Overnight Oats

(estimate: 9g fibre and 13g protein per serving **Not including topping such as fruit/granola) Prep time: 5 min if overnight                    10 min if made hot sameday Ingredients: 125ml rolled oats 1 tbsp chia seeds 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (or alternative) 125ml water **Optional topping – Fruit or granola Instructions: Combine water, rolled …

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Nut-free cranberry & date energy bites (Makes ~25 bites)

(estimated for 3 bites: 345 calories, 6g fibre, 7g protein) Preparation time: 20 min Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup of your favourite roasted seeds (I mixed salted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds together as I like a little sweet and salty) 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup chopped pitted dates Handful of …

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Why do we need carbohydrates?

Generally, I believe in moderation as part of a healthy, balanced diet. I also believe in focusing on whole foods and limiting processed foods when possible. A healthy, balanced diet includes carbohydrates, or “carbs”. We’ll address what “carbs” are below, but they include things like grains, but also…. SUGAR! Sugar, in moderation (including my favourite …

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Why do we even need Dietitians?

What is a Registered Dietitian or “RD”?  As quoted from Dietitians of Canada: “Dietitians are regulated health professionals. To use the title Registered Dietitian (RD), dietitians must be registered with the dietetic regulated body in the province in which they practice.  Dietitians undergo comprehensive and rigorous training, both on the job and in university. Dietitians are held accountable …

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