Sautéed Garlic Kale

How to Cook with Kale

How to Cook with Kale Bursting with nutrients, kale is touted as being a “superfood” and said to be an essential part of any healthy diet, so here are some simple tips to help add more of this hearty leafy green to your diet, and how to cook with kale. Whether it’s kale salads, green…

All About Soy

There are few foods that divide the nutrition camp as much as soy. In recent years, soy has become popular in North American diets as it has been recognized as a plant food that, when compared with other plants, is relatively high in protein. Soy has become a staple among vegan, vegetarian and plant-based enthusiasts, consumed in the form of soy milk, tofu, faux cheeses or veggie burgers. However, like many foods in today’s world, soy has a “love it” or “hate it” following. Soy has rec […]

Pre & Post Workout Snacks

5 Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Whether you are hitting the gym, a kickboxing class, spin class or a simple jog around the block, what you eat before and after your workout can significantly impact your fitness goals. Although, as a casual exerciser you don’t necessarily need all sorts of fancy shakes and supplements to support your workout, a simple snack of real food is often all you need. By eating the right types of foods, at the right times, you’ll have more energy, be able to workout at a higher intensity and recovery fa […]

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]

truLOCAL

Red’s Recommendations: truLOCAL

If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I am passionate about shopping local. Not only do I think that it is important to support local businesses, but when it come to your food, I think it is vitally important that you know it’s story, and I think that is even more important when it comes to our meat.If you’ve watched a documentary, opened a newspaper or read an article online, you’ve surely seen some of the scary things going on behind the scenes in the meat indust […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]

The 5Ws of Protein

When it comes to fitness, training, weight loss or even general health, one of the most important macronutrients to help support you reach your health and fitness goals is protein. However, it seems people still have a lot of objections to and questions about protein.”What is protein?”“What are good sources of protein?”“I don’t want to get buff, so I don’t need protein.””You need meat to get protein.”“Why should I take protein?””Is too much protein is ba […]

3 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

3 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

3 Simple Tips for Weight Loss There are hundreds of fat diets, pills and weight loss programs on the market continuing the promise quick and long lasting results. However, with this abundance of information, the messaging becomes not only very overwhelming but also rather consuming. The truth is it doesn’t need to be so complicated.…

Your Iced Coffee is a Milkshake

Your Iced Coffee is a Milkshake

Your Iced Coffee is a Milkshake Ahhh, summer! Sunshine, bike rides, beaches, BBQs, road trips, Ice Caps and Frappucinos… oh my! It seems as soon as the warm weather hits, the iced coffee menus are out in full force. I hear you, it’s refreshing, it’s delicious, and can give you a much needed boost of…

How to Get More Greens in Your Diet

How to Get More Greens in Your Diet

How to Get More Greens in Your Diet There’s no disputing that leafy green vegetables are some of the healthiest foods on the planet; nutrient dense, full of fibre, rich in vitamins and minerals. But let me guess, you’re tired of the same old salad over and over? Not to worry, luckily there are so…

morning smoothie

Mastering Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies are a great healthy on-the-go breakfast, but when not made correctly these blended breakfast are missing the nutrition mark. Below are the 5 most common mistakes people make when putting together their morning smoothie, and a simple formula to make sure you master your smoothie every time. 5 Most Common Smoothie Mistake:Adding Too Much Fruit: Adding too much fruit to your smoothie might make it sweet and delicious, but it is actually creating more of a milkshake than a h […]

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Red’s Recommendations: The Dailey Method

“Create a long, lean, sculpted body.” ”Toning and elongating muscles.””Better posture, better movement and a better you.”If these quotes don’t make your ears perk up a little bit, I’m not quite sure what will. One of the hottest fitness trends of 2016 is barre workouts; a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. Although many people have never heard of barre classes, they are nothing new. Barre fitness exploded onto the scene in 2000 […]

The Best and Worst Condiments

The Best and Worst Condiments

People seem to think that eating healthy means forgoing flavour, but I can assure that is not the case! So many people do their very best to eat a clean meal, with lots of veggies and lean meats, however when they get to the dinner table and kick up the flavour with condiments they end up defeating the purpose. Oops! The most common condiments on the market are (unfortunately) loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners and preservatives making them really poor choices.​Some of the WORST offe […]