They say ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. They were right. But, how many veggies and fruits a day? It is recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women eat about 7-9 servings of vegetables and fruits a day, where one serving of vegetables is about ½ cup, and one serving of fruit is about… Continue reading Have more veggies and fruit daily to enjoy better health!
What can you do to prevent your family from getting sick this season? Stay healthy this season – try these 10 tips: Fill your plate with bright green, red, and orange veggies. Choose broccoli, red pepper, sweet potato, spinach, turnip greens, squash, kale, swish chard, and other dark leafy greens. These are all packed with… Continue reading 10 Tips to give your immune system a boost
This nutrient-rich beef chili recipe is wholesome, easy to make, colourful, and can warm you up on a chilly day! Make a pot on the weekend and pack some lunches during the week, or have for dinner after a long day at work. Enjoy this nutritious, healthy, easy to make chili recipe! Get your kids… Continue reading Hearty beef chili recipe for the whole family
You are 24-28 weeks pregnant and you just got your sugar checked. Your doctor tells you that you have Gestational Diabetes (GDM). This means high sugars in your blood, during your pregnancy. It is normal for this to happen in pregnancy. It happens to some pregnant parents but not everyone. It’s possible to have healthy… Continue reading 6 ways to eat well with Gestational Diabetes
As a registered dietitian, I facilitate workshops for pregnant women at two of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programs (CPNPs) in Toronto. A common question I am asked is if plastic can be placed in the microwave to warm up food or drinks. We, at Toronto Public Health (TPH), recommend that plastic not be used in… Continue reading Worried about BPA in your food? 5 Tips to reduce exposure.
I am always looking for great ideas to help me eat healthy on the go. This ‘salad in a jar’ is nutritious, portable, fresh, easy to make, uses simple colourful ingredients, inexpensive compared to eating out in a restaurant, AND is fun to assemble! Layer your favourite foods in a jar, take it to work… Continue reading Quick & easy salad in a jar recipe
“At my last prenatal appointment I was told that I have high sugars, but why? I don’t eat a lot of sweets.” As a registered dietitian working with pregnant clients, this is a common question I am asked. I’m sure many of you are wondering the same thing. So… why are my sugars high? Let… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes: Why is my sugar high during pregnancy?
Congratulations – You just had a baby! You did well gaining the recommended amount of weight in pregnancy. But now that baby is born, it may be time to lose the extra weight. Being at a healthy weight is important for health. It is recommended to have gradual weight loss by eating a variety of… Continue reading 7 tips to reach a healthy weight after pregnancy
Once you get to the grocery store, you may feel like a kid in the candy store! You may like to walk down every aisle and choose what appeals to you that day. You may go to the store many times a week just on a whim. You may have your kids with you, who… Continue reading 10 ways to save at the grocery store
The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting for Muslims. What does fasting during Ramadan mean? It means no food or drink, not even water, during the day. Every day, fasting starts after sunrise, and ends after sunset. Many Muslims stay up late into the night and may choose to sleep during the day… Continue reading Pregnant and fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well