Nutrition Tidbits 27 results
  • 6 Tips for Amazing Digestive Health

      As most of you know, I am wrapping up my diploma in Natural Nutrition (!!!!).  I’ve learned so much over the past two and a half years; it’s been pretty eye opening, and definitely life-changing. One of the biggest aha moments for me occurred when I was studying digestion.  Pretty much every one of our ills can be linked back to digestion. The stomach, small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and large intestine are the primary participants in our digestive ...
  • 5 Tips To Help You Kick Your Sugar Habit

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. In case you missed it, make sure you read my post 5 Reasons to Kick Your Sugar Habit . It just might give you the motivation you need to break up with sugar, for good. I gave up refined sugars about two years ago and I am so glad I did. The benefits far outweighed the good. I would mark it as one of the defining moments in my journey towards better health. Giving up the white ...
  • 5 Reasons To Kick Your Sugar Habit

    Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to get your copy of 10 Easy Recipes For The Gluten-Free Beginner. I eliminated refined sugars from my diet about two years ago, thanks to inspiration from Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free and Ricki Heller. I immediately felt better and was shocked at how refined sugar affected me. Now when I have even a little bit of sugar I notice it in my mood, my digestion, my energy and my skin. I indulged in one too many sweet treats this holiday ...
  • 7 Tips for Enjoying a Kid-Friendly Gluten-Free Christmas

      We’ve been a gluten-free family for 4 years now, but to be honest, it’s hard to remember what life was like before we changed our eating habits. I am so grateful for the road we’ve been travelling - even when it was bumpy and I didn’t know where our next turn would take us. We’re all so much healthier and happier. My family and I don’t miss out on a thing this time of year, or any other time of year, for that matter. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years ...
  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Hormonal Health Today

    This is a total departure from my usual posts and recipes, but I hope you'll stick with me! As most of you know, I am finishing up my Holistic Nutrition diploma. I am currently wrapping up my case studies and it’s amazing how the same problems keep coming up – fatigue, inability to lose weight, cravings, intestinal and digestive problems (candida anyone?). We all have the same problems. Isn’t that fascinating? The one health problem that I find to be of most interest, and ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving Vlog – My CSA Haul

    Mentioned in the video... We're so grateful for our amazing CSA farmers Circle Organics. Have you tried Pete's Mushroom Gravy yet? This is one of our favourite Green Smoothie recipes. Have you tried my recipe for Creamy Carrot Salad Dressing? It makes a great dip too! Here's one more recipe for Roasted Squash and Sweet Potato Salad Dressing. What should you do with all that pumpkin? Gluten-Free and Vegan Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin and Pear Streusel Muffins Pumpkin Pie ...
  • A trip to the Gluten-Free Expo

    Listen for the beep-beep at the very end of the video.  A totally unplanned honk from my neighbor Dave Dame.  I swear, we didn't plan it. Here's my version of Sweets From The Earth's Caramel Pecan Bar. It was from the early days (almost four years ago!). Here's a list of the companies I mentioned in the video: Attune Foods - Gluten-Free Cereals Sweets From The Earth Cuisine Soleil Organic Works Bakery Vega Honey Bunny Ketchup Rudi's Bakery   Gluten-F...
  • How to Make a Green Smoothie (Video)

    When my friends from Ptbo Canada asked if I wanted to film a video with them, I jumped at the chance. We decided a green smoothie video would be a great way to show you how to jazz up your smoothies (or encourage you to add them to your day). I am a big fan of green smoothies. I think they're a great way to start your day and to add super foods that you might have trouble fitting in otherwise. It's kind of like having a salad for breakfast. We switch up our smoothie ingredients every ...
  • July CSA Goodies

    I'm excited to share my second video blog with you. This time I am sharing my latest bin full of CSA goodies. We are blessed to have Circle Organics working hard to provide us with fabulous organic produce.   Here's some links I mentioned in the video: Cilantro Pesto Black Bean Bowl with cilantro and swiss chard Creamy Carrot Salad Dressing Find a CSA in Ontario. Stay tuned for a recipe for Zucchini and Tahini Dip and make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so ...
  • Gluten-Free Toronto Love

    Shirley, Ricki and Me - We met in Toronto, Canada a couple of weeks ago!   First let me begin by saying I am so grateful for all of the amazing people who are working hard to make healthy gluten-free living easier for all of us! I get so excited when I see a new gluten-free product on the market, or when I hear about a gluten-free friendly restaurant. I live in a great little community not far from Toronto, Ontario.  Although we have some delicious local restaurants, we love ...