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This year we’ve made a conscious effort as a family to eat healthy, nutritious foods, and to do so, we’ve included our children in choosing our the foods we eat. But how do you make sure that the picky eater is getting the nutrition he needs?

Our younger son is a picky eater – meaning he could easily survive off cheeseburgers, pizza, and crackers. It’s a struggle to get him to eat fruits and veggies, so I have to get creative when it comes to making meals, and being sure to choose the right snacks.

We want to have our kids choosing nutritious foods, instead of foods that simply appear healthy – and how do we do that? By teaching them how to check the Nutrition Facts on food! The Nutrition Facts table (NFt) is found on most packaged food products in Canada, including our favourite breakfast cereals, canned goods, and frozen foods. The Nutrition Facts table is KEY in helping you choose the nutritious choice for your growing kids! View Post

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The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It can also turn into a very hectic time, with children going back to school, winter sports starting and work piling up after a few weeks of relaxation. In the past, January has flown by and New Year’s resolutions quickly go out the window. This year start the New Year off right, with healthy habits that your whole family can benefit from. View Post

The Best is Yet to Come Calendar

So yesterday’s post was tough, but today I’m looking forward to the future. We have so many dreams and ideas and thoughts about what’s going to happen in our lives. We asked ourselves if we could craft our lives, what would it look like? In answering that question we created some loose parameters to help point us to our future…  View Post

How to Get Fit and Have fun with Kids

Jump up, jump up, and get down! Do your kids love trampolines? Airhouse in Squamish is an indoor freestyle trampoline park, but it’s so much more than just a place to jump! Airhouse prides itself on being a progressive training facility that offers trampoline and conditioning programs for everyone, from toddlers to pro athletes!

Jumping on a trampoline has to be one of our family’s favourite pastimes – we were absolutely thrilled when Airhouse opened in Squamish this past year. It’s an amazing place to train, workout, be active and have fun with the whole family! Did you know that Airhouse also offers Summer Camps and Workout Programs? View Post

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It’s super easy to get confused when it comes to discovering what’s in your food. I’ve been reading a lot about carrageenan, the latest buzz ingredient in the food science world, and I’ve been asking myself, “Is carrageenan safe for me and my family?” and why Food Science Matters!

Are you sitting there unsure of what carrageenan is? Carrageenan is a common ingredient that is extracted from red seaweed and is typically used as a thickener and emulsifier in ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soy and almond milks, and other processed foods. You can even make it yourself! View Post

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This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and the Nestlé Pure Life #RethinkYourDrink sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors.

As a mom of two quick-growing kids, I’m always looking for ways to help incorporate a healthy and active habits into our lives. Sometimes that means trying new vegetables or going for long hikes. I find it helps me stay motivated to lose weight when my family is there with me!

Drinking enough water each day is a struggle for me! I start each and every morning with the best of intentions to stay hydrated and drink enough water throughout the day. I start with a litre of water each morning, then at work I attempt to remind myself to drink water, but by nightfall I realize that I sometimes don’t reach my water goal.

That’s why I was super stoked on trying out the Wellness Week Challenge featuring Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Water. Rethink Your Drink by simply switching your sugared beverages for a Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Carbonated Natural Spring Water. Do this once a day for 7 days you can say goodbye to extra sugar, calories, and sodium! It’s a delicious way to say buh-bye to sugary drinks, but also bring some life to your water-filled days!

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The sparkles add a bit of light to my everyday routine and makes me look forward to drinking water! It’s no longer something I have to do, but something that I want to do, and with five delicious flavours, it’s no wonder that I’ve become obsessed!

My favourite flavours have to be Raspberry Lime, Mandarin Orange, and Lemon, but I also really enjoy the Natural Sparkling Spring Water variety and add cut up fruits to the glass to add some colour to it!

Now, my kids are reaching for sparkling water rather than sugar-filled juices or pop cans, and I can feel good about that! I love that Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Water contains 0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 sodium, it’s helping me reach my weight loss goals day by day!

Want the easiest challenge you’ll ever take and maybe win a trip in the process?

It’s time to Rethink Your Drink! Register online at Sparkling7DayChallenge.ca and pledge to switch out one of your regular drink choices for a Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling water once a day for seven days.

Not only will you receive a coupon to save $3 off a case of Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Water, six Canadians will have the chance to win a luxurious weekend away in Toronto.

It’s time to add some sparkle to your life. Register now.

When I received an invite from Health Canada to learn more about nutrition facts labels on our food and how to read them, I was stoked. As someone who tries to pick nutritious foods for our family, I’m constantly checking the nutrition facts tables on food to see which might be better – but it can get confusing quickly!

Is it better to have a ton of fibre? But this cereal has more sugar…. but this one has more sodium… I just end up feeling frustrated at not knowing how to make the right food choices for our household. The Focus on the Facts campaign is meant to better equip Canadians with the know-how to help make healthy food choices easy!

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The kids came to Save-On Foods to investigate the nutritional facts and learn more about how to choose healthier food! Do you know how to read a nutritional facts table? It’s not as complicated as you might think! TV host Kristina Matisic and Health Canada presented us with an easy way to learn how to read a Nutrition Facts table. View Post