Nutrition Category

In the middle of December as snow abounds, why not bring a taste of Mexico to the table to remind you of a warmer destination? Guacamole was first created by the Aztecs, later adopted by Mexicans, and now enjoyed by all! This savoury appy can be served with traditional tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, raw assorted vegetables or trendy kale chips. Whatever your passion! Although the core to this recipe remains the same you can modify it in many ways by adding cilantro, hot sauce, basil and/or cayenne – to nameRead More
The tangy bite of Dijon mustard marries with the bursting flavour of fresh herbs on this vibrant, crunchy salad. Make a small dice of: 1/2 English cucumber 1 medium red pepper 1 dozen sugar snap peas 2 small carrots 1 small beet Make a chiffonade of spinach by stacking and tightly rolling a dozen large spinach leaves with the stems removed, then slicing the roll in 1/4 inch sections. This produces long strands of the leaves. If you prefer, you could also simply tear the leaves into small pieces toRead More
This recipe is from my mother, who makes delicious soups. She got this recipe from a friend and adapted it to her liking. I have always loved her soups, and this one in particular is perfect for fall. The great thing about this soup is that it is very dense and filling, and can serve as a meal in itself. Ingredients 2 tbsp oil (we suggest avocado or grapeseed) 1 medium size onion, chopped 1-3 cloves of garlic, minced (optional) 2-3 carrots cut into 1cm cubes 2 stalks of celeryRead More
One of the most satisfying yet simple meals I make on a weekly basis is my root vegetable salad. It’s loaded with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, and easy to digest, making it a satisfying yet hearty meal. In fact, root vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense vegetables due to their ability to absorb so much from the soil. Because of this, I buy organic whenever possible to avoid the chemical and pesticides commonly used in mainstream farming. There is a wide variety to choose from to create anRead More
Do you feel connected to your body? Are you aware of the messages that your body is continuously sending you? Are you nurturing your body with good food, regular movement and enough sleep? Do you feel that your body is connected to the earth? Do you feel grounded? Getting too much into your spiritual body and losing connection with your physical body is something that can happen easily when you are working on an important project, thinking of a career shift, or just getting a higher dose of spiritual energy.Read More
When I gave up dairy years back, it was a big blow to my ice cream obsession. It was not until I met my now husband that I learned about coconut ice cream. While I loved the taste and texture of coconut cream as substitutes to the real deal, the sugar content was too high for me. In addition to removing dairy and gluten from my diet, sugar was top on my list because of the negative effects I was experiencing soon after I ate anything sugary. Recently, I startedRead More
Most nutritionists (especially holistic nutritionists) include lemons in their daily practice. For me, my day hasn’t started until I am sipping on a 1 litre mason jar filled with warm water and freshly squeezed lemons. Lemons provide us with an abundance of nutritional value and support. 10 Top Health Benefits of Lemons 1. Lemons are alkalizing for your body; when you eat or drink the juice of a lemon- the ‘acidic’ properties of the lemon enter your body, which stimulates a series of responses that create a more alkaline balanceRead More
This is a go-to soup for when you just need to get something hot, healthy and nourishing on the table quickly. I developed this soup for myself when I was in a period of repeated late nights, coming home from work exhausted, chilled from a commute on a poorly heated streetcar, and not wanting to put in effort to get a nourishing meal. It comes together quickly and loads you up on veggies. Do all your prep and chopping beforehand so that nothing overcooks while you get the next ingredient ready.Read More
Special occasions – New Year’s parties, birthdays, weddings, other celebrations – can be pitfalls for anyone trying to reduce their sugar intake. It is all too easy to say “well, just this once – it’s a special occasion” and take in something we know will not make us feel good. For those who have sugar addictions, it can be a slippery slope where we start finding excuses to splurge on less and less “special” occasions until we find ourselves back to regularly consuming sugar. This dessert will help you satisfyRead More
Comfort food can be a challenge for people trying to reduce their carb intake for health reasons. Many standbys pack a punch to blood sugar. But with a little creativity, you can find ways to enjoy comfort food in new nutritious forms. Cauliflower is one of the unheralded heros of the vegetable world. While it doesn’t have the chlorophyll of its Brassica family relatives broccoli and kale, it does have cancer-fighting and anti-oxidant phytochemicals. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin K,Read More