HAVE A HAPPY, HEALTHY 2018 :)

As 2017 is fast coming to a close, here’s wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy 2018 🙂

For many, health is foremost on our mind.

With that just want to share some tips to meet health oriented goals for the new year!

2018 Goal Inspiration

1. Spend More Time Outdoors

2. Read One Book Each Month

3. Create a Healthy Relationship with Food

How to Stay On Track

1. Start with a SMART Goal
2. Make an Action Plan
3. Set a Monthly Review
4. Celebrate the Little Things

The full article can be viewed with link below

Health + Nutrition Goals: Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet!

 

What are you doing to make sure you meet your 2018 health + nutrition goals? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Updated Canada Food Guide coming in 2018

Think you are eating healthy these days?

Health Canada certainly would love for you to be!

As new information is available, there need to be adjustments made to the established guideline for the population. Think about it, just to name a few, there are issues of these changes :

  • nature of how food is grown
  • how food is processed and packaged for transportation and storage
  • marketing trend
  • changing population demography – age, sex, race or country of origin

Towards this objective of making Canadian updated, lots of effort have been put into this effort.

Some draft “guiding principles” have been posted by Health Canada in June 2017. These broad-based guidelines will serve as baseline for more specific advice in the final document.

So far, the recommendations cover :

  • The regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich foods, especially plant-based sources of protein
  • Eating foods that include mostly unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat
  • Eating more plant-based foods
  • Limiting the intake of processed and prepared foods
  • Avoiding processed beverages that are high in sugar (soft drinks, fruit drinks, etc.)
  • Sharing meals with family and friends
  • Planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks
Public Consultation

What do you think are important to be included in the guideline?

Health Canada will love to have your feedback at their website – until August 14, 2107

 

 

 

 

 

Eating Well, Eating Fresh!

Ever have situation when it’s meal time and you are in the kitchen and wondering, “What’s shall I cook for dinner?”.

We normally shop for the whole week, having only a rough idea of what each meal will turn out. At best, the grocery list is an estimate and many items are left to chance. If you are fine with improvisation, you will be OK. Otherwise it can make up for a frustration mealtime experience.

Is there a solution that provide for exactly the ingredients you need for each meal, and with the recipes all readily done?

We found the answer in a solution called ‘Hello Fresh’.

It’s an online business providing : “Chef-curated recipes based on seasonal farm fresh ingredients, delivered to your doorstep every week.”

We have been ordering several meal plan from Hello Fresh and these are some of the yummy results!

Well, maybe we may add more of our Hello Fresh experiments in future blog posts!

Cheers
Bon Appetite