Prebiotics and Probiotics- What’s the Difference? On CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber that helps to sustain and support the life of other microorganisms, such as Probiotics.   A probiotic is a microorganism that essentially assists the body in processing food in the intestine, by assisting in the absorption of vitamins and minerals.  The job of the probiotic is essentially to keep things moving and […]

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Fridge or Counter Rules for Storing food On CTV Ottawa Morning Live

Does it need to go in the fridge? Are you taking up precious fridge space with foods that would actually last longer and taste better outside of the fridge or maybe you are leading your foods to an early demise by leaving them on the counter? The following foods might surprise when you find out […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes full of Greens on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

This St. Patrick’s day boost your family’s meals with these healthy and fun food ideas. Normally St. Patrick’s day conjures ideas of seas of green beer, fried foods and being over indulgent but it doesn’t need to be. Yes, it is possible incorporate green into breakfast, lunch and dinner without using loads of dyes and […]

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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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Cloud Bread? Maybe not…BUT we have many awesome Grain-Free options for you to get baking!

Grain free breads are a great way to try a different type of bread.We discussed cloud bread and all the other options there are that are grain free and super tasty! Almond Bread This bread is on the healthy fat side but is delightful. Add a little cinnamon to really make it delightful. Ingredients 2 […]

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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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Parent Info Night- Children’s Lunches and Easy Ideas!

Our nutritionist Jen Wright recently spoke at a parent info night. Her tips are perfect for busy families! See below! Last night I had the pleasure of spending the evening with some parents from Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. It was so much fun to be able to help parents learn some easy lunch […]

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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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