When you are trying to eat a healthier diet, it does not have to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated a food is, the more likely it is unhealthy. Just think of the number of ingredients on the package. Don’t the healthier foods tend to have fewer ingredients? It’s important to get back to basics. Here are 5 simple steps to healthier eating and a healthier lifestyle.
With the Easter long weekend coming up soon, it is a good idea to start planning your menu for your family get-together. Whether you are hosting the event, or just bringing a dish to a pot-luck, why not give some thought to making the meal healthy. Continue reading →
Usually St. Patrick’s Day is associated with parades and celebrating at the Irish pub. But this year, why not try cooking something green for the special day. Now that might not sound as exciting as drinking green beer, but it is definitely healthier for you. Continue reading →
New Orleans is a city that is famous for many things – including Mardi Gras, Voodoo and jazz legends. Of course a trip to “The Big Easy” would not be complete without sampling the distinctly “New Awlins” Cajun food like Jambalaya. But did you know about the connection between New Orleans and Canada?
Beets have been a staple in winter recipes for centuries. They are part of the chenopod family with Swiss chard and quinoa. These easy-to-grow root vegetables, not only store well over the long winter months, they also pack amazing nutritional value.
Even though the weather is cold, there are lots of reasons to love February. Ontarians are excited to get an extra long weekend for Family Day, to relax or have a fun day with the kids. The most obvious reason to love February is because of Valentine’s Day, the day devoted to love and sweethearts.
Planning to make a special treat for your Valentine? Indulge their taste buds by making your own healthy decadent dark chocolate cashew snack. With its delicious taste of dark chocolate, they won’t even suspect that it’s full of dried fruit and nuts that are good for them.
Kale has become a very trendy vegetable in recent times. One popular way to eat it is in the form of this easy to make snack of homemade kale chips! But this veggie is actually an ancient, more primitive form of cabbage, which dates back as far as Ancient Greece.
During the winter season, one of my favorite traditional home remedies for the common cold is an old-fashioned Asian tradition of warm ginger tea. Although not scientifically proven to benefit colds, this herbal tea has been used for centuries to help patients with colds and flu. Continue reading →