Nutrition and Diet

What One Dietitian Thinks of Kurbo, Weight Watcher’s New Weight Loss App for Kids

In case you haven't heard, Weight Watchers (now going by simply 'WW') has launched a brand-new food tracking app called Kurbo. What's new with this new app? It's actually for your kids. That's right Kurbo, the food-tracking app from WW was created for children and teens from ages 8-17. It uses a traffic light system… Continue reading What One Dietitian Thinks of Kurbo, Weight Watcher’s New Weight Loss App for Kids

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Nutrition and Diet

Beyonce’s Coachella Diet is Now for Sale. Should You Try It?

If you're a Beyonce fan, you've probably already seen her Netflix documentary titled Homecoming which follows her preparation for her massive 2018 Coachella performance. I know I did! If you're a nutrition buff, you may also have raised an eyebrow early in the show when Bey talks about her diet leading up to the concert.… Continue reading Beyonce’s Coachella Diet is Now for Sale. Should You Try It?

Nutrition and Diet

Is the Beyond Meat Burger Beyond Healthy? (part 2)

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to share my thoughts on the Beyond Meat Burger with CBC News and CBC Radio. A few months ago I had written an article about the Beyond Meat Burger when it was released here in Canada at A&W Restaurants. In that article I compared the nutrition… Continue reading Is the Beyond Meat Burger Beyond Healthy? (part 2)

Nutrition and Diet

Food While Fasting? Can The Right Diet Give You All The Benefits of Fasting Without Going Hungry?

A few weeks ago I came across a company selling a drink mix that you take while you're fasting to help maintain normal electrolyte balance and obtain essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. I laughed out loud because obviously everyone knows that fasting means you're consuming nothing...right? I even went so far as to call… Continue reading Food While Fasting? Can The Right Diet Give You All The Benefits of Fasting Without Going Hungry?

Fitness and Workouts, Nutrition and Diet, Sport Nutrition

A Sport Dietitian’s Last Minute Tips For Prepping for Race Day Like a Boss

By this point in your training journey, you've probably ran...a lot. You've also probably eaten... a lot. You might wonder though what should change, if anything about your nutrition plan in the days leading up to your big event. I recently did a segment for Global News Winnipeg about Sport Nutrition for the upcoming Manitoba… Continue reading A Sport Dietitian’s Last Minute Tips For Prepping for Race Day Like a Boss

Nutrition and Diet

Thinking of Trying A Meal Delivery Service? Read This First!

If you've turned on the TV, listened to the radio, or opened up literally any social media feed or website lately, you've probably seen advertisements for a fancy new meal delivery program. Promising you everything you need for fresh, delicious, nutritious meals delivered right to your door! It sounds like an absolute dream for busy… Continue reading Thinking of Trying A Meal Delivery Service? Read This First!

Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken (or Chickpea!) Curry

We all love a good slow cooker recipe, especially on these chilly winter nights! And I promise that nothing will warm you up faster than the amazing smell of this chicken (or chickpea!) curry when you walk in the door. There is something so exciting to me about curry dishes. Growing up in a very… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken (or Chickpea!) Curry

Nutrition and Diet

Canada’s New Food Guide is Here. This Is What One Dietitian Thinks

If you haven't heard, here is your official PSA: Canada has a new food guide ...and it's been making headlines in the media for weeks. Even prior to the guide officially being released there was already plenty of debate going around some of my social media circles regarding  whether or not the updated version was… Continue reading Canada’s New Food Guide is Here. This Is What One Dietitian Thinks

Recipes

Homemade Creamy Mushroom Soup

What's better than a warm bowl of homemade soup on a cold winter day? Nothing! Except maybe a warm bowl of homemade stew, but let's not split hairs! Now that we're into to the chilliest days of winter, soup season is definitely in full swing, and I was super excited to whip up this Creamy… Continue reading Homemade Creamy Mushroom Soup

Nutrition and Diet

Fruits and Vegetables….What’s So Great About Them Anyway?

This post was originally published in March of 2018, but recent advances in the literature regarding dietary fibre and our health made me re-visit this topic for an update! There has also been some debate regarding the benefits of dietary fibre from the low carb/no carb diet crowd, so I think it's worth addressing what… Continue reading Fruits and Vegetables….What’s So Great About Them Anyway?