Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food

Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food

Full disclosure - I am experiencing imposter syndrome writing this blog since my mother, a home economist and master of home preservation, is the real diva who has taught me everything I know about preserving food. She should be writing this blog but she flat out refused so I guess it’s up to me! Ha! 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

Spinach and strawberries pair nicely together - both taste-wise, and nutrition-wise.  Strawberries provide a boost of vitamin C, which helps our bodies better absorb the iron found in spinach.  This salad also contains pumpkin seeds which provide an extra kick of iron.

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What we believe about weight in 2019

What we believe about weight in 2019

Have you noticed that since Blueprint Nutrition was born September 2016, there have been essentially zero blog posts regarding our formal stance on weight and weight loss? You may wonder why, especially if you are a former or current client of ours or follow us through our blog or on social media. Here’s the scoop:

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Hydration: Are you drinking enough? (Or too much?)

Hydration:  Are you drinking enough?  (Or too much?)

“I know I definitely don’t drink enough water” is often a phrase I hear during my first visit with a client.  I find this interesting because most people don’t actually know how much water they are supposed to be drinking (or they are just going with the age-old “8 cups per day” rule). In fact, many people are drinking enough (shocker, I know!) 

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Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 2: Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 2: Nutrients of Interest for Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

… The CPS is alluding to the fact that vegetarian and vegan diets for children, although healthy and safe, do require specialized education and advance thought/planning as it pertains to some key nutrients. Without adequate amounts of nutrients like vitamin B12, there can be serious and devastating effects. We will cover five of those key nutrients below.

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Nut-free Energy Bites for Spring Sports

Nut-free Energy Bites for Spring Sports

I know energy bites have had their day and there are recipes a-plenty all over social media, but with good reason.  They are just so darn easy to make (this recipe takes 5 minutes to throw together!) and they’re a great snack to grab in a rush, plus, they’re super tasty!  WIN, WIN, WIN! 

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Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 1: Are vegetarian and vegan diets safe for children?

Plant-based Diets for Kids Part 1: Are vegetarian and vegan diets safe for children?

If you’re a dietitian reading this, you too, like me, might be slightly irritated with the multiple meanings that have been associated with the term “plant-based”. Over the past few years, this word has been hijacked to most commonly describe a vegan diet, however, that’s a misrepresentation of its true meaning.

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Nutrition Month Musings of a Dietitian

Nutrition Month Musings of a Dietitian

Happy Nutrition Month!  In case you haven’t heard, March is Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitians actually get an entire “Dietitian’s Day” devoted to their profession on March 20th – YAY!  So let’s celebrate! Instead of writing a more traditional “Nutrition Month” blog, which focuses on a healthy eating theme, I thought it might be more interesting to write about some of my reflections on actually being a Dietitian. 

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Plant-Powered Pumpkin Lentil Soup

Plant-Powered Pumpkin Lentil Soup

This soup creation is adapted from and inspired by my mom, who made a large batch when she was visiting right after I had my daughter. It provided warm, cozy comfort during those first chaotic, anxiety-filled, sleep-deprived weeks of motherhood. I have enjoyed variations of it ever since. It also freezes beautifully. An added bonus is that this is now one of my 4-year-old daughter’s favourite soups as well!

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