Category: Food

Summer Charcuterie Swaps

Who doesn’t love to sit and watch the sunset while grazing on a meat and cheese board and sipping on a glass of wine? This is a classic summer evening activity that I would hate to skip! However, there are some clever ways to make a few healthier changes to the classic charcuterie board without…

Don’t Let Go of the Past(a)

Unfortunately, pasta has gained a bad rep in some groups. Carbs are often accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. While avoiding carbs can be helpful for some people, this does not mean that all carbs are unhealthy. It’s true that refined carbs have been associated with an increased…

Healthy Baking Ingredient Alternatives

Did having an exorbitant amount of free time at home during quarantine inspire you to start baking for an army? It sure did for me! I started baking bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, brownies, cakes… you name it. One of the biggest moments of panic I had was when all the stores ran out of…

Nut and Seed Butters

Can you think of a household food staple that is more classic than peanut butter? I look back at my childhood memories of eating uber sweet, smooth Kraft peanut butter with Wonder Bread, another common item that we’ve all been exposed to as children. It’s characterized by a strangely soft and spongey texture, and a…

Natural Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the world of nutrition and weight loss. Added sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other serious health issues. What happens when you eat too much sugar? Eating too much sugar has numerous negative effects on your body. It can interfere with…

A Closer Look at Cooking Oils

The number of different cooking oils available to us these days may be overwhelming if we don’t know what to look for. Do you need something with a high smoke point? Are you watching your cholesterol? Do you want something neutral flavoured, or do you want the oil to infuse some flavour into your dishes?…

Refreshing Drinks for Patio Lounging

Patio season may look a little different this year – but the fun cocktails and refreshing drinks don’t have to go anywhere! We have picked out a few of our favourites, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to share with you. Our main concern when it comes to making the right beverage choice is sugar content, but…

How to Clean Your Groceries During the Pandemic

As restrictions are lifting and non-essential stores and restaurants are opening, it is important to continue following safety guidelines when out and about. But another area that deserves our utmost attention is the home – bringing food and other items from outside our homes and through our doors needs to be done in the safest…

Plant-Based Sources of Protein

If you have ever made the decision to eat vegan, vegetarian, or simply aimed to eat more plant-based, you’ve probably been asked, “But where will you get your protein?” The common belief that we must be reliant on meat, eggs, or dairy to fuel our bodies with an adequate amount of protein is simply untrue,…

Eating Healthy on a Budget

We’re in an interesting time. With life changing daily, we do not know the full effect these concerns will have on our life and business. What we can do right now is lean into our health, fitness, and nutrition.  Whether your income is affected or you are just looking to decreasing costs, this article will…