Is Halo Top a healthy switch from real ice cream?

Halo Top Healthy

I haven’t been too impressed with “frozen desserts” in the past. I’m looking at you Breyers blue box! They’re mainly just super-sweet and icky. They don’t have that creamy, rich, melt-in-your-mouth enjoyment that ice cream does. So I didn’t have high expectations when I heard about Halo Top. It’s advertised as a low-calorie, healthy alternative to ice cream, and I just didn’t think it could possibly compare to ice cream. As a Dietitian I’m all for making healthier choices in the foods that form the core of my diet. The foods I eat the most NEED to be healthy! But … Read More

Should I Quit Sugar?

should i quit sugar?

Lots of people have the idea that they should quit sugar. It doesn’t help that there’s a major fear campaign about sugar going on right now.  There’s no question that a lot of people eat too much sugar. Some even think they’re addicted to it (even though there’s no strong evidence that such an addiction can exist). They realize that they like sugar a lot, probably too much, and they think that in order to avoid eating too much sugar, they should just cut it out entirely. why you shouldn’t quit sugar I usually don’t recommend people cut out sugar entirely. … Read More

Food Evolution Review – the great GMO vs organic debate

When somebody suggested I do a Food Evolution review, I thought “oh no, not another shockumentary.” The modern documentary is problematic. It’s too powerful. Given the chance to invade people’s brain with emotionally driven images, one-sided arguments, and compelling music for 1-2 hours straight, filmmakers can convince rational people of irrational things. Combine that with some fear, and the emotional power it can have over us, and you get the very dangerous genre I call a shockumentary. These are far too common in the health world. Films like What the Health and Cowspiracy use misinformation to scare people into eating a certain … Read More

12 healthy convenience foods

In an ideal world, we’d all have time to prepare and cook three meals a day, seven days a week, eating happily and healthfully ever after. But in reality, sometimes life is busy. We need healthy convenience foods! Convenience often means that sacrificing something else. You pay extra for convenience. But the good news is that just because you want convenient food, doesn’t mean you necessarily have to sacrifice nutrition! There are several healthy gems that can be easily picked up at your local grocery store! I asked my Dietitian friends what they personally keep on hand for quick and … Read More

sprouted lentils – how and why to do it

I haven’t always known how to sprout lentils, so I was glad to find out it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Sprouted lentils are a delicious, healthy addition to your favourite sandwich, stirfry, or my favourite: this herbed sourdough bread recipe! When I say sprouted lentils are as easy as 1-2-3, I mean it literally. Spend one minute Do it two times a day For three days I think the process of sprouting lentils is so incredible! Dried lentils look absolutely lifeless, but if you simply add water to them, they come alive and grow again! They’re like a little … Read More

which oats are healthy?

which oats are the healthiest? #healthyeating #oatmeal #oats #vegan #steelcutoats #overnightoats

Which oats are healthy? The answer is, almost all of them. But you’re probably wondering which oats are healthiest. The short answer is that the least processed oats are the most healthy. But when I did the calculations for exactly how much difference the processing makes, I admit that I was surprised by the results! Oats are a whole grain that are mostly eaten by horses, at least in their unprocessed state. They get processed for us picky humans. Some oats are more processed than others, which results in the different types! The processing continuum that will help us see … Read More

changing how you shop can make your fruit last for weeks

We go through a LOT of fruit in our house! I don’t want to be running to the grocery store every couple of days just to keep up with our fruit habit! So I started to strategically buy a variety of fruit that I could space out over a couple of weeks. That way we could enjoy fresh fruit for a couple of weeks without anything going bad on us! This works well for the North American way of grocery shopping. Unless you live in a very urban area, your closest grocery store is probably not within walking distance… or … Read More