Instant Pot Prize Pkg Blogger Giveaway, $280 Value

I love to bake and cook and have been hearing so many fabulous things about the relatively new Instant Pot. If you're unfamiliar, Instant Pot is the latest 3rd Generation Programmable Pressure Cooker designed by Canadians with the objectives of being safe, convenient and dependable. It speeds up cooking by 2~6 times using up to 70% less energy, and, above all, produces nutritious healthy food in a convenient and consistent fashion. I am very sad to say, even though it is on my "wish … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Become an Expert Nutrition Fact Finder ~ It’s Easy! {w/2 Contests}

It's no secret that for the most part, we all strive to provide the best possible life for our family, especially our growing children. We do everything in our power to keep them safe, happy and healthy; that includes providing the best nutritional foods possible. But, how do we know what is good for our family and what is maybe, not so good? It's easy, we become a Nutrition Fact  Finder! Okay, I know right now you're probably thinking, what the heck is a Nutrition Fact Finder? I’m … [Read more...]

Eating Nutrient Rich Foods Helps Combat the “Fall Spike”

Studies show school children bring germs home from school and spread them to their parents and younger siblings, causing sickness ranging from colds to severe asthma flare-ups – known as the Fall Spike. So, is it inevitable that we get sick during the Fall Spike?  No, it is not!  You’ll be happy to know, measures can be taken to decrease the likeliness of becoming a victim of the Fall Spike! Along with impeccable hand washing and receiving the annual flu shot you should: Make a free … [Read more...]

Back to School + Back to Germs = The Fall Spike #SuperstoreFluCrew

Photo via VisualHunt.com You may have heard me say many, many times how much I love the autumn season. The gorgeous colours on trees, the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, the air is crisp and clean, summer vacations are fond memories, life seems to reset and we get back to "normal". It's a new beginning. What's not to love? Well, even I must admit, there is one major thing I do not love about the autumn. That's the seemingly inevitable, Fall Spike. BACK TO SCHOOL EQUALS BACK … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ How to Easily Read the Nutrition Facts Table {w/$100 GC Giveaway}

We've all seen them. They're found on pre-packaged foods in the grocery store and on boxes and bags located on your pantry shelves. They are white rectangles with black edges and they full of information on the foods you have purchased or are considering purchasing. Have you guessed what I'm talking about? I bet many of you already know, I'm referring to the Nutrition Facts table (NFt). Many of us have seen the NFt on packages, but, do we all know how to properly read it? FIRST, you … [Read more...]

How to Use the Nutrition Facts Table

As a nurse, I, unfortunately, have first-hand knowledge of the variety of consequences related to a lifetime of eating the wrong types of food. Conditions like obesity, tooth decay, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and even some cancers have been traced to poor nutrition. I like to think my family and I eat a relatively healthy diet. We have fruits and vegetables daily, try to eat a high fibre diet and limit treats. Prior to purchasing a product … [Read more...]

Buyer Beware …Of the Fine Print!

I try to eat healthily.  As a former Operating Room Nurse, I have far too many times seen the consequences of a lifetime of eating the wrong types of food. Most of these patients weren’t to blame for their dietary choices. They lived in a time when nutritional information on foods was very limited. Nowadays, the consumer is well armed with valuable information on many areas of nutrition, from the general, what foods to eat and what foods not to eat. To the specific, what foods to eat and … [Read more...]

Eat More Stars & Earn More PC Points #GuidingStarsCA #EatMoreStars

These past few months my family and I have tried to eat healthier by following the President's Choice Guiding Stars program. I have documented our journey in a series of posts: Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program. Part Two featured a, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. In Part Three I had the opportunity to learn some healthy eating cooking tips and tricks on my My Visit to a PC Cooking … [Read more...]

‎#GuidingStarsCA Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian ‬

  A  few weeks I wrote a post outlining my goal to eat healthier. In the post I talked about my discovery of the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and how I am in LOVE with not only the Guiding Stars® Program itself, but also my ability to track my Guiding Stars Personal Profile. If you wish, you can read my post,  Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program, for all the details, but here is a very brief synopsis: Guiding Stars Program … [Read more...]

Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program

A few months ago I discovered the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and now I am in LOVE! Like many of us, I am increasingly aware of what goes into my body and I am striving to eat a healthier diet, not only for myself, but for my family too. Guiding Stars ~ Shopping for healthy foods can be very time-consuming. Who has time to look at the nutrition table on every single item before you put it in your cart? Not me and I bet not you either. Maybe in an ideal world we would … [Read more...]

Nutritious Choices are Easy with Guiding Stars

When you are looking at product prices have you noticed 1, 2 or 3 stars stamped on the price label? These are Guiding Stars. Believe me when I tell you, finding these Stars is going to make shopping for nutritious products for you and your family a breeze. Guiding Stars is an IMPARTIAL nutrition navigation program that uses stars on store shelves to highlight, at a glance,  nutritious food choices.  I focused on the word "impartial" because I think it is very important for you to know … [Read more...]