Evaluating Popular Nutrition Bars


Nutrition bars can be a convenient and satiating snack that you likely won’t feel guilty eating. However, is the healthy packaging deceptive? How can we be sure that we’re making a healthy choice for a snack, pre- or post-workout fuel or a protein source? I’ve evaluated 5 common nutrition bars obtained from a health food store – Larabar, Simply Protein, Cliff bar, Luna and Kind bars. I will rank my choices from best to worst.

Batch Cooking: Vegan Shepherds Pie

It can be a bit harder to find a satiating vegan dish, but this does it! So deliciously hearty and rich, you won’t believe it’s vegan. It requires a bit more prep and cooking time but this is great batch cooking dish. Enjoy a serving after you make it, portion a couple for lunches and then freeze the rest for a later time! Inspired by Jamie Olivers’s similar recipe.

Your Guide to Probiotic Supplements

Digestive health is becoming a hot topic in the world of nutrition! We are already aware that our gut bacteria help digest fibre, synthesize vitamin K and secrete antibacterial compounds. However, research is emerging that our intestinal microflora may do much more such as influence whether we become overweight or are susceptible to diabetes.

Kale & Apple Salad with Goat Cheese

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Time = $$! I’ve been capitalizing on easy and quick recipes recently as my life seems to be getting increasingly busy! However I still hold preparing my own meals at home to be a priority. One of the most over-looked etiologies contributing to our current state of health in Western culture is the number of meals we prepare at home.