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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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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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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Airline foods! What you can bring and what you cannot, on CTV MORNING LIVE.

What to bring on a plane to eat (that you are actually allowed to!) It’s summer and we are all going places! Here are some handy and easy snacking tips of foods you can bring with you when flying. These are based around Air Canada but it is good to check to see if other […]

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Food to Protect you from the Sun’s Rays on CTV MORNING LIVE!

We can get protection from the sun with the use of sunscreen, but it is also worthwhile to eat foods that offer natural sun protection. Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Ingredients • 1 can full fat coconut milk (has to be full fat, not low fat!) • 1 ripe avocado • ¼ cup raw cacao powder […]

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Staying Hydrated for Ottawa Race weekend and beyond on CTV Morning Live!

Proper hydration and drinking water is important for proper digestion and healthy skin but it is also essential to sports performance. Dehydration is a real threat to your performance on race day as little as 2% dehydration can affect your athletic performance by 10-15%. That means it can affect you setting a new record for […]

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Pasta Pasta Pasta and Alternatives that are JUST LIKE PASTA!

Pasta Alternatives Pasta is delicious comfort food, but it’s no mystery that it is not your friend when it comes to weight loss! Obviously, white pasta is out, but unfortunately whole grain or gluten free varieties aren’t much better! A serving of regular, whole grain or gluten free pasta can have 70g of carbs! Definitely […]

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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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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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