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Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Vegan / Gluten Free

My son who's now 18 months old, will no longer eat cooked oatmeal. This is no surprise to me as I was well prepared for things to change. With toddlerhood also comes changes in growth, taste preferences, and acting picky around food all of which is normal. I knew that although he doesn't seem to...


Energy Bites w Dates and Pumpkin Seed Butter

Energy Bites w Dates and Pumpkin Seed Butter

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Vegan / Gluten Free

If you're looking for peanut and treenut free snack alternatives, I've got you covered with this great recipe. We're substituting peanut butter for pumpkin butter. Pumpkin seed butter is made from roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) and pumpkin butter has more protein than any other seed or nut...


Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Alternatives to Peanut/Tree Nut Butters - CTV Morning Saskatoon

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Today I went Live with CTV Morning Saskatoon to discuss peanut butter and tree nut butter alternatives! We want to respect allergy policies in our communities but some families struggle to know what their options are when it comes to avoiding nuts and nut butters. Watch the full clip here!...


Miso Tahini Dressing

Miso Tahini Dressing

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Dressings

This creamy, flavourful dressing originally went with my Sunshine Bowl recipe. But it's also amazing on salads, steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans, and rice bowls.   Tahini is a sesame seed paste, commonly used to make chickpea hummus. It's a rich source of iron, calcium, protein...


Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Snacks / Media

We are back into the school season and it's a busy time of year! Nutrition doesn't have to be perfect but we CAN bring convenience and nutrition together to help out. This morning Brooke was live with Global News Saskatoon to share her 2 key components of putting together a power snack along...


IBS - Now What?

IBS - Now What?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Irritable Bowel Syndrome

If you've struggled with embarrassment and frustration of excess gas, abdominal bloating and pain, urgency to use the bathroom, and either constipation or diarrhea (or both!), you're not alone. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation estimates that about 5 million Canadians suffer from...


When, How, and What of Introducing Solids

When, How, and What of Introducing Solids

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

Introducing solids can be such a fun time, but first time parents or caregivers are often nervous and confused. I often hear concerns around choking, allergenic foods, texture and what foods to start with. Below is a brief starting point, based on the most up-to-date evidence from Health...


Summer Mocktails - Global News Morning

Summer Mocktails - Global News Morning

Posted in Weekday Meals / Beverages / Media

You'll find the full clip here! And my mocktail recipes as follows: Pear Fizz - Chop a Bartlett pear into cubes and add to a microwave safe dish along with 1 tbsp honey and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. Microwave on high for ~2 minutes, then mash some of the juice out with a fork. - Add the...


Eating to Support Environmental Sustainability - Global News Morning

Eating to Support Environmental Sustainability - Global News Morning

Posted in Controversy / Media

We have a growing global population and an environmental crisis. While the issue is complex our food and eating habits certainly play a role in environmental sustainability. Me and my kitchen compost bucket (it looks huge on television!), joined Jackie on Saskatoon Global News Morning to share...


Garlic Butter Banza with Lemon and Spinach

Garlic Butter Banza with Lemon and Spinach

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Entrees / Gluten Free

Banza Rotini is made from chickpeas and pea protein, so it's very different from a wheat-based pasta but can fool almost any pasta lover into thinking it's regular 'ol wheat pasta. What I love about Banza is that it offers such a rich source of protein and fibre compared to wheat pasta. I'm...


Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops

Mango Banana Frozen Yogurt Pops

Posted in Weekday Meals / Snacks / Dessert

Frozen yogurt pops make such a great summer snack for your littles. Toddlers and kids rely on nutrient-dense foods to help them grow. These pops (similar to this older recipe) are so tasty, creamy, and rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, calcium, B12, and protein. If adding the...


Why Eggs Are a Perfect First Food for Baby

Why Eggs Are a Perfect First Food for Baby

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition / Media

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month and Brooke joined Saskatoon Global News Morning to share the most recent evidence around introducing allergenic foods to baby. Can we actually help to reduce their risk of developing food allergens? Why are eggs such a great first food for baby? Do we...


Transitioning Baby to Cow's Milk and Plant-Based Beverages

Transitioning Baby to Cow's Milk and Plant-Based Beverages

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

Thank you to nutrition student, Anna Tataryn, for contributing this blog! When is it safe to introduce cow’s milk to my baby? How much cow’s milk is appropriate for baby? If I don’t want to use cow’s milk, what other options are there? These are common questions, and this article will outline...


IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

IBS & the Low FODMAP Diet - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media / Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and because IBS is one of Brooke's top health issues that she supports, she has a lot of passion for the disorder! IBS is a real diagnosis and has real options for management. Watch the full clip here for a brief overview on what IBS is,...


Beetroot Blend

Beetroot Blend

Posted in Weekday Meals / Beverages

I LOVE a beety, gingery juice. But I don't love the cost to purchasing fancy juices, and I don't have a juicer. So I settled for a blended drink! I rarely drink fruit or vegetable juices, but every now and again I crave a cold beet juice with ginger and lemon - spicey, tart and sweet all at...


Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Turmeric - How Much do You Really Need for Health Benefits?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Food Reviews / Controversy / Media

This morning on Saskatoon Global News Morning, I spoke about turmeric and the challenges faced when trying to reap the benefits from its active ingredient, curcumin. Here's a summary: What is turmeric? Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of the turmeric plant and it’s a member of the...


Sesame Lime Tofu Strips for Baby

Sesame Lime Tofu Strips for Baby

Posted in Infant Nutrition / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan

Tofu is made from pressed, whole soybeans (you can learn more about soy here), and as per the 2017 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy, soybeans are a common food allergen that is important to introduce to infants around 6 months of age. Early introduction may help to...


Baby Friendly Salmon Cakes

Baby Friendly Salmon Cakes

Posted in Infant Nutrition / Weekday Meals / Entrees / Gluten Free

Omega 3 fatty acids are an important essential nutrient that we must attain from foods (our bodies cannot make omega 3 fats). Fatty fish, like salmon, is a good source of the omega 3s DHA and EPA, which play a role in brain and eye health as well as reducing inflammation throughout the body....


Global News Morning - Nutrition Resolutions: 3 Tips for Success

Global News Morning - Nutrition Resolutions: 3 Tips for Success

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

If you've ever set a resolution to diet and lose weight, you likely know by now that it wasn't sustainable. Today on Saskatoon Global News Morning Brooke shared her top 3 (non-diet) tips for having better success with nutrition resolutions. Check out the full segment...


Warm Lemon Garlic Kale with Parmesan

Warm Lemon Garlic Kale with Parmesan

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Vegan / Sides / Salads

Truth bomb - kale has never been a favourite leafy green vegetable. In fact, I've often struggled to find a way to enjoy kale. So for a very long time I simply didn't even try. And it's totally okay NOT to like kale (or any "healthy" food for that matter) regardless of how much hype and...


Global News Morning - Quizzing Your Carbohydrate Knowledge

Global News Morning - Quizzing Your Carbohydrate Knowledge

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Reflecting on the food and nutrition trends for this year, so many of them related to carbohydrates - from avocado toast and prebiotics to workout recovery and low carb diets. For my last segment of 2018, I quizzed Nicole and the viewers on their carbohydrate knowledge. Check it...


Global News Morning - Association Between Sleep and Nutrition

Global News Morning - Association Between Sleep and Nutrition

Posted in Media

We know sleep is important for our overall well being, and it's also associated with diabetes, heart disease, mental health and performance. But can sleep affect our nutrition choices, and do our food choices affect our sleep quality?? Brooke joined Global News Morning Saskatoon to discuss...


Thai Red Coconut Curry with Tofu

Thai Red Coconut Curry with Tofu

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Entrees / Vegan

Having travelled to Thailand, I know that this dish is by no means authentic. But it certainly adds a whole new set of flavours and textures that may brighten up a boring supper routine. While this dish uses some convenience items, it still offers a host of nutrients and fibre. If you're new...


Global News Morning - Agriculture Month & Brooke Share's Her Top 3 Sk-Grown Crops!

Global News Morning - Agriculture Month & Brooke Share's Her Top 3 Sk-Grown Crops!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke was live today from Saskatoon Global News Morning, talking about Agriculture Month with Fiona! Brooke partnered up with canolaeatwell.com to bring awareness of where our food comes from, and appreciate some of the amazing food produced from crops that grow well in Saskatchewan! Aside...


Harvest-time Lentil Stew

Harvest-time Lentil Stew

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / One-Pot Meals / Entrees / Vegan

October is Agriculture month in Saskatchewan so it's a great time to appreciate the farmers hard at work harvesting their crops, and to celebrate our local agriculture. This stew couldn't be closer to "local food" - this time of year it is easy to find all the main ingredients grown...