All About Oats

If you’re into health and fitness, you know that a bowl of oats is one of the best things you can start your day with. They have a low Glycemic Impact (long story short, they’re the best kind of carbs) and are high in fiber, so they keep you full for ages and give you tons of energy to get on with your day. But when you go to the grocery store, how do you know what to buy? There…

Sunshine Soup

  Winter has definitely asserted itself in this little corner of the world- where we would normally have weeks on end of pouring rain, we have icy wind and bone-dry cold. I’m actually thrilled about this- it’s what I like about winter on the East Coast, except we aren’t going to get ten feet of snow! No one else seems to be with me on this one though, and everyone is sick. With everyone coming down with a cold or…

Why Your Breakfast Is Making You Sick

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day- but in North America our traditional breakfast foods are far from good fuel for our bodies. Here are some things you may not know about what’s in your favourite brekky. Vegetable Oil Vegetable oil is everywhere. It’s hiding in places you would never even think: breakfast cereals, granola and granola bars, breakfast shakes, breads and muffins…and if you’re eating out, chances are it’s used to cook your eggs…

Protein Powder: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

When I first started getting serious about my health, I was told by everyone I talked to that I needed to add protein shakes to my diet. At the time, I was working out twice a day (clearly that didn’t last) and could see the need for some extra fuel for my muscles. My girlfriends’ boot camp trainers, the personal trainers at the gym, countless resources online, and all of my fitness-machine friends swore by it, and I have to admit…

Rainy Day Veggie Chilli

There’s something about nasty weather that makes me want to cook things like stews and soups. I think there’s something so comforting about a big pot simmering away on the stove top, making the whole house smell delicious. I’m pretty sure chilli is supposed to be spelled with one ‘l’, but since it’s so perfect for chilly days, I’m ignoring my spell check and sticking to it: Rainy Day Veggie Chilli is wholesome, packed with nutrition, and super filling….oh, and…