Staying healthy during the cold and flu season

The cold and flu season typically lasts between November and April and many people are affected by the cold and flu each year. Colds are a minor illness caused by a virus. Symptoms include a runny nose, sneezing, and congestion and may also include a headache, cough and sore throat. Colds will usually last about… Read more »

A healthy holiday season

With the holiday season just around the corner, it can be helpful to think of a few strategies to help you maintain your weight while still enjoying some of the many delicious food and drinks that are everywhere you turn at the holiday parties, family gatherings and the office over the next month. The holiday… Read more »

Nutrition Tips for Shift Workers

Working shift work can really upset your body’s internal clock and it can be hard to stay on track with healthy eating and exercise habits when your body is awake when it thinks it should be asleep. Three out of every ten Canadians work shift work, some working straight nights, straight afternoons or rotating between… Read more »

Food 101: Apples

While summer fruits might be gone for another year, with autumn come a whole new delicious bunch of vegetables and fruits like winter squash, cranberries and APPLES! Apples are everywhere you turn in the fall and are such a delicious and versatile fruit packed with nutrients and antioxidants that you can include in your dishes… Read more »

Tips for a healthy thanksgiving feast

One of the greatest parts of the autumn season is the Thanksgiving weekend. With the Edmonton River Valley a beautiful scene of golden yellow and orange, the weather sunny and crisp and the delicious smell of roasting turkey and pumpkin pie filling the house, what could be better? Even though Thanksgiving should be a time… Read more »

Food 101: Pumpkin and other Winter Squash

Fall is my very favourite season. The leaves are changing to beautiful orange, yellow and red colours and the weather is sunny and perfectly crisp, all you need is a light jacket (most of the time). The other thing that I really love about fall is the foods that are in season…specifically pumpkin and other… Read more »

The most important meal of the day

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day but do you really know why? A balanced breakfast is so important for so many different reasons: 1. It helps to jump start your metabolism by providing the fuel to start your day. When you wakeup in the morning your body has been fasting… Read more »

Packing a Healthy Lunch

With summer coming to a close and the first day of school just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about getting back into a routine with packing those bag lunches again. Brown bag lunches aren’t just for children though, packing your lunch for work is not only much healthier than take-out, it will… Read more »

The Art of Healthy Snacking

Snacks can be an important part of a healthy diet. Including healthy snacks in your day can be a great way to help you get in all of the nutrients you need for good health and to keep you feeling energized throughout the day. Snacks can also help to keep your blood sugar levels stable… Read more »