It has been a busy start to 2017; lots of exciting changes on the horizon on both the professional and personal front. Consequently, I’ve been a bit lapse with blogging of late. I have several posts drafted that I plan to post in the upcoming weeks. So watch this space for more from me, but in the meantime I have plenty of articles to keep you busy!
Top Ten Reads From My Feed
- Nutrition experts got together and ranked the best diets of 2017 – here are the top 12 by Lydia Ramsey , Business Insider
- Make a fresh start with your fridge in 2017: apps to reduce food waste and save money by Seona Candy, The Conversation
- The advice on babies and peanut butter just got a massive update Want to prevent peanut allergies? Feed your babies peanut butter by Julia Belluz vox.com
- Forget ‘detoxing’ with a fancy juice cleanse. Your body has it under control by Ellie Kreiger The Washington Post
- Being ‘hangry’ exists: why a lack of food can change your mood by Siman Oxenham, New Scientist
- The creator of the Alkaline Diet is about to go to jail for 3 years- here’s why by Rachel Lapidos, Well and Good. For a look at the evidence (or rather lack of evidence) supporting the Alkaline Diet and cancer read this latest systematic review.
- Hands off our roast potatoes by Claire Baseley. Discusses acrylamide in our diets and risk of cancer.
- Gut health summary Not an article but an event! Last week The Rooted Project hosted an evening on Gut Health in London and this is the summary from the expert panel discussion. Also, of interest is this handy guide to probiotics recommended by one of the speakers, Prof. Kevin Whelan.
- Secondhand sugars are the new secondhand smoke – and they’re harming children by Michael Goran and Emily Ventura, The Washington Post
- Dear parents of toddlers, please learn from my regrets by Andrea Nair, Yummymummyclub.ca
Recipes Tried and Tested
- Super seed nut butter by Nutrition Stripped
- Super healthy pumpkin spice ice cream by Euphoria Nutrition
- Caprese egg cups by Abbey’s Kitchen
The Women’s March on Washington took place on January 21st. Over 1 million women, men and children took part in greater than 600 marches all over the World in protest of Donald Trump and his disparaging remarks against women and other minority groups. How inspiring to see so many come together to stand up for our human rights and to fight for our future.
Ever feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the most delicious yet easy and healthy recipe on the internet? Do you prefer to turn to your favourite dog-eared cookbook for culinary inspiration? Then please check out my friend Kris’ blog, Shipshape Eatworthy. Kris is a food blogger with a twist; she’s a recipe tester and cookbook reviewer with a focus on vegetarian, whole foods. Follow her on Instagram to see what she’s whipping up for her family today.
My Highlight of the Month….
A new direct flight from Toronto means a surprise visit from Popa!