A passionate dietician and nutritionist, Geneviève manages a nutrition services company, is a prominent speaker and a blogger for Yoopa TV's Website.
Stuffed turkey, meat pie, extra-sweet desserts, champagne and cocktails… Hurray for the Holiday Season! Even if it only comes once a year, there are many who plan on being especially careful with regards to their health during this period of festivity. Here, then, are a few suggestions to revamp your traditional Holiday meals with a healthy touch that does not compromise on taste.
Flu and virus season is upon us. It is cold outside, and the small number of daylight hours is making us feel weak and grim. What if eating helped us fight germs and improve our mood? Here is how to get through the hazards of winter.
You probably have a weak spot for rice or spaghetti. Beyond these starchy foods, however, exists a wide array of other nourishing cereal products that are just as likely to satisfy your taste buds. Do you know about “ancient grainsˮ? Quinoa, amaranthine, freekeh… Old, you say? They are finding their way to modern times! These unsung products are gaining in popularity because of their high nutritious value and their very subtle nut taste. These cereals dinstinguish themselves from maintsream ones like wheat, oatmeal, and corn because they have stayed true to their genetic footprint and were not modified. Do not let yourselves be intimidated by their out-of-the-box names… Dare to cook them and surprise your guests every time!
Eating organic food is no longer a matter of being trendy – it is a choice and a responsible action that contributes to the health of our planet. One could even go further and argue that opting for organic products constitutes an “ethicalˮ choice from an animal health standpoint. As for our own health, is it improved by consuming organic products? Discover the benefits of this new life diet!
In the world of nutrition, gluten is currently the talk of town. If ‘gluten-free’ products have surged in popularity, it is due in part to the critical needs of people suffering from coeliac disease (or gluten intolerance). That said, some consumers are also increasingly seeking gluten-free food simply to improve their health or to feel better. So should everyone convert to this new trend?
Isn’t taste your first motivation to eat? Our course it is. More often than not, consumers rely on sodium (salt) to enhance the flavour of the food. Shards of fleur de sel in dark chocolate, a pinch of table salt on fresh tomatoes... Salt is sure to please our taste buds. However, like many other delights, salt should be consumed with moderation.
I am not trying to turn you into a superhero nor to give you false hope. My only wish is to transform you, by dinner time, into a productive chef cooking colourful and savory meals! You only have 30 minutes to spare? Perfect! will make it worth your while! Here is a quick and healthy recipe, along with two variations that will help make your preparing meals more effective. What better way to free up some most deserved time to enjoy with your family!