Summer is a busy time, and it can be hard to eat nutritious food when you’re headed off on family road trips, drinking at backyard BBQ’s, and camping! Sometimes our health, and our spending, can go out the window during an on-the-go summer. Luckily, with the following tips, you can save both time and money […]
Are you looking for a way to make eating raw vegetables more enjoyable? Or maybe you want to pair a healthy dip with some tortilla chips for a weekend away camping? This rosemary black bean dip is a great alternative to store bought or packaged options. Packed with protein and flavour, this dip should make its way into your snack rotation. Plus, it is cost effective and quick and easy to make!
Did you know that the longest relationship you will have in your lifetime is your relationship with food? Every day we choose what we eat, when we eat, and why we eat – that’s a lot of choice! Fueling our bodies requires constant decision-making, and this decision-making can be influenced by many factors. Daily decision-making […]
Reducing food waste is not only good for the environment, but can save you time and money! Watch or read as registered dietitian Leigh Renwick shares eight creative tips to reduce food waste. 1. Display your greens Keeping green vegetables such as chard, kale, or collard greens in water can prolong freshness, ensuring your greens […]
We hear a lot about the benefits of whole grains – so much so that you may find yourself wondering what, exactly, is a whole grain? By definition, a whole grain is a grain that is not refined. Whole grains contain the bran, endosperm, and germ of the crop. Maintaining the bran, endosperm, and germ makes whole grains very dense in nutrients.
Meal prepping can also help to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety associated with setting aside enough time everyday to prepare healthy meals. In this video, Britney Lentz, a registered dietitian at Copeman Healthcare, goes over some tips and tricks on how to get started with meal prepping. Watch the video, or continue on to the article.
Did you know that the the longest relationship you will have in your life is your relationship with food? Because of our life-long relationship with food, it is critically important that we raise our children to be healthy and competent eaters. The good news is that children have not yet been influenced by diet culture […]
While talking about bloating may not sound super exciting, most of us have experienced a sore or distended abdomen at some point in our lives, whether it be mild or extreme. Watch, or read as registered dietitian Beth Nanson, breaks down the causes of bloating, and what you can do to relieve it. What is […]
Stress affects many things in our life such as mood and emotional resilience. Stress can also affect our digestion. Most of us recognize the feeling of having an upset stomach when we are anxious, and stress has even been linked to more serious gastrointestinal conditions such as peptic ulcers. Most of us are feeling extra […]
As the weather gets better and the sun comes out, smoothie season begins! Many people start drinking smoothies when it’s warmer out, especially for breakfast or as a snack. However, if we’re going to consider a smoothie as a meal, there are some things we need to consider. Sometimes, a smoothie made solely of fruit […]
The warmer weather has us craving the outdoors more than ever. Months of isolation also has us craving our social groups! After all, what defines spring and summer more than a good happy hour with your friends and neighbors? While physically distanced gatherings of 6 or less people are now permitted in British Columbia and […]
With more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your eating patterns are probably looking a little different than usual. You might be spending more time in the kitchen snacking, or you may be skipping meals due to increased anxiety and stress. These changes in eating habits are normal reactions to an abnormal situation, […]
A global pandemic is uncharted territory for us all, inciting feelings of anxiety, fear and stress. Many feel anxiety in regards to job security, and are scared of getting sick or losing loved ones. We are all navigating a new way of living, and adapting to new routines, which can feel stressful. Lately, social media […]
Are you wondering what, exactly, a pulse is? A pulse is the edible seed from a legume plant. Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. For example, a pea pod is a legume, but the pea inside the pod is the pulse! Pulses are high in protein and fibre – plus they taste delicious! Learn all […]
No matter what, we need to eat! It can be overwhelming to shop for groceries, especially during these times of uncertainty. Many of us are wondering what kinds of foods to be stockpiling. Is it safe to buy fresh foods? How can we continue to stay healthy with non-perishable items? The foods we put into […]
Do you believe you are practicing healthy eating habits? Are you content with your current “diet”? Are you fueling your body with the optimal foods for your personal health needs? What if we could help you redefine your ideas about healthy eating, find a diet you can stick with for life, and base your food […]