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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, 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 […]

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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 […]

Blog, Diets, Mood, Online, Radio

Eating for Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are the norm for many people’s lives. Situations like an irregular thyroid, lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, low dopamine or serotonin and digestive imbalance can all affect mood and mental health. But often we don’t consider food as an influencing factor. Let’s look at a typical diet – you’re eating mostly good food, some take out and craving something sweet in the afternoon and evening. This tells me that you […]

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Canada’s Food Guide 2019

I’ve been geeking out this week about the new Canada Food Guide. When I sent a note to Jerry Agar’s producer about doing a segment about it, they asked what I wanted to say about it – as in, “It’s not that big of a deal, is it?” It took me a moment to reply. I gathered my thoughts, because I couldn’t go on air and just say how exciting it was. They need an […]

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Food Trends for 2019

I remember a few years ago talking about what a poké bowl was, and now when I head to local restaurants, I regularly see this native Hawaiian dish. While not all food trends stick, that one has certainly flourished. My prediction is that 2019 is going to be the year of disruption in the food industry. This is also going to be a year of food innovation like we’ve never seen before. Here are the […]

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 […]