Are canned foods like vegetables, legumes and fruit equally as healthy as fresh? This is a common question at Dietetic Directions, especially at this time of year as we transition out of summer and into fall harvest where different vegetables are available
What would you say if I suggested that after the next time you went grocery shopping, when you got home, you just threw half of your groceries away?
Your best proactive move to live a long and healthy life is following a healthy lifestyle. One that includes eating back to basic foods, exercising, setting up coping strategies for stress, getting a good night’s sleep, cultivating friendships, having a positive attitude and eating loads of fibre-rich foods. And I’m cheering for fibre-rich foods.
It’s common to wonder if a certain type of food is better than the next. In fact, an extremely typical inquiry is: Are frozen vegetables as healthy as fresh?
Most of us get more than enough protein at lunch and dinner. But breakfast is where we often find ourselves short-changed in protein.
There could be room for a little more protein on your plate. Every single cell in your body needs protein.
As a dietitian, I’ve seen many food fads come and go. These three trends are here to stay and could change the way you and your family eat.
Lately, I’ve been looking a little more closely at my grocery bill. The rise is real and I’m doing more than paying more- I’m paying more attention to how I spend as I amble the aisles.
While you may think of only breads and cereal products as a way to eat your grains, there are so many more ways to enjoy them and reap their advantages to health.
While there’s no doubt that fat tastes good, it adds much more to meals than you may realize.
Three steps to build healthier people and a healthier workplace through good food.
Cooking is an essential life skill and fosters healthy eating. When teens eat well, they’re fueled for study, work and play.
Canada’s food guide was released on January 22, 2019 with a new look and added recommendations. Are you wondering about some of the new advice? Here are my answers to your top 4 questions.
In today’s supermarkets, fibre-rich cereals made from whole grains remain the gold standard of what is possible for nourishment in your morning bowl.
Depending on the store, you may find an expanding selection of ‘new and improved’ snacks like lentil crackers, puffed snap pea pods, gluten-free brown rice crisps, sweet potato chips and various energy ‘bites’ to name a few.
If you never really want to read a food label, here are 4 helpful questions to ask in choosing nutritious food.
Milk is a grocery store category that is exploding in response to consumers who are looking for specific functionality in their milk or plant-based beverage that relates to their overall lifestyle.
Need help getting fast, healthy meals to the table? Meal planning is the secret to stress-free meal preparation.
Canadians love tomatoes, and it’s easy to see why. They’re delicious and versatile. They’re packed with vitamin C, which plays an important role in bone health. And because Canada’s farmers grow nearly half a million tonnes of tomatoes each year in their fields and greenhouses, we can enjoy local tomatoes virtually year-round.
As a parent, one of the greatest sources of anxiety I observe among fellow caregivers is feeding kids. We worry whether they’re eating enough. We worry if what they’re eating is healthy. We worry that they’re eating too much. We worry about ingredient lists and nutrition labels. But mostly, we worry that we’re not doing it “right”.