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

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

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

Baby's First Year · Nutrition · Parenting

Grocery shopping? 7 tips to help you plan

Do you forget what’s in your fridge and your pantry when you’re at the grocery store?  Do you know if you’ll even be cooking this week?  If you don’t have the right ingredients in your kitchen, cooking up healthy meals can be a challenge. Planning is very important before you go grocery shopping.  Take the… Continue reading Grocery shopping? 7 tips to help you plan

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Wholesome, tasty lentil soup recipe for the family

This lentil soup is a healthy, nutritious meal that is chock full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.  It is very high in beta-carotene, which is a nutrient that is converted to vitamin A in the body.  It is also loaded with B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc)… Continue reading Wholesome, tasty lentil soup recipe for the family

Nutrition · Pregnancy

I’m pregnant: Where does the weight go? 

As a Dietitian, this is a common question asked by many of my pregnant clients.  The truth is – the extra weight gained in pregnancy goes to many places in the body. Gaining weight is an expected and normal part of pregnancy, and sometimes it’s hard to know how much weight is a healthy amount to gain.… Continue reading I’m pregnant: Where does the weight go?