Author Archives: Dai

My Crock-Pot Motto: Set it and forget it! then Eat it! #ChickenDotCa

crock pot motto set it and forget it #Chickendotca

Time! Time? Who’s got some extra for me? ‘Cause when it comes to dinner, I seem to never have enough of it to prepare something that’s both healthy and yummy… well that was until Crock-tober came around! To be honest, I completely forgot I owned a crock-pot until Chicken Farmers of Canada challenged me to make a recipe using one. ... Read More »

Beet this Kowabunga Kale n’ Yam! What are you Chicken?

In a Hurry? No problem with the Chicken.ca site check out the Quick ‘N Easy Recipe Finder

Wow! I feel like I just woke up and slept through September. Where did it go? Do you ever get that feeling? The Fall signifies too much to so many. To me and my family it is time to get back to routine. Along with the shorter days and cooler nights, back to school and back to work is at ... Read More »

Training Mask Review: Benefits of High Altitude Training

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High Altitude Training is not for the faint of heart (literally!). This type of training is typically used by endurance athletes at altitudes of at least 8,000 feet above sea level. Although 8,000 feet and above are most suitable, lower altitudes are also used when appropriate locations are not available[1]. High altitude training was born from the 1968 Olympics in ... Read More »

It’s the final quarter and it is time to finish strong

It’s the final quarter and it is time to finish strong

Can you believe it? The year is going by so quickly. Many of us start out with the best of intentions and set some personal goals for ourselves to achieve. And best of all, we give ourselves a whole year to hit them. The problem is that life happens. Distractions arise. Opportunities present themselves and our focus shifts to other ... Read More »

The Whey or No Whey of Protein: Are Plants enough to fuel me? #ItMatters

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Carrot sticks, celery sticks, almond butter, raisins… all great to eat, but is it enough to fuel athletes through the toughest of workouts? Being competitive as an athlete is hard enough but trying to be a competitive athlete who eats no meats, fish, dairy or animal products period? Darn near impossible if you don’t know what you’re doing. This post ... Read More »

September’s #ChickenChat is all about “Cancer Awareness”

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September is Cancer Awareness Month – and for good reason. An estimated 191,300 new cases of cancer and 76,600 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 20141. Cancer is a disease that affects many Canadians over the age of 50, however, it can occur at any age. As a Canadian, here’s 4 Scary stats that we all need to ... Read More »

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

7 Detoxifying Health Benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal

Overeating and eating the wrong foods can cause bloating, digestive problems and that uncomfortable feeling. That uncomfortable feeling that you get is caused by gas and toxins being released into the digestive tract. Getting rid of that with a natural solution is possible! For centuries, eastern medicine has used charcoal as the go-to method for stomach problems. The reason it ... Read More »

No Fowl Here! Eggs for breakfast helps with weight management

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Eggs are all-natural and offer one of the highest quality proteins of any food available. One egg provides more than six grams of protein, or 13 percent of the recommended Daily Value (DV), and nearly half is found in the yolk. In fact, the protein quality in an egg is so high that the scientists often use eggs as the ... Read More »

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

The 4 Letter ‘C-word’ that no one should ever use

My wife and best friend, Christie Kennedy Manuel aka the @Mom_OnTheRun posted this on her Facebook wall yesterday morning: “We consider the C word an extremely bad word in our home, even ranked above the F word. I am not one to click on random links, but because this came from a person I value and I had a few ... Read More »

August’s #ChickenChat is all about Breastfeeding Awareness

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month – the perfect opportunity for moms to learn about the importance of breast milk for their growing baby and nutrition to keep them healthy and energized! Check out this month’s Chicken.ca article by nutritionist, Kelly Ateyo, “Best Nutrition for Baby and Mom“. August’s #ChickenChat is all about “Breastfeeding Awareness”   A few things we’ll be ... Read More »

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Video portrays obesity as a disease of poor choices

Daily choices are seemingly automatic for most of us. Is obesity a disease of “poor choices”? We choose to get out of bed. We choose to go to work. We choose to eat a burger, fries and large soda at lunch. We choose to NOT exercise. We choose to sit on the couch and play back-to-back-to-back games of Candy Crush ... Read More »

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