Spring vegetable and quinoa stew

2021-04-01

Who says that stews are just for winter!! Well, this vegetarian recipe using quinoa and spring vegetables will convince you otherwise. It’s a perfect light, quick and easy midweek meal. Ingredients: 4 shallots, finely sliced 250g baby carrots, halved lengthways 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp white …

Let’s Get You Excited for Spring!

Spring Tabouli Salad Here’s a simple, yet tasty recipe for Quinoa Asparagus Salad (aka Spring Tabouli) tossed with English peas,  fresh dill, parsley, toasted almonds in a lemony dressing topped with optional avocado, goat or feta cheese. Yummy!! A healthy, flavorful salad that can be made ahead and is perfect for special gatherings or midweek …

It’s not a weakness. It’s an opportunity.

We all have things we’d like to improve.  Areas of our lives, ourselves our bodies that we want to be different. How we look at these things, and therefore ourselves is important.  We can use a lens that shows weakness, imbalance, frailty or flaws.  Or we can use a lens that highlights interesting challenges and …

Can we say it here – Women and Men are not the same?

2021-02-26

As fitness experts, we openly acknowledge the specific differences between men’s and women’s physical bodies. Most women have wider hips relative to where their knees sit, creating a unique challenge in relation to ensuring our knees track safely when we run, dance, ski and bike. We are far more dominant in lower body strength when …

Exercise Powers Weight Loss

By Meg Sharp. Director of Training and Education WFCC Inspiration of the Day: “Everything is hard before it is easy.” -Goethe Typically, the most powerful factor in successful weight loss is dietary change. That doesn’t change how vital exercise is. In fact, regular exercise in conjunction with caloric restriction supports more favourable weight loss results …

Sweet Potato Rosti

  Ingredients: ● 4 large organic eggs divided ● 1 garlic clove finely minced ● 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus extra for garnish ● 3/4 cup diced tomatoes ● 1/2 cup cooked black beans ● 1/4 cup chopped kimchi vegetarian if desired ● 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves chopped ● 1 Tbsp lemon …

Treat your heart with kindness this February!

2021-02-25

Most Canadians have at least one risk factor of heart disease and stroke.  This means it’s very important to ensure you’re taking the best possible care of yourself. Cardiovascular health is heavily influenced by an individual’s physical and social environment, and factors such as availability of healthy foods, physical education, working conditions and community resources. …

February is National Heart Month!

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? Most cardiac events can be prevented, yet cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s greatest health threat. Eating more fruits, vegetables, chicken and fish leads to better heart health. It’s also recommended that women get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. …

Probiotic Breakfast

INGREDIENTS ● 1 cup quinoa ● 1 3/4 cups water ● Kosher salt ● 1 medium avocado ● 2 medium scallions ● 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ● 4 packed cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces) ● 4 large eggs ● 1 cup fermented red cabbage or beet kraut, Eden organics ● 1 cup plain …

Moments That Take Your Breath Away

By Meg Sharp, WFCC Director of Training & Education   First kisses… The first time you hold a newborn baby in your arms… Watching that same baby take their first steps, ride a bike, graduate from college, get married… Locking eyes with your longtime partner and realizing you are still so much in love… Moments …