50 Healthy & Balanced Meal Ideas

Healthy food shouldn’t be boring and tasteless! Here are 50 healthy, balanced and delicious meal ideas to inspire your meal prep and meal planning this week.

A Dietitian’s perspective on juicing trends: raw, organic, cold-pressed

There have been so many new launches of organic, cold-pressed, exotic, wellness juices populating grocery stores breathing new life into this category. These new juices claim a variety of benefits from body detoxification and weight loss, to improving gut health and more. But are wellness juices a healthy choice or are they another diet culture trend?

Colostrum supplements: are they safe and do you need one?

Over the past year, colostrum supplements have gained popularity claiming benefits like strengthening the immune system, gut health, muscle growth and fat loss. So let’s dive in: are these claims evidence-based or is this just another diet culture trend?

The truth about seed oils from a Registered Dietitian

Wellness gurus on the internet will tell you that seed oils cause everything from heart disease and diabetes to leaky gut and brain fog. They will tell you that they’re toxic, cause inflammation and need to be avoided.

The fear-mongering of seed oils started with the trends of “clean eating”, the Paleolithic movement and conspiracy theories (from people who don’t know the difference between case studies and randomized control trials).

Collagen supplements: here’s what you need to know​

The popularity of collagen supplements has soared due to promises such as youthful skin, shinier hair, stronger nails, healthier joints and bones, weight loss, muscle growth and more – but is this true or is it just another diet culture trend?

Cycle Syncing: Align your nutrition and exercise to your menstrual cycle​

Cycle syncing is a practice that involves adjusting our diet, exercise, and rest routines to align with different phases of our menstrual cycle. By becoming more familiar with your cycle, what to eat, how to move, the hormones involved and hormone changes, you can learn to combat the more negative side effects and feel better in your body through the month. You may feel improved energy levels, better moods, and reduced anxiety and guilt.

Creating Lasting Change with Micro-Habits

In today’s world, it’s very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. Between work, family, friends, and other obligations, it can be challenging to find the time to make meaningful changes to improve our health. And that’s why I want to introduce you to micro-habits.

5 tips for a more balanced holiday season​

Does holiday eating cause you extra stress or anxiety? Most holiday events, traditions, and parties do seem to be centred around food and for some people – food fear, shame, guilt, and anxiety can be highest during this “happiest” time of year. So I wanted to share a few tips to help you enjoy yourself this holiday season.

High-Protein Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie​

The sweetness of the strawberries mixed with the creamy cheesecake flavour makes this smoothie so delicious and great for the whole family! This recipe is packed with protein from both cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, so it will keep you feeling satisfied. It’s also a great source of calcium, potassium, selenium and vitamin C. The strawberries are also rich in antioxidants to provide a range of benefits to your health.

5 Simple Swaps to Boost Your Protein Intake at Breakfast

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and whoever “they” are, were right! A protein-packed, balanced breakfast can kickstart your day, help you feel satisfied, and help curb your cravings later in the day!