Downtown Burlington sunrise

How to Eat Vegan – For Mind, Body, and Soul

Being Vegan and Enjoying the Whole Package Everywhere we turn, “clean eating” and “whole foods” are being touted as the newest rage in eating.  Unprocessed and unrefined foods and foods that are only found in nature are the basis of clean eating.  However, before the clean eating rage started, there were vegans.  While vegetarians do […]

Carrots picked out of Kelly Childs' garden

What is Nutrient Density?

Nutrient Density measures the benefits you get from a food compared to the number of calories it contains. Nutrient-dense foods give you the most nutrients possible for the fewest calories. For example, some energy bars provide 15 percent of your daily folate (a B vitamin found naturally in certain foods- especially leafy greens) requirement for […]

Closeup of Kelly Childs' beetroot juice

Beetroot Juice – the NEW Natural Energy Drink

Beet ‘Em to the Finish Line Beetroot juice is becoming the fitness world’s newest natural energy drink. Some studies are showing that it gives athletes an extra edge in endurance and speed, taking precious seconds off competitive times. Beetroot is naturally high in nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide, a gas that actually […]

A sack of golden quinoa

What about GLUTEN?? Where’s my FIBRE??

It’s estimated that 1 in 133 Canadians or 250,000 people have celiac disease (an it’s growing) and approximately 3 million Americans. It’s a lifelong, genetically based disorder that occurs when gluten – a protein found in wheat, rye and barley – triggers an abnormal immune response that damages the lining of the small intestine interfering […]

Kelly Childs' apple pancakes piled high with syrup dripping down the sides

Apple Pancakes for a Snow Day!

These are the BEST HEALTHY breakfast pancakes for kids (well okay, adults too)! The smell of these pancakes cooking in the frying pan is just the most incredible aroma to wake up to. After many attempts at Gluten-Free and Vegan (dairy-free and egg-free) Pancakes and keeping them moist and a totally delicate, I think we did […]