Nutrition Benefits & Tips: Matcha is a potent source of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have shown that matcha contains
Carolyn Berry is a registered dietitian in Vancouver, B.C. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia and is now working as a clinical dietitian for Fraser Health Authority, as well as in two private practice settings: <a href="http://www.nuvonutrition.com/index.php?ID=1" rel="nofollow">Nuvo Nutrition</a> and <a href="http://www.russelseanfitness.com/" rel="nofollow">Russel Sean Fitness</a>. She is also a contributing author for <a href="http://www.healthcastle.com/" rel="nofollow">HealthCastle.com</a>. <br> <br> Carolyn is passionate about empowering people with the knowledge they need to live healthy lives. She is also a self-proclaimed foodie with a love of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. One of her favourite hobbies is food blogging, which she does at <a href="http://wealthofhealth.ca/" rel="nofollow">Wealth of Health</a>.
Nuts n' bolts is one of those holiday staples. Every year I'm lucky enough to receive nuts n' bolts as a Christmas gift from friends and/or family members. My favourite is a combination of peanuts, pretzels and Honey Nut Chex cereal drizzled with milk chocolate mmmmmm! It is divine!! But in typical dietitian fashion, I wanted to revamp the standard high sugar low fibre recipe, so I put a nutritious spin on this holiday favourite.
12/22/2016 08:24 EST
The Fall marks back to school and back into that dreaded word (for some) "routine." With a busy schedule, having healthy
10/12/2016 10:13 EDT
Okay, all of you non-breakfast eaters, you now have no excuse. These buttermilk oatmeal carrot breakfast squares are too easy, delicious and nutritious to pass up. Take half an hour out of your Sunday and make your breakfast for the entire week! Buttermilk creates a tender texture, carrots and applesauce add moisture, and maple syrup and cinnamon add a warm, comforting flavour.
03/14/2016 04:18 EDT
Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways to get a bunch of healthy foods into a portable and delicious meal or snack. Smoothies are also great place to sneak things in that you may not eat on their own. This particular smoothie has a very special ingredient -- kefir (pronounced kee-fir).
01/14/2016 03:05 EST
These pumpkin pie inspired balls are the perfect punch of energy you need to get you through that tough workout, or just through the work day. They're a great balance of fiber and protein, which is what a healthy, balanced snack should have.
11/27/2015 03:47 EST
You can't possibly go on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram without seeing some sort of delicious pumpkin creation. But come mid-November, the Christmas recipes rush in, and pumpkin will be long forgotten until next October. So I thought I'd better share this recipe with you now.
10/31/2015 12:29 EDT
If you have a salty-sweet tooth like me, you'll love this salad!
09/24/2015 05:49 EDT
Best eaten right away, but can also be put into an airtight container and frozen.
07/22/2015 07:29 EDT
Zoodles are a great way to get in more veg and fiber. Yes! Two things that us dietitians are always harping on people about.
03/09/2015 05:12 EDT
Turtle chocolates are a favourite of many during the holidays. Since December is a time for indulgence, I wanted to try a healthier version of this sweet treat.
12/15/2014 07:24 EST
Contrary to popular belief, snacking is a healthy practice -- as long as you're choosing the right snacks. These roasted chickpeas are so simple, healthy, and most importantly, delicious!
12/01/2014 01:52 EST
This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.
08/28/2014 08:51 EDT
Chia seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats. They come from a flowering plant in the mint family grown in Mexico, and were a staple in the diet of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs. Chia seeds were thought to have magical powers. Aztec soldiers would grind up the seeds and eat them for a boost of energy to sustain them over long periods of time. I add them to oatmeal, salads, granola, and baking.
07/07/2014 02:23 EDT
Summer is upon us, and I can't think of a better way to embrace it than with this simple, homemade, healthy ice cream.
06/30/2014 02:10 EDT
I love fish and chips just as much as the next person, but I sure don't like the heaviness of a deep fried batter. So the question is, how can we indulge in the texture and flavour that we love with traditional battered fish and chips, but without all of the fat and calories?
06/16/2014 03:28 EDT
When I go out for Thai food, I always order pad Thai. But after thoroughly enjoying every bite, crumb, and speck on the plate, I usually end up with a stomach ache and am guzzling water for the rest of the day a result of the rich, creamy sauce and mounds of sodium. That is why pad Thai is one of my favourite food makeovers!
05/26/2014 16:23 EDT
Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!
04/22/2014 12:52 EDT
Spring is upon us, and I cannot think of a better way to embrace it than with these Vietnamese spring rolls.
04/09/2014 06:14 EDT
This may be the first time I've used the word "stunning" to describe a pasta dish, but oh wow, look at that colour! This dish gets me really excited. Many pasta sauces are high in salt (tomato-based sauces) or high in fat (cream-based sauces), but not this one, thanks to the beets.
03/25/2014 02:29 EDT
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