Lentil, Lemon & Thyme Salad – A burst of flavours

Lentil, Lemon and Thyme Salad is a delicious side dish or main course lunch that packs a powerhouse of nutrients, helping you look good and feel great. Not only quick n’easy to make, it’s economical, low glycemic and scrumptious. The burst of flavours in this salad comes from a combination of tastes and textures; sweet […]

Start Your Day with Warm Water & Lemon

  No matter the day No matter the season Drink your warm water n’ lemon For all sorts of reason   What you do first thing in the morning can have a significant effect on the rest of your day.   Set yourself up for an exceptional day, seriously consider adding warm water and lemon […]

Caramelized Onion, Apple & Cranberry Cheese Toast – A Vibrantly Healthy Appetizer

Is relaxing with friends and family one of your favourite past-times? If you’re anything like me, you LOVE spending time with the special people in your life. Adding good food to these events helps make them even more of a celebration, having a great appetizer is a huge part of this. There is something magical […]

Glycemic Index versus Glycemic Load

In my earlier three-part series on Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index (GI) I explained how: Carbohydrate foods are fuel for both your body and your brain.  For optimal health, you must keep your blood sugar stable.   You can do this by understanding the glycemic index and making smart food choices.  Fast burning […]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part III – 10 Tips on How to Use the Glycemic Index (GI) for Optimum Health + Some Great Resources

In Part I & Part II you learned that the Glycemic Index (GI) measures the quality of your body’s primary source of fuel – the carbohydrates in your food. This measurement system is based on how quickly carbohydrates in your foods (things like cereals, muffins, vegetables, potatoes, drinks, etc.) are digested and absorbed into your […]

Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index Part II – Understanding the Glycemic Index & How It Affects You

In part I of Midlife Spare Tire & The Glycemic Index, you learned that consuming High Glycemic Index (GI) foods over time causes many internal and external adverse effects, in particular insulin insensitivity which can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the most puzzling physical manifestation, your spare tire around your middle that won’t deflate. […]