Maybe you're ready for a little non-COVID19 content to read, or maybe you're a healthcare worker who really needs some convenient on the go nutrition options right now. Either way, I'm here for ya! "Should I be drinking protein shakes?" If there's one question I hear more than any other as a Dietitian, this has… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Protein Shakes
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
Travelling 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, going on vacation is the best. Some of my trips are super active like heading out for a weekend of hiking. Others, like laying on… Continue reading Dietitian-Approved Tips For Feeling Your Best While On Vacation!
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. From the vitamins and minerals that plants contain to the disease-fighting polyphenols there is just no substitute when it comes to our health for a diet… Continue reading Is Your Plant-Based Diet Measuring Up?
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… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Protein Bars (including which ones you should buy!)
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,… Continue reading Thai Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
Remember a few years ago when everyone was drinking that weird mix of cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup because Beyonce reportedly drank the stuff to lose weight? It wasn't the first time, and certainly not the last time a diet, supplement, or detox has been made famous (...or infamous?) because a celebrity told… Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Never Take Nutrition Advice From A Celebrity
There are few topics in nutrition more controversial than artificial sweeteners. To some, they're a reasonable, even beneficial alternative to sugar. To others, they're like the worst possible thing you could put in your body. Just so we're all on the same page, some of these people actually promote drinking turpentine to cure illnesses....so who's… Continue reading The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners