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Meal Prep, Recipes

How to Cook Beans Quickly in the Oven

No pantry is complete without beans. If you have canned beans on hand, you can whip up a quick meal in no time. Dried beans, on the other hand, require some thinking ahead - you have to soak them overnight before using them...or do you? In today's post I'll cover how to cook beans quickly… Continue reading How to Cook Beans Quickly in the Oven

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Nutrition Month 2020

Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

Happy Dietitians Day! March is Nutrition Month and today is Dietitians Day in Canada. In honour of the day, I've rounded up a few fabulous dietitians from around the province of British Columbia to follow on Instagram (click the name to get to their profile). I've also included my favourite recipes from each of them.… Continue reading Happy Dietitians Day: 7 Dietitians to Follow (and Their Best Recipes)

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Nutrition Month 2020

What is Mindful Eating?

With this year's Nutrition Month theme being More than Food, there's been some discussion about mindful eating.  This is great, because it can be a good tool to help you tune into your body and learn more about nourishing yourself.  Unfortunately, many assume it just means "minding what you eat", but that's a bit of… Continue reading What is Mindful Eating?

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Healthy Living

29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

January is well behind us, and thank goodness. I'm so tired of hearing about all the detoxes and fad diets claiming to improve your health by shrinking your body, when in fact, they do anything but. Is it just me, or is the New Year officially sponsored by diet culture? Adopt Healthy Behaviours for Improved… Continue reading 29 Ways to Improve Your Health (That Don’t Include Weight Loss)

Nutrition

No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Oh my. The press are at it again.  Scaring the bejesus out of everyone for clickbait.  In case you missed it, a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE), concluded that "high intakes of dairy milk were associated [italics added for emphasis] with greater risk of breast cancer, when adjusted for soy… Continue reading No, Drinking Milk Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Meal Planning

Meal Planning Guide Part 2: Five Meal Prep Problems Solved

A few weeks ago I shared Part 1 of this Meal Planning Guide where we covered three easy steps to meal planning and reviewed five different meal prep styles. The meal prep styles are intended to help you figure out what method of meal planning might work best for you.  In today's post, we will… Continue reading Meal Planning Guide Part 2: Five Meal Prep Problems Solved

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Meal Planning

Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

Everyone is all about #mealprep these days.  And it's no wonder - we're busy and we also want to be the epitome of good health.  Somehow a week's worth of containers filled baked chicken breast, steamed brown rice, and green beans became the solution to both our time and health woes.  I'm not saying there's… Continue reading Meal Planning Guide Part 1: How to Meal Plan in 3 Easy Steps

Nutrition

Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

This week is Canadian Malnutrition Awareness Week.  The Canadian Malnutrition Task Force started this annual campaign to educate healthcare professionals on early identification and treatment of malnutrition, educate the public on the importance of discussing their nutrition with healthcare professionals, and to increase awareness of the important role nutrition plays in patient recovery.  As a… Continue reading Five Ways to Help Older Adults Improve Their Nutrition

Nutrition

Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

Nutrition Month 2019 is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about Intuitive Eating as an intervention to heal your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless people who carry a… Continue reading Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

Nutrition

5 Times You Might Need a Snack

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food - to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  While I hope to share more about how dietitians in various roles can help you unlock the potential of food, this week I’m starting off with some snack inspiration to keep you well… Continue reading 5 Times You Might Need a Snack