IMG_3179 Top 10 Superfoods under $3 that give you the most nutrition bang for your buck: 1. Garlic ($0.50 per bulb) is nature’s anti-biotic. It’s an anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory. A few cloves in any dish will help to keep your immune system strong. Mince garlic and leave it out for 10 minutes to release all of its health promoting properties. 2. Ginger root ($0.75 per root) is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which helps to protect from cancer cells and arthritis. It can relieve intestinal gas, prevent motion sickness, morning sickness and can even help relieve menstrual cramps. Use a thin slice in…
IMG_4382 There is definitely no better compliment then when your kids say the love your food. They are the toughest critics and these days with my eldest going through a picky-eater phase, hearing him say these are my best muffins is THE BEST. If you’ve been following my posts, you have figured out that I always try to jam in as many nutrients as possible, yet still make it kid-approved, with some sweetness and creaminess and taste-bud friendly texture. This mini is JUST THAT and so much more! I’ve been using my browning bananas for most of my baking lately, but…
smoothiebowl-2-1 Smoothie bowls are a creative way to present your morning smoothie and boost its healthiness by adding even more nutritious foods on top! It can be a fun morning activity for children that will give them choices when it comes to their breakfast. You will want a smoothie that is on the thicker side so that toppings will stay on top of your smoothie. Each bowl can be customized with toppings such as fruit, nuts, seeds and various superfoods. Here’s one of my fave bowls! Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl 1-2 servings Smoothie: •Half of a banana •Half of an orange…
IMG_3596It’s easy to get in a smoothie rut during the winter months as our body doesn’t crave cold and water-dense ingredients. We’d rather be eating heavier, warming foods when the temperatures are below zero. Now that we are in April we are awaiting May flowers, listening to birds sing and ditching the snow tires.  Fresh, colourful, and light are some of the words that come to mind when I think about Spring.  It’s the time we reconnect with nature and our bodies.  It’s important that we help our bodies to “spring clean” and eliminate lingering toxins and other elements that…
IMG_2989 Find your unique “diet rhythm” for sustainable weight loss, vibrant energy and balanced health.         I began playing the drums at age of 3. I began listening to music 3 years and 9 months before that. My parents are musicians and went to 2 dozen concerts when I was in utero. Seriously. As far back as I can remember I always had a beat in my head; a rhythm that I would walk to, or eat to, or play to. Rhythm became such a strong part of my every day that now, as an adult I see…
  IMG_2968   My passion for nutrition was born from struggle.  I spent many years doubled over in pain as a child not knowing why I always felt sick and tired. I was worried with every bite of food I ate because I felt constant nausea, stomach pains, constipation and dizziness. I started out on a pretty crappy diet. It consisted of canned soups, cheese spread on white bread, flavoured chips, crackers and many versions of fast food. I was eating what a lot of the kids in my neighbourhood were eating, but I was always feeling sick. So sick that…
  Quinoa Muffin Earlier this week I posted a recipe for a “Quinoa Raspberry Muffin” which was just a white muffin disguised with a sprinkling of quinoa. I set out to renovate this recipe to make it higher in nutrients, easier to digest and really make quinoa the star ingredient. I decided to use sprouted quinoa as this offers the ultimate nutrition-punch. Check out the recipe below and share your comments if you decide to try it!           Sprouted Quinoa Blueberry Mini Muffins Makes 24 Ingredients:  1 cup cooked sprouted quinoa 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter 1/4 cup…
flourlesscookies Who knew that you could get a chewy, soft, golden-brown chocolate chip cookie without using white flour, butter, or refined sugar. Healthy can be easy and DELICIOUS! Makes 24 Ingredients:  1 cup organic, unsalted peanut butter (or any nut butter) 1/3 cup raw honey 1 organic omega-3 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water, let stand for 5 minutes before adding) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Directions: Preheat your oven to 350F In a medium bowl mix all ingredients together. Carefully fold in the chocolate chips to…

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