World Food Day – Celebrate Food & Make a Difference on October 16th

This Friday, October 16th, is World Food Day. Celebrate food however you like! – go out for dinner, make dinner with family, have a potluck! Whatever you do… double it. Make a difference with me and work towards creating a #HungerFree World. What ever the amount is that you spend on your meal – doubleContinue reading “World Food Day – Celebrate Food & Make a Difference on October 16th”

Nutz for Nuts!

Nuts and seeds are a great way to increase fibre and protein in your diet. Nuts are a source of unsaturated fat which, plays a role in heart health and prevention of heart diseases. I tend to carry ~1/4 cup of nuts/trail mix on me throughout my work day. They are a great snack to curbContinue reading “Nutz for Nuts!”

Say Hello to your new Nutrition Specialist Intern with World Vision Canada! (ME!!)

I am excited to announce that today is my first day in the office at World Vision Canada. I have taken on the new role as a Nutrition Specialist Intern for the next 8 months. I will be working on The ENRICH Project. This project is focused on enhancing nutrition services to improve maternal and child health. WorldContinue reading “Say Hello to your new Nutrition Specialist Intern with World Vision Canada! (ME!!)”

Egg White vs. Whole Egg Omelette

My favourite breakfast, lunch, or sometimes dinner.. is eggs!! (Breakfast for dinner is the best). So.. when making an omelette when do you choose to use only egg whites or use whole eggs? Here’s what I do!  When to choose egg whites: Choose egg whites especially when eating out if it’s an option. Restaurants tendContinue reading “Egg White vs. Whole Egg Omelette”

My Main Chicks: All About Chickpeas

MMMM chickpeas. Whether adding them to a salad, roasting them, or coating them in dark chocolate… they are by far my favourite of the legume family. They also go by the name ‘garbanzo beans’. So… what are they good for? Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fibre. Per 1/2 cup of chickpeas (canned) youContinue reading “My Main Chicks: All About Chickpeas”

What’s the scoop on Edamame?

I LOVE edamame. Whether making it from frozen at home or receiving it as an appetizer at dinner. These beans are a part of the soy family and are packed with nutritional content and delicious flavour. Edamame is rich in protein, iron, and fibre. In terms of protein, edamame contains all the essential amino acids similar toContinue reading “What’s the scoop on Edamame?”

Coconut Water – Go for UNOCO!

Coconut water is a great way to hydrate before and after a workout or throughout your regular daily lifestyle! It is a much healthier alternative to a sports drink if you are choosing the right brand. Some coconut water companies add sugars, preservatives, and other miscellaneous ingredients to their coconut water. Many also go throughContinue reading “Coconut Water – Go for UNOCO!”

Coconut Oil: Refined vs. Unrefined

I’m in love with the Coco(nut Oil)! Coconut Oil’s fat makeup is very unique in comparison to other oils. As with other oils, coconut oil is 100% fat. The difference between coconut oil and other oils is that it’s fat content is made up of ~60% medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and 40% long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). InContinue reading “Coconut Oil: Refined vs. Unrefined”

All About Beets Baby! Add Roasted Beets To Your Next Meal

All About Beets Babyyy Beets are an amazing source of iron which plays a role in oxygen transport throughout your body. This will give you fuel and energy after consumption. Beets may improve your running performance They also contain the healthy (naturally occurring) nitrates which may improve your cardiovascular health Dietary nitrates may also help toContinue reading “All About Beets Baby! Add Roasted Beets To Your Next Meal”

Are You Eating a Bowl of Candy for Breakfast?

The Low-Down on Breakfast Cereals: How to make the right choice. Food packaging and labels can trick you very easily. Sometimes you think you’re making the healthy breakfast choice but in reality you’re choosing a high glycemic index, low protein, sugar-filled cereal with poor nutritional content. Just because the box says high in fiber andContinue reading “Are You Eating a Bowl of Candy for Breakfast?”