6 Top Root Vegetables for Winter

6 Top Root Vegetables for Winter Root vegetables are hardy, delicious, and loaded with nutrients. They supply complex carbohydrates but lack the gluten found in some common grains. Many root vegetables have a conveniently long shelf life when stored properly, which make them a great winter pantry staple. They’re also easy to prepare as they’re more…

Top 5 Fall Foods

Top 5 Fall Foods The days may be shorter, but farmers are still working hard to provide us with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep up your end of the bargain by checking out your local market and stocking up on these top 5 healthy foods for fall: 1. Leeks Part of the allium family that more…

Recipe: Two-Bite Pumpkin Muffins

Recipe: Two-Bite Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin is the perfect fall vegetable. It not only makes a beautiful autumn centerpiece, but it is a surprisingly versatile ingredient to cook with – not to mention low in calories and chock full of vitamin A and potassium [1]. Once peeled and cooked, you can add pumpkin to soups, pasta, more…

Best Under the Weather Foods

Best Under the Weather Foods Coughs, colds, and flu are rife at this time of year, thanks to the sharing of germs at school, more time spent in close quarters indoors, and on packed public transit. When we’re sick it can be a real challenge to eat anything at all, but sticking to regular meal more…

Recipe: Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

Orange fleshed sweet potatoes are a satisfying and nutritious way to make the most of your fall meals. They offer an excellent source of vitamin A and a quality supply of vitamins C and B, dietary fibre, and antioxidant flavonoids. These energizing tubers contain 20 g of carbohydrates per 100 g serving and their low-glycemic more…

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin While a pumpkin spice latte is unlikely to do your health any favours this fall, fresh pumpkin is glowing with goodness. If you’re yet to be tempted to try the innards of that Jack-o’-lantern, here are 5 health benefits of pumpkin that might change your mind: 1. Source of Antioxidants more…

More Greens Please!

More Greens Please! If your idea of greens is a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce on your burger, it’s time to up your game and discover the wonderful world of highly nutritious, and highly delicious mizuna, kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens. These plants are teeming with goodness, and are increasingly found as a more…