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How to save time and money on summer groceries

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 […]

Rosemary black bean dip

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!

3 tips to improve your relationship with food

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 […]

8 kitchen hacks to reduce food waste

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 […]

Exploring whole grains

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.

Getting started with meal planning

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.

Raising healthy eaters

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 […]

All about bloating

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 […]

Banana mango smoothie

With this smoothie you can taste the sunshine, even if it’s not sunny out! Try this tropical flavoured fruit smoothie today, with fibre and potassium from banana and mango, and a boost of protein from Greek yogurt. It’s a tasty and quick breakfast to whip up, and will leave you feeling nourished and hydrated. Pour this smoothie into a bowl and top with some lower-sugar granola, oats, or shredded coconut to have a delicious smoothie bowl. You can watch the video below, or read the recipe!

Single serving banana pancakes

Many of us live alone, and a big batch of pancake batter may make too many pancakes for our needs! Whether you’re looking to treat yourself on Sunday morning, or you want to get away from the kids for a meal on your own, these single serving banana pancakes are the perfect fun and easy, yet indulgent breakfast! Bananas are high in potassium, and hemp hearts boost the recipe’s protein and fibre content.

Sweet and salty yogurt parfait

Who doesn’t love a salty-sweet snack? This Greek yogurt parfait is the snack, especially if you’re craving a little dessert after dinner! While we don’t recommend too much snacking before bed, this nutritious treat is loaded with protein from Greek yogurt and almonds. Protein will satisfy those evening snack cravings and balance your blood sugar. This snack is also high in magnesium, a mineral that plays a role in producing melatonin and preparing our bodies for sleep.

The link between nutrition and sleep

While many aspects of our physical and mental well-being can be affected by lack of sleep, did you know that not getting enough shut eye can also have an impact on your food choices?

White bean and veggie pasta

There’s nothing like a fresh and hearty pasta dish. This white bean and veggie pasta is full of protein and fibre from ingredients like bean based pasta, white beans, and veggies. While this recipe is nutrient packed, it also features white wine and parmesan cheese – so you feel like you’re eating at your favourite Italian restaurant even though you’re in the comfort of your own home! Watch the video, or read the recipe written out below. Either way, we know you’ll love this healthy and hearty dish.

5 tips for digestive health

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 […]

5 tips to build a better smoothie

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 […]

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.

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.

It's never too late to change your lifestyle Going for weightlifting gold – at the age of 78

It’s never too late to change your lifestyle: Going for weightlifting gold – at the age of 78

“Don doesn’t believe he would still be alive if he didn’t visit Copeman Healthcare when he did.” 78 year old LifePlus client, Don Vaughan, shares his journey from heart attack to weightlifting champion with the help of his Copeman care team.

Eating for fertility A guide to pre-conception nutrition

Eating for fertility: A guide to pre-conception nutrition

Improvements in nutrition by both partners help to decrease ovulatory disorders and improve fertility. Learn what to eat and what to avoid for healthy conception from Dietitian, Bahar Brocken.

Your guide to pregnancy nutrition

Your guide to pregnancy nutrition

What to eat and what to avoid for a healthy pregnancy. Healthy food choices provide your baby with nutrients necessary for optimal growth and development, and helps ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Want permanent weight loss? We can help.

Want permanent weight loss? We can help.

Are you sick of dieting, and want to make changes that result in permanent weight loss? All diets can help you lose weight, but 95% of them fail. The Copeman dietitians are here to help you succeed.

private clinic is a game change for vancouver CEO

Personalized clinics are a game changer for Vancouver CEO: How he lost 28 lbs and took his health back

By prioritizing his health, transforming his diet and making physical fitness part of his daily life, Copeman client John Cooper lost 28lbs and brought his health numbers back into a normal range.

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics: The future of personalized nutrition

Nutrigenetics is the study of the relationship between genes, diet and health outcomes. It is touted as the foundation of what we consider personalized nutrition.

spotlight on registered dietitians

Get the most from LifePlus: Spotlight on Registered Dietitians

The first tip for making the most of your dietitian visit is overcoming the fear that you are visiting the food police.