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#NutritionMonth : Top 5 Nutrition Tips For Working Moms

As a part-time working Mom with two kids, I know first hand how easy it is to completely forget to pack your lunch (and/or eat breakfast) amidst the morning chaos, when trying to get myself and my kids ready for the day ahead. And this is coming from someone who thinks about food A LOT, so I'm guessing that other Moms come across these same issues too. So, I've come up with some life-saving tricks that help me to stay well-fuelled during my work day, save me loads of money and probably save me from eating unhealthy extra calories that I don't need.  Here are my top 5 nutrition tips for working Moms:  1) Break the fast with your kids: Every morning I prepare a healthy breakfast for my kids, and make it a habit to eat with them. It surprises me how many parents go to the effort of making their kids a healthy breakfast, but don't eat it … Read More...

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Food For Thought: A Dietitian Talks Clean 15 And Dirty Dozen

  DO THE ANNUAL DIRTY DOZEN AND CLEAN 15 LISTS HAVE NUTRITONAL MERIT? "Should I buy organic produce or not?"  is a very common question I'm often asked by clients and readers. My answer is usually prefaced with "I'm happy to hear you're eating fruits and vegetables!," with an explanation thereafter of why buying organic or conventional produce is a ultimately a personal choice. Read the whole post   … Read More...

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Big Batch Easy Cheesy Weekday Mac and Cheese Recipe

We are lucky enough to live next door to friends of ours who have young kids around the same age as ours. Having built-in buddies next door means lots of impromptu play dates and last minute throw-whatever-we-both-have-together meals. A few days ago, we decided last minute to have lunch together (and had other friends with kids join us as well--it was a big crew!). I had some cheese that I needed to use up, as well as a costco supply of noodles in the pantry, so decided on mac and cheese. I called my Mom to ask her for her quick and easy mac and cheese … Read More...

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14 Signs Your Healthy Eating Habits Aren’t So Healthy

Healthy Eating Gone Awry: Take The Orthorexia Test There's healthy eating, and then there's obsessive eating.  When innocent attempts to eat healthfully, such as cutting back on processed foods or eating more fruits and vegetables turns into a pre-occupation, or obsession with eating healthfully 100% of the time, and a mega-restrictive diet regime of only the purest of foods, there is an unhealthy (and scary) shift into the world of disordered eating. Read the whole post     … Read More...

Recipes

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My Top Five Slow Cooker Recipes

  A slow-cooker can be a life-saver on busy days, allowing you to have a home-cooked hot meal ready when suppertime rolls around. I find that it saves me the stress of trying to figure out what to feed my family at the last minute, … Read More...

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Blueberry Cornmeal Cobbler Recipe

One of the many reasons that I love Summer is because of the fresh berries. Not only are they packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, but blueberries also taste delicious and are really convenient when you have small children (they are … Read More...

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