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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Squash?! What can you do with it? Find out on CTV Morning Live!

Fall is the perfect time to discover squash! It’s the perfect season for them and they hold the fall flavours we love! 1. Butternut Squash: • Is an awesome source of vitamin A needed for good health as it helps with the immune system and vision. Vitamin A is great for skin helping it look […]

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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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Roasted Chickpeas are a perfect snack and these Maple Roasted ones are a hit!

Crunchy Cinnamon and Maple Roasted Chickpeas These are so delicious! All of my kids were not so patiently waiting for them to come out of the oven. (And my oldest hates chick peas) More than one of them came into the kitchen saying, “what smells like cinnamon buns! Can we try those?” As we all […]

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CFRA And Summer Drinks!

What are the best ways to get extra water into your system to celebrate summer? How can you get more water? Flavour your water! -Cucumber mint -Lemon/Limes -Oranges -Berries -Chlorophyll (I love the mint flavour) You can make ice tea with you favourite teas at home with berry or lemon teas in you water. It’s […]

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What are you going to eat on your Summer Road trip? We have the answers on CTV Ottawa Morning Live!

Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip and it’s good to have a food game plan. We have the road map to follow to make the best for your choices on long drives. Tips: 1. Avoid fast food. Remember the sugar from pop spikes your blood sugar and makes you tired which […]

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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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On CTV Ottawa Morning Live we looked at Foods that can Lead to Belly fat! Do you know the better choice?

Did you know that cortisol levels which can become elevated with stress can lead to belly fat? Storing weight in your middle is common with poor diet and elevated stress. There are contributing foods to this factor as well and there are some common choices that people make on the go. We look at which […]

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Eating your Way to Radiant Skin on CTV Morning Live!

Tips for Food for Healthy Radiant Skin and looking good from the inside out! Consume: WATER, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B 1. Water::Cannot stress enough how important it is to drink this! If you “hate” water you can add fruit to it, organic lemon, limes, berries or cucumber for a refreshing twist. […]

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