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…

Understanding Whole Foods

Understanding Whole Foods “Unprocessed,” “natural,” “real food” – no matter what you call them, whole foods are key players in a healthy diet. They pack a higher nutrient density than their processed alternatives because they come straight from Mother Nature herself, in their natural form, with minimal processing and additives. Whole Food Benefits Because whole 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…

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin

5 Health Benefits of Pumpkin While a pumpkin spice latte is unlikely to do your health any favors this fall, fresh pumpkin is simply 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 could change your mind: 1. Source of more…

Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding You Back?

Are Bad Digestive Habits Holding you Back? Do you feel tired, bloated, or uncomfortable after eating? Chances are you’re making at least one common digestive health mistake. If you recognize any of the bad habits below, it might be time for a refresher in healthy digestion. Bad Digestive Habits Overeating It’s hard to leave that more…

Top 5 Fall Foods

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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 also includes onions and more…

Recipe: Purple Cabbage Coleslaw

Summer is here!  This means fun recipes you can cook for yourself or share with your family.  Cooking with organic materials helps to avoid some of the pesticides and hormones that may be added into the growing process [1].  Although organic food costs a little extra, it’s a good feeling to know you’re eating straight more…

Good to Grill! Lentil Kebabs

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy a delicious barbequed meal with family and friends. Instead of the ‘ole cheeseburger standby, try taking a meatless spin on the BBQ by grilling up these kebabs. Made with lentils, they are a great vegetarian source of protein, iron, and fibre, and the combination of more…