Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix – Whole grains for Cinco de Mayo

Savoury snack foods tend to have a somewhat unsavoury reputation, nutritionally speaking. Many are ultra-processed and deep-fried with some wearing an undeserved health halo simply for including one vegetable or ...

Where is the Child Health Protection Act, Justin Trudeau?

  Does anyone remember Bill S-228 – what came to be known as the Child Health Protection Act? It was legislation restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages products, ...

Money-saving tips for food shopping amidst soaring food prices

We are certainly living during challenging times. First there were lost jobs and reduced work hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Supply chains issues went hand in hand with Covid ...

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Thai-Inspired Chicken and Strawberry Salad

It’s finally that time of year. As outdoor temperatures rise, salads as ...

Whole Grains Sampling Day – Pasta with Peas

Have you had any whole grains yet today? If not, there’s still ...

Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich on Sprouted Bread

  I love peanut butter. It’s my go to snack – a ...

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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month – Creamy Enchilada Soup

It’s hard to believe it’s already March (at least for me anyway) but being March means it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. The 2022 theme, “Ingredients for a healthier tomorrow” deals with key issues of the day including those such as food security, food literacy and sustainable food choices. Over the next month, I’ll be […]

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Why the best soup recipe is my mother’s everything soup

  Growing up, there was a standing joke in our family, particularly when we had company for dinner. My parents would offer second servings of whatever was on the menu but there was never any pressure to finish up the food. “It’s OK because we will have it in the soup tomorrow.” was the standard […]

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13 things you didn’t know a dietitian can help you with

Did you start the new year resolving to make healthier food choices? If you’re like many other people, life has gotten in the way. Working from home, not working from home? Online school or back to school? These days, there can be plenty of bumps on the road. First things first: give yourself a break. […]

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Mediterranean diet ranked # 1 again – Mediterranean Onion Soup

Every January, U.S. News & World Report comes out with the best diets for the coming year. Keep in mind, though, that the term diet does not mean a weight loss plan, but a dietary pattern. The publication, using a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts, assesses and ranks 40 different diets based on […]

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Nutrition traps to avoid like the plague

Here we are at the start of 2022 and well, truth be told, it doesn’t feel all that different from 2021. You may have heard this year being described as 2020 too. Yes, we are heading into the third year of this pandemic and as a result, our links to the outside world are still, […]

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Can vitamins prevent a cold?

  Immune system functioning is top of mind for many of us these days as COVID has really brought attention to how our bodies fight off infection. Eating well can definitely play a role in how we respond to infectious agents, such as viruses. Being deficient in certain nutrients, like vitamins C and D and […]

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Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on the stove. At this time of year, a serving of a vegetable-filled bowl is not just nutritious. It can warm you right up while at the same time, satisfy your hunger. This particular soup came about because I was very, very slow in […]

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Bakers’ alert: How to avoid eating too many cookies

It’s that time of year again: when we head into the kitchen to bake cookies. These delectable little goodies can be mighty tempting as the cookie sheets come out of the oven or as they sit on racks to cool. Are you one of those people who collects bakers’ taxes on each pan after removing […]

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