Good Mood Foods on CTV Morning Live. Beat the Blahs with these tips!

Good Mood Food! With the days getting shorter and the evenings getting darker it is important that we do what we can to avoid SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a depression associated with the lack of sun light that occurs in the autumn and winter. There are different degrees of this but it […]

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Chocolate and Oatmeal for Breakfast!

Chocolate Oatmeal Are you looking for a fun, hearty, nutritionally yummy breakfast? I have a protein packed, kid friendly breakfast for you. Chocolate oatmeal! What a great way to start your day. Ingredients: (single serving size) 1/3 cup of organic quick oats 2/3 cup of water A pinch of Himalayan salt 1 tsp. of cacao […]

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Gluten Free Snack Ideas that are School Friendly and Kid Approved!

Lunch Time Ideas We had a request for lunch ideas from a blog reader for snack ideas for kids! Family Nutritionist, Jen Wright delivered the following ideas. These recipes are gluten free. So here is a few ideas to get you started. We all know the snacks are the first thing eaten so let’s try […]

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Thanksgiving with a Nutritious Twist on CTV Morning Live!

Thanksgiving Upgraded! Thanksgiving is a good time to reconnect with our friends, family and everyone we love. The traditional foods at Thanksgiving can leave us feeling heavy. Here are some ideas to lighten up dinner and make it easier for all of us to enjoy the time together without collapsing into a coma afterwards. 1. […]

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Awesome Autumn Ideas: Pumpkin Blondies and Pumpkin Brownies for Dessert!

If you love pumpkin but don’t know what to do with it, try adding it to baked goods. Pumpkins are anti-inflammatory and tasty, as well as hold zinc content which is great for immunity! Fall Pumpkin Brownies: 2/3 cup Cocoa Powder 1 cup Cassava Flour 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Coconut Sugar 2 Eggs […]

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Turnips? Give them a chance. This root vegetable is great roasted, mashed or scalloped!

Looking for an easy and simple side? Turnips have B vitamins that are great for our skin as well as oxidative stress AND have immune boosting Vitamin C!! This veggie is a great potato replacement! Mashed Turnips Ingredients • 2 to 3 cups of chopped turnips (about 5 to 6 medium) peeled and diced • […]

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How to eat Healthy All Week long on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Things are starting to pick up again. The lazier days of the summer are starting to fade out a bit and we all need to get back into the swing of things. Below we have tips to keep you eating healthy all week. Step 1: • Look at the week ahead to see what activities […]

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Is it really healthy? Find out how to spot a fake when it comes to Health Food on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Don’t be Fooled by Fake Foods When trying to make healthier choices for ourselves and our families sometimes it can be tricky to navigate what is available to us in the stores. People should try to have between 25-38g (6-9 tsp) of sugar a day and should stay below 2300 mg or 1 tsp/6g sodium […]

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Long Weekend Detox Tips on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Detoxing after a Long Weekend The best part about detoxing after a long weekend is that your body has already gotten to work for you, processing those extra glasses of alcohol from the weekend. Just because our body is already getting to work detoxifying doesn’t mean we can’t give them an extra helping hand with […]

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Summertime Slushy Shenanigans on CTV Ottawa Morning LIVE!

Keeping Cool this Summer with Homemade Slushies Let’s face it the summer in Ottawa can reach some pretty extreme heat levels, and whether you are hanging out by a pool, chilling out in air condition or sweating your face off during a workout we are all looking for ways to stay cool on those hot […]

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