Nutrition · Parenting · Pregnancy

7 Tips to add fibre into your diet

As a Public Health Dietitian working in the field for many years I make sure I keep up with all the new information about nutrition. Working with students is a perfect opportunity to reach this goal. Have a look at what Rim Mouhaffel has summarized after her 12 week nutrition care rotation with counselling pregnant… Continue reading 7 Tips to add fibre into your diet

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Three reasons that make beets a good choice this winter

I often get puzzled looks when I ask about beets. Some don’t know what beets are and others find them hard to cook with. Why is beet root a good idea? This vegetable is available almost year round in Canada and it is more versatile than you think! My grandma used to grate them raw… Continue reading Three reasons that make beets a good choice this winter

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Boost your protein and fibre with yellow split pea soup

Add some yellow in your soup! In the last 3 months of pregnancy you will need to boost the protein in your food to keep up with your baby’s growth. Adding dried peas in soups is a great way to go especially if you are feeling sick of meat. It is also a way of… Continue reading Boost your protein and fibre with yellow split pea soup

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Pregnant? Tips to eating your best during the holiday season.

Holidays are a time where we may go out for a special meal or celebration. How do we ensure we don’t overindulge during this time? Tips to prevent unwanted discomforts from happening Eat at regular mealtimes and snack times. Before heading out to your gathering, eat at your regular meal and snack times. Don’t skip… Continue reading Pregnant? Tips to eating your best during the holiday season.

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Constipation in children

Is your child straining when going to the bathroom? They may be constipated. Constipation in young children is common and can be uncomfortable/painful for them. As a dietitian, I often hear concerns from parents that their child is having less frequent bowel movements or when they have to “go”, it is painful. How do I… Continue reading Constipation in children

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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

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Simple roasted brussel sprouts recipe

Winter is here and so are brussel sprouts!  Now if you’re like me, boiling brussel sprouts is my least favourite vegetable.  But roasting them has become my new crowd pleaser, even for my kids.  This different looking vegetable is perfect for pregnancy because it adds fibre, vitamin C and K.   Have a look! All… Continue reading Simple roasted brussel sprouts recipe

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Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

If you’re suffering from constipation in your pregnancy, you’re not alone.  Most pregnant women will struggle with constipation (or hard stools that are difficult to pass) at some point in their pregnancies. It’s a common pregnancy problem; usually caused by some combination of slow digestion, use of iron supplements and the lack of fibre, fluid and activity… Continue reading Pregnancy & constipation – 6 tips to increase your fibre

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Do you know what’s in your granola?

A Healthy Homemade Recipe for Granola Have you ever read the ingredient list on a box or bag of store-bought granola? What is “acacia gum” and why is it in granola? When you make homemade granola, you can focus on healthy, natural ingredients –good for both you and your baby.  My recipe has eight ingredients only and… Continue reading Do you know what’s in your granola?