Superfoods

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

One of the first things I do with my Nutrition clients is to talk about adding in more GOOD for you foods. So don’t skip over this blog if you don’t like veggies. Give it a read and see if I can convince you to include just a few more greens in your day.

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.

If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.

Goji Berries – The Superfood for Health

Goji Berries – The Superfood for Health

Goji Berries – The Superfood for Health

The Goji Berry is quickly growing in popularity for it amazing health benefits and there are some amazingly effortless ways to enjoy this Asian fruit. Goji is available fresh, dried or in juice form. I’m going to give you a run down on why the Goji Berry should be a staple in your diet and some super simple recipes to start taking advantage of what they can do for you!

Wondering why you should add goji berries into your diet?   Goji berries have a long history of health benefits such as Cholesterol Control, Anti-Aging, Cardiovascular Protection, Reduce Stress, Improve Digestion, Protects Brain Cells, Protects Liver, Increases Sleep quality and that is only SOME of the benefits. No wonder it’s called a superfood.  

Most goji berry recipes are simple and require no cooking whatsoever. Goji trail mix for example, involves just throwing goji berries in with other dried fruits and grains for a delicious on the go snack. Simple.

6 Ways to Bust Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

6 Ways to Bust Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

6 Ways to Bust Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

It happens to all of us at some point – the dreaded plateau!

Many of us get so fixated on the number on the scale, and that only makes us frustrated, discouraged, and worst of all STUCK. To move forward, we need to take a step back and change our mindset and focus to move forward. 

If you really think about it, is it more important to lose weight, or to be healthier and feel better? For me, I want to look and feel healthy, not just be thinner, so I know a quick fix is not the answer because I don't just want to lose the weight – I want to keep it off.

There are many reasons for hitting a plateau or getting off to a slower start than we'd like. Everyone is different at the rate they lose weight and where they lose it, and it’s really easy to get discouraged.  

Baked Kale Chips Recipe

Baked Kale Chips Recipe

Kale Chip Recipe

Due to many requests- here is my super simple Kale Chip recipe!! Its really easy, and you can customize however you like with different flavours. 

  1. Wash and pat dry kale leaves. Use 3-4 leaves to get started on your first batch. 
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 
  3. Rip off stem, and rip into smaller pieces, chip size. They will get a bit smaller once baked.