All tagged Nutritionist

California Strawberry Inspired Snacks to Satisfy Sweet Cravings

Using natural sweetness such as a fruit is a nutritious way to satisfy a sweet craving when it hits. When I find myself craving something sweet, though sometimes I choose the dessert (after all, treat yourself!), I like to make simple snacks with fruits as the flavoring to cut down on my added sugar intake. You might have guessed… One of my favourite fruits to use are California strawberries! Versatile and lightly sweet, California strawberries top the fruit cake in my opinion. One serving (8 whole strawberries) is low in sugar, but rich in fibre, antioxidants and other nutrients.

The Keto Diaries: What this Dietitian Thinks About the Keto Diet after Trying it

I can’t tell you the number of times in the past year I’ve been asked what my thoughts are on the ketogenic diet. My answer has always been along these lines; there’s evidence to show that it is beneficial for quick fat loss, but it is highly restrictive and not sustainable long term. However, there was always a small part of me wondering what it would be like to follow, and if I would feel or perform any different if I entered a state of “ketosis”. Further, having to experience it myself would make me more comfortable in guiding a client or patient in adhering to the diet should they need or want to for certain health circumstances. 

Edamame Hummus

Hummus is a versatile food, making it an ideal plant-based staple in any healthy diet. This non-traditional hummus recipe is made with edamame beans, immature soybeans that are harvested before they start to harden. Edamame beans are very high in protein, complex carbohydrates and minerals such as magnesium and calcium.

Dreamy Hot Chocolate

It’s been a snowy past couple weeks and if you’re like me, you’ve been making ALL the hot drinks to stay warm and keep festive. This hot chocolate recipe is my favourite hot beverage this time of year. Low in sugar and a simple ingredient list, it’s not your average hot chocolate recipe. The natural caffeine from the dark chocolate make it a nice afternoon pick-me up beverage, but without the sugar crash.