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Holiday Gluttony at the Office? Survive the Sugar Season and Give Back to your Community

As we enter into a lengthy, sugary-filled holiday season, many clients tell us that their workplaces are one of the biggest barriers to eating better and maintaining health goals due to the food environment. For example, it’s not uncommon to see bowls of caramels at the check-out, jelly beans at the computer, boxes of donuts from managers, or thank you chocolates from customers. This time of year can be especially difficult with the influx of Christmas goodies from clients, suppliers, bosses, and co-workers. For someone who may struggle with “self-control” around trigger foods, who moves through the cycle of indulgence and guilt with self-sabotaging thoughts, this can be such an emotional struggle. At Food To Fit we feel...

Grandma's Harvest Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is just a month away! Nothing says Fall, harvest time, Thanksgiving etc. than the flavour and aroma of pumpkin. This particular recipe is dear to me as I discovered it in my late grandmother's old batter-spattered notebook among her other recipe favourites. And I love the use of whole, locally-grown pumpkins bringing out a flavour and freshness iike no other.         Ingredients: Pastry: I learned to make pastry the same way my mom makes it - following the recipe from the Tenderflake box! She always said it was the best and I have never strayed. Pie filling: 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed 2 tsp cinnamon, ground 1 tsp ginger, ground 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground 1/4 tsp cloves, ground (I use a mortar and...

Cabbage Roll Casserole

I just love meaty cabbage rolls, my Polish relatives would call it Bolabki! I enjoy making cabbage rolls and it certainly took a few attempts to get the product I wanted. For many though, cabbage rolls may not be a realistic family supper for those busy weeks. And sometimes we want the hearty ingredients without the work that goes into making the whole roll. I've simplified my cabbage roll recipe into a casserole version. This is a great batch item that freezes and re-heats well for on-to-go dinners.     Preheat oven to 375 F Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium cabbage, shredded or chopped 2 tsp parsley, dried (or 1/4 cup fresh, chopped) 2 tsp oregano, dried 1/8...

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