Delicate

A funny moment at Crossfit: The coach was helping me figure out push presses. [What’s a push press? Resting a bar across the front of your shoulders, you squat and drive up fast, pushing through your legs so the energy travels to the bar that then jumps up towards the ceiling, using your arms to…

Is tracking calories necessary?

The debate is big on this one, and has been for years — should you track calories? For the most part, no. It’s not necessary if you eat a mostly whole foods diet with lots of vegetables, leafy greens and fruit, nuts and seeds. However, having said that, I do track my calories, lightly. Using…

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…

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…

2 steps to meet 2019 goals

In order to stick with my goals, and maybe help you stick with yours, I wanted to explore a bit how I plan to follow through this year. I learned a lot about taking micro-steps in 2018, I’ve put them into practice over the past several months, and they really do work. I’ve learned a…

How to peel a pomegranate.

I have seen this explained on Facebook, but you know, Facebook videos are not always to be believed, so I think when we try a concept and it works, we should tell each other. I couldn’t figure out how to peel a pomegranate so avoided buying them prior to learning this trick. All you need…