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  • What is in my plant-based pantry?

    Ever wonder what a plant-based dietitian has in her pantry? These are my must-have anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, nutrient-packed staples that I keep on hand for cooking and baking up plant-based deliciousness. Then I add fresh items each week, looking especially for fruits and veggies that are local and in season. I also look for sales (I love a bargain!) Feel free to share this list, and use it to stock up on items on your…

  • Boning up on calcium

    Thanks to nutrition student Debbie Fong for contributing as a guest blogger to this post! Calcium helps build and maintain bones, as well as facilitating blood clotting, transmission of nerve signals and muscle contraction. The body uses calcium everyday to build strong bones, nails and hair yet, we cannot produce new calcium. Ideally, we should obtain calcium from food, rather than calcium pills, to replenish our daily loss of calcium. Milk – does a body good?…

  • Vegan shopping haul at Costco Canada

    Ok, right from the start some of you might hate Costco. There are a lot of good reasons to be angry at big box stores, and congratulations to everyone supporting local businesses! This post, however, is for those of you who love Costco, and to those who may not have realized that Costco can be a fantastic source of vegan staples and specialty items. Even if you are not vegan, you might find a lot of…

  • Be a back to school lunch hero!!

    It is back to school time and you’ve made a resolution to pack healthy, tasty, attractive and economical lunches that your kids will love! That is a great idea, because the research shows children who eat processed, fast food have poorer performance in math and reading tests. So, when your kids are going back to school, giving them a nutritious and delicious lunch is an important part of helping them succeed. However, pleasing those pint-sized…

  • Why you should not be scared of fruit sugars

    This is a guest post by Sindy Ng. Sindy is a nutrition student at Ryerson with plans to become a Registered Dietitian. She does a great job investigating the benefits of fruits and fruit sugars. Fruits and Fruit Sugar This article addresses the health benefits of fruits, tips on eating more fruit, and a few simple recipes.