This review and taste panel was done completely independently with no sponsorship from any brand of protein bar. If there’s one question I hear most often from clients, family, friends, or anyone else I may cross paths with, it’s what I think about protein and energy bars. As a Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and active gal … More Everything You Need To Know About Protein Bars (including which ones you should buy!)
Wanna know a secret? Good health is actually very simple. Much simpler than the diet and weight loss industry wants you to think it is. Let me explain… Beginners often find themselves confused over conflicting nutrition advice, or worry about how much cardio vs weights they should be doing. Should they be eating meat or … More Your Healthy Living Checklist: 5 Simple Things You Can Do To Achieve Good Health
Spoiler alert: It isn’t a new supplement or fad diet, or even any specific eating pattern at all….It’s cooking. Still with me? Great! I hope you aren’t disappointed to find out that there is still no magic bullet for good health. There is no single pill, shake, or even food that can prevent the myriad … More The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health (that no one talks about)
Are you ready to step up your squat game? Squats are one of the most notoriously challenging and complex exercises out there. On the other hand though, they’re a completely natural movement that we all do routinely throughout our days without even thinking about it. This makes squats not only an important exercise for building … More Ready to Step Up Your Squat Game? Your Step By Step Video Guide
Fall is here which means most of us have returned from the backyard BBQ and doing most of our cooking indoors once again. It also means back to the busy weeknight grind, with packed schedules and little free time for meal prep. Quick meals are an absolute necessity and unfortunately we tend to fall into … More Recipe: Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs
For a long time now nutrition science has supported the notion that we should be eating more plants. Plant foods include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds.
Raise your hand if you currently have at least 5 bananas sitting in your freezer. I know I do! But not anymore after making this delicious whole wheat banana bread with chocolate chips! Don’t get me wrong, I love bananas! But I really only like them when they’re barely ripe. Like still a tad green … More Whole Wheat Banana Bread (with chocolate chips!)
I LOVE beets. They’re in my top 3 favourite vegetables for sure. Every year I make sure to plant a few rows of beets in my garden and right now they’re ready!
If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s BBQ season! Especially here in Manitoba where summer can always seem too short. We like to take full advantage and cook outside on the grill as much as possible. To me, burgers are one of those meals that I could eat almost everyday. By switching … More Recipe: Beet and Black Bean Burgers (vegan)
Traveling is definitely at the top of my list of favourite things to do. Camping, road trips, or getting away from the freezing temperatures in Winnipeg for a hot holiday in the dead of winter, going on vacation is the best. Some of my trips are super active like heading out for a weekend of … More Dietitian Approved Tips For Feeling Your Best While On Vacation
When it comes to quick and delicious weeknight dinners, noodle bowls are definitely at the top of my list. There are endless combinations of ingredients and flavours- you can make a completely new dish every time! The best part is that you can usually whip these up with ingredients you probably already have on hand, … More Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping a new product caught my eye. CoolWay ice cream (technically there’s no cream in the stuff so it’s called a frozen dessert, but you catch my drift). Boasts 320 calories per container, and a whopping 24 grams of protein. As I’ve said before in my post about … More What Your Dietitian Really Thinks About High Protein Ice Cream