Author: jjlysaght

Not Your Grandma’s Bran Muffin

Grab and go breakfast! Although a bran muffin probably isn’t your first choice, the fresh raspberries in these muffins add sweetness and moisture! Ingredients 1 ½ cups wheat bran 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk 1 cup all purpose flour 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 1

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Raspberry Mint Chocolate Nice Cream

Hot summer days call for cool treats! Growing in popularity, “nice cream” is a great alternative. Not only are you eliminating the saturated fat and added sugar of dairy ice cream, you’re gaining the vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars of fruit! It really doesn’t get much simpler (and guilt free) than this and the possible

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To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

Supplementation is probably the topic I get asked about the most. Should I supplement? What should I be taking? And my answer always is…it depends. Supplements have the potential to be a giant waste of money. Frequently, people start taking a supplement because they saw something on TV or heard positive benefits from a friend

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7 Herbs & Spices to Promote Health

Herbal remedies have been used in traditional cultures for thousands of years to not only cure illness, but to maintain health. There are many herbs and spices that are readily available in your local grocery store, that won’t cost an arm and a leg, and that can provide you with significant health benefits. Here are

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Why Eating 5-6 Small Meals May Not Be Good For You

We’ve all seen that article a million times, how eating several small meals throughout the day can help you lose weight. There is good science to back up this claim, but if you find that you’re not losing weight, you’re bloated, gassy, and just generally uncomfortable, you may actually be doing more harm than good

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Winter Fresh Couscous Salad

My own personal take on the traditional pasta salad; this dish has flavors and tones perfect for both the winter and summer months! Ingredients 1 ¼ cup whole wheat couscous (dry) 1 16oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup chopped walnuts ¼ cup diced green onion 1 tbsp orange zest

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Protein Groats

After a solid workout, it’s important to fuel your body right. These protein groats have a good combination of protein and carbohydrates to nourish your body for recovery. The beauty of this recipe is you can use whatever flavour of protein powder you have on hand. Ingredients 1 cup buckwheat groats (soaked for at least

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