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  • Can you raise healthy kids on a plant-based diet?

    By: Claudia Chang and Pamela Fergusson A growing number of families are raising their children on a plant-based diet. This has raised some controversy, as many people question if a child can actually get everything they need to grow well on a vegan diet. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a well planned vegan diet is healthy, nutritionally adequate and appropriate for all stages of the life cycle. You may be wondering what…

  • Cookbook review! No Meat Athlete Cookbook

    This week I am reviewing The No Meat Athlete Cookbook ! I’m a big fan of the No Meat Athlete podcast and I have been a guest a couple of times (episodes 162 and 183). I was thrilled to hear this book was finally out and it did not disappoint. Check out my review below:   Tell me about the cookbook The No Meat Athlete Cookbook is billed as being full of whole food plant-based…

  • Boning up on calcium

    Thanks to nutrition student Debbie Fong for contributing as a guest blogger to this post! Calcium helps build and maintain bones, as well as facilitating blood clotting, transmission of nerve signals and muscle contraction. The body uses calcium everyday to build strong bones, nails and hair yet, we cannot produce new calcium. Ideally, we should obtain calcium from food, rather than calcium pills, to replenish our daily loss of calcium. Milk – does a body good?…

  • Vegan shopping haul at Costco Canada

    Ok, right from the start some of you might hate Costco. There are a lot of good reasons to be angry at big box stores, and congratulations to everyone supporting local businesses! This post, however, is for those of you who love Costco, and to those who may not have realized that Costco can be a fantastic source of vegan staples and specialty items. Even if you are not vegan, you might find a lot of…

  • Be a back to school lunch hero!!

    It is back to school time and you’ve made a resolution to pack healthy, tasty, attractive and economical lunches that your kids will love! That is a great idea, because the research shows children who eat processed, fast food have poorer performance in math and reading tests. So, when your kids are going back to school, giving them a nutritious and delicious lunch is an important part of helping them succeed. However, pleasing those pint-sized…