Help Fight Food Insecurity: The Healthful Hamper Food Drive
After discovering the severity of food security needs in our city, I wanted to do more than just raise awareness and provide a donation guide. I wanted to pack as much nutritious food as I could into the Food Bank this season. Learn how to get involved.
Healthy Costco Shopping List
One thing I have learned is that the majority of my clients love shopping at Costco! They can get lots of food for a discounted price. Costco has also done a much better job in the past few years in getting better quality foods, they have a more whole foods diverse section, and have a huge organic selection. Whether you are a Costco veteran or are thinking about joining, here is a grocery list that can help you as you navigate the large warehouse:
Top 5 Plant-Based Proteins You Should Eat + Recipes
I hear from a lot of clients that they are interested in adding in more plant-based proteins into their diet and reducing their animal intake. Their hesitation is always, “will I get enough protein?” After you take away water protein accounts for 75% of your body weight, so the importance of protein is something we learn early on. But how much protein does the average adult really need? A simple formula is for every kilogram of body weight of body weight you should consume 0.8 grams of protein. Now our activity level and needs will adjust this requirement, but generally speaking our needs are much lower than most of us are consuming in a traditional North American Diet.
How to Easily Preserve Herbs
Herbs are one of the easiest things to grow in your garden. What is lovely about growing herbs is that you don’t need a large garden, herbs can be grown in small pots on your patio or even in small cans on your kitchen counter. Enjoying the bounty of what you have grown throughout the cold winter months is easy with a few simple techniques to preserve them. Here are some of my favorite ways to store my garden herbs to keep both nutrition and flavor intact:
How to use Egg Shells in Organic Gardening
As a passionate advocate of food insecurity, I always am looking for ways to reduce waste in my kitchen and reuse any scraps I have. This means using leftover rice to make rice pudding, bones for bone broth, soft fruit and veggies get juiced or made into jams. Egg shells are packed calcium making them a perfect food for your garden plants. While most of us toss our egg shells away, organic gardeners know that they are a great addition to any garden.
HOW TO EAT BETTER ON A SMALL BUDGET
Eating healthy while on a tight budget can seem impossible, especially with the food supply system set up to provide cheap fast food within a