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July 19, 2017

Cooking with whole grains cheat sheet

What foods are rich in nutrients, phytonutrients, antioxidants, have a lower glycemic index, and may help protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity? Whole grains! Whole grains include the whole kernel of the grain – be it wheat, rye, barley, rice, quinoa, rye and so on. Having trouble imagining […]
July 12, 2017

13 Ways to Reduce your Food Waste

Did you know that the average household generates 7-10 pounds of food waste per week? Did you know 53% of this waste is avoidable? Vegetables and fruits account for 50-60% of total food waste, followed by cereal and grains (13% of total food waste), meat and fish (8%), dairy and […]
June 27, 2017

Healthful snacks to pack on a road trip

Summer is here and that means road trips! Along with your suitcases, you will want to pack some snacks! Whether it is for your hunger or the unexpected road delay like excess traffic or road delays, packing your snacks helps you be prepared. What do Canadians want from their snacks? Healthy, convenient, easy, […]
June 21, 2017

Maintaining diet and lifestyle progress on the weekends Part 2

Does your lifestyle thrive on the structure of the weekday but struggle over the weekend? You aren’t alone. Nutrition researchers have known this for years, which is why in most studies, data from weekend days are specifically collected, in addition to weekdays. In my practice as a Calgary dietitian and […]
June 15, 2017

How to maintain your diet and lifestyle on the weekends Part 1

You work so hard during the week. You are committed, diligent and focused on achieving your diet and lifestyle goals. Then the weekend comes along, and things seem to fall apart. This is a common frustration I hear from my clients. Sound familiar? During the week, we tend to have […]
May 24, 2017

Gluten-free pasta review

In the past, a gluten-free diet meant that individuals had to subsist on rice, quinoa, and more rice. However, the increased popularity of gluten-free diets have spurred innovators and producers to develop a larger variety of products. Today, there are numerous brands making gluten-free goods. Even gluten-free pasta can be […]