Domestic PhD Travels: Victoria, B.C

Domestic PhD Travels: Victoria, B.C

Last week the Domestic PhD travelled to Victoria, B.C for a nutrition and physical activity conference with our fellow blogger Angela (https://www.eatrightfeelright.ca/). While we learned  a lot at the conference (and got to nerd out sharing our own research with people from around the world), we also had lots of time to take in the sights and tastes of the beautiful island city! Here is a run down of where we went and what we ate: 

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What's in the News?

What's in the News?

Kathryn and I are currently in Victoria, BC for a physical activity and nutrition conference, so this week we are sharing with you some articles that caught our attention.

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Eating consciously while travelling...and consciously enjoying your food!

Eating consciously while travelling...and consciously enjoying your food!

While living in France, I’ve been fortunate to do lots of travelling. Our most recent trip was to Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy. (It was incredibly beautiful, and I would highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area!)

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Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

Aloha friends!

In a post this week featured on Refinery29, a writer discussed their dislike for red velvet cake. In short, the writer seems to feel that red velvet cake is nothing more than chocolate cake with a huge amount of red food colouring thrown into it. We have to say that we disagree! Over here at the Domestic PhD our mouths are melting just at the thought of eating red velvet cake. Although you can't always quite pinpoint the flavour of the cake, who doesn't want a smooth, chocolately cake smothered with cream cheese or buttercream frosting!? What is with all the hype you ask? Let us break it down for you.

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What's in the News?

What's in the News?

Aloha friends! It is a busy week here for the Domestic PhD with Kathryn jet-setting off to Germany and Michelle is starting to teach a night course this week. This week's post is a round out of a few interesting articles we have come across this week:

Happy reading!

xo Michelle & Kathryn

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Tasty and Healthy Banana Muffins

Tasty and Healthy Banana Muffins

One of my favourite things to do is bake and I especially love creating healthy and delicious treats. My favourite muffin has to be a classic banana chocolate chip... I mean who doesn't love the combination of  chocolate and bananas? This muffin recipe was a childhood favourite of mine and one of the few things my mom ever baked (lets just say I did not inherit my love for baking from her). I experimented with my favourite childhood recipe and finally tweaked it just the right amount to make it healthy but still delicious.

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Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

Aloha friends!

Growing up were you a Kellog's Pop-Tart or Pillsbury Toaster Strudel fan? Perhaps neither! But if you were a fan of either one, this weekend I have a cross-over Nutella treat just for you!

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Some Bunny Pass the Mini Egg Cookies!

Some Bunny Pass the Mini Egg Cookies!

In the last few weeks my Instagram feed has been filling up with pictures of Cadbury Mini Egg cookies. I could not resist the temptation anymore, so I decided to make my own batch for Easter.

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How do you like them apples?

How do you like them apples?

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A couple of weeks ago I was assessing my fridge situation and I realized I had turned into an apple hoarder. I've really been enjoying snacking on an apple on my commute home to curb my hangry feelings. When I grocery shop I always make sure to grab a few apples, but I realized that turned into me buying more apples than I was eating.

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Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Let’s face it. Not everything we read online is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be taken in by popular ideas we see online or hear from friends. (Who doesn’t know someone who’s tried the Atkins Diet, the Grapefruit Diet, the Master Cleanse "Lemonade" Diet, the Paleo Diet, or the Alkaline Diet?)While some popular diet plans may have merit, most fad diets are simply just that: fads. So, how can we really separate food fact from fiction?

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End Mealtime Mayhem

End Mealtime Mayhem

Do you get frustrated after you make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites? Or maybe you wish that there were some go-to meals that everyone could agree upon. The good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach! My PhD research is focused on family meals and how parent feeding practices during meals influence what and how much preschoolers eat. While my research findings are still TBD, I am really excited to share with you some of my tips for dealing with picky eaters!

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Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Aloha friends!

Does a bowl of ice cream make you feel better after a really bad day? Do you turn to carbs for comfort? It’s common to use food as a way to make yourself feel better when you are sad, angry, stressed or tired, especially around this time of year when you might be feeling the winter blues.

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Nutrition Month 2017- Take the Fight out of Food!

Nutrition Month 2017- Take the Fight out of Food!

Do you ever get frustrated by food and nutrition? Maybe you can’t figure out why you feel bloated after eating certain foods, have family mealtimes that are mayhem or are unsure about which foods are best for a particular health condition. I call these “food fights” – they represents times when you struggle with yourself or others about what to eat. Part of my job as a dietitian is to coach people to calm these food fights, so I was super excited that the Nutrition Month 2017 theme is “Take the Fight out of Food” – it’s exactly what I do every day!

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Matcha Green Tea in a bowl?

Matcha Green Tea in a bowl?

I have a little obsession with matcha green tea lattes. It is literally the only thing I get from Starbucks, other than the occasional tea or festive drink. This love led me to explore other ways to incorporate matcha green tea into my life- read on for ideas including this amazingly green smoothie bowl! 

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Sweet Treats from the Heart

Sweet Treats from the Heart

ere at the #domesticphd, Valentines day combines two of our favourite things- sweet treats and spending time with the ones we love! A match made in heaven! We've got two recipes to help make your day warm and fuzzy- whether you're looking for a truly indulgent treat, or a healthy twist on a classic, we've got you covered! 

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Super Bowl Sunday: Snacks that Score a Touchdown!

Super Bowl Sunday: Snacks that Score a Touchdown!

Are you gearing up to get your feast on for Super Bowl Sunday this weekend? The day wouldn't be complete without beer and snacks, right!? Whether you are in it for the football or Lady Gaga's half-time show, we've got you covered with a ton of healthy (but delicious) alternatives to traditional Super Bowl snacks! 

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#EatTogether

#EatTogether

Here at the #domesticphd we passionately believe in eating in moderation and enjoying the foods you love with the ones you love! Eating is essential to provide us with the nourishment our bodies need. Eating is a routine so ordinary in our busy days that it can often be taken for granted. But eating is so much more. Eating together provides us with the opportunity to share, learn, teach and create new and strengthen old(er) relationships. Read on to learn about the benefits of eating together! 

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Spaghetti Squash on the Menu Tonight

Spaghetti Squash on the Menu Tonight

Aloha friends!

Squash any thoughts you had about running out tonight to buy yourself take-out food. I've got an easy, quick and delicious meal that you can whip up to enjoy with a glass of wine this evening. All you need is spaghetti squash, shrimp, and a few other ingredients. So let's get started:

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Cheese to the New Year! (and Better Resolutions)

Cheese to the New Year! (and Better Resolutions)

The new year is often a time when we make resolutions, and for many people, these are often related to food or exercise. However, they are not always helpful or fun. For one thing, they’re often not specific enough (“I’m going on a diet starting on January 1st!”) or are framed in a negative light (“No junk food for me – ever!”), leading us to give up on our resolutions only a few weeks into the new year. So, last year my partner and I decided that from now on, we were only going to make positive new year’s resolutions.

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'Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

'Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

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The holidays are just around the corner! If you are hosting a holiday shindig and you are still contemplating what kinds of eats and treats you want to serve, then you will want to check out the suggestions below.

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