Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Protein at Breakfast

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Protein at Breakfast

Having protein at each meal is a great way to ensure you are getting enough throughout the day but also keeping your muscles strong as you age.

Recent research from McGill University (Farsijani et al., 2017) found that an even distribution of daily protein intake across all meals is associated with greater muscle strength in older adults. This difference was seen regardless of the amount of protein consumed, which suggests that having protein evenly distributed throughout your day is potentially more important than having a large amount of protein in your day. 

Read More

Homemade Rhubarb Juice

Homemade Rhubarb Juice

Rhubarb season is upon us and I am so excited to share this super easy recipe with you! Not only is this recipe super easy and delicious, but it also has European influence; I had it for the first time while in Hamburg Germany this past May. In Germany, you can buy rhubarb nectar at every corner store to make your own delicious drinks, so upon arrival home, I was seriously missing it and determined to re-create it! 

Read More

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?

Read More

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!

Read More

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!

Read More

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! 

Read More

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! 

Read More

Adventure Planning and Packing: Healthy Snacks Edition

Adventure Planning and Packing: Healthy Snacks Edition

Inspired by one of my besties, and author of the blog, Specifically, Everything, read more about healthy snack ideas for summer adventures. Recipe for an unreal, homemade granola bar included! xo Kath

Read More

Take the 100 Meal Challenge!

Did you know that you eat approximately 100 meals every month?! March is Nutrition Month in Canada and Dietitians of Canada is challenging us to make small changes to our eating habits one meal at a time. 1 month, 100 meals, lots of opportunities to start new healthy routines! With more than half of adult Canadians (52%) living with chronic diseases such as heart disease or diabetes, and approximately 30% of our children living with overweight or obesity, its time for us to start thinking about sustainable changes to promote life long health among ourselves and the ones we love most! 

Read More