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…

Mindset Reset

You may have seen me mention Mel Robbins on my blog in the past, or share her Tweets on Twitter, etc. I really like what she has to say. On January 1st, she started a 35-day online training program called Mindset Reset. It’s about learning to change your negative thinking habits into deliberate and positive…

Tip Tuesday: “But, water is boring.”

“I hate water.” “Water is boring.” “Water has no flavour.” Is this how you feel about water? I used to. Now, for the most part, all I drink is water. When I’m thirsty, my body craves water and it’s my first go-to. For me, switching to drinking water wasn’t a slow change. Years ago, I…

Easy Swap: Salt

Many people ask how to get started making healthier choices. Making slow changes is always recommended. For people looking for simple ways to get healthier, I’m starting a segment called “easy swap.” I’ll be giving examples of products I have personally replaced with healthier options. And I’ll also explain why these options are better for…