Meal planning

September 5, 2017

Snack ideas for after-school sports (from parents living in the trenches)

As busy professionals, we juggle many balls – work, career, finances, our relationships, health, family needs as well as personal growth, fun and recreation. It’s the first week of September, and for many that means, in addition to new school routines, we are now also juggling after-school sports and activities. […]
August 23, 2017

This dietitian’s post-vacation grocery list to get back to healthful eating

If you are coming back from vacation, you will likely be coming home to an empty fridge. I recently came back from my summer vacation. While I was not starting from a totally empty pantry, I needed more fresh ingredients in my fridge plus a few regular household staples. As […]
July 12, 2017

13 Ways to Reduce your Food Waste

Did you know that the average household generates 7-10 pounds of food waste per week? Did you know 53% of this waste is avoidable? Vegetables and fruits account for 50-60% of total food waste, followed by cereal and grains (13% of total food waste), meat and fish (8%), dairy and […]
June 27, 2017

Healthful snacks to pack on a road trip

Summer is here and that means road trips! Along with your suitcases, you will want to pack some snacks! Whether it is for your hunger or the unexpected road delay like excess traffic or road delays, packing your snacks helps you be prepared. What do Canadians want from their snacks? Healthy, convenient, easy, […]
May 15, 2017

Gluten-free bar review: SoLo BarsGI®

It’s 2:30 PM. You’ve eaten all of your lunch, but you need an afternoon “pick-me-up.” All the vending machine carries is chips, candy and caffeinated soda. Anything you choose will satisfy you for the moment, but you’ll be starving by 4:30. What will you do? Enter the SoLo BarsGI®, a […]
April 17, 2017

Vegetable alternatives to pasta and rice

Canadian adults spend an estimated 580 minutes or 9.7 hours each day in sedentary activities – we drive to work, sit most of our day while work, race home and then feel like we want to just relax for the evening. As we hit middle age, our lives get busier […]