Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Hearty beef chili recipe for the whole family

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

Nutrition · Pregnancy

6 ways to eat well with Gestational Diabetes

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

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Worried about BPA in your food? 5 Tips to reduce exposure.

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.

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Quick & easy salad in a jar recipe

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

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Gestational Diabetes: Why is my sugar high during pregnancy?

“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?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

7 tips to reach a healthy weight after 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

Breastfeeding · Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnant & fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well

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 & fasting during Ramadan? 10 tips to eat well

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Tuna anyone?  An easy recipe your kids will love!

When I was a kid, my mom used to say that fish was brain food.  I now realize that she was right! Your brain is made up of DHA. That’s docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fat, that is important for the brain, nervous system, and eyes. Fish is the best source of DHA. Fish can also… Continue reading Tuna anyone?  An easy recipe your kids will love!

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

8 Tips to eat healthier and save money

With skyrocketing food prices these days, it may seem hard to eat healthy while keeping an eye on how much you spend.  Food budgeting is important. It’s easy to go to a fast food restaurant and buy a meal in seconds that is cheaper, but is it healthier? It takes more effort to go shopping… Continue reading 8 Tips to eat healthier and save money