The Latest

Food Sick?  Food Safe!

Food Sick? Food Safe!

Posted in Controversy

Apparently on Monday I had a case of either Norwalk or a foodborne illness… either way, the health inspector narrowed it down to where I had eaten out on Saturday. Both can be spread from person to food, one food to another food, or from food to person. The inspector reminded me that 90%...


Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Sides / Salads

This recipe is a favourite in our family and beets are certainly not on our list of favourite vegetables! The sweet and salty of the beets and feta compliment each other well. Beets are a good source of potassium, fibre, and folate. The red pigment is a nitrogen-containing form of...


Bountiful Berries

Bountiful Berries

Posted in Food Reviews

For the past week I've been staying with my parents in the Crowsnest Pass Alberta, nestled in the beautiful rocky mountains. Aside from a much needed visit with Mom and Dad, we've kept ourselves busy with fishing, rock climbing, hiking and biking - enjoying the great outdoors!  Every...


From Greece to Greasy... 2012 Summer Olympics

From Greece to Greasy... 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted in Controversy

  As the world’s most elite athletes push their physical abilities to the limits and set new records, spectators and tourists will be pushing their waistlines while filling up on burgers, fries and soda pop.  McDonalds has been a major Olympic sponsor since 1968 and this year they’ve built...


Water - Essential for Life but Eight Glasses a Day?

Water - Essential for Life but Eight Glasses a Day?

Posted in Nutrition Tips

We have always been told to drink eight glasses of water a day, but have you ever wondered why this seems to be the magic number? Research tells us that water is important for our bodies because every cell, tissue and organ contain water. It is essential for life and plays many roles in...


The Egg Debate... Again??

The Egg Debate... Again??

Posted in Controversy

The Research Institute in London, ON recently published a study showing that lifelong consumption of egg yolks is correlated to development of carotid artery plaques (the artery-clogging junk that increases risk for heart attack) and that eggs should be avoided by anyone at risk of...


Gluten Free Diet vs Gluten Free Dieting

Gluten Free Diet vs Gluten Free Dieting

Posted in Controversy

With celebrities promoting weight loss through a gluten free diet and books like 'Wheat Belly' spouting off weak theories about how wheat and gluten are the root cause of all obesity-related health issues, it's no wonder the general population is confused. Confused about what to eat, what to...


New Year, New Habits - Top 5 Goals to Include on Your List

New Year, New Habits - Top 5 Goals to Include on Your List

Posted in Nutrition Tips

Happy New Year! There are so many ways to get your New Year off to a healthful start. Food To Fit has 5 nutrition-related goals to help you kick-start a healthful year. Aside from the obvious - cutting out the leftover holiday treats - wake your body up and build new habits for 2013! 1)...


Making Vegetable Stock

Making Vegetable Stock

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Soup / Dressings

Reduce waste, save money, optimize nutrition - make your own stock! In my household, one-pot meals are quick and easy for us, hence, we go through a lot of soup stock. Recently, I've been concerned with the ingredients that go into soup bases: monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial flavours,...


Omega 3, Naturally...

Omega 3, Naturally...

Posted in Food Reviews

What do sedentary lifestyles, smoking, saturated animal fat, high sodium diets and binge drinking have in common? You know it, they’re all risk factors for heart disease or stroke and 90% of Canadians have at least one. We know that eating vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes have...


My Homemade Borscht

My Homemade Borscht

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / One-Pot Meals / Vegan / Soup / Gluten Free

Although there are many variations of borscht (not to mention different ways to spell it), I do not follow a specific culture of borscht making. My great grandma Halwas was from Poland, and I remember my grandma making variations of beet and cabbage soup. However, this recipe is by no means...


Savour, Taste and Truly Enjoy... Eating Mindfully

Savour, Taste and Truly Enjoy... Eating Mindfully

Posted in Nutrition Tips

What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is paying full attention to the eating experience with all of our senses. It’s being aware of our physical, mental, and emotional responses to eating without judgment. Mindful Eating versus Mindless Eating Mindful eating is: • Eating slowly and...


Weekend Brunch with Blueberry Compote

Weekend Brunch with Blueberry Compote

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Vegan / Gluten Free

Now that the snow has fallen, it feels like a perfect weekend for warm, home made pancakes and blueberry compote. Perhaps a couple of poached eggs and a mimosa to boot. Right, compote you ask? It is simply a French word to describe cooked fruit, sugar and spices. Originally considered a...


Taking Hemp to Heart

Taking Hemp to Heart

Posted in Food Reviews

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) National Conference. I was presenting about the nutritional value of hemp, what we know, and shedding light on where nutritional research needs to take us. During the day I met so many amazing people from...