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 […]
It can be hard to stay full off simply eating fruits and veggies when it’s hot out. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to upgrade your summer salad!
One of the most common pieces of advice we give to clients is to eat more veggies. However we often find it difficult to get that recommended half plate-full of veggies at lunch and dinner. So why is it so tough and what can we do to eat more?
Make sure your dinner plate is ½ filled with vegetables. Most people’s downfall is not eating enough produce.
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 […]
Try to eat one leafy green vegetable and one orange veggie each day (carrots, winter squash/pumpkin, sweet potatoes)
Vegetables are low calorie but be careful as to how they are prepared.
Dietitian Health Tip: Add colour to your daily food intake (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown and black).
Most of us are aware that eating a well-balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. What many people may not know is that this can also help reduce the risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Fill your plate with more cauliflower and less potato to get a similar mouth feel with less starch. This dish is high in folate & potassium and low in calories!