Adaptogens! What in the world are they?

We are proponents of supporting our body using healthy whole foods. Another way to boost our body’s ability to remain healthy, reduce stress and support good energy is through the use of plant compounds called adaptogens. Adaptogens help balance, restore and protect the body! • An adaptogen isn’t something new that was just cooked up […]

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Holy Food Prices!? Find out some ways to eat well without busting your piggy bank, on CTV Morning Live!

1. Vegetables a. Root Veggies: • Seasonal this time of year- squash, carrots, etc b. Cabbage: • nutrient dense, low calorie, high in vitamin C and potassium • One of the most potent cancer fighting foods! • Part of the brassica family of vegetables (same as cauliflower) which contain potent phytochemicals • Indole-3-carbinol helps detoxify […]

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Incorporate Detox Smoothies into your life Every single day on CTV Morning Live!

Detox Smoothies! Detoxing is about supporting what your body already does naturally. A detox smoothie is a great way to start the day because it reduces the amount of digestive effort required in order to absorb your vitamins and minerals while assisting your body during the detoxification process. Main aspects of building a detox smoothie […]

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Easy and Manageable Diet and Health Resolutions for 2016!

We all want to start the year with healthy intentions. The best way to do so, is to make small changes and work your way to make them into lifelong habits. We have tips for this and an awesome brownie recipe for you to try! 1. Write down your why- It’s not enough to say […]

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Chocolate! Chocolate? Yes Chocolate. Get the scoop on what is best on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

What’s the deal with chocolate and what are the best options? “Food of the Gods” Benefits: • Highest antioxidant food in the world, 15x blueberries, 20x green tea, 30x red wine • #1 food for your heart • Flavanoids – antioxidants which protect from damage to the arteries, function like a low dose aspirin preventing […]

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School Lunch Swaps on CTV Ottawa Morning Live

School lunches can be tough when you are trying get your kids to eat a bit better. Here we have some great alternatives to some of the lunch box regulars! Rice Krispie Squares with a twist! Ingredients: Rice Krispie Cereal (approx. 6 cups) 1 Bag of marshmallows 2 Tbsp. of butter or coconut oil 1/3 […]

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Getting on Track and Making a Meal Plan for an Awesome Food Week on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Meal Plan your Way to Stardom A little planning can go a long away. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many recipes, pick a few and make larger batches to set you up for a lovely meal everyday. Large Batch Chili Ingredients • 2 pounds ground beef • 1 onion finely diced • 3 cloves of […]

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What else can you drink besides Juice and Pop this Summer? We talked it out on CTV Morning Live!

We discussed some super drink awesome alternatives on CTV Morning Live. Some of our favourites are Culture Kombucha and Urban Juice Press. Both are locally made in Ottawa. Milkshake Delight -1/2 banana -1/2 cup strawberries (In season!) -1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk or vanilla or other milk alternative (coconut, hemp) -1/4 cup cocoa or […]

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Should I Buy Organic? Find out on CTV Morning Live!

Should I buy Organic? The definition of a pesticide is “any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life”. Pesticides on our food can affect the nervous system, disrupt hormones and cause cancer. It is best to choose organic produce as much as possible! The Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) […]

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Increasing Nutrition in Food On CTV Morning Live! How to get the most out of your food!

CTV- Getting the Most out of your Food! You don’t need to break the bank buying every new miracle food or supplement that Dr. Oz recommends! Here’s how to get the most out of the food you’re already eating! 1. Garlic: a. Fights cancer, lowers cholesterol, fights infections b. If you microwave freshly chopped garlic […]

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