5 Reasons Why You Should Go Nuts For Nuts (& Seeds)

From my perspective, the regular consumption of nuts is probably one of the most important dietary decisions that MOST people can and should be making on a daily basis. I believe that nuts fall into a group of foods that rank behind fruits and veggies as the most healthy out

Nice Cream Sandwiches: The ULTIMATE Dessert

Just over a week ago, I hosted a Chopped Challenge on my Instagram page, with the winner to receive their very own “Ok, But First Veggies T-Shirt” My followers had to come up with a creative recipe using the five ingredients I provided: Steel Cut Oats, Peanut Butter, Strawberries, Maple

More Fun With Food!

Dietitians can’t always be about the bottom line, sometimes we need to have fun too. That’s why I am sharing some more of my Pinterest inspired food art creations! Let’s take a look at what I created this past week: The Not So Angry Birds Made using rice cakes, peanut

Strawberry Basil Smoothie ( Special Guest Recipe)

I am so thrilled to introduce my first ever male student-guest blogger. I am thrilled to introduce aspiring dietitian Nicholas Dutton and his Strawberry Basil Smoothie Strawberry Basil Smoothie It’s chilly this time of year and if you’re like me, you’re longing for Summer sunshine! This smoothie will brighten up

5 Must Eat Foods For Plant-Based Beginners

Veganism is considered one of the fastest growing lifestyle movements. This means that plant-based eating styles are being adopted by more and more people every day, but it also means that there are exists a growing body of individuals who need education on how to carry a plant based diet

The Independence Day Food Art/Recipe Challenge

I may not be American but that doesn’t mean I can’t join all of my friends down south in celebrating the Independence Day long weekend. For those who may not know, Independence Day is a celebration of the declaration that took place on July 4th 1776 which stated that the

The Great Canadian Brunch (Patriotic Canada Day Smoothie+Bagel Recipe)

Happy Canada Day everyone! On July the 1st our great nation turns 149 years old and you better believe that this proud Canadian dietitian want’s to help you celebrate this special occasion in a healthy and patriotic way. How are we going to do this you ask?  The Great Canadian Brunch! Disclaimer: Those who

Female Athlete Focus Part II: The Importance of Dietary Iron

Iron and the Female Athlete Highly active females, especially athletes, have increased needs for certain micronutrients as the result of their unique physiology and the demands of physical activity they undergo on a regular basis.   Iron is one of these nutrients and female athletes, especially runners and those who restrict

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: 7 Dietary Changes You Can Make Today.

Introduction  About a decade ago cancer surpassed cardiovascular disease as the primary cause of death in Canada. However, this statistic is slightly misleading because cancer includes a variety of distinct conditions that affect different organs such as the lungs, prostate breast, colon and so on.   According to Health Canada data from 2009, lung cancer