Category: Vegetables and fruit

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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Spring Picky Eater Success Strategies

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I don’t know about you but I’m tired of this long, extra-snowy winter. I mean snow in Vancouver and Victoria, BC in March?! So I’m choosing to think about spring. Spring is the beginning of the season for many opportunities

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2017 Food Trends I Love

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It’s a new year and so it’s time for my annual post on 2017 food trends I love. I really am lucky that my work is my passion. I honestly don’t know if I’m working or ‘off the clock’ when

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Is hiding veggies okay?

While presenting a workshop on Monday, a small group of parents pulled me aside and asked a question that I get asked all the time. “What do you think about sneaking in vegetables? Is hiding veggies okay?” You know what

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5th Annual Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

It’s back, my annual home-made ice pop recipe collection. Some may call these homemade popsicles or paletas. Or, frozen smoothies. Whatever you call them they’re a delicious summer treat. I want to give a big shout out to Carla, the

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2 Favourite, Filling Salads

Full-meal salads are my absolute go-to during the summer months. And, with the growing trend of salads-in-a-jar, I can see that others are catching on. The secret to a perfectly balanced, full-meal salad (that will actually fill you up) is

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Fact or Fiction? 5 Foods Thought to Prevent Aging Skin

Every year students in the UBC dietetics program are required to write an article on nutrition for the public. I’m always happy to offer an opportunity for the students to write for you. They do a great job of researching

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Carrot Salad

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the classics. Carrot salad is perfect for this time of year – when we’re tired of eating Winter fare but we’re still waiting for Spring and Summer’s local bounty. Naturally sweet, this is

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Nutrition Game Changer: Fibre

Fibre. It’s not exactly the sexiest topic. But it actually is a NGC* if you want to love your body. Which really is sexy, isn’t it? It’s recommended that adults eat 25 – 38 grams of fibre each day. But

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Squash Soup with Orange and Ginger

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  This squash soup, with its bright orange colour and warming ginger is my “chicken” soup that I eat when I have a cold or the flu. Or when I’m looking for comfort food to warm me on a cold

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