Eating small meals or snacks every 2 to 3 hours is important for not only pregnancy, but also when you are breastfeeding. Additional energy is needed to support breast milk production and help you feel your best and recover from labour and birth. However, this is easier said than done! Especially for busy parents that… Continue reading Top 5 foods to grab while breastfeeding
Parents and caregivers are always looking for new and interesting recipes as snack ideas for their children. One of the recipes that we use at many of our programs is a "carrot and cheese" sandwich. This is a "nutrient rich" snack meaning that it provides a lot of nutrients. By making this snack you are… Continue reading Snack recipe for kids: Carrot and cheese sandwich
The foods you eat help fuel your body with vitamins and minerals. During pregnancy your body is working hard to help your baby grow, therefore it needs additional protein and energy. Eating small frequent meals and snacks during the day will help achieve this goal. Protein and energy will help your baby grow, ensure you… Continue reading Energy bites: A no-bake healthy snack recipe
Right now, there is a lot of locally grown fruits and vegetables available at our supermarkets such as broccoli, beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, grapes and peaches. Here's Munira Shabber, a student with Ryerson University's Internationally Educated Professionals in Nutrition program, to share what "eating local" means and a quick and easy recipe. For everyone, including pregnant… Continue reading Bruschetta: An easy snack using local foods
My mom was always telling me to eat my fruits and veggies to stay healthy. She was right. Read on for 10 suggestions to eat health-promoting vegetables and fruits: How can you eat veggies and fruits daily? Have a fruit at breakfast You can add your favourite fruit like melons, oranges, or strawberries to your plate beside… Continue reading 10 ways to eat vegetables and fruits daily
Cravings are normal during pregnancy. It's your body reminding you to eat so you get the nutrients you need to grow your baby. Occasionally, it is fine to eat unhealthy foods, however the problem starts when it is the only thing you reach for. So how do you curb these cravings into healthy ones? Here's 5… Continue reading Pregnancy cravings? 5 tips to curb your cravings into healthy ones
It's important that you gain enough weight to help your body go through all the changes needed during pregnancy. During the last 2 trimesters your body needs extra energy and nutrients to help your baby grow. As a result, you might find that you are hungry all the time. This is usually caused by the… Continue reading Why eating small frequent meals is best during pregnancy
Pregnant and needing a new snack idea while on the go? Are you tired of hummus? Often the lack of appetite during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, can make it hard to find something that interests your hunger. In the last trimester of pregnancy, it can be more challenging to find ideas for snacks… Continue reading A recipe for roasted chickpeas with a twist!