Snacking for Kids: Ideas to Keep the Energizer Bunnies Going

Snacking for Kids: Ideas to Keep the Energizer Bunnies Going

Recently I posted a BuzzFeed Article on my Facebook entitled "21 Easy 3-Ingredient Snacks that Are Actually Good For You". The ideas range from yoghurt bark to popsicles and everything in between. The recipes are easy, but the end results might not be too kid-friendly and not too portable for families on the go. 

When you're feeding a toddler, child, preteen or teen, the most important thing to remember is that they're just like you, only smaller. Sure there's parts of their brains/guts/immune system that are still growing and developing and that changes...

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DIY Sports Drink/Electrolyte Replenisher

DIY Sports Drink/Electrolyte Replenisher

Traditional sports drinks are filled with sugar, which can be OK if your blood sugar has gotten extremely low from endurance exercise. Data tells us that electrolyte replacement is not necessary and has little impact on performance for sports in duration of less than 90mins. If you get yourself dehydrated from either an infection (diarrhea, vomiting) or self-induced (exercise, alcohol), then here's an option for a healthy, low-sugar alternative to the traditional sports drink.

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Chocolate Brownie Power Cookies

Chocolate Brownie Power Cookies

You heard me. This recipe is unapologetically decadent, delicious and nutritious.

Chock-full of fat (the good kind!), fiber and a wee bit of protein,these bad boys will keep you fueled through your workout and all the way to supper. An easily customizable recipe leaves room for you to add various nuts, seeds, dried fruit and so on. I originally found this recipe on my friend Jodi’s blog and have been playing with it for the past couple of years to create many tasty variations – these are a personal fave.

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Monday Health Injection

Monday Health Injection

“What are 3 easy things I can do to get healthier right now?”

I get this question a lot, and the weird thing is, you probably already know the answer. Besides the obvious ‘eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, exercise, rest, meditate,’ I’m going to give you 3 quick tips to inject health into your day-to-day. This week it’s all about easy health tips that will take very little effort to add to your routine.

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Rest well, be well and other home cold remedies

Rest well, be well and other home cold remedies

Given the recent indecisive winter-spring-winter we’ve been having here in Toronto, there’s probably a few folks out there coming down with a cold. Last week I got taken down pretty hard, and my training suffered. Two years ago, missing nearly a week of training would have really frustrated me, now, while still annoying, I’ve learned to let my body heal.

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Glory (bowls), Cauliflower Crispies and Preseason Training

Glory (bowls), Cauliflower Crispies and Preseason Training

For me, preseason training is geared around preparing my mental and physical state for what’s to come in the next 4-5months. I focus on short, frequent bouts of training and small but nutritious meals to keep me going. Before my longer bouts of training ramp up mid-April, I spend 4-6 weeks reminding myself what it’s like to train 6 days a week.

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