PCOS

Simple Scratch Granola

Simple Scratch Granola

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Vegan / PCOS

Granola contains so many ingredients that help promote good health: cholesterol-reducing whole oats, digestion-slowing fibre, anti-inflammatory fats, protein and complex carbohydrates. Add it to milk, yogurt or cottage cheese and you've got a well-balanced breakfast or snack. It takes no time...


Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Sides / Salads / PCOS

This recipe is a favourite in our family, with the sweet and salty flavours of the beets and feta complimenting each other well. Beets are a good source of potassium, fibre, and folate. The red pigment is a nitrogen-containing form of anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant that falls under...


What is Intuitive Eating?

What is Intuitive Eating?

For anyone who has reached their emotional limit with dieting, or even just wonders if there is another way to feel well and support their best health, it’s possible you’ve come across the term Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Eating is often talked about as a non-diet approach to wellness, but...


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Beverages / PCOS

I've been wanting to play around with blueberries and basil for awhile now and the timing is perfect because my basil is thriving and I have a lot of it! I am so excited about how nicely the basil compliments the blueberries, and you gotta love the colour! It's light and refreshing and loaded...


Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Postpartum Nutrition / PCOS

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with low iron or iron deficiency anemia, you know just how frustrating this is – you feel tired all the time, you may be irritable, you can’t concentrate, you run out of breath climbing a set of stairs, and you may even develop more colds and flus. It’s not fun. As...


Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Sides / Salads / PCOS

Barley is kind of a forgotten grain - it's just not something most of use as a staple. With summer upon us, I wanted to incorporate barley into a hearty salad and one that could be turned into a complete meal for those lazy, hot summer evenings. Barley is a great source of fibre, magnesium,...


Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Posted in Weekday Meals / Snacks / PCOS

I am new to baking with chickpea flour and feeling really behind the times! I love the idea of using chickpea flour in my baking because it's another way to incorporate prebiotic fibre into my family's diet. For those wondering what the heck prebiotics are (nope, it's not a typo - different...


Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting ~7% of people in reproductive age (USA stats). Development of the disease is often linked to high levels of androgen hormones (e.g. testosterone) from the ovaries, altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, and...


Creamy Pumpkin Mac n' Cheese

Creamy Pumpkin Mac n' Cheese

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / One-Pot Meals / Entrees / Vegetarian / PCOS

As we prepare for another winter, be sure to star this comfort food for that snowy, nose-in-a-book, Sunday afternoon. I know the pumpkin sounds like a misfit with mac n' cheese, but it seriously creates the creamiest texture. Pumpkin is also rich in fibre, potassium, vitamin A, and folate....