Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

How to meal prep

Everyone is all about #mealprep these days.  And it’s no wonder – we’re busy and we also want to be the epitome of good health.  Somehow a week’s worth of containers filled baked chicken breast, steamed brown rice, and green beans became the solution to both our time and health woes.  I’m not saying there’s

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Wild Rice and White Beans

Summer might be officially over on the calendar, but we’re still enjoying as much of the late-summer vegetables as possible, including tomatoes.  It’s become routine for me to pick up a box of tomatoes at the Farmers Market on Saturday and make a big batch of tomato soup.  Half we enjoy during the week, the

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Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a

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Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype?

About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut. This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last

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Blueberry Rhubarb Scones

I’ve slowly started to clear out the freezer in preparation for stocking it up with soups, stews, and other meals before the baby comes.  I still have a bit of rhubarb from late spring/early summer and I also had a pretty good yield of blueberries from my own garden this year, so I’ve been on

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5 Back-to-School Recipes

September is here! The kids are back in school and whether you’re a parent or not, the day after Labour Day is typically seen as the end of summer vacation – a time for everyone to get back into their routine. To help you get back into your routine, I’ve rounded up five recipes that

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Kale, Kohlrabi, and Blueberry Salad with Crispy Chickpeas and Poppy Seed Dressing

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I managed to grow a whole whack of blueberries in my garden this year (finally!). I’ve been eating them with yogurt and granola, baking with them, and adding them to this salad, which has been on repeat at our house for most of the summer. I

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Vanilla Chia Pudding

I love a good make-ahead breakfast, especially these days. I’ve gone back to work at the hospital and getting myself and everyone out the door on time and fed in the morning takes a bit of planning. Anything we can do the night before (or several nights even, in this case) we do: bags packed,

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Baked Rhubarb French Toast Strata

Whoa – what happened there?  I blinked and it’s May already.  Oops. I’ve been pretty quiet the past few weeks, taking some time for extra rest (the baby has me run off my feet!) but working on lots of fun stuff for you.  Last weekend was the first day of the summer Farmer’s Market near

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Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with Carrot Top Pesto, Pumpkin Seeds and Feta

I finally got around to getting into the garden to get ready for this year and I found some carrots and beets that made it all the way through the winter without being touched (which is a miracle if you consider how often the dog sneaks out and steals carrots straight from the ground). I

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