Your Mid-life Kitchen – What to eat

Posts in this category will focus on what to eat and more information about food.

October 16, 2019

Processed Foods: Does your diet need an upgrade?

Data from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey found that almost half (48%) of the foods Canadians eat are from ultra-processed foods suggesting that many Canadians need an upgrade to their diet. Are you one of them? Almost all food is processed in some way. Food processing includes physical, biological […]
March 5, 2019

Are you one of the 90% of Canadians who could benefit from up-scaling your snack?

If your body’s energy is like a cell phone, what percent battery life do you have by the end of the day? Many people are around 5-10% by the end of the day, leaving them with extremely low energy to do much more than flopping on the couch, about ready to […]
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 […]
July 31, 2018

Is there such a thing as healthy ice cream?

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. Is there such a thing as healthy ice cream? Is frozen yogurt a healthier choice than ice cream? What about sherbet, […]
January 24, 2018

What you eat matters to your bone health

As we grow older, there is more “wear and tear” on the “house” in which we live – our bodies. Literally, the bones of our house can get weaker, especially so in women. Osteoporosis or thin, weak and porous bones, has also been called the “silent thief” because it steals […]
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. […]