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

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...


Grandma's Harvest Pumpkin Pie

Grandma's Harvest Pumpkin Pie

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Dessert

Nothing says Fall, harvest time, or Thanksgiving than the flavour and aroma of pumpkin. This particular recipe is dear to me as I discovered it in my late grandmother's old batter-spattered notebook among her other recipe favourites. And I appreciate her use of whole, locally-grown...


Overnight Oats with Blueberries & Pepitas

Overnight Oats with Blueberries & Pepitas

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Vegan

Overnight Oats (ONO) are a great option for people who feel rushed in the morning and the last thing they have time for is deciding what to have for breakfast. ONO are prepared ahead time so it not only frees up your morning, but starts your day with a filling and nutrient-dense meal. This...


Global News Morning - Healthy Processed Food?

Global News Morning - Healthy Processed Food?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

This morning I shared my favourite, healthy processed foods on Global News Morning. Healthy processed food? Thought processed food couldn't be part of a healthful diet? Aside from my philosophy where ALL food can fit into a healthful diet, today I discussed the processed food spectrum...


Global News Morning - It's Pear Season!

Global News Morning - It's Pear Season!

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Snacks / Salads / Media

Today I joined Jackie on Saskatoon Global News Morning to share my ideas for using pears! Pears have a short season, starting with California pears (sponsored) from late July to late August, leading in our Canadian pear season. So much nutrition and so many great ways to enjoy pears! Check out...


Spinach Salad with BBQ Grilled Pears

Spinach Salad with BBQ Grilled Pears

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Sides / Salads

Have you ever grilled pears? OMG, they're delicious! I love a good summer salad but I get bored with my same old go-tos and incorporating fruit that's in season is a great way to add excitement to your salads. Pears are currently in season, starting with California pears from the end of July...


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Posted in Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Beverages

You guys! I've been wanting to play around with blueberries and basil for awhile now and the timing is perfect because my basil is thriving and I have a lot of it! I am so excited about this smoothie and just how nicely the basil compliments the blueberries. It's light and refreshing but...


Global News Morning - Low Sugar Summer Cocktails

Global News Morning - Low Sugar Summer Cocktails

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Beverages / Media

Today on Global News Morning Saskatoon, I was in studio sharing some of my favourite, low sugar summer cocktails of the season. A lot of trendy products on the market and I share a few of my top pics! Check out the segment...


Pineapple Coconut Summer Cocktail

Pineapple Coconut Summer Cocktail

Posted in Weekday Meals / Beverages / Media

So now that baby boy is over 3 months old, I have been happily enjoying a few cocktails of the season - wine spritzer, sangria, mojito - but I have just discovered my new favourite! Playing around with the tropical flavours of pineapple, coconut, and rum this light and refreshing cocktail is...