Easy Meal Prep

By Gaby Burt-D’Agnillo, BSc

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD, FDC

Today, we’re discussing easy and healthy meal preparation ideas. With a little bit of planning, it’s not as hard as you may think to create a quick and balanced meal to feed the whole family. The more you practice effective meal planning techniques, the easier it gets! Keep reading for healthy meal preparation tips and tricks, and recipes that only require a few simple ingredients.

A Quick Guide on Reducing Food Waste at Home!

Written by Sharon Charles BSc Nutrition (Candidate)

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

Have you ever looked through your fridge in search of spinach only to find a bag of wilted leaves you can no longer use for your salad? I know I have! There have been many times when I have had to throw out food and felt frustrated at having wasted not only food, but resources such as time, money, and the effort to produce that food. Over the years, I have learned to reduce my food waste at home and become more responsible and thoughtful of how I use the resources available to me.

Bring Back the Joy of Cooking During COVID-19!

Written by Sharon Charles BSc Nutrition (Candidate)

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD


Dietitian note: Sharon was going to write this post on our 2020 Nutrition month theme. She pivoted beautifully and changed her theme, to help us all find silver linings in this time of uncertainty. Well-done, Sharon. To everyone- stay well, be safe and enjoy cooking and eating at home, during this time. Andrea

Five Ways to be a Better Shopper

Written by: Gaby Burt-D’Agnillo BSc Nutrition Candidate

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

The grocery store is essentially the foundation of our diets. It’s where we discover a variety of healthy, colourful, and nutritious foods to feed ourselves and our families. With a few resources and some of our favourite tips grocery shopping can be efficient as well as healthy – so let’s review five easy tips and tricks for getting the most out of your supermarket experience.

Eating Well for the Busy Student- From a Busy Student!

Written by Sharon Charles BSc Nutrition (Candidate)

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

Health is truly wealth and it is something that students need to keep top of mind. Regardless of how hectic a schedule can get, overlooking one’s health can result in negative consequences that may directly affect academic performance! Without adequate nutrition, students often feel tired, sluggish and have difficulty concentrating on schoolwork. We often look to external factors, when evaluating health and academic performance. We suggest, before blaming the workload, sleep, or other factors- evaluate your nutrition. Remember- food is medicine! And meal planning is key!

Whole grain vs. Whole wheat: A Review

Written by Erika Martin BSc, Nutrition Candidate

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

We would like to welcome one of our new Nutrition undergraduate volunteer students, to our practice. This is Erika’s first blog post, for us.

Canada’s Food Guide states that half of our daily servings of grains should be whole grains. Whole grains provide us with more fiber, vitamins and minerals, than refined grain products. It is important to understand the difference between whole grain and whole wheat.

Smart Shopping: Tips for eating well and saving money

April 1, 2016

By: Erin Ross BSc Nutrition

Reviewed by: Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

No matter what your budget it, saving money on groceries is a smart choice as the cost of food continues to increase.  In 2015, Canadian consumers saw an increase in multiple food categories and this increase is predicted to continue into 2016. Researchers forecast that the cost of meat will increase another 2.5-4.5% and vegetables will increase another 2-4% . Eating on a budget does not mean sacrificing health, nutrition or flavour. Here are some helpful tips to use the next time you go shopping to help you save more and become a smart shopper.

How to Read Nutrition Labels

By: Dianna Yanchis, BSc (Nutrition) Candidate
Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

Grocery shopping can be a very overwhelming experience for many of us! With so many aisles, millions of food products and so much confusing nutrition information to navigate through! To make healthier food choices to achieve overall good health, understanding nutrition labels is very important.