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
Craving a homemade frozen treat? Keep reading. During these hot summer days, you are probably looking for delicious frozen delights to enjoy. No fancy ice cream maker? Not a problem. There are plenty of options that you can make at home that do not require appliances or lengthy preparation. Fruity popsicles, frozen milkshakes and even… Continue reading Easy homemade frozen treats
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
Folate is a vitamin important for cells to grow and divide in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the fetus is being developed. It is also important for the rest of your pregnancy as it helps produce extra blood and helps the baby to grow. Our pregnant body needs 600mcg of folate daily. 50%… Continue reading Why do I need folate in 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
Now that it’s getting warm & sunny out you may be asking – does my breastfed baby still need a vitamin D supplement? Yes, even though it’s spring and soon it’ll be summer, it’s still recommended that a breastfed baby under two years old get a vitamin D supplement every day. Though it’s true that the body… Continue reading Vitamin D and your baby: What you need to know
With the weather warming up, you’re probably looking for different ideas to quench your thirst! Our dietitian, Melissa Koch, posted these great fruit-flavoured water recipes last year and I wanted to share it with you once again. Let us know what you’re favourite water recipe will be this summer! _________________________________________________________ Sometimes I get tired of… Continue reading 5 Refreshing & naturally infused water recipes
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
Tofu is a good source of protein and an excellent source of iron and calcium. It is made from soy, which comes from soybean plants, a type of legume. There are different types of tofu, regular and silken. Silken is also known as silk tofu and has a thick and creamy texture, though both silken and regular come in… Continue reading Tofu Berry Whip – A quick and healthy snack
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!