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 Easy 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Eat Well on a Budget

How To Eat Well on a Budget

When you are on a tight budget, grocery shopping can provide a lot of financial stress. In fact, this is one of the of the most common objections I hear from people about trying to eat healthy. However, there are some simple ideas and tips to consider to help ensure you are eating well while still living in financial freedom. The First Shop is the DeepestWhen you transition to a healthier diet, the first grocery shop is always the most expensive. If you’ve thrown out everything in your p […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]