Tag Archives: Snacking

The #1 way to control eating while watching TV

Do you eat too much while watching TV or at the movies? A recent study by Dr. Brian Wansink, the mindless eating guru, looked at the issue and seemed to offer some advice. But  with all due respect to  Dr. Wansink, I have to disagree with his suggestion of using the opportunity to boost the […]

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The top three things dietitians’ clients do wrong

Three common misconceptions  I  see regularly in my practice. Is your thinking wrong too? As a dietitian with a private nutrition counselling service, I’ve seen it all through my many years of practice – from weight loss and weight gain issues to eating disorders, diabetes, cholesterol lowering and healthy eating for pregnancy or for optimal […]

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Greek Yogurt with Za’atar and Olive Oil

In the Middle East, strained yogurt is known as labneh. Together with za’atar and olive oil, when I travel to Israel, it is one of my favourite breakfast choices each morning – along with all kinds of delicious salads, Israeli cheese, flatbreads and all kinds of fruit. Za’atar is a spice mix which varies depending […]

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Greek Yogurt with Honey and Sliced Almonds- So simple, so delicious

Here’s one of my favourite ways to eat Greek yogurt. It’s my current go-to afternoon snack. It fits the bill perfectly: it’s both filling and satisfying, tiding me over until dinner. It’s also really delicious! Heating the honey – if you have a microwave available – allows for it to disperse more evenly through the […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Greek yogurt confusion

Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Linda Searle McCarthy  writes about her confusion when looking at labels on various Greek yogurts.  She says, “My question concerns Greek yogurt. I buy plain, 0%, either Liberty or PC. They both contain only skim milk and bacterial culture, but the ingredient %’s differ substantially. They both say 18g protein, but […]

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Seasoned Roasted Chick Peas

We just don’t enough legumes- chick peas, lentils, kidney beans and the like. When you consider their amazing nutritional perks, it’s something we need to change. They’re prebiotic (promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in our gut), have anti-inflammatory action, are packed with fibre, both the kind that promotes regularity, blood cholesterol lowering and easier […]

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Double Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re still looking for a crisp cookie for a cookie exchange, here’s a yummy offering with the goodness of whole grains and nuts. It’s also great if you just want to bake some cookies! Enjoy! Double Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 4 1/2  dozen cookies 3/4 cup soft non-hydrogenated margarine 1 cup granulated sugar […]

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Trans fat ban? Not here in Canada

Trans fats made headlines earlier this month when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans to ban the use of artificial trans fat in processed foods, saying the fats are no longer “generally recognized as safe” for consumption. These artificial trans fats are found in food products containing partially hydrogenated  vegetable oil, and have […]

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