My 7 Tips for Picky Eaters (proceed with caution)
My brother and his family came for a visit recently. As the first in my immediate and extended family to marry and have children, it's inevitable that my advice is sought by new parents on one topic or another. I generally sit there with a sympathetic look on my face, and after hearing whatever sorry tale, I proceed to comfortingly dispense my thoughts based on years of trial and...
The Juice Cleanse Experiment: What You Need to Know and Do They Deliver Results?I recently opened up about my weight loss and diet experience.
As I mentioned in that article, I've been eating a lot of the same food items lately, so finding good tasting as well as good for me foods was very important. I experimented with kale (in chip
and in green smoothie form
), ate greek yogurt
like there was about to be a shortage, and cottage cheese and I had a lunch love affair...
We Love Foodie Fridays: Favourite New and Old Snacking Foods To Try
I was always a snacker, due to the fact that apparently, I was born with a bottomless pit for a stomach. Lately though, due to a burst in my healthy eating habits
, I've been snacking up a storm. I tend to eat a lot of smaller meals throughout the day as opposed to two or three larger meals that I used to eat. Because of this, I've been scouring the groceries stores looking for new options...
Staff Picks: Alexandra's Favourite Spring Beauty, Food and DIY Products
As many of you chicks know, when you come across a product that you really love, all you want to do is share that product with as many people as possible! I've had a few favourite products over the past little while and I've been making a list in my head so I could share them all with you. These are my picks for spring in food, beauty and DIY!
1. President's Choice Greek Yogurt (C$3.99)
Honey Wheat Sunflower Bread Recipe
Like most people, I was once intimidated by the thought of making my own bread. It's a lengthy process and (presumably) easy to flub, but I come from a long line of German women who make fantastic brrrrread from scratch all the time (and yes, it's important to roll the "r" or it doesn't count) so defeat is not an option.
This Christmas I received a stand mixer with a dough hook...
The "New" Diet of a Single Girl (in theory, anyway)
It’s a little premature for New Year’s Resolutions, since I typically like to save those until February, but my new life goal is to eat like a real-life grown-up.
After a recent trip to the doctor to investigate what I was convinced was a food allergy (what else can it mean when it looks like a little baby elbow is sticking out of your stomach every time you eat?), it was called to my attention...
Health Check: Table Sugar or Alternative Sweeteners?
Should you replace your sports drinks and table sugar with more “natural” sweeteners?
Agave is a natural sugar that’s gaining popularity. Made from species of the Mexican agave cactus (also used to make tequila!), it’s considered by some a “raw food” and used as a sugar substitute as it tastes sweeter than honey, is less viscous, is vegan and kosher. Although it is less processed...
Cadbury Introduces Fair Trade Chocolate
Did you know that Cadbury makes Fair Trade Certified chocolate bars? 22 million Dairy Milk
bars are sold each year and Cadbury's initiative will benefit 60,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana, Africa.
Fair Trade products usually cost more and aren't accessible, but these bars are now available across Canada for only $1.19 (42g) and $2.49 (100g) each. This got us thinking: Are you willing...
5 Power Foods for Active People
Active? Try these 5 foods to fuel your body for powerful and productive workouts.
(1) Homemade, low-fat muffins
make a great pre-workout snack. Coffee shops muffins can be high in fat, slowing you down (grease stained paper bags anyone?)
are a rich source of antioxidants and a recent study
suggested that beet juice may boost performance.
(3) Red peppers
are tasty on a salad and contain...
Going Vegetarian: A ConfessionalI'd be lying if I told you that the thought of eating nothing but vegetables, tofu and grains for 14-whole-days seemed like an achievable task. But here I am, up to bat.
People convert to vegetarianism for a number of reasons, personal health, political protest and just an overall distaste for animal flesh are the top few. For me it was just a challenge to see if I had the willpower...