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”


I work with High Pressure Processing Application Systems in my role as a nutrition consultant. Many of my friends and family still do not understand what I do and how HPP is different from traditional food industry measures of preservation (such as, flash pasteurization). Well check out this video from HiperBaric if you’re interested inContinue reading “HPP”

Facts on Popcorn! (MY all-time favourite snack)

I am addicted to popcorn.. and it’s not so bad of a snack after all! (if you make it at home). I have an air pop popper to make my popcorn at home which I strongly recommend if you love popcorn too! Facts on air-popped popcorn:  It has only ~30 calories per cup It isContinue reading “Facts on Popcorn! (MY all-time favourite snack)”

Sweet Potatoes vs. White Potatoes

This is a common question among many of the members who attend my nutrition seminar questions. Why do I recommend sweet potatoes over white potatoes? Well… Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index versus white potatoes. Therefore, will maintain stable blood sugars (blood glucose) in the body and will not cause a quick rise followedContinue reading “Sweet Potatoes vs. White Potatoes”

Blueberry Bliss Oven Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients (serves 2): 3/4 cup oats 1 cup skim milk (or almond milk/milk of choice) 2 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup crushed pecans 1/2 banana, sliced Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F 2. Mix oats, skim milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and frozen blueberries together in an oven-safeContinue reading “Blueberry Bliss Oven Baked Oatmeal”

Sweet Spinach Salad

This is a great salad to bring to a dinner party. I brought it to my Grandfather’s birthday dinner last night! Best part is that it is quick and easy to prepare 🙂 Ingredients: 1 bag (312g) of baby spinach, washed 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts 1 cup raspberries 1 1/2 cans of mandarin oranges,Continue reading “Sweet Spinach Salad”

Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress

Eat regularly (every 3-4 hours) & plan for meals Choose foods high in B vitamins, vitamin C, and Calcium: Vitamin C: Fruits and vegetables (e.g. citrus fruits, yellow peppers, brussel sprouts, broccoli) B Vitamins: lean red meats, liver, fortified products, milk products Calcium:Milk products, fish/seafood, vegetables (e.g. collards & spinach) Avoid refined foods: fast foods, candy bars,Continue reading “Nutrition Tips to Combat Stress”

Chicken Veggie Soup

Ingredients: 1 carton Campbell’s chicken broth Equal carton of water 6 uncooked chicken thighs (with skin and bones) 1 whole red onion and 1 whole yellow onion, outer skin peeled off 2 leeks, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped Directions: 1. Put all ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. 2. OnceContinue reading “Chicken Veggie Soup”

For the love of flavonoids!

  Who doesn’t love freshly picked local blueberries? And who doesn’t love the fact that they are not only delicious but they provide your body with antioxidants? Tasty and beneficial? ….I’ll take 2 baskets please! Flavonoids are a type of antioxidant found in blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, green tea, red grapes, and much more. Flavonoids may lowerContinue reading “For the love of flavonoids!”