5-Minute Healthy Granola Recipe

5-Minute Healthy Granola Recipe

Granola for me is one of those comfort foods that’s like a good, old friend.  You know the kind that you can go months (or even years) without talking to, and then pick up right where you left off?!  I can go months without making granola and then when I make a batch, I always feel like I should do it more often.

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Berry-licious Overnight Oats

Berry-licious Overnight Oats

When you’re busy, as I know we all are, the key to eating well is planning. Doing things in advance like making breakfast and packing lunches the night before, helps me stay on track, especially when mornings in our house run like an episode of Paw Patrol, where there is always someone that needs immediate attention and help! Overnight oats are whipped up the night before in a matter of minutes. The magic happens as they sit overnight and create a perfect medley of scrumptiousness to keep you satiated all morning.

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Nutritional Pet Peeves: Children's Breakfast Cereal

Nutritional Pet Peeves: Children's Breakfast Cereal

I have a fairly lengthy list of what I will call "nutritional pet peeves" pertaining to misconceptions, false marketing, and/or nutritional food products or supplements that irk me to no end and make my eyes roll backwards at least a few times a day! So, I figured on this chilly fall day, why not bring some sunlight to your day and enlighten you about one of my biggest pet peeves in the world of nutrition that has been irritating me now for a good 5+ years. 

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High protein cottage cheese pancakes

High protein cottage cheese pancakes

If you would have asked me as a child what my favourite breakfast was, I would have told you pancakes.The thought of going to a restaurant for breakfast and ordering a big heap of white fluffy pancakes with blueberry sauce and perhaps even whipping cream on top brought a huge smile to my face! (I think that would bring a smile to any child’s face)!

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Is my child getting enough protein?

Is my child getting enough protein?

In my years as a dietitian working in pediatrics, I have met many parents who are worried about their child’s nutrition. When it comes time to the “learning eater” (aka "picky eater"), parents are typically concerned about limited vegetable or protein intake. Today I thought I would start by addressing protein, because we all know that protein is a lot more “sexy” and “buzz-wordy” than vegetables!

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Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, I invite you to join me as I embark on an exciting journey from sea to sea as I traverse this great nation and explore the foods that are grown and raised right here in Canada by our hard-working farmers. This is the first of 12 feature recipe blogs that I will be posting each month over the next 12 months, as I highlight foods from each province and territory of our beloved nation.

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Back to the Basics - Part III: 4 staple healthy foods to learn to cook

Back to the Basics - Part III: 4 staple healthy foods to learn to cook

Grab your apron, it’s time to cook!

Now that you have a good assortment of the kitchen gadgets and healthy food on hand, you need to know what to DO with them to make them work FOR you, not just become a space-occupying lesion in your home! Don’t worry if you aren't the greatest cook or burnt the piece of toast you had for supper last night. Cooking is like anything else in life, it's best learned by diving in! Who knows? You may even discover a new-found passion or talent!

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Pumpkin Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

Pumpkin Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

It is officially fall in Southwestern Ontario. The cooler temperatures have rolled in and as I type, I have a blanket over my shoulders and a cup of hot tea within fingers' reach. Fall has always been one of my favourite seasons. While some prefer the hot steamy weather of the summer, I prefer the cooler days and nights that fall brings with it, which allow me to throw on my favourite pair of jeans and a warm hoodie, cozy up on the couch and watch some end of the season baseball! Come on Jays!

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