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Like it or not, we are what we eat and therefore good nutrition is critical for looking and feeling our best at all times. It is also key to ensuring long term physical health, mental clarity and emotional well-being. So we owe it to ourselves and to our families to provide nutritionally sound meals which ensure an adequate supply of all essential nutrients while limiting the amount of “bad” stuff (i.e. excess table salt, trans-fats, etc.).

Unfortunately, healthy eating is not always easy. Most prepared foods today taste good but they contain too much salt or fat or preservatives to be eaten on a consistent basis over the long term. (Every once in a while for convenience sake is okay; however, this should be an exception rather than the rule.) But I know from experience how hard it can be to prepare something from scratch when you’re just home from work, tired and hungry and wanting to nuke whatever’s handy in the fridge or cupboard and be done with it. Even so, I’ve made a personal commitment to treat my body with the respect it deserves by eating properly and I can say from experience when I eat well I feel much better than when I don't.

While I do not claim to be a certified Dietician or Nutritionist qualified to prescribe a specific diet plan to anyone, with the help of my mother who has been a professional homemaker for most of her life I have pulled together some very practical recipes to show how quickly and easily you can prepare nutritious meals with relatively little time commitment. Some recipes will be higher in fat and others may be high in carbs, but this will be identified for every recipe so that you can make informed choices about which meals you choose to put on your table.

Recipes will be updated on an ongoing basis, so check back regularly for new ones. Your feedback regarding taste, ease of preparation, etc. would be much appreciated; all comments can be sent to positiveimpressions@sympatico.ca. Your own recipes which meet the above criteria would also be appreciated and you will receive full credit when they are posted on this site.




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