The Trough Blog: Finding Portions That Work for You

Sometimes, eating well is something you have to make work for you. Sometimes its glamorous, sometimes its seriously not. Sometimes, its just fun. The point of this post is to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and make some [Real Food]. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how its put together. The point is that it is working for you. So I met with my friend Nikki to learn more about her technique with creating dinner" “troughs” (and of course, to eat one myself!) and to find out about how this portion works for her.

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[Keto Diet] 7 Reasons You SHOULD Eat Carbs

Keto is the newest diet in the spotlight, and everyone on the band wagon is professing it’s incredible ability to take weight off. So why wouldn’t you want to try it? Because carb’s are great! I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you shouldn’t do keto - and give you a healthier and better solution instead.

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Making Okanagan Sourdough [Recipe]

Sourdough bread is one of the finest foods around. While I could sit here and elicit memories of eating San Francisco sourdough, I’d rather share my recipe for the powerhouse that is sourdough! Sourdough bread reflects the traditional preparation of grains. It is slow-fermentation. It takes time, it takes patience. Go back to days of old (and your digestion will thank you!) See the recipe….

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Are ORGANIC Packaged Foods Healthier?

Truth Time. That's me right there and I'm not scared to admit it: I love Annie's organic macaroni.

But after a week of broccoli, cabbage, brown or wild rice, peppers, swiss chard  and other veggie favourites, sometimes a good bowl of hot macaroni really balances things out. The Marketing Trickery: Even though packaged foods can have labels on them like "natural" or "organic" and use organic ingredients in them, can we still trust that they are good for us? How do they compare to real food? Suddenly, we come into the truth of eating. You always have a choice.

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Eating Right in the Dead of (Canadian) Winter

Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now.

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5 Reasons you NEED Whole Foods.

When I first started eating a whole foods diet, when I was studying nutrition in Vancouver BC, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, exactly.

And when I assume (you know what happens when you assume, don't you?) that my clients know this too, I am reminded that, well, no, not always is this the case. So I'm here to explain it.

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Shift Workers' Nutrition (and Why Sugar is The Villain)

Give your body a sugar boost without overstepping the boundary of a healthy glucose level – you hate that feeling of the "crash" after eating sugary treats for that energy surge. But often, it's all around you. Here are foods to add to your diet that give you energy without the crash, and will help you lose weight at the same time....

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Is Bread a Whole Grain?

Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...

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