Studying…

I’m studying for my Holistic Nutritionist program, watching my notes, continuously looking for fantastic tidbits to share with you, however, as with beginning most courses, the foundation is being laid. And, I must admit, the foundation is a bit mundane. Not that I’m not enjoying what I’m learning, I am. All about carbohydrates, proteins, fats…

The most important health tip you’ll ever need

So what’s the one most significant thing you can do for your health? If you change nothing else, what’s the one thing? The answer: Drink water and lots of it. What a let down, right? Here it seems there should be some outstanding, new, EASY, answer that none of us have ever heard before, that…

Improving me, to help you.

I believe it was June 2018 that I announced my plan to become a certified natural nutritionist. At that time, my plan was to register in the fall of 2018 and I was going to be sharing fascinating tidbits that I learned here with you. Although I do share what I learn from their recommended…

Easy Swap: Anything but white rice!

Being diabetic, watching my carbohydrate intake is necessary. I don’t cut carbs completely, but reduce them significantly by looking for healthier substitutions. I have a significant blood sugar spike when I eat rice, potatoes, or pasta. So much so, that I become exhausted to the point that I almost can’t function, my focus becomes fuzzy,…

Tip Tuesday: Mixing veggies

At New Year’s Eve dinner my mom served mashed yams. I love mashed yams. I love yams, period. However, these had an interesting flavour to them, that I really liked, but couldn’t place. “Turnip,” Mom said. I was dumbfounded. Turnip! “Well, congratulations, Mom. You just got me to eat a turnip for first time in decades.”…

Meal Planning

Menu planning, grocery shopping, meal cooking… all, not my thing, but all things I must do. I tried something new starting in January,  planning themed meals. I did some research (on “the Google” as my mom says) on what kind of themed meals other people try, and got some good ideas, but of course, nothing…

Easy Swap: Ketchup

I don’t use a lot of ketchup, but I was feeling guilty about the sugar when I did use it. I had looked up recipes to make my own, but there’s a shelf life to homemade ketchup of just a few days. I don’t use it up fast enough and felt I’d be wasting food….

Tip Tuesday: The power punch of spinach

Have you noticed that spinach takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it with? That’s my tip this Tuesday. I put spinach into every sauce or meal that I can to up our intake of greens. The kids never complain about spinach. Sure, they won’t eat sauteed spinach, but mix it into spaghetti sauce…

Easy Swap: Soy Sauce

An easy swap for soy sauce is a switch to Bragg’s Liquid Soy Seasoning. It tastes very similar to soy sauce, but is a much healthier option. It is quite strong, so use it sparingly and adjust to taste. Why? According to Ani Phyo, Bragg’s is gluten-free, not fermented or heated and they claim it…