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

dietitian grocery tips: buying fruit in season

how to buy fruit in season

When you buy fruit in season, you’ll get the top most quality, best price, and the fun of anticipating different fruit throughout the year! I did an informal Instagram poll, and got a strong message in return: people are interested in hearing what I buy in the grocery store. I thought I’d start by highlighting one of the key strategies I use to keep my grocery shopping, healthy, tasty and affordable: buying fruit in season. There are many advantages to buying your fruit seasonally! Quality: Just pure taste. There’s nothing like the taste of fresh fruit picked at peak ripeness! … Read More

are snapea crisps healthy?

snapea crisps

Are Snapea Crisps healthy? They’re made from green veggies, so it’s easy to think they’re a healthier snack option than, say… potato chips. But potatoes are veggies too. Some products are specifically made to appear healthier than they are. Snapea Crisps appear to be actual peas that have just been crisped. They’re called Snapea Crisps after all, and they’re shaped like peas, so when you look at them, you’re supposed to think they’re just crispy snap peas. But from what I can tell, that’s not how they’re actually made. From the ingredients and the physical makeup of the snacks themselves, … Read More