Having lived with T1D for nearly two thirds of my life, it took me many years to figure out that food was a major culprit with respect to the highs and lows. You would think that this would be taught by those who are initially responsible for educating you on this disease when you are first diagnosed, and yet I found that there was a link missing in the system that lacked education on nutrition and it’s connection to diabetes.Read More »
For the last month and a bit my fiancé and I have been on the road almost every weekend travelling around the U.K. This past weekend was no different where we hit the road and headed south to London to visit family. Read More »
After a week of feeling completely off, which female hormones are to blame, I finally feel like myself again. I spent the weekend with the people I love most visiting friends and family, went to spin class everyday and ate foods that made me feel happy and nourished. With school coming to an end in just a few short 5 weeks its time for me to buckle down with my studying and exam prep. Nonetheless, a rest weekend before the next couple of weeks of craziness was necessary and much indulged. Read More »
In honour of Valentine’s Day, I am sharing with you my heart chakra balancing green smoothie. When we take a look at the chakras, more specifically the fourth chakra which is also known as the heart chakra, it is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart as one of its main body systems. The colour associated with the heart chakra is green, hence the GREEN smoothie! Imagine if we all gave out greens for Valentine’s Day instead of sugar-filled chocolates and sweets! Maybe from this post I will ignite a movement for next year! 😉
Remember when I said “I make the best decisions when I don’t sit and dwell on them too much”? Well I was kidding myself. But we’ll save that story for another time.
I got home from work the other day with the plan to go for a run, then make a quinoa chick pea salad and bake a new vegan muffin recipe I came up with. Needless to say, I skipped the run and went straight for the kitchen…and the wine. Read More »
An interest that I share with my two (almost three!) year old nephew is baking, or as he calls it “making“. I like to get creative, test new recipes and tweak old ones with my own personal touch. I love finding a recipe that is considerably unhealthy and filled with foods that are common food allergens such as processed sugars, gluten, wheat, dairy, etc. and challenging myself to turn the recipe into a delicious and nutritious masterpiece. When I bake I let my creative juices flow and search for healthier alternatives for my family and myself. For me, it’s like a game or a challenge, and I’m determined to win!Read More »
Lately, I’ve been having to run out the door super early in the mornings and so I wanted to make something that I could grab on-the-go that was filling and nutritious. Perfect for T1D’s or anyone really, my latest breakfast creation is this sugar-free, fibre-filled bran muffin that will keep you full and your blood sugars steady all morning long!
When I’m making a recipe I like to simplify things as much as possible. I like to enjoy my food and not have to stress or worry about carbohydrate counting or about how the food will affect my blood sugar levels. I like to incorporate foods that are high in fibre. When counting carbohydrates, the grams of dietary fibre are already included in the total carbohydrate count, but because fibre is a type of carbohydrate that your body can’t digest, it does not affect your blood sugar levels. As a type one diabetic, I always subtract the fibre value from the net carbohydrate count. Read More »
I like to consider myself a morning person. I wake up early and take my time to get ready for the day. Every morning I have the same mundane, yet content, routine. Wake up, make myself a water with fresh squeezed lemon juice and fresh ginger slices, make my breakfast smoothie, sit on the couch and watch the morning news, get ready for work and then I’m out the door!Read More »