Snack

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. […]
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 […]
March 2, 2017

Power Cookies

Just before Christmas, a parent named Asako from one of my kids’ hockey teams generously brought all the boys an individual treat bag of these Power Cookies. To my surprise (and delight), my 8 year old inhaled them. I was delighted because until then, he hadn’t been much of a cookie fan. […]
January 5, 2017

4 Ways to energize your wellness while traveling

If you travel for your child’s sporting activities, this blog is for you! Whether it is an out of town hockey tournament, a swim meet, or dance competition, kids’ out-of-town sporting activities often monopolize the weekend away, leaving a parent’s wellness to be easily forgotten. Parents spend so much time […]
December 21, 2016

Crunchy peach salsa

Need a fresh and flavourful recipe for entertaining? Try this Peach Salsa. It is colorful, crunchy, sweet and acidic, yet fresh-tasting (and a lower calorie option compared to other dips). I recently had a group of dietitians and registered nutritionists to my house for a networking meeting. I chose to […]