2016 has been a a year of growth, discovery and challenge for me. I adjusted to being a mom of three (and couldn't imagine it any other way!), I continued to grow and shape my business into what I envision it to be, and I learned a...

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Burnbrae Farms just outside of Ottawa, where I was lead through the entire egg production and grading system, and taught about the different hen housing systems, and the various types of eggs that are available to us here in Canada. It's...

SURPRISING (AND REFRESHING) NON-DIET WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES FROM A NUTRITION EXPERT Most people struggle with their weight at one point or another, even nutrition experts. Achieving sustainable weight loss isn't easy, otherwise everyone would sit at their most comfortable weight. Most of the time, we...

HERE'S WHY YOU NEED TO IGNORE COMMON HOLIDAY NUTRITION TIPS (AND WHAT TO DO INSTEAD!)The holidays are here and so are fun holiday parties and get-togethers involving delicious food. As fun as this time of year is, it can also induce a bit of anxiety...

I was able to squeeze one last media appearance in before baby number three arrives in October, and for it I was able to create and test out two new quick and easy tuna recipes that will definitely be added to our family's weeknight dinner...

  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!,"...

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,...

  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, which...

September has always been my favourite month of the year. Not only is the weather usually lovely here in Calgary (I'm knocking on wood right now), and the colours beautiful, but I also think of September as a new beginning or a "fresh start".  Around this...