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Coleslaw Recipe: Probiotics

Just in time for summer! Here is our twist on the classic summertime staple coleslaw. Our version is chock full of probiotics, those friendly little intestinal critters that science is just raving about these days. Great for your digestion, immunity, and even mental health, there’s just so much to love about these little guys. We […]

Quinoa Beet and Bean Bowl

quinoa beets and bean bowl

A nourishing bowl of energy and blood sugar balancing ingredients. Quinoa is a whole-grain with impressive protein content, high in fibre, and phytochemicals that may help manage your blood sugar and blood pressure. Lets not forget the phytochemicals in beets, and the rich fibre and high-quality protein in legumes–which can help normalize blood sugar by slowing down how […]

The Dirty Dozen & The Clean 15

Peaches

The Dirty Dozen™ These foods had the highest concentrations of pesticides (and other chemicals we don’t want to be eating) when tested by the Environmental Working Group in 2015, making it our list of foods we’d be better off if we buy them as organic: Apples Peaches Nectarines Strawberries Grapes Celery Spinach Sweet Bell Peppers […]

Should We Worry About GMOs?

GMO

What is a GMO? Is it a spaceship? Is it a new type of computer or smartphone? By name, a GMO sounds sort of high-tech or futuristic. But, in reality a GMO is an abbreviation for genetically modified organism. A GMO is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (mutation, […]

Ways to Make Family Dinners* Joyous

Family eating dinner

Take turns describing your favourite part of the day. Get the kids to talk 50 percent of the time. Let each child choose the food for dinner once a week. Get kids involved in making meals. Don’t give into request to swap their food for less healthy items; continue to offer healthy food options. Try […]

Long A-‘Weight’-ed Solution?

obese child

New Guidelines on Weight Management for Children May Surprise You It has been a long time since 1994 – the last time the guidelines on the prevention and management of childhood obesity were reviewed. Hence, where is great excitement about guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care for the management and prevention of obesity […]

Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Fish Taco Pineapple Salsa

This recipe for fish tacos with pineapple salsa is from our popular Weight Management app. It is sure to become a summertime favourite – who knew taking care of yourself could be this simple and delicious? We recommend you prepare the fish by pan-frying it at a low to medium temperature with a little extra virgin […]

Your Guide to Deciphering Sugar – Take Control

sugar

We are eating more sugar than we think and experts are warning that sugar may be the worst thing we could be eating. With new recommendations out this month from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggesting we cut our sugar intake in half, it’s becoming clear that we need a sugar solution.   Sugar is […]