Tips & Fun Facts

4 Tips to Reduce Fat Intake (the bad kind of fat)

Yes, we need fats in out diet!  However, most North Americans already consume this energy-dense nutrient in excess... And we all know that too much is like not enough. Keep on reading to learn about tips to reduce the amount of harmful fats in your daily food habits. 1. Limit ultra-transformed foods When grocery shopping, try going… Continue reading 4 Tips to Reduce Fat Intake (the bad kind of fat)

Tips & Fun Facts

Taking the DIE out of diet: 5 simple tricks to improve food habits

Spring is here, which means many are looking to get into shape and perhaps obtain that bikini silhouette again! Do not do it through drastic dieting, since these might be damaging for the body and lead to results that you would not expect nor desire. Just start off by applying these five simple tricks! 1. Do not… Continue reading Taking the DIE out of diet: 5 simple tricks to improve food habits

Appetizer & Entrée, Main Course, Recipe, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegetarian

Fat Talk Free Week

Weight is just a number. Do not solely base yourself on this number and most importantly, do not let this number run your life! Ask yourself "Am I healthy? Am I happy the way I am?" 🙅🏼 This week, it is Fat Talk Free Week (Nov 7-11) ! 🚫  I encourage every single one of you… Continue reading Fat Talk Free Week

Tips & Fun Facts

What is the caloric cost of your Halloween Sweet Treats?

Are you planning on working out today to be able to enjoy your sweet treats on Halloween with less guilt? These candies might seem harmless at first, but be careful! They add up and might contribute to excess calories in your day!🍬🍭🍫 Here is a little guide to help you burn off the calories from these… Continue reading What is the caloric cost of your Halloween Sweet Treats?

Dessert & Snack, Recipe, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Do you often like having salty snacks while watching TV or while working? Potato chips might be a solution but they are usually high in fat and salt. So why not roast up some pumpkin seeds and enjoy these crunchy bites? Servings: 2-3 cups Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 45 mins Ingredients: Raw seeds from one… Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Dessert & Snack, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegetarian

Post-workout Recovery: Proti Strawberry Smoothie

Do you want to find a healthy alternative to your regular post-workout protein shakes? With 45g of carbohydrates and 18g of protein per serving, this proti-strawberry smoothie has the perfect carb:protein ratio for your post-workout recovery! Servings: 1 Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 5 mins Ingredients: 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (I used frozen… Continue reading Post-workout Recovery: Proti Strawberry Smoothie

Breakfast, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegetarian

Choosing Breakfast Cereal: Breakfast Parfait

Here is another quick and easy breakfast idea for you guys. In this bowl, I just mixed some yogurt, breakfast cereal, berries and almonds. There are many types of cereals available to you in stores, ranging from oat clusters, whole wheat, multigrain, to rice crisps, rainbow colored cereals and marshmallows… The large variety can get… Continue reading Choosing Breakfast Cereal: Breakfast Parfait

Dessert & Snack, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegetarian

What’s snacking today?

Snacking takes a larger proportion in our day. Our busy lifestyle often comes with little time to sit down and eat and requires us to have more snacks on the go. Unfortunately, certain activities, like watching TV, playing games on a console or working on the computer leads us to snack excessively… On certain ‘munchies’ snack… Continue reading What’s snacking today?

Breakfast, Recipe, Tips & Fun Facts, Vegan

Benefits of Nuts: Homemade Almond Butter

Making homemade nut butter is very simple. You just need to put the nuts in a food processor and mix, mix, mix until the consistency is smooth. This process might take a few minutes, so just be patient. ☺ What are the benefits of nuts ? Nuts are filled with unsaturated fats, including mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated… Continue reading Benefits of Nuts: Homemade Almond Butter