From whey to soy to sprouted hemp, protein powders come in all forms and flavours. And they are everywhere! With the dozens of options, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, if any. Some are hard to digest, some taste like crap and others contain a bunch of additives. We know that including more protein in our diets has many benefits but it can be hard to do. As a lover of smoothies and proats (protein oatmeal), I wanted to explore a more natural form of protein powder, one that my body may be able to digest, absorb and use better. And one that is more sustainable. And just like that, crickets crawled into my life. Well not really, but I decided to give cricket powder a try. Consuming insects is not new to the world, however it’s a relatively new food source to Western cultures. Slowly crickets are making their way to our grocery store aisles and now you can order cricket powders, flours, bars and snacks online very easily.Read More
For all those smoothie bowl lovers, here’s a quick smoothie bowl recipe where you can whip up your smoothie bowl in just 5 minutes! This recipe is filled with all natural and healthy ingredients to start your day off right. Enjoy!Read More
Working as a helping professional can be fast paced and extremely busy. Some days you may wonder, where has the time has gone? To help take care of yourself, here are a few simple tips to help ensure you are taking care of yourself while taking care of others when working in the helping field.Read More
Let’s talk about protein. It doesn’t really need an introduction. most of us know that it is one of the three major macronutrients that make up your diet (the other two being fat and carbohydrates).
From supplements to energy bars, there are hundreds of products where we can get our protein from. there are even diets completely based on upping your protein game, such a the paleo diet.
We also get protein from meats, such as chicken, pork, etc. This is my least favourite kind of way to get protein. I like meat, but i’m not a big meat eater. I basically have cut red meat, and lean more towards fish and seafood. The problem with that, well, is sometimes I feel like my body isn’t getting enough fuel to properly function throughout my day.Read More
For my first post, I thought I would tackle a subject that is near and dear to my heart: protein bars (without 100 ingredients and ones you can actually pronounce!) While I’m a big advocate of choosing foods in their natural and whole state whenever possible, sometimes we have to turn to alternative options when work, school, family (aka LIFE) gets in the way and disrupts our best laid plans. With that said, here’s a guide to some of the most popular bars on the market. I hope you find this information helpful in your quest to eat healthier, no matter what life throws your way!Read More
Although I had tried espresso at my Nonna's house as a child, I had my first cup of coffee in grade nine on a family trip to Cuba. I remember the warmth of the creamy coffee cascading down my throat. I remember the sweetness tickling my tongue and thinking so this is what all the fuss is about. And so began my biggest vice to date.Read More
My life has changed dramatically over the last two and a half years. I have been so lucky to have had two pregnancies, delivering two healthy baby girls. After having my babies, my body has changed. Well, duh right? I was expecting that it would of course! What I was not expecting was just how much I would have to change my fitness and nutrition regimen to get back into shape.Read More
Growing up, my mom would always make this dish for us that she called “eggs with sauce”.
Because, honestly, that’s all it really was - freshly cracked eggs sitting in a delicious & flavourful tomato sauce, usually served with a bit of bread to soak up all the runny yolk and sauce.
Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? This year, in the world of health and wellness, fitness lovers got technical when it comes to exercise, nutrition and what we do in our spare time in order to enhance performance and become the best version of ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I found that this past year saw more health trends emerge than ever before – everything from the increasingly popular keto diet, to collagen supplements, and everything in between. These are some of the notable health and wellness trends that emerged in 2018:Read More