Feeling Sluggish? Learn how you can you eat for energy…

Do you ever have those mornings where you feel tired, sloth-like, have a lack of motivation, and are crying for energy? (I thought this photo of the pup was a great way to demonstrate that feeling).  Trust. I think we have all been there. So how can we get out of that tired rut? DietContinue reading “Feeling Sluggish? Learn how you can you eat for energy…”

Food Fact of the Day: Broccoli

October is the last month that you will find broccoli in season in Ontario, therefore, I wanted to give you a reason why to grab it local while you still can! Broccoli is a great source of:  Folate: cannot be made in the body, helps make red blood cells Vitamin C: needed for growth andContinue reading “Food Fact of the Day: Broccoli”

Why you should avoid storing bread in the refrigerator.

A quick little kitchen tip of the day. The most common mistake I come across with friends and family is storing bread in the refrigerator to slow down the “stale” process. The fridge is known to maintain freshness and quality of fruits and vegetables and many other products.. so wouldn’t it do the same for bread? NOPE!Continue reading “Why you should avoid storing bread in the refrigerator.”

Eating for your Eyes

Who new that your diet could play such a detrimental role in every aspect of your health?  With my need for glasses, aging grandparents with vision loss, and a recent sty (ugh!).. the importance of maintaining a healthy vision has become more apparent to me. Nowadays, our eyes are exposed to so much light whichContinue reading “Eating for your Eyes”

Food Spotlight on SALMON! What are the benefits?

Salmon is one of my FAVOURITE foods. I absolutely love grilled salmon for dinner… and what’s not to love? It is delicious and a great source of many nutrients. Salmon is especially abundant in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D. In one fillet(~100g) you will get: ~17-20 grams of protein ~13 grams of fat (only 3gContinue reading “Food Spotlight on SALMON! What are the benefits?”

The Sweet Potato vs. The White Potato

Po-tay-toe po-tah-toe… right? ……………… Nope! There is definitely a difference amongst the  various potatoes in the potato family. So which type of potato do I choose to consume more of? Today it’s a face-off between the sweet potato and the white (russet potato). The SWEET potato is my go to.  So why?… what really isContinue reading “The Sweet Potato vs. The White Potato”

Food fact of the day: CORN (my favourite)

It may not be summer back home in Canada… but I’m sure we can all recall one of the best local foods of summer. Ontario corn… mmmm Corn appears to always be in season here in Laos. White corn and yellow corn. You can buy corn around the corner at the local market or buyContinue reading “Food fact of the day: CORN (my favourite)”

Bananas for BANANAS!

Bananas are an awesome grab-n-go snack, electrolyte replacement after a sweaty workout, a great flavour ingredient to make muffins or banana bread ….etc! As I am sure you have already heard, bananas are very well known for their large potassium content. One medium sized banana contains 422 mg of potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte that isContinue reading “Bananas for BANANAS!”

MSG madness!

MSG, also known as monosodium glutamate, is not something that I was ever concerned with living in Canada. It was very easy to avoid. The FDA requires that it is stated on the product label if it is within the food. Also, in Canada I did not have a language barrier holding me back from knowingContinue reading “MSG madness!”

A tid bit about Tuna!

I love tuna! Tuna is a great source of protein to provide you with satiety throughout your work day. It is also a great source of iron. Iron is extremely important to our bodies as it is a mineral that carries oxygen throughout your body. The iron found in animal sources (fish, meat, poultry) likeContinue reading “A tid bit about Tuna!”