How to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier: 9 Tips from a dietitian mom!

Kids, Nutrition

How to get your kids to eat better: 9 practical tips from a dietitian and mom!

I’m a dietitian.  And I have kids.  So it stands to reason that I get asked on a regular basis if my kids are ‘normal’ eaters; meaning, are they picky like every other kid on the earth!?  And the answer is a clear and resounding YES!  However, I feel that I’ve been able to use some mommy-dietitian-magic-trickery (aka manipulation) to … View The Post

How To Master the Early Morning Workout!

Fitness, Nutrition

How to Master the Early Morning Workout including survival tips for success and how to eat for recovery!

I’ve always enjoyed working out.  For some reason, going to the gym has always been my jam.  Maybe it’s the fact that I was never coordinated enough to rock out the team sports (example: the only point I ever scored in basketball was on my own net, sorry again about that girls). And of course, working out in a gym … View The Post

Creative Gifts for the Foodie

DIY, Entertaining, Home

Beautiful, creative classic gift ideas for the foodie on your list

I couldn’t decide if this post was painfully early or ridiculously late.  I mean, wedding season is pretty much wrapped up, and thoughts of holiday gift buying likely hasn’t graced our to-do lists yet.  BUT I realized that it’s never too early to have a solid list of gift ideas for that special someone who simply loves food, no matter … View The Post

Back to School Snack Guide

Appies & Snacks, Kids, Living, Lunch, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks

Back to school snack guide to make packing lunches easier for moms! Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition has put together a top 20 list of healthy kid friendly snacks for those busy back to school days!

I can’t believe that Charlie is already going into kindergarten, someone please tell me where time has gone!?  I get all teary-eyed thinking of him going to school, I’m going to be a complete mess on the first day! Speaking of which, it’s about that time of year when visions of school lunches start popping into mom and dad’s heads!  … View The Post

Building the Perfect Local Veggie & Dip Platter

Appies & Snacks, Entertaining, Gluten-Free, Living, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

How to build the perfect local veggie and dip platter including two recipes for easy healthy homemade dips

Summer is here and that means that boatloads of fresh local veggies!  It’s so easy to eat ‘clean’ during those warm summer months when the gardens are overflowing with goodness, and there’s nothing more simple and perfect than a platter full of fresh cut veggies for your crew (no matter how big or small) to snack on! Of course, what is … View The Post

Fit Mom Workout Part 3: Mom Butt

Fitness, Living

Fit Mom Butt Workout featuring 5 exercises to tone and firm the mom bum!

I’ve been getting up with the birds to work out and once I got past the initial hurt of waking up at 4:30am (ouch), I’ve been LOVING it!  Sneaking exercise in isn’t always easy, especially when you add kids to the equation. I’m a much better person when I’m active, and it feels so good to start the day doing … View The Post

Fit Mom Workout: Upper Body Bootcamp!

Fitness, Living, Recipes

I’m so excited to have my pal Rachel from Daily Routine Fitness here again for the second fitness post of the three-part series, and one of my FAVOURITES: upper body!  Let’s face it, us moms get a killer workout naturally from carrying around our babes (hi biceps!), but speaking from personal experience, it also ruins my posture and leaves a lot … View The Post