As a dietitian I am often asked “Are cookies healthy – can I have them as a snack?” A cookie can be a snack option, especially if they are made with whole grain and flaxseeds. What can flaxseeds do for you? These are seeds that are more nutrient-dense than most nuts. They are a rich… Continue reading Cookie recipe: A healthy sweet treat for the family
As dietitians we are often asked, “How can we drink enough fluids”. See what tips Sally Hur, our nutrition student, has to share. During the summer, I find myself craving cold, refreshing drinks to quench my thirst. You all may have heard once that staying hydrated is important and beneficial for our health. Well yes,… Continue reading Cold drinks on a hot day: Recipes
I don’t know about you but when the weather is cold and the sky is gloomy, I tend to crave my comfort foods. Whether it’s a bowl of hot creamy soup, or a savory snack, sweet potatoes bring back many fond memories. A very versatile vegetable, you can mash, bake, roast or even puree. The… Continue reading The versatile sweet potato: Recipes
Each year in March, Dietitians of Canada supports a Nutrition Month campaign to help Canadians connect with food in different ways. For 2018, the focus is on “Unlocking the Potential of Food to Fuel, Discover, Prevent, Heal and Bring us Together.” I particularly like this year’s theme. It is a good reminder that food has… Continue reading Unlock the potential of food!
The holiday season brings me back to some fond childhood memories. The smell of delicious goodies baking in the kitchen and the feeling of joy while eating them. For me the kitchen is the heart of a home. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend all your time there. During the holidays you want… Continue reading Quick and easy holiday treats
When we think of fall, we think of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colour and of course pumpkins! Some of my favourite Fall colours are the deep reds, oranges and mustard yellows. These are also the colours of many fruits and vegetables in season at this time. Though pumpkins make wonderful decorations, we need to remember… Continue reading Savoury pumpkin recipes to try this Fall
Many of my clients express that they are constantly thinking of what their next meal or snack will be but time to prepare a “healthy” meal is minimal. In an ideal world, we would all have time to buy ingredients from farmers markets and make all our meals from scratch. However the reality is, time… Continue reading Convenience foods: How to make them healthy
During pregnancy we are told to eat small meals every 2-3 hours. How can we meet this goal if we are running from appointment to appointment? Answer: Carry nutritious snacks when on the go! Let’s face it, how many of you have heard that familiar rumbling sound, looked in your bag, only to find an… Continue reading No time to eat? Here’s 3 healthy on-the-go snacks