It really is possible to pull off a festive affair with just a little pre-planning and no stress. Whether you’re hosting a few friends or a cocktail party on the weekend, the key is to keep things simple. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for a stress-free party.
The Myth: That eating food helps the body generate warmth during a “cold” and that avoiding food helps it cool down when overheated or fevered. Debunked: Actually the body requires large amounts of energy to create and assemble enough immune cells necessary to fight the infection or virus. Good nutrition and calories provide this energy.
Trying to find the “perfect gift” can be daunting. I like to give my clients and friends who I see over the holidays a little something to say I’m grateful. With that train of thought I decided to simplify the art of gift giving by doing something I loved and sharing it with the ones I love: baking delicious cookies!
I love Christmas… It’s my favourite holiday and with that comes a love of entertaining and of decadence. The best way to pair those two things is with cheese. So we’ve prepared this short holiday cheese guide. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!
Holiday entertaining. It can be a bit intimidating, especially if you’re not the Martha Stewart type who thrives on table settings and Pinterest worthy dishes. Holiday entertaining is, and can be, such a beautiful thing. The key to simple party execution is mastering the recipe game plan, everything else will just fall into place. Read on for my best holiday entertaining shopping list!
It is important to eat a well-balanced meal first thing in the morning to jump start your metabolism and provide you with the energy that you’ll need for the day ahead. By missing this important meal, we are limiting our body’s ability to utilize the rest of the day’s food consumption optimally. Here are some tips for the best breakfast!
Boosting your immune system is always a great idea. The days are getting darker faster as November gears up for December and the holiday season. One thing that we should be particular mindful of as we enter a busy season is how we are fueling our bodies to ensure we are boosting our immune system and keeping our energy levels up.
If you’ve been following along with the Power Up journey you will have heard me discuss the ideals of a ‘balanced’ diet many times. I use the term to describe nutrition that satisfies all of our body’s nutrient requirements such a healthy fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. This is accomplished by paying attention to food labels and combining food in a way to support blood sugar friendliness.
Really the term ‘balance’ encompasses so much more and I’ve come to realize that losing your balance can be the key to maintaining it.
It’s pretty clear that choosing locally grown and seasonal foods is a smart choice when trying to eat healthy. Optimal nutrients, great flavour and minimal preservatives are a few good reasons why we do so. But what about homemade variations of your favourite fast foods? Can we still get the great taste and convenience of fast food but with the healthy and fresh ingredients from our fridge and pantry?
Are homemade foods, like muffins and hamburgers, really healthier than conveniently prepared foods?