Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Anyone that knows me knows about my love for dark chocolate. Not the milk chocolate, not chocolate candy bars but the real, honest–to-goodness dark chocolate consisting of over 70 % cocoa solids. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc and iron. It is also a good source of fibre and phosphorus. Dark chocolate also contains antioxidant flavonols and something called theobromine which is a relative of caffeine. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate”

List of Wheat Free Food

I have been asked if I have a list of wheat free food. So for today’s blog post, I am going to provide three lists to help someone journeying on a wheat free lifestyle. The first list is the list of food that are wheat free. The next list is the list of food that contains wheat and the last list is the list of food that may or may not contain wheat. They are extensive lists so hang on to your hats! Continue reading “List of Wheat Free Food”

Almond Coated Chicken Fingers

These seasoned almond coated chicken fingers are really easy to make and great tasting too. To whip up a batch takes approximately 30 minutes from preparation to table. Serve it with a salad and it makes a great paleo lunch or dinner meal. I adapted this recipe from a great recipe book called 30 Minute Paleo Meals. Continue reading “Almond Coated Chicken Fingers”

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink

Both Apple cider vinegar and honey are staples in my house. Especially the apple cider vinegar which has been shown to have a multitude of health effects. I personally prefer using Bragg apple cider vinegar because I can see the ‘mother of vinegar’ (the pulp settled in the bottom) and I know that this vinegar has been unprocessed. Continue reading “Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink”

Health Promotion in the Grocery Store

I was out at my local grocery store yesterday picking up some fresh fruits and vegetables when I noticed this sign posted prominently in the produce section: “Kids Fresh Fruit Club”. This allows any child 14 years and under to pick one piece of fruit from their selections in the produce department. I looked at that sign and thought that this was a great health promotion strategy for healthy eating. Continue reading “Health Promotion in the Grocery Store”