Midlife

November 5, 2018

Midlife weight gain in women: what can you expect? What can you do about it?

On average, women gain about 1.5 pounds/year during their midlife. After menopause, many women find that their middle gets “thicker” as a result of where their body stores adipose (fat) tissue. As we go through life, our bodies change. Why do women gain weight in midlife? Midlife women are exposed […]
September 13, 2018

Lunch box chili

This lunch-box chili recipe is a tasty alternative to sandwiches and wraps. It will warm your inside while giving your flavour and fuel. What’s even better is that you can some meal-prep on the weekend so that you have all your lunches made for the week ahead. This lunch-box chili is […]
August 27, 2018

Shocking findings about sodium that you need to know

Sodium is a mineral that is found in salt.  Called the leading preventable risk factor for death world-wide, you might wonder whether we need sodium at all?  Despite all that we hear about sodium in the news, our bodies do need sodium to control blood pressure and to help with […]
June 12, 2018

Feeling bored with what you eat? How to break free from a meal planning rut

Thank you to my friends at Alberta Milk for partnering with me to bring you this sponsored blog post, helping you energize your nutrition, one bite at a time. Our day to day busy-ness often results in us eating the same rotation of meals over and over and over….Tacos, chicken, […]
June 2, 2018

Cooking class participants strengthen their culinary muscles

This past month, the third cohort of seniors completed the senior’s healthy cooking program at the Wellness Kitchen at the South Health Campus. I asked participants what brought them to the program and what they were hoping to learn in the program. There were three main themes: Some participants had […]
June 2, 2018

Outsource some of your meal preparation with meal services

Are you too busy to cook your own meals? Find yourself stopping at the drive-through for a quick meal solution? Want your meals to look like this? But find they look like this? We all have our own barriers to meal preparation. You’re feeling over-whelmed with your kid’s activities. You […]