It’s time once again for my annual breakdown of the WORST nutrition trends of the past year.
It’s almost October, which means pumpkin EVERYTHING season is officially in full swing!
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!)
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)
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
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 … More Here’s Why You Should Never Take Nutrition Advice From A Celebrity
It seems the people out there who like to invent new diets are starting to run out of ideas. Since there’s a diet out there scaring us out of eating just about every food known to man (meat, dairy, sugar, fruit, legumes, fat, carbs, soy, pesticides, GMOs- you name it!) We’ve pretty much run out … More Intermittent Fasting- Should You Try It?
I would never want to live in a world without pasta. A lot of people I talk to think pasta is bad. They can’t believe it when I tell them that there is actually nothing wrong with pasta, and it can definitely be part of a regular healthy diet! Because it’s sooo tasty though, it … More From-Scratch Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce
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 … More The Truth about Artificial Sweeteners
If you haven’t already been bombarded with the advertising for McDonald’s new high protein smoothies here’s your official PSA: McDonald’s a new line of smoothies from their McCafe menu that have 18-20 grams of protein and ONE WHOLE serving of fruit. Yup, you read that right! Not only are these smoothies high in protein, they … More Don’t Get Too Excited About McDonald’s New High Protein Smoothies