How I Think You Should Feed Your Kids

Are you sick of bribing your kid at mealtime and begging them to take one more bite? Are you making more than one meal at dinner time and feeling frustrated?

Feeling confident about what you’re feeding children can help to foster a healthy relationship with food for your child.

I’ve got a list of tips to try to help you become confident in what you’re feeding your children.

Megan Basically Answered “Cookies” To All Of My Questions…

Megan the cookie loving dietitian took some time out of her busy day to share her opinions on food security and food wastage with me.

She wants you to know that if you don’t have semi-sweet chocolate chips you should probably buy some before attempting to bake cookies with 85% dark chocolate or you might end up with a very bitter cookie.

Healthy eating for all, nutrition, physical activity this administrative dietitian explains it all.

Spice-cubes

What to do with your fresh spices before they spoil or rot in the fridge. Try making spice-cubes next time fresh spices are on sale, the bundles are large at the farmers market or yours are close to going off.

Menu planning for dinner parties

A short guide on how to begin planning for dinner parties. When you host you must first plan, purchase, and then prepare for ultimate dinner party and hosting success.

Food safety: Washing poultry

If you are washing your poultry before cooking it you are putting yourself at risk for developing a foodborne illness.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and turkey dinner cooking tips.

Fridge drawer tips that’ll save your veggies

A set of tips from a nutrition expert on how to use your fridge to properly store your fruits and vegetables.
Rot low, wilt high. 4 words that won’t let your veggies die. (In honesty, they’ll still go off at some point if you don’t eat them, but this should help to slow things down. If you are consistently throwing out fruit or vegetables because they are going off reconsider the amounts you purchase. Try purchasing fewer fruits and veggies but more frequently.)

Fibre in a jar

A quick tip to share! Take a resealable jar and use a funnel to fill it with flax (seed) meal, oat bran and wheat germ. Shake well to mix. Keep it in reaching distance of your stovetop. Add your new fibre mix to stir fries that need thickening, soups, hot cereals and smoothies. You’ll be…

Top 10 food swaps to improve your meals

These won’t necessarily decrease calories but can make a lighter meal, increase flavour and in some cases increase protein and decrease carbs.

My top 10 food swaps:

Plain yogurt for sour cream. I realize this is old news but it is great news. Use a greek yogurt to get the same tangy flavour while adding more protein to your meal.
Applesauce for fat. In your next batch of muffins or cake replace your fat called for 1:1 or use half the amount. (Recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, your choices are endless. Use some applesauce (or any fruit puree) and some oil or totally replace the oil with applesauce.