Super Squash!

The term squash includes a large group of different varieties of interesting shapes and sizes and flavours of the vegetable.  We know that leafy greens are an incredible so...

Posted: September 18, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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The Apple's Modest Cousin -- The Pear

With apples being popular fall fruit, I’d like to add some comments about the apple’s somewhat modest cousin - the pear.  Like apples, pears have a high amount ...

Posted: September 11, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Back to School Meal Planning Tips

Back to school!   For many, this is like a reset button - much like January 1st, but somewhat different.  Time to get back into a routine, and find ways to make the tr...

Posted: September 5, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Natural Nutrition FYI - Lentils

Lentils are very high in nutrients like molybdenum, folate, iron, B1 and zinc.  1 cup of cooked lentils has 17 grams of protein and 15 grams of fibre.  If you have wea...

Posted: August 25, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Natural Nutrition FYI: Cabbage

Get ready to be surprised by a very modest veggie - cabbage! Cabbage contains approx 20 different flavonoids (AKA antioxidants), which help our cells to repair the daily damag...

Posted: August 1, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Staying Hydrated

With the temperatures so high here in the Okanagan, the topic of hydration becomes a “hot one”.  While it’s truly an issue especially in the summer, we ne...

Posted: July 7, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Just Add 1 More

We all know having more veggies is generally a good idea.  If you look back to yesterday, how many servings can you recall eating?  With one serving of veggies being 1...

Posted: April 30, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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Do you crave cookies in the afternoon and ice cream at night?

Why do we crave the things we know aren’t good for us? What is happening in our body? In fact, we are caught up in a vicious cycle of blood sugar spikes and dr...

Posted: April 3, 2017 by Lisa Aschenbrenner

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