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10 New Year’s Health Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

From fitness to sleep and nutrition, check out these easy resolutions

Super Smoothies for Kids of All Ages

Try these nutrient-dense recipes for a power breakfast or snack
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Hearty Soups to Warm You Up

Try these satisfying one-bowl meals
Vegetables and fruits

6 Online Resources to Help You Eat Healthy

Great sites that will guide and inspire you!

March is Liver Health Month

Learn tips for a healthy liver
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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Why you need to keep your body hydrated during workouts

Good Nutrition Can Be Simple

Straightforward tips to improve your daily diet

5 Reasons to Eat Together as a Family

It benefits everyone

Healthy Hummus: the secret super food

Our youth blogger shares her favourite recipe
Cooking Camp

Swim & Cook Camp! Who knew?

Our youth blogger discovers our cool camps!

Hearty Soups to Warm You Up

There’s nothing so comforting as a bowl of warm soup on a cold day. Soups are a great way to pack in a lot of nutrition in one simple pot and make use of leftovers. They are easy to prepare, freeze well, and make wonderful one-bowl meals. 

Here are 3 go-to favourites to ward off the chills. Tip: the secret to elevating a good soup to a great soup (in my humble opinion) is the extra toppings – a sprinkle of fresh herbs, a pinch of red pepper flakes, or a drizzle of oil – POP!

March is Liver Health Month

All that your liver does for you
Did you know that the liver is the largest solid organ in your body and works 24 hours a day performing over five hundred different functions? The Canadian Liver Foundation calls the liver “your power source, your engine, and your pharmacist”. Here are just some of the major tasks your liver performs:
  • Cleanses your blood: processes chemicals, alcohol and other drugs 
  • Regulates the supply of energy, vitamins, and minerals for the body
  • Produces bile for eliminating toxins and aiding digestion

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Why you need to stay hydrated 
Adult bodies are about 60% water (children range from 65 – 75%), so staying hydrated means maintaining the body’s equilibrium. Water is required for every chemical process in our body. It helps to metabolize our food, carries nutrients to and eliminates waste from our cells. It lubricates joints and insulates our brain and organs – acting as a shock absorber. Water also regulates body temperature and modulates hunger. 

Good Nutrition Can Be Simple

Getting back to real food
I recently read Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food. In it I found some useful and balanced advice that was clear and concise. Pollan points to the big culprits to healthy eating: overemphasis on nutrients rather than foods, extreme diets that simply don’t work long term and erosion of the shared eating experience (e.g. eating in front of a screen, eating on the run or eating alone). 

5 Great Reasons to Try Meatless Mondays

As a mom of three who tries her best to prepare nutritious meals, I have a secret: Meatless Mondays.  If you have a family who regularly eats meat, going vegetarian for just one day a week is a terrific way to make a healthy change without too much of a commitment.

Kale salad, cauliflower soup or parsnip ragout?   No, those won’t fly.  But vegetarian pastas and bean and cheese quesadillas have been big hits.  Because it’s the beginning of the week and back to routine, I’ve found Mondays are a great day to go meatless.  But if Mondays don’t work for you, simply pick another day.


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