macronutrients

The Basics of Macronutrients

Food is fuel. Much like a car runs on gasoline and is held together with various nuts and bolts, our bodies run on food held together by a variety of nutrients derived from your food. Learning the basics of macronutrients is a wonderful step in the right direction to helping get your nutrition on track.  In grade school, we are taught the basics of the four food groups; fruits & vegetables, grain products, milk & alternatives, and meat & alternative. In my opinion […]

Label Reading 101: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nutrition Label Reading 101

Food has become complicated, there is no two ways about it.  I’m not one for counting calories, and although I am a big advocate for real-food-first,  I realize that is not always the first step for everyone on their nutrition journey. I know it was not mine. When I began the become more health conscious and aware of the types of foods I was putting in my body, the first change I made was reading the labels on my food. At first I found them confusing, but once I understo […]