Diabetic Snacks

What kinds of satisfying snacks exist for diabetics that are not overboard on carbohydrates? Popcorn. You can make your own or buy bags at the store, just be sure to check the carb content before you bring it home! Some flavours of popcorn are dressed in sugar. You’re best off going for an original or…

Cucumbers & Spinach Dip

It’s 3:00 PM and I’m getting hangry. It’s too early for dinner and the effects of lunch are wearing off. I could grab a wedge of homemade lemon squares I prepared the other day, but I know doing that would only yield short-term satisfaction and won’t truly curb my appetite. And, I’ll definitely eat way too much…

Increasing Your Veggie Intake

It can be hard to get enough vegetables into your diet. We hear all the time about how important it is to balance your diet with a lot of vegetables. Eating Well With Canada’s Food Guide recommends the following: So, as a 22-year-old female, it’s recommended I consume 7-8 servings of fruit and vegetables per day! I’m…

Try Something New – Pitaya Fruit

Good morning! Have you ever gone down the exotic fruit aisle of your local grocery store and marvelled at the exquisite fruits you’ve never heard about but are a little unsure about if they’re worth trying? One of the easiest fruits to try has to be the dragon fruit, otherwise known as ‘pitaya’. It’s indigenous…

Diabetes

In the healthcare world, diabetes is one of the biggest nutrition-related problems people experience. There are a few different types of diabetes, including: Type 1 Diabetes: an autoimmune disorder that destroys the beta cells of the pancreas, eventually reducing production of insulin to ineffectual levels, or halting it altogether. Insulin is needed to regulate blood…

Old-Fashioned Doughnut Muffins

Alright, so this isn’t exactly a health-food post, either. I guess I’m off to a bad start. Only two recipes posted, and both are desserts! A few weeks ago, I made my dad a birthday cake and had a lot of leftover buttercream icing. So we had saved it for later use, and today I finally…

Blueberry Pie

When I was younger, I spent a lot of my summer up at my grandparents’ cottage, which was close to a blueberry farm. We would go every summer during the blueberry season to pick enormous amounts of blueberries and I always got a blueberry ice cream cone. While I did go through a phase where…

First things first…

It’s pretty weird posting to a brand spankin’ new blog because there’s nothing much here, so this post is basically just my way of eradicating that awkwardness. I’ll clear a few things up, just in case I ever become famous or something. Here’s my FAQ… except I don’t actually have frequently asked questions, they’re just…