Thanks to the lovely Meghan Telpner, the mastermind behind the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and the author of Undiet, for compiling this fantastic Healthy City Guide. Whether you need suggestions for what to do when your longtime vegetarian mother-in-law comes to town, or you personally could use support while transitioning to your healthy, conscious lifestyle. There are loads of top-notch local businesses in our beautiful city, all passionately waiting to share their thoughtful products and services with good people like you. Get out there and explore. Thanks for the mention ACN, you all rock!

  An easy way to guarantee a constant supply of fresh food in your house with little effort is through organic produce delivery. Cat and I both started ordering Mama Earth a while back (thanks Asil) and highly recommend, such a no-brainer. There are several CSAs in the city and all offer local and/or organic produce delivered to your door weekly. A perfect way to support local business, farmers and trick yourself into eating more greens! Toronto Mama Earth Fresh City Farms Windsor Natural Earth Organics Ottawa Life Organic Ottawa Organics and Natural Foods  As the sun peaks through clouds, spring is just around the corner and in no time the CSA baskets will be entirely local, alive and next level delicious! I cannot wait.

Bunch of Coronation Grapes Best grapes ever... coronation grapes, very popular in Canada cause they're Canadian and available only in September. I love them, they remind me of that deep purple grape juice I drank as a kid. Here is a delicious smoothie recipe that tastes just like grape juice, but with way less sugar and way more good stuff. Grape Juice Smoothie Makes 2Ls 2 leaves organic purple kale 1 handful organic spinach OR bok choy 1/4 zucchini 1 organic fuji apple 2 big handfuls coronation grapes 4 cups filtered water 10 drops stevia (optional) Blend it up, drink it down. Check your teeth. Side note: If your roomie tells you their mother never let them have grape juice as a kid cause they spilled too much, that probably means they shouldn't have grape smoothie as an adult. Confirmed.

photo cred Cat I recently spent 4 glorious days in Soho (NYC) as an incredible birthday surprise from Kods.  Not only was it beyond expectation, we naturally sought out good-for-you food rather than filling our bellies with crap.  This is now the second time this summer I have managed to go away and not put on the usual 5-8lbs.  In fact, I lost 1 lbs yet still managed to eat a ton (of course walking everywhere, I'm sure, helped too)  Some of the stand-outs for me were: 1. Organic Avenue - Had a fantastic raw oatmeal (which I promise to recreate and share the recipe) and a super green juice (maybe too green for my liking but it sure gave me the fuel to walk 8 hours that day). 2. Local - Sampled their fair-trade tea and muffins in the morning.  Had a great convo with the owner and he had petitioned the neighbourhood to take over 1 parking spot outside his restaurant so that he could convert it to a beautiful outside sitting area open to the public. Amaze-balls. 3. Souen - Had a gorgeous lemon pesto covered salmon with seaweed and steamed greens. Outstanding price for the amount of food. If ever in Soho - do yourself a solid and try them out.