Baby's First Year · Breastfeeding · Nutrition

Vitamin D and your baby: What you need to know

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

Nutrition · Pregnancy

5 Refreshing & naturally infused water recipes

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

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

Baby's First Year · Nutrition · Parenting

Tofu Berry Whip – A quick and healthy snack

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

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!

Baby's First Year · Nutrition

Introducing milk, what you need to know

Often parents ask questions about introducing milk to their young children.  When to introduce, how much to give, and what kinds of milk are all common questions I hear from parents. Generally, once children are 9 to 12 months old, they can begin to drink cow’s milk.  The reason cow’s milk is not recommended until… Continue reading Introducing milk, what you need to know

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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

Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

Double chocolate brownie recipe packed with fibre

Are you tired of adding greens in your diet?  Pregnant and constipated? Looking for new ways to increase your fibre? Look no more!  Here is a recipe that is both mouth-watering and will help speed up your digestion.  Plus nobody will guess what the key ingredient is.  Can you find it? Here is what you… Continue reading Double chocolate brownie recipe packed with fibre

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