5 Fast and Healthy Snacks

Fast food has quite the bad rap, but there’s nothing inherently unhealthy about grabbing a snack on the go. The problem is that most of the foodstuffs we perceive as being quick and easy to eat are not exactly healthy snacks as they tend to be pre-packaged, over-processed, calorie-rich and lacking in nutrients. This perception more…

Recipe: Atkilt Wot

As we slog through the last of Winter, it can be hard to keep your diet healthy and interesting as there’s still not much fresh, local produce to be found. One way to keep your meals varied is to try experimenting with foods that may be new to you – like the Ethiopian dish, Atkilt more…

Why You Should Be Eating Almonds

In addition to being delicious and versatile little nuts, there’s evidence to suggest almonds support heart health, gut health, satiety management and even skin health. These potential benefits are likely due to the vast array of nutrients found in almonds, including mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients, as well as their more…

The Benefits of Fermented Foods

When most of us think of fermentation, we think of wine and beer, but fermented foods are increasingly popular and have been found to have a few surprising potential health benefits. The History of Fermentation Fermentation has long been practiced as a culinary technique to preserve fruits and vegetables so as to keep the pantry more…

Tips for Winter Food Storage

Concerns over food sovereignty and nutrition are leading many people to learn about proper winter food storage so that they can safely eat local all year round. The glut of berries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other delicious produce makes it easy to eat fresh food in summer and fall, but without knowing how to preserve the excess, more…

A Vegetarian Diet in Winter

Being vegetarian or vegan in winter might seem like a sad prospect for anyone unfamiliar with the plethora of delicious and versatile foods that can be harvested December through March. These months of the year offer much more than soggy, overboiled cabbage; it’s easier than you may think to keep your intake of fruits and more…

Pomegranates: The Benefits

Pomegranates: The Benefits Pomegranates can be tricky to eat, but their high nutritional value makes the effort worthwhile. The red glossy seeds, juice and peel (not that you should eat this part) of pomegranates are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and other phytonutrients. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over salads, yogurt, and desserts, or drop a few more…

6 Tips for a Healthy Feast

6 Tips for a Healthy Feast If you’re looking for inspiration for a healthier feast this year, you’re in the right place! 1. Choose Quality, Not Quantity A healthy family feast need not be devoid of taste and fun; all it takes is switching out a few of the high-calorie, low-nutrient foods for other delicious dishes more…

Clean Eating: A Beginner’s Guide

Clean Eating: A Beginner’s Guide The first time I stopped eating wheat on the advice of a naturopath, I was HUNGRY. All the time. I didn’t know what to eat, what to cook, or even how to find a restaurant I could eat at.  Despite having a diet that didn’t seem all that bad to more…