Active Living

Chinese Fried 'Rice'

Chinese Fried 'Rice' By Dawn Thalheimer If you are like most people, January brings a renewed sense of commitment to fitness and a better lifestyle in general. Sadly, (for some!) a major part of this change is going to be a revamp of your current diet and a focus on making better food choices without…

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Healthy Ginger Cookies

Healthy Ginger Cookies By Dawn Thalheimer Nothing says Christmas like the smell of ginger and cinnamon!  Instead of throwing away all the hard work you have put in over the last few months, try bringing a plate of these tasty ginger cookies to your next holiday party. Ingredients  2 cups almond meal…

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The Trainer is 'IN' - Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Exercise

With the popularity of HIIT-style classes on the rise, it’s important to know that these classes do more than just allow you to burn more calories in a shorter period of time

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Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe Adapted & revised from www.dairygoodness.ca by Krista Goncalves, BSc., CHN, RNC Ingredients 1 bunch of broccoli (1.5lb) 1 chopped onion (or 3 leeks, white parts only) 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups (500 ml) chicken or vegetable broth 1 tsp (5 ml)…

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DIY Mexi-Spice Blend Recipe

Try this DIY mexi-spice blend to help get those creative juices flowing.

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Liver Cleansing Coleslaw

Red cabbage adds gorgeous colour and beneficial plant pigments that help fight disease. The fermented yogurt kefir is a healthier, no-mayo swap for the dressing.

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Bounti-fall Snack Mix Recipe

Bounti-fall Snack Mix Recipe Adapted by Krista Goncalves, BSc., CHN, RNC Makes about 3 cups 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 Tbs olive oil or 1.5 Tbs coconut oil divided 2 tsp spice blend (curry, masala, mild chili powder – divided)  Other options: try cinnamon, ginger, cloves, garlic, paprika…

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The Trainer is 'IN' - Should you work out while you're sick?

With colder weather comes more time indoors and with more time indoors comes an increased chance of catching a cold or flu. Whether you’re new to exercise and attempting to set the habit or you’re a dedicated exerciser taking time off from exercise feels detrimental to your health and fitness goals but is continuing to exercise while sick doing your body more harm than good?

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