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Blog, Family Nutrition, Online, Radio

Eat This: Bread

What’s your best daily (wheat) bread? Now, I don’t generally eat bread, and most of the time not bread that contains wheat. It makes me bloated, gassy and tired. I figured that out a long time ago and my diet has evolved to excluding most bread. When I do have bread, I choose well. Bread is such a well-loved and consumed food. Very often, I find that I’m asking clients to take a bit of […]

Blog, Trends

Is it Wine O’Clock Yet?

Do you find yourself longing for that glass of wine at the end of the day to soothe the days stresses and challenges? I see a bunch of hands up. Does your social life revolve around meeting friends in bars after work or on weekends? Around the holidays and celebrations of any kind, I see alcohol consumption increases and it can be tough not to create a habit of regular and even daily consumption. It […]

Blog, Energy, Food

Healthful Snacks Can Reduce the Feeling of Fatigue

Studies come out all the time, sometimes proving what I feel is a given. But the fact that they’re being done means that the theory needs to be proven. This headline caught my eye this past week: “Healthful snacks can reduce the feeling of fatigue”  My nutritionist’s brain says, um, yea. My self-brain, who often doesn’t get enough sleep, and has been known to go for something fast and more on the sweet-side, says, um […]

Blog, Food, Radio, Recipes

Picnic Recipes For All – from my NEW book, Sprout Right Family Food

Warm weather + outdoor eats = picnic It’s as easy as that. Well, after you’ve planned the picnic fare that is. Don’t stress out here, it’s all in the planning. You might think that picking up some grab and go options is good enough, but you can easily whip up some incredible, crowd-pleasing offerings that won’t break the bank or your brain. You might have some of the ingredients in the recipes below, but feel […]

Blog, Diets, Plant-Based Diet

The Pegan Diet Q&A

The basics of the Pegan diet The Pegan diet is a combination of the paleo or caveman diet and veganism. If that sounds like opposites diets colliding, it is. Those on the Paleo diet eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. They avoid dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, most vegetable oils, salt, alcohol and coffee. Vegans focus on plant-based foods and avoid all animal products and byproducts, including eggs, dairy and honey. The Pegan diet consists […]

Blog, Weight Loss

Blast Past the Weight Loss Plateau

Weight loss feels great when the numbers are heading consistently towards your goal. The scale going the wrong way can be disheartening and the scale not moving from week to week is downright frustrating. When you’re stuck and can’t seem to get past the plateau, here are some tips to try and get you moving towards your goal. Time to eat less It’s not all about the calories going in, but if you’re eating the same portion […]

Blog, Online, Radio, Trends

Could what you add to your coffee be a health buzz-kill?

How do you take your coffee? With milk, cream, bulletproof style with MCT or coconut oil and butter or ghee? While there continues to be what feels like weekly studies saying that coffee is healthy and then not, what you add to your coffee could be the heath clincher. There are some foods whose healthful benefits are constantly debated. They include coffee, chocolate, tea and red wine. Let’s talk about their positive health aspects for […]

Blog, Food, Radio

What one thing can prevent 1 in 5 deaths?

This isn’t new news. We know diet affects our health. Studies like the below just help us refocus and remember, because we need to hear this over and over again. A headline in a recent BBC News article reads: ‘The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year’. The article, based on a new study in the Lancet, goes on to say that 1 in 5 deaths are […]

Blog, Food, Plant-Based Diet, Radio

Is it more expensive to follow the new Canada Food Guide? Here are 8 ways not to break the bank.

Is it more expensive to follow the new Canada Food Guide? I’ve got 8 ways to make the most of your fruits and veggies. According to a comparison of the old guide versus the new guide, done by the Agrifood Analytics Lab at Dalhousie, “the average family of four will save 6.8 percent – or about $1.90 a day – with the new guide” – said an article in The Globe and Mail.  While that […]