nutrition

Stay Hydrated! Easy Ways To Drink More Water

2020-06-12

Before you read this, stop and grab yourself a glass of water! Water is life. In fact, a healthy adult human body contains up to 60% water —that’s over two-thirds of our bodies! Staying properly hydrated is key to many basic bodily functions such as transporting nutrients throughout your system, keeping digestion regular, regulating body temperature, …

Stay On Track Snack: Stovetop Popcorn With Coconut Oil

2020-02-12

We usually associate popcorn as a classic pairing with movie watching. But it also makes a great healthy, quick, and affordable snack that, with a little bit of creativity, can satisfy savoury and sweet cravings alike! Here are 3 reasons we’re reaching for this stovetop popcorn as a #StayOnTrackSnack: It is full of fibre and …

Stay On Track Snack: Nut-Free Energy Balls

2019-10-03

Nothing is worse than being hit with an unexpected hunger pang while you’re on the go. Those are the moments we often find ourselves speeding into fast food drive thrus or in line at the nearest coffee shop for a sugary or starchy quick fix, only to crash again and repeat the cycle soon after. …

Trick… Or Eat? Stay Healthy This Halloween!

2014-10-31

Halloween is here, bringing with it unending temptations. Your kids get all dressed up, hit the streets, and return with bags of delicious sugary treats. Once you’ve divided up the sweets for your kids and their sugar comas set in, it’s hard to resist diving into their stash yourself. But how can you resist overdosing on …

Run or Rosé? Try Both!

2014-09-18

Do you enjoy a glass of wine? Of course you do. Wine is refreshing and delicious, the perfect thing to send off a tough day at the office and to accompany your dinner. Plus, with all that reservatrol, it’s good for your heart too. Or is it? Studies keep popping up, all with conflicting advice. …

Vegetarian, Vegan or “Flexitarian”?

2014-06-09

As spring melts into summer and a wider variety of fresh produce arrives in grocery stores and farmer’s markets all over Ontario, it’s tempting to add more fruits and vegetables to your regular diet. But have you ever considered going fully vegetarian or vegan? If so, you’re not alone. Interest in vegan diets is on …

It’s Snowy: Eat Some Winter Veggies!

2013-12-15

During this time of year, it’s easy to get side-tracked thinking of all the great meats and sweets that are traditionally served at parties and big dinner celebrations, not to mention office gatherings, cookie swaps, and activities for kids. So, how do you eat healthy? For one, eat your vegetables. Winter vegetables get a bad …

Get Some Ginger Into You!

2013-11-20

Chances are you’ve made some dishes with ginger already this fall: from pumpkin pie to saag paneer, ginger is that special ingredient that makes everything taste warm, clean, and inviting. It can dress up pork, enliven fish, and it blends beautifully with tomato and coconut milk. But did you know it can also make you …

It’s Flu Season. Here’s How To Avoid Getting Sick.

2013-11-15

It’s that time of year again: time for a flu shot! Cold and flu season is upon us, and it’s important to protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers from weeks of fever, congestion, coughs, aches, and pains. Don’t worry — it can be done! Here’s how. First, it’s important to understand the differences between …

Get Cooking Healthy This Autumn With Your Slow Cooker!

2013-11-06

Now that Thanksgiving and Halloween are over in Canada, you’re probably thinking of how to get all your other holiday tasks done while staying healthy and keeping active. How do you keep up with all your obligations and meet your goals without succumbing to the lure of fast food? Enter the slow cooker. With a …