Favorite App Finds: Healthy Lifestyle & Nutrition Edition!

Written by Sharon Charles BSc Nutrition (Candidate)

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

The smartphone in your hands right now is one of the most useful tools available to us in the digital era. Leading a healthy lifestyle has become that much easier using apps. There are numerous apps available that are only a few taps away from being downloaded at the app store for (mostly) free! Here are our top 5 favorite apps for healthy lifestyle and nutrition.

Healthy Food Swaps

Written by Erika Martin BSc Nutrition Candidate

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

Most of us have heard that it is better to eat whole wheat bread than white bread, or skim milk instead of whole milk. Whole wheat bread has more nutrients, and skim milk has a lower fat content – both healthy food swaps. While these swaps may seem small, depending on your health goals, they can make a significant difference over time. These are just some of the many possibilities of foods that can be swapped out with healthier alternatives. Whether you wish to add protein, fibre, or vitamins, or reduce fat or calories, here are some easy food swaps to try out.

Summer Healthy Eating Tips

Written by Erika Martin BSc Nutrition Candidate

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

With all the barbeques, gatherings and social events that seem to come along with warm sunny weather, it can sometimes be overwhelming to make healthy food choices during the summer. Luckily, during the summer we can enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in season, which are a great way to add vitamins, minerals and fiber into your diet. Here are some tips for how to eat healthy in the summer, how to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables, and a few recipes for you and your friends to enjoy this season.

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.

Put Dieting to Rest with 3 Simple Tips for an “Intuitive” Summer

Written by: Leanne Richardson BASc MPH Student, Nutrition and Dietetics
Reviewed by: Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

Summer is on the horizon which means it’s time to begin a strict diet and exercise routine to prepare our beach bodies for bikini season! How many times have you heard people set similar intentions? I’ve heard it more than I count.

I’ll take two slices of pepperoni and a side order of nutrition education, please!

Written by: Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

I think most of us would agree that teaching children about the importance of nutrition, healthy eating and being connected with their food supply, is a good thing. Many of us know that increased knowledge about nutrition may translate into, students making healthier food choices, to improved academic performance, to increased energy, better sleep and decreased risk of long term health concerns.
What we may not all agree on, is who is best qualified to provide this teaching.

Food has the Potential to Prevent Chronic Diseases: How to Build a Balanced Diet

Written by Hilary Rock BSc, Nutrition

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

We are so excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign. We are celebrating Nutrition Month 2018 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

Food has the Potential for Discovery: How to Foster Healthy Eating Habits in Children

Written by Erika Martin BSc Nutrition Candidate

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

We’re so excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign. We are celebrating Nutrition Month 2018 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

7 Tips for Making Changes and Sticking to Them

Written by Hilary Rock BSc, Nutrition

Reviewed by Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

It is no secret that changing your lifestyle can be very challenging. Part of making changes, has to do with how you approach change. Changing your habits is a process that involves several stages and it may take some time before the changes become new habits. Use these tips for setting healthy eating and active living changes you can stick to.

A New Habit for a New Year-Make Prunes Part of Each Day

Written by: Andrea Miller MHSc, RD

DISCLAIMER: This post was developed in sponsored partnership with the California Dried Plum Board; however, as always, all opinions are genuine.

Happy New Year! I hope the holidays brought you peace, rest, and happy memories with friends and family.  As we ease into a New Year, many of us begin by making resolutions to improve our health. I love this idea and often set annual health and nutrition goals for myself. One of my favourite nutrition goals and one I encourage for my clients, is to add a new and healthy food to their daily routine. This year, I am going to make that new food California prunes. Eating just one daily serving of 5-6 California prunes supports bone health, heart health and digestive health.