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Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Fall

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the fall. From breakfast to dinner, Thailand to Italy – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the second edition of Copeman Cooks.

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Copeman Cookbook – Dietitian-Approved Recipes for Spring

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a cookbook with ten of their favourite healthy go-to meals in the spring. From salads to chicken, pork and tofu – there is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet this year with the first edition of Copeman Cooks.

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The “Locavore” Movement: Not Just Another Fad!

“Locavore” is a fairly new term that describes consumers who focus on eating locally grown and sourced food. Learn how you can start eating local to support your community!

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6 Things Dietitians Love About Canada’s New Food Guide (And 1 Thing We Don’t)

Canada’s Food Guide has changed—and for the most part, the Registered Dietitians at Copeman Healthcare couldn’t be happier. This 2019 update is less prescriptive than past versions and uses the healthy or balanced plate model which dietitians have used for many years as a guideline for their patients. Of course, it’s hard to create a […]

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The balanced plate concept

What is the balanced plate concept? The balanced plate concept divides your meals so that half of every plate is made up of vegetables, one quarter is protein and one quarter is carbohydrates. It is designed to be simple, effective, and help you achieve adequate daily nutrition. What are the benefits of using this concept? […]

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Copeman Cooks! Download Dietitian-Approved Recipes

The Copeman Healthcare registered dietitian team has compiled a series of cookbooks with their favourite healthy go-to meals There is a wide variety to suit everyone’s food preferences. Kick-start your healthy diet with Copeman Cooks.

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WEBINAR – Nutrition 101: Fundamentals of Healthy Eating

In this free online webinar, Jennifer Rogers, RD, will teach you the basics of nutrition & fundamental knowledge to make healthier choices year-round

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WEBINAR – Managing IBS: Over the Holidays & Year-Round

In this online webinar Heather Woodward, RD, will go over the basics of IBS and provide you with helpful tips and tricks for a happy digestive system.

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10 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars in Your Diet

Registered dietitian Michelle Ross offers 10 ways to reduce added sugars in your diet and cut back on unnecessary sugar intake

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WEBINAR – The sweet truth about sugar

In this online webinar, Bahar Brocken, RD, will outline all of the things you never knew about sugar, including how it affects your health.

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Have you heard of pulses?

Pulses seem to have flown under the radar as a nutritious ingredient in many meals – partially because there is some confusion as to what they really are. Here’s everything that you need to know about pulses and how to incorporate them in your diet! So what is a pulse? Pulses are the dry edible seeds […]

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5 healthy-eating survival tips for the Calgary Stampede

Your Calgary Dietitians have some great tips for how to help your waistline survive the Calgary Stampede, including where to eat and what to order!

Quick Chicken Soup

Quick Chicken Soup

There is nothing quite like homemade chicken soup, especially during the rainy spring season. This dietitian-approved recipe is sure to hit the spot!

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A psychologist’s take on breaking mindless eating habits

Dr. Liann Meloff talks mindfulness and provides proven strategies to help change your unhealthy eating habits.

5 steps to overcoming weight loss plateau

5 steps to overcoming your weight loss plateau

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ll probably know that weight loss plateaus can be frustrating. Dietitian Linda Cuda shares advice on how to break through your plateau.

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

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Vibrancy now and later: A personalized approach to a longer, healthier life

Do you want to live a long life? What if you can fill that life with rich, high-quality years of activity and personal engagement?

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. Learn what you can do to reverse insulin resistance and prevent chronic diseases from taking hold.

Simple Salmon Patties

Simple Salmon Patties

These simple salmon patties are not only quick and easy to prepare, but they are also great for ‘hiding’ veggies from picky eaters (both big and small). Excellent source of omega 3, protein and calcium, plus they are only 270 calories each.

Tropical Protein Parfait

Tropical Protein Parfait

This recipe that will start your day off right. Tropical flavour, naturally sweet and 24g of protein per serving to help keep you full.

healthy chocolate hummus

Healthy Chocolate Hummus

This recipe is great option to use as a fruit dip or to spread on top of whole grain toast.

the versatile mango

The versatile mango

Mangos are an extremely versatile fruit. They are great not only in salads, but also as a salsa, dressing or chutney, in curry dishes and other spicy dishes, in sandwiches and wraps, on top of pizza, at breakfast with yogurt, as part of a smoothie, or even a healthy dessert!

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Skillet-poached Huevos Rancheros

A healthy twist on the original, these Skillet-poached Huevos Rancheros are only 285 calories per serving.

Healthy Homemade Granola Bar

Healthy homemade granola bars

Instead of choosing a sugar laden granola bar try this delicious healthy recipe.

Griller Beware-Tips for healthy barbequing

Griller Beware: Tips for healthy barbequing

BBQ season is upon us! Yet while barbecuing meats results in tasty, lower fat fare (as the fat in food tends to drip off), this and other dry heat cooking methods such as baking and frying produce harmful substances known as Advanced Glycation Endproducts or AGE’s.

Barbecue Basa with Soya Chili Marinade

Barbecue Basa with Soya Chili Marinade

This marinade provides a magical burst of flavour to the Basa fish!

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

Food on trial: How your diet makes your skin glow – or not

How diet affects skin health remains controversial, but as research progresses, certain nutrients are starting to stand out as either harmful or helpful to your skin’s glow. Let’s put popular food sources on trial and see how they hold up.

Feeding your stress: Why you do it and how to gain back control

Feeding your stress: in the Vancouver Sun

While most people know what they should be eating, when stress hormones kick in it’s difficult to stay on track and away from the food our bodies crave.

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

A recent 18-month study conducted by Copeman Healthcare revealed that increased regular contact between patients and health care providers is enabling them to achieve higher “treat to target” rates for type 2 diabetes than the national average.

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Hearty Barley Mushroom Soup

Barley is the key to this dish! An underused grain, it makes this soup delicious and filling.

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Gluten-free and the Gastrointestinal System

Not everyone who has tried eliminating gluten from their diets has experienced beneficial change but some have noted health improvements.

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time

Sports nutrition Q&A

Get the most out of your training sessions by fuelling your body with the right food at the right time.

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Pork & Lentil Lettuce Wraps

There are a plethora of reasons why we, as dietitians, love our lentils!

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Eating together is more important than you think

Eating together is more important than you can imagine.

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Salsa is a versatile and easy-to-make addition to many meals and snacks.

Almond Butter Spiced Apple

Almond Butter Spiced Apple

This is a simple, healthy twist for a mid-morning or late afternoon snack using just three ingredients – apples, almond butter & cinnamon!

Cooking for the rushed

Cooking for the rushed!

With busy lives many of us, myself included, need some shortcuts to prepping healthy and interesting meals.

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Cranberry Apple Bread

One of the best comfort foods out there is bread. Why not change it up a bit and add in some tasty (and healthy) apples and cranberries?

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Do you trust your food labels?

As consumers we are busy and trust food labels to guide us in making good food choices. Remember though, that the marketing…

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Easy Power Smoothie

Missing out on breakfast because you are in a hurry to get out the door? Try starting your day with this nutrient-rich power smoothie!

A sweet protein boost with greek yogurt

A ‘sweet’ protein boost

Greek yogurt contains more than double the amount of protein and considerably more healthy probiotics than most regular type yogurts.

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Eat your age: A guide to optimal health throughout the decades

If you’ve been eating the same way your entire life it may be time to re-evaluate your personal menu.

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Black Bean Soup

This is one of the easiest (and tastiest) soups you can make, never mind that it is packed with fibre, protein and slow-burning carbohydrate. Make sure to rinse your canned beans well to reduce their salt content. If you feel ambitious, use a the “Quick Soak” method for preparing the black beans.

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Soul Soothing Seed and Nut Loaf

In times of stress we often crave rich comfort foods. The good news is that foods that soothe the soul can be healthy too! Choosing whole grains and breads with seeds, nuts, and added fibre will keep your blood sugar stable, and your appetite in control. Top this bread with any toppings you like – we recommend roasted tomatoes and guacamole!

Broccoli and apple salad

Broccoli and apple salad

Both local broccoli and apples are available through September, as are hazelnuts. What better way to celebrate them than to combine them in a tasty side-dish!

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Dietitian Health Tip: Shop the perimeter

Shop the perimeter of the grocery store – this is where you will find all the whole foods that are the foundation of a healthy balanced diet. Up and down the rows is where you will find all of the tempting extras. When you must venture into this zone, make sure you have a list […]

Dietitian Health Tip-Eat mindfully

Dietitian Health Tip: Eat mindfully

Eat mindfully. Ask yourself: Am I truly hungry? Are the calories in this food going to put me over my daily amount of calories? Avoid eating bowls of nuts or candy available for grazing – this kind of mindless eating can easily sabotage weight control efforts.   Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved […]

Dietitian Health Tip-Learn portion sizes

Dietitian Health Tip: Learn portion sizes

Learn portion sizes. Know what one cup of pasta, rice and potatoes looks on your plate. Buy smaller portions of meat. Not sure what portions you should be eating? Speak to a Registered Dietitian to get yourself on track. Learn more about our Registered Dietitian Services For dietitian-approved tips and recipes sign up to our monthly […]

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Dietitian Health Tip: Healthy bacteria

Our colon has healthy bacteria that lives in it (yup, that’s right, we’re full of bacteria!). Aim to include yogurt in your diet regularly to keep your good bacteria counts up and your bowels healthy.

Dietitian Health Tip Supplement safety alert

Dietitian Health Tip: Supplement safety alert

Dietitian Health Tip: Supplement safety alert! Be careful of Natural Health Products such as vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines and traditional medicines (e.g. traditional Chinese medicine).