Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

I love a recipe that works for any meal, and this omelet does just that - and it’s everything else I look for in a meal as well... Easy? Check. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Healthy? Check! Many people stay away from traditional folded omelets because flipping them can be a delicate operation at best, and … Continue reading Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

Greek Beef Salad

An easy, satisfying salad that’s packed with flavor and won’t leave you feeling hungry again in an hour, this salad is a great opportunity to maximize your veggie intake. It’s equally good as a one-off dinner or lunch, or you can prep a big batch and assemble when you need a quick meal. Best of … Continue reading Greek Beef Salad

Fast Facts: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 rich salmon for lunch or dinner

Vitamin B12 is also referred to as the "energy vitamin" thanks to key contributions to energy production. While daily requirements are quite low and your body can easily store large amounts of B12, some conditions and dietary choices can lead to low B12 levels. It is essential for red blood cell formation (needed to transport … Continue reading Fast Facts: Vitamin B12

Fast Facts: Dietary Fiber

Fresh vegetables including onions carrots and beets eaten to provide dietary fiber

Also spelled dietary fibre - gotta love English! Dietary fibers encompass a vast array of digestion-resistant components found in plant-based foods. They fall into two basic categories: Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, which have different benefits for the digestive tract. Soluble fibers are found predominantly in fruits, vegetables, legumes like beans and lentils, and plant … Continue reading Fast Facts: Dietary Fiber

Very Veggie San Choi Bao

Easy fast healthy dinner with lots of vegetables

If there's one thing I love, it's delicious food. If there's one things I love even more, it's delicious food that also happens to be healthy! San choi bao has long been a family favorite. The traditional recipe is a flavored mince (ground pork) served in lettuce cups, which makes it perfect for low-carb and … Continue reading Very Veggie San Choi Bao

Perfect Portions Made Easy

Calorie counting to manage meals and portion sizes? We've got a handy trick for you! Counting calories or points, keeping a food diary, or otherwise painstakingly tracking food intake is a chore, at least for most. While it can certainly be effective in bringing awareness to your portion sizes and meals, the time and effort … Continue reading Perfect Portions Made Easy

Food Friday: Instant “Overnight” Oats

I'm a big fan of oatmeal for both enjoyment and health reasons, but in the middle of summer a hot breakfast is less... enticing. Overnight oats are a good solution for this. Mix them all up and stick them in the fridge, and in the morning you have a great cold breakfast. ...Except that I … Continue reading Food Friday: Instant “Overnight” Oats

Fast Facts: Magnesium

While present in only small amount in the body, magnesium is nonetheless one of the most important dietary micronutrients. In over 300 of the chemical reactions required to sustain life, it acts a co-factor – essentially a “helper molecule” that is needed for an enzyme to carry out its function. Many of these reactions have … Continue reading Fast Facts: Magnesium

Fast Facts: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the best known micronutrients. However, the average daily intake is often lower than expected. You might not be getting as much as you think. Vitamin C is perhaps best known for immune system support. Interestingly, while some immune cells need vitamin C to function (and you may be more susceptible … Continue reading Fast Facts: Vitamin C

Food Friday: Chickpea and Feta Salad

This is one of my FAVORITES. Not your normal lettuce or spinach-based salad, this salad is packed with flavor thanks to the punch and crunch of parsley and celery, set off by creamy feta cheese. It’s also quick to put together and keeps well – I like to make a big batch and take it … Continue reading Food Friday: Chickpea and Feta Salad