Calgary Dietitian

October 14, 2020

Pumpkin Muffins

These pumpkin muffins are a tasty treat to have as part of a on-the-go breakfast or lunch, or to enjoy as a snack. Whip up a batch of these Pumpkin Muffins on the weekend for a quick addition to your meals or snacks.  These freeze well. These Pumpkin Muffins are […]
July 6, 2020

Corn Salsa Salad

Are you looking for a new take on a summertime salad? Mix together corn, bell peppers, avocado, red onion, nectarines, feta cheese, mint, lime juice and olive oil. This corn salsa can be served on its own as a vegetable side dish, with scoops for a salsa, or on top […]
June 22, 2020

What does 100 g of sugar look like relative to a 2000 kcal intake?

What does 100 g of sugar look like? I don’t mean sugar from a sugar bowl. I mean, what does 100 g of both added and naturally occurring sugar look like in food, relative to a 2000 kcal diet?   This was the focus of a recent virtual cooking workshop […]
June 1, 2020

How to get back up after you have fallen: A summary of Dr Robyn Hanley Defoe’s webinar from the Dietitians of Canada National Conference held virtually

“We can do hard things… The practice of continuing to push forward, even when it is hard, is a choice…The difference between those who can keep getting up after adversity and those who struggle with it is knowing how to draw on this resource (resiliency) in times of need…” Dr […]
March 29, 2020

Hemp Seed Tabouli with Quick Pickled Onions and Fruit Chips

This Hemp Seed Tabouli with Quick-Pickled Onions and Fruit Chips was one of my assignment I completed for my Plant-based Cooking Certificate. In this post, I share how I approached creating this recipe as well as share the recipes. How I built the flavour profile on this plate: For the […]
March 29, 2020

Hemp Seed Tabouli Salad

Tabouli is a classic Mediterranean Salad that usually includes a cooked whole grain called bulgur. In this recipe, I used hemp seeds in place of the bulgur for a different variation of this salad. This Hemp Seed Tabouli used a chop and drop method: chop up the ingredients, and drop […]