The Illustrious Avocado

Why are avocados all the rage? They’re versatile, they’ve got natural flavor and they’ve got a creamy texture going for them. Health-wise, avocados also check a lot of boxes: nutrient-dense, fiber-rich and full of healthy fats. Plus, they’re satiating. Alright, so avocados have got quite the reputation. The fruit has risen to “trendy” levels inContinue reading “The Illustrious Avocado”

A Healthy Way to Start Your Day

What’s your morning routine? Have you tried hot water with lemon? Right now is a great time to give it a go because 1) it’s winter and this is warming; 2) congestion, phlegm, etc. can definitely be worse this time of year; 3) there’s no time like the present! (Originally shared on Instagram @DrKathleenCannon) ThisContinue reading “A Healthy Way to Start Your Day”

The Rosy Pom Fizz: My Mocktail of Choice this New Year

Just because you’re not imbibing, doesn’t mean you can’t get a little crafty with your beverages. Behold, the Rosy Pom Fizz: my New Year’s creation for 2021. If you’re on the mocktail train, if you’re doing a dry January, or if you just want to try something different, give it a whirl. And yes, youContinue reading “The Rosy Pom Fizz: My Mocktail of Choice this New Year”

Keep Yourself Well This Season

One of the most frequent questions I hear, especially this season, is “how can I keep myself healthy?” One of the best things you can do to keep yourself well is support your physiological function to be optimal. How? The basics are actually very simple. Below are some highlights – keep in mind that YOUContinue reading “Keep Yourself Well This Season”

Easy Honey-Toasted Pecans

I made these on a whim this week and ended up eating almost half the batch in one sitting. You can definitely make a bigger batch, just increase the ingredients proportionately. This gave me a new use for an old tea tin! Also, careful not to eat until they cool – I started to takeContinue reading “Easy Honey-Toasted Pecans”

Cool Down with this Dreamy Dragon Drink (and it’s pink!)

There’s nothing like a cool drink on a hot summer day. Refreshing, satisfying and healthy to boot, this smoothie blends up easily. Although I’m called it Dragon Drink because of the dragon fruit that has been popping up in some local stores lately, it also makes me think of a unicorn: bright, sparkly and unique.Continue reading “Cool Down with this Dreamy Dragon Drink (and it’s pink!)”

Brazil Nuts: Chock Full of Goodness

These larger nuts are a great snack or addition to a dish, even if they are a little less familiar. Some basic info on Brazil nuts: Found in South American rainforests Taste mild and a little creamy Great source of selenium, an important mineral Less common = may be less commonly allergenic They’re large, soContinue reading “Brazil Nuts: Chock Full of Goodness”

La-La Matcha Latte ~

Some days, you just need a pick-me-up. Here’s one of my favorite morning drinks for just that purpose, plus some added benefits. Amped-up Matcha Latte ~1/2 tsp pure matcha powder~1/2 tsp ginger powder~1 tsp turmeric powder~1/2 scoop vanilla collagen powder~1/4 tsp vitamin C powder~1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk~1 cup waterIced latte: Blend it all togetherContinue reading “La-La Matcha Latte ~”

Healthy Snacking while Working from Home

If you are fortunate to be healthy, well and working from home, one “risky” aspect may be the proximity of your kitchen and snacks galore. Navigating that while sitting on your bum most of the day can be challenging. If you are a snacker / grazer / [or insert your own word here], it canContinue reading “Healthy Snacking while Working from Home”