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Alternatives to bread

Bread is a great source of carbohydrates and other nutrients, but it might be easy to eat too much. Did you know there are some great alternatives out there, and…

Plant-based milk

Are you wondering what the difference between all those types of milk facing you in the grocery store is? Do you struggle with choosing between almond, soy, oat, and more?…

How to stick to a healthy diet

Have you started trying to change your diet, just to find that you fall off the wagon? Are you wondering what the problem may be? Eating a healthy diet shouldn’t…

Healthiest nut butter

Are you wondering about all the different nut butters facing you in the supermarket? Here are some nutritional facts about nut butters.

Nutrition

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What is gluten-free bread?

With all the hype around gluten-free bread and touting of the health benefits, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed and confused. Let’s go back to basics in this article…

Why are fruits and vegetables good for you?

Whether you love them or loathe them, we all know fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. But it’s always good to get a reminder of…

Healthy bread

When choosing a healthy bread, it’s important to look for one that doesn’t have a lot of added sugar, unhealthy oils or other unnecessary additives. Likewise, you can also look…

Quick easy desserts

Desserts are an important part of your diet. You might be surprised to read the previous phrase, but desserts play an important role in feeling satisfied and not deprived. I’ve…

How to start a blog

Interested in starting a blog? Here is a list of blogging resources:  If you are thinking of starting a blog, you probably are thinking of what to call your website.…

16 Plant-based Snacks

Why is plant-based eating important? One of the important principles of healthy eating is to focus on plant-based foods. Recent studies have pointed to the benefits of a plant-based diet,…

Easy dishes in the microwave

It’s always been there for us—a trusty tool, always ready to heat a cold dinner in a flash, warm some milk or even create a great meal from scratch, in…

Healthy chocolate bars

Chocolate is a treat packed with compounds such as antioxidants and magnesium. However, some chocolates are much healthier than others! While some are sugar-laden and low in actual cacao, others…

High-fiber snacks

Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Given the easy access to processed foods these days, many are not meeting the requirement. You need enough fiber to stay trim,…

Healthy crackers

Crackers can be an appealing snack, especially since your options for dressing them up with sliced veggies, spreads and condiments are endless!

Healthier coffee creamers

I’m a coffee lover, and enjoy it when it’s a bit creamy. While I often enjoy it with 2% milk, I have also tried various creamers. I’ve read the ingredients…

Is microwave popcorn bad for you?

A bag of popcorn is a treat, and makes movie-watching special. However, microwave popcorn has had some bad press lately. Questions have been raised as to whether consuming microwave popcorn…

Benefits of reducing intake of added sugar

I don’t know about you, but I certainly enjoy my dessert (yes, dietitians eat dessert too!)! One of the important considerations in selecting your sweet treat (as well as selecting…

Is trail mix healthy?

Trail mix is an excellent snack, if you make a good choice. Here, I’ll give you some tips on general things to consider about trail mix, as well as possible…

Healthy nutrient-packed breakfast cereal

Breakfast is a great time to get in some nutrients, but if you’re not careful, this meal may be filled with empty calories and high in sugar, salt and fat.…

Is sourdough bread healthy?

This post will provide a brief synopsis of what sourdough is, how to make it, how it differs from your typical loaf of wheat-based bread, and who should eat sourdough…

Tips to cut out sugar

How’s your diet? Think you’re doing a pretty good job, but wondering how to cut back a little on sweets? In considering things to cut out of your diet, sugar…

Healthy non-perishable foods

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, you may have asked yourself: “How can I minimize my trips to the grocery store?” During these times, knowing what the best non-perishable foods…