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Nutrition Tips: Potential to Discover & Cooking with Kids

March 15, 2019
THE POTENTIAL TO DISCOVER The theme centered around this week of nutrition month is the potential to discover. Cooking with kids can be a daunting thought for parents.  This can feel even more overwhelming with busy schedules and active athletes.  We know that when we get kids involved in cooking it fostered healthy eating habits,... View Article

Nutrition Tips: March is Nutrition Month

March 7, 2019
Happy Nutrition Month! March is Nutrition month which is always exciting.  Dietitians Of Canada will be putting out a weekly Theme around Unlocking The Potential Of Food.  This week’s theme is unlocking the potential of fuel.  Fueling can either help to enhance your performance by increasing stamina, preventing injuries and improving recovery, or it can... View Article

Nutrition Tips: Canada’s Food Guide – What’s new?

February 22, 2019
Canada’s food guide has set the tone for how we as Canadian’s have thought about food for many decades.  As the needs of the population have changed so has Canada’s Food Guide.  This update was a much needed one as the previous food guide was released in 2007.    Below are some of the major... View Article

GrassRoots Nutrition: Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

January 30, 2019
These are some of my go-to make ahead breakfasts to save time for those busy mornings. Overnight Oats Pineapple Bliss Smoothie Breakfast Burrito Crustless Pesto Quiche Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Greek Yogurt & Berries Easy Overnight Oats Ingredients 1/2 cup milk or unsweetened plain almond milk 3/4 Tbsp ground flax seeds 2 Tbsp Natural peanut... View Article

Fueling through the holidays

December 31, 2018
Holidays are meant to be fun, offer relaxing time, and generally are times to enjoy friends and family around food.  We often take the holidays for granted but they do change our schedules and often can disrupt our usual training and fueling routine.  Here are some hints that can help you deal with the effects... View Article

GrassRoots Nutrition: Twelve Days of Christmas

December 20, 2018
Tips & Tricks for a Delicious & Healthy Holiday Season. This is the time of year with parties galore.  Most events centre around food, alcohol and connecting with family and friends.  To help enjoy your holidays read the tips and tricks below that are associated with the twelve days of Christmas. 😊   On the... View Article

GrassRoots Nutrition: How To Increase Veggies

November 22, 2018
Veggie Madness A diet rich in vegetables and fruits is a great way to build variety, create balance, and increase vitamins.  Veggies can be challenging to include in the diet.  Veggies can be challenging to include in the diet as they take prep work and if we get to hungry its not the thing we... View Article

GrassRoots Nutrition: Turn “Planning” into “Doing” & Banana Bread Muffin Tops Recipe

November 7, 2018
Tips to take planning into doing: Schedule it in: Setting aside time to plan your meals and prepare your snacks.  This will help to curb your hunger and get your fueling more consistently.   We each have routines and often it is easier to let go of food/meal prep. Prioritize: Find a time that works for... View Article

Grassroots Nutrition: Perform at your best by fueling with sugar?

October 25, 2018
Perform at your best by fueling with sugar? The current trend in the media is to compare sugar to hard drugs.  They suggest the two have addictive properties and these properties can lead us to an early death. Do we need to start hiding our children and picketing with anti-sugar messages to protect the youth?... View Article

Grassroots Nutrition – Fueling on Your Rest Days

June 13, 2018
GRASSROOTS NUTRITION TIPS Fueling on Your Rest Days: Rest days are a critical part of training and help the body to recover and replenish. I often get the question from athletes about how to fuel on rest days. The awesome thing about bodies is that they will let you know what they need. However, if... View Article