#FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

Especially Montmorency tart cherries! Gorgeous, red, juicy bites of goodness! Nutritional powerhouses, these beauties are packaged and sold in several different delicious ways, including covered in dark chocolate! One of my girlfriends often visits Vineland in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and quite frequently drops in at Cherry Lane. This retail outlet sells a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

#FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts

It’s interesting how you either love them or hate them! I am thrilled that my family loves Brussel sprouts. After all, they are of the cruciferous family (cabbage) of veggies and that means they are packed with heart-healthy nutrients, vitamins and folate, dietary fiber for good digestion and antioxidants for optimal brain health! This recipe…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts

#FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

I love this Berry Smoothie! In a blender, combine: 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt 1/2 cup milk, your choice 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries 1 small ripe avocado 1/4 cup apple juice 2 tsp ground flax seed honey to taste Blend, pour into a glass or Mason jar if you’re on the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Amazing Avocado – Mixed Berry Smoothie

#FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

Lentils! Green, brown, black , yellow, red or orange, there is so much nutrition packed into these tiny little legumes. They are high in dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein, B-vitamins, Iron, Folate and Magnesium (heart health). They support…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

#FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup

Comfort food at its best. This time of the year, squash is plentiful and packed with nutritious benefits. Butternut squash is one of the most popular winter squashes and contains a huge amount of Vitamin A, packed with Vitamin C and E as well as B Vitamins, is fiber-rich, low in calories and very versatile.…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Butternut Squash Soup

#FoodFocus – Super Salmon

I have been a little obsessed with salmon lately…It being such an incredibly healthy brain food, I have been wanting to feature it since the beginning of this journey. It’s well known today that salmon and other oily fish are amazing sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. I just learned that our bodies don’t make Omega-3’s (Ruder, na) so…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Salmon