Monthly Archives: May 2013

Margarine or Butter?

For the most part, most people have veared away from butter in recent decades and have switched to margarine. As a Dietitian, I often get the question how come margarine and not butter? This is my  explanation: Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol.  These types of fats help reduce low-density […]

A Healthy Summer Treat for the Kids

With summer struggling to make it’s way through I thought I would push it along a little with a refreshing summer snack for the kiddies! A perfect snack to help cool down the kids on those hot summer days which includes a serving or two of fruit as well. Get the kids involved in making […]

Tackling the Nutrition Facts Table

Sometimes people feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which product is better for them than another. I think the most overwhelming of them all would be the cereal aisle. I often get questions about which cereal is best. The key to this answer is knowing how to read those Nutrition Facts tables that some people […]

Fabulous fibre

You’ve probably heard that you should get more fibre in your diet, but do you know why that is? Dietary fibre is an important part of healthy eating because it aids in the normal progression of food through the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, fibre makes it easier to remove waste from the body. Consuming fibre also […]

Smoothies: quick, nutritious and kid-friendly!

Start your Day with A Refreshing Smoothie Smoothies are fast, fresh, low in fat and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Having frozen berries on hand for smoothies can make mornings a breeze while including two of the four food groups right off the bat! Amp this is up with a bowl of high fibre whole grain […]

Rethink your drink

Re-Think Your Drink!

How much added sugar are you drinking each day (gulp!)? Many people are not aware of the liquid calories they drink each day. These extra calories can add up over time and lead to many health problems. Many of the calories in these drinks come from added sugar, which is an empty source of calories. […]

Making Breakfast a Daily Habit

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In general, kids, teens and adults who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, we can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for breakfast […]