Category: Dietitian Victoria BC

What’s The Healthiest Vegetable?

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I’m often asked my opinion about what vegetable is the healthiest. I also hear the “best-Mommy” contest that happens on the playground where each parent tries to one-up each other bragging about what weird & healthy veggie their child loves.

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Lentil Coconut Energy Bites

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  Looking for a healthy snack? Need something kid-friendly? This recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and no-sugar-added. It contains fibre-packed, protein-packed lentils and pumpkin seeds. Oh, and it’s delicious! They’re perfect for packed-lunches for kids. And, as an afternoon

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Don’t Believe in the Nutrient Value of Vegetables

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At a workshop that I led last week, I was asked whether it was worth eating lettuce because it doesn’t have any nutrient value. I knew that this would be a great so-called nutrition “truth” that I can bust for

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Are Food Dyes Safe for Kids?

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Each year, UBC dietetics students have a class project where they practice writing nutrition articles for the public. This year, I asked students Mei Ho and May Hasegawa to research are food dyes safe for kids. Here’s what they found

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A Difficult (But Necessary) Step for Losing Weight 40+

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This post is inspired from some recent experiences with clients and workshop participants. At first glance, these people looked very different. But they had one thing in common. While they had hired me/ came out to listen to me speak,

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Should I Take a Probiotic?

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You asked me to cover probiotics. And sure, I know about probiotics. But instead of listening to me, I decided to reach out to a true, leading expert in probiotics. I’m proud to call Desiree Nielsen a friend. And, I

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Do I Need to Soak Nuts and Grains (Anti-Nutrients)?

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My favourite topics to write about are the topics that you, community members, ask me to address. Today’s topic comes from a community member. She asked: “Is there any truth to the idea that we should be soaking our nuts

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Carrot-Top Pesto

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Reducing food waste is the ultimate win-win. It reduces our environmental impact by allowing less to go to waste. And, by using more of what we buy, it saves us money. So, I’ve been exploring recipes that use ingredients that normally

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Food and Histamine: What’s the Connection?

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Hay fever. I have it. Do you? Did you know that what you eat could be making your hay fever worse? In my previous post I shared about oral allergy syndrome. Today I’m talking about food and histamine. All human

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Iron-Rich Foods

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I have good news. People are hearing that babies should have iron-rich foods as first foods. I’ve been talking this up for almost 10 years now and I’m super happy that the message is starting to be commonplace. Yes, we

Posted in Baby, Dietitian Victoria BC, Finger Foods, Introducing Solid Foods, Myths, Parenting, Preschooler (3 - 5 years), Toddler (1 - 3 years) Tagged with: , ,

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