August 29, 2017

The Protein You Might be Overlooking

Pea protein is getting a lot of love lately – and deservedly so. It’s a quick, easy way to score a little extra protein, especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan or are looking for an alternative to soy or dairy. But there’s another way to reap the benefits of pea protein and then some: Frozen peas. Yup. These little guys could be one of the most overlooked healthy convenience foods out there. They don’t spoil, […]
May 11, 2017

Game Changer – Sweet Potato Toast

Are you in a lunchtime rut? You’re not alone. Finding a lunch that’s quick, tasty, and good for you is no small task. Enter sweet potato toast, Instagram’s latest healthy eating darling. Whether you’re gluten free, Paleo, or simply trying to squeeze more veggies into your day, this spin on toast is a yummy meal any time of day. Plus, the topping possibilities are endless. You can go sweet with PB and pomegranate seeds, savory […]
April 11, 2017

How much protein do you need, really?

Lately it seems like everyone’s trying to load up on protein – and for good reason! Protein helps you stay full and eat less. It builds muscle, keeping you lean and boosting your metabolism (double win!) Plus it takes six times more energy to digest than carbs or fat, so you don’t pack on as many calories. What’s not to love?   So I was pretty shocked when I came across some recent statistics[1] about […]
February 3, 2017

Could your next doctor’s prescription look like this?

It’s the American way. You get sick, go to the doctor’s office and leave with a prescription for medication to make you better. But what if your doctor handed you a prescription for healthy food instead? It’s really happening. At the University of Toronto doctors are writing prescriptions (like this one) for foods to help patients lose weight, lower their blood sugar and improve their cholesterol. So, what kinds of grub are doctors prescribing? Plant-based […]
November 22, 2016

Six hacks for a healthier holiday

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? Before you know it we’ll all be swept up in a vortex of holiday dinners, parties and brunches. Fun, but not so great for fitting in to your favorite jeans – or your health. That’s why you need a game plan before the merry making begins. Try these six hacks for a healthier holiday. You’ll end up lighter, leaner and saner.   Start your day […]
November 14, 2016

The Hidden Source of Stress in Your Diet

Mornings can be hectic. But if you sometimes skip breakfast, it could be stressing you out even more. When researchers in a brand new  study compared breakfast eaters to breakfast skippers, they found that those who ditched their morning meal were more anxious than people who ate in the a.m. But that’s not all. Those who didn’t eat breakfast also wolfed down more added sugar, saturated fat and sodium. And, amazingly, those habits lingered on into […]
October 13, 2016

Game Changer – Crazy Fast Whole Grains

You know you should eat more whole grains. But actually doing it? That’s another story. Even if you start out the day strong with a breakfast of whole grain cereal or toast, racking up grains as the day goes on can seem like a major challenge – especially at dinnertime. I mean, who wants to wait 45 minutes for a pot of brown rice to simmer when you’re in a massive hurry to get dinner […]
September 18, 2016

Dinner in 15

I don’t know about you, but in my house September is crazy busy. Between non-stop back-to-school activities and hectic new schedules, I sometimes feel like I’m lucky to have time to eat dinner – let alone make it! My solution? A handful of super-quick recipes that I can bang out in 15 minutes or less. When I’m crunched for time, these go-tos can make the difference between a real dinner and a big bag of […]