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New Cookbook Alert!

August 12, 2016 No comments yet

I love me a new cookbook! Add to that it’s written by a fellow Dietitian AND a friend AND we share a name…pretty spectacular combination if I do say so myself! Enter “World Food for Student Cooks: Healthy, delicious, easy-to-make dishes for the food-truck-loving, noodle-slurping, taco-crunching, mac-n-cheese-loving student.” This cookbook is full of healthy, tasty […]

Sugar Smart Recipes!

October 30, 2013 No comments yet

Fuel up First! Choco-PB-Banana Smoothie Seriously, three of my favorite things,  blended into one delicious glass. The combo of fibre (banana) and protein (milk & pb) keep us full and satisfied! The chocolate milk (sugar reduced version by DairyOh!) makes us feel like we are having a treat! Not to mention has some extra goodness […]

Afternoon with a chef…for an even better cause!

October 29, 2013 No comments yet

Let’s talk food. Not nutrition…but food.  The impact of food, the social aspects of food, the relationships and ways we celebrate using food, the bonding and sharing of stories over food…you get my point!? Then let’s combine these experiences with a community…your community. Picture a shared centre, in the heart of your community where people […]

A few of my favorite things!

October 9, 2013 No comments yet

Just thought I’d share a few things I have extra love for right now! - Mel’s Kitchen Cafe! I’m pretty sure I am slowly eating my way through her website. Seriously…great inspiration, recipes and “Do it yourself” guidelines! – This chocolate milk! I have a chocolate tooth at the best of times and not only is […]

Fall is here = Apples!

October 4, 2013 No comments yet

The air has changed! With that brings the return of our fall favorites! In Nova Scotia, apples (especially from the Valley) are a delicious and healthy treat! After a morning at Noggin’s Farm, it was time to find some new apple recipes! Apple Salsa 2 cups apples, diced and peeled (peeled is optional) 1 red […]

Nutrition Month- Supper Time Challenge!

March 25, 2013 No comments yet

This week’s theme is Supper! Share your favourite meatless supper recipe with us and be entered to WIN!!! Practice the “perfect plate!” Fill ½ your plate with vegetables, ¼ of your plate with a whole grain and ¼ of your plate with a lean protein! While cooking from scratch is ideal, a “healthier” pre-packaged meal is […]

Nutrition Month- Challenge #3!!!

March 18, 2013 No comments yet

It’s SNACK time!!! What is your favorite snack combination? Snacks should include two food groups!  Fibre + Protein = Fullness! Choose sources of each at your snacks- hardboiled egg/veggies, 10-12 almonds/fruit, fruit/Greek yogurt, veggies/hummus.  Skip the fat-free! Fat tastes good, so often the “fat-free” products have higher levels of sugar and/or salt. Choose 1% sodium reduced […]

Nutrition Month- Week #2 Challenge

March 11, 2013 No comments yet

This week’s theme is LUNCH!!! Share your favourite low sodium lunch find with us and be entered to WIN!!!   Leftovers are a great timesaver for lunch; however, the vegetable portion is often low! Ramp up your leftovers to include a full half-plate serving of vegetables! Sick of salad? Warm up your leftovers over a […]

It’s Nutrition Month!!!

March 4, 2013 No comments yet

March is Nutrition Month! Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy! Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. It’s where most consumers purchase much of their food. Yet this is also where they are faced with a multitude of choices. This year’s Nutrition Month Campaign– Best Food Forward: Plan Shop Cook Enjoy! – is dedicated […]

An oldie but a goodie…

February 5, 2013 No comments yet

By popular request, I’m reposting my recipe for “cookie dough hummus!” A great snack option–packed with chickpea fibre and protein, plus just a touch of sweet! Serve with sliced apples! Yum! Ingredients: -          1.5cups chickpeas, drained (1 can) -          Pinch of salt (optional) -          2tsp vanilla -          ¼ cup peanut butter (or other nut butters) […]


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