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Seven Quick and Easy Dinners for One for the Time Pressed

Too busy to make dinner for one? Before you dial for pizza try one of these seven supper ideas. These are all super easy and nutrient dense. Note – I suggest a serving of vitamin C rich 100% orange juice or another vitamin C rich food on the nights that you are eating vegetarian to […]

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French Toast Stuffed with Walnuts and Banana

This nutrient dense vegetarian entrée is great for breakfast or dinner. One serving has 18 grams of protein. Serve with a glass of milk or soy beverage and you’ll be getting about 26 grams of protein for this meal. You are in the zone. 4 omega-3 eggs ½ cup (125 mL) skim milk or organic […]

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Flaxseed, My Hero

Don’t let the tiny flaxseed mislead you. Great things come in small packages. Flaxseed is loaded with both soluble and insoluble fibre, is one of the richest sources of a plant compound called lignans, and it’s an excellent source of that heart healthy fat omega-3 fatty acids. We all know that fibre is good for […]

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Seven Breakfast Ideas

Breaking the fast has never been more important. We’re all in a hurry, but not making time for breakfast is a huge mistake. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate breakfast did better on memory tests. Breakfast eaters think faster and clearer, solve problems more easily and […]

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Reading the Nutrition Facts on Labels

Reading the nutrition facts on labels can help you decide whether or not a food should be in your grocery cart or not. In Canada most prepackaged foods are required to carry the information, but fresh fruits and vegetables, raw meat, fish and poultry – excluding ground – foods prepared or processed in a grocery […]

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Ten Steps to Staying Healthy over the Holidays

Oh…. the holidays. Family get togethers, office parties, shopping, fighting for a parking space, eating, drinking, getting fat, crabby and loosing your mind with lists that seem to go one forever. If the holiday season is disguising itself as your own private nightmare I have some great advice that will help you enjoy this season […]

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Five Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to embrace a healthy lifestyle, blah, blah, blah, blah…. We all know that, but unfortunately, summer tends to be the perfect time to party every weekend and gain yet another ten pounds drinking, eating, sitting on the dock or a lawn chair and letting our big old behinds just get […]

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Lemon Mousse

What do you serve for dessert after you’ve eaten every chocolate egg and bunny in your house? Mairlynized Lemon Mousse. This healthier version of my favourite lemon curd and whipped cream dessert is tart, creamy smooth, and only has 3.2 g Total Fat per serving versus on average 30 g Total Fat per serving of […]

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Decadent Brownies

These brownies are decadent, fudgey, and not too sweet. Made with heart healthy natural cocoa powder, whole wheat flour, omega-3 eggs, and canola oil, they’re a healthier version of the old standard. Makes – 16 – 2 x 2-inch pieces Serves – 1 chocoholic and anyone they wish to share them with Baking Tips: When […]

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Two Summer Drinks to Cool You Down (Summer)

Frozen CocoaMakes – 3 cups (750 mL)Serves – 2 – 1 ½ cup (375 mL) per serving Hormones are a powerful thing, out of the blue they’ll scream in your ear, “Must have chocolate.” I’ve never been one to argue with my hormones, so the last time I heard the chocolate voice I remembered I […]

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