16 Things You Can Make Weeks Ahead to Help Make Packing School Lunches Easy

A little while back, I wasn’t too keen on freezing food. I felt that the texture and taste of frozen food that has been thawed and reheated wouldn’t be the same as having a freshly prepared meal. And then I started packing school lunches and struggled with time every morning as I rushed to prepare a fresh and nutritious lunch for my daughter. I learned Read More …

Bowmanville Zoo

Last week we took our very first trip to Bowmanville Zoo located in Bowmanville Ontario. Although much smaller in comparison to the Toronto Metro Zoo with far fewer animals, Bowmanville Zoo definitely has its perks, especially for families with young children. Bowmanville Zoo offers: Daily animal shows (in July and August) at the Animatheatre, which is a barn with about 400 seats Three Read More …

Organique Basket: Review

Recently I came across Organique Basket on Facebook, and was quite eager to learn more about what this unique online boutique-style food delivery service had to offer. Organique Basket is a small business that strives to support local farmers by building a menu consisting of mostly locally grown farm fresh and certified organic foods. Although Organique Basket mostly builds its baskets using food Read More …

The Benefits of Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables

Most people know is it is important to consume 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables but due to hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, we often forget. Type 11 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, and cancer is on the rise due to a diet of refined grains, refined sugar, fat, and processed foods. Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients that Read More …

Superfood: Basil

Basil is an aromatic herb that is known for its health-benefiting phytonutrients. Basil has anti-imflammatory properties which is beneficial in reducing the risks of diseases in which imflammation is a key factor such as cancer, heart disease, asthma, allergies, and arthiritis. Nutrients per Serving One serving of basil, is 2 Tbsp chopped. Click here to read the nutrient information per serving Read More …

Superfood: Banana

Most people love bananas; they are inexpensive, delicious, nutritious, and available all year round! Bananas also offer many health benefits, which is why it is considered a superfood. Nutrients Per Serving To see the nutrients per 1 cup, 1 cup mashed, and 1 cup sliced bananas, click here. Nutrients and Associated Health Benefits – Potassium: helps maintain healthy heart rate Read More …