Nutrition Tips

Chocolate Yogurt Fruit Dip

Chocolate Yogurt Fruit Dip

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Snacks / Sides / Dessert / PCOS

Recipe developed by Brooke Bulloch, RD and mom. For families on-the-go, snacks can play an important role in fueling children, teens, and adults. Scheduled snacks (not to be confused with continuous grazing) are important for a few reasons: 1) Snacks help to maintain energy levels and...


The Food, Brain, and Mood Connection

The Food, Brain, and Mood Connection

Submitted by Keara Lubchenko, Nutrition Practicum Student Edited by Brooke Bulloch, RD If you think about it, the brain is always working. Even when we are sleeping, it is functioning to help control things like breathing and heartbeat. This means that our brain requires a constant amount...


6 Warning Signs of Disordered Eating

6 Warning Signs of Disordered Eating

Written by Amanda Geradts, RD Edited by Brooke Bulloch, RD As a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders, I care about helping people to pick up on early signs of disordered eating to help reduce the risk of developing an eating disorder. While there can be many factors that contribute...


4 Tips to Help Cut Grocery Costs

4 Tips to Help Cut Grocery Costs

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media / Regina Nutritionist

Submitted by Registered Dietitian and Mom, Brooke Bulloch, RD In 2021, we saw meat, poultry, and fish costs increase ~6-10% and overall grocery costs were up in most provinces. According to the 12th edition of Canada's Food Price Report grocery costs are expected to rise another 5-7% in 2022....


Navigating Sugar with Kids

Navigating Sugar with Kids

Written by Registered Dietitian and Mom, Brooke Bulloch.   Halloween, Christmas, Valentines', Easter - kids will encounter candy all year long. Although some parents would love to keep candy out of the house, sugar is abundant and candy is here to stay. Trying to micromanage and control...


Food First Approach to IBS

Food First Approach to IBS

Written by Brooke Bulloch, Registered Dietitian 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...


7 Ways to Alleviate Bloating

7 Ways to Alleviate Bloating

Everyone experiences bloating. While bloating can be normal, for some people bloating can be painful, uncomfortable, and embarrassing. Bloating is also highly individual - one person’s experience of bloating might be very different from someone else’s. For example Some people experience...


Reduce Risk for Food Allergies in Infants

Reduce Risk for Food Allergies in Infants

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada, and Food Allergy Canada reports over 3 million Canadians are affected by food allergy. Dietitian, Brooke Bulloch joined Chris on Global News Morning to discuss how care providers can help prevent development of food allergy in infants (watch...


Foods that Benefit your Gut Microbiome

Foods that Benefit your Gut Microbiome

Posted in Nutrition Tips

Guest Post Written by Dietitian Student, Kassandra Lestrat (She/Her). Edited by Brooke Bulloch, RD/CEO Some say that variety is the spice of life. Funny enough, when it comes to your gut the same may be true. Although many types of foods can benefit the gut microbiome, studies show that...


New Year, New You? Why You Don't Need Another Diet Resolution!

New Year, New You? Why You Don't Need Another Diet Resolution!

Another year, another sweet promise to lose weight and "get healthy"- or at least that's the pressure many of us feel this time of year. But is it truly serving you well? Don’t get me wrong, people should work towards positive change in their life if that's what they feel they need. Maybe...


Introducing Solids Basics

Introducing Solids Basics

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Infant Nutrition

Written by Brooke Bulloch, RD and Mom (Note this information is for educational purposes and geared towards healthy, term infants. This is not meant to replace advice from your health care provider(s).)   Introducing solids can be such a fun time, but first time parents or caregivers...


Packing Lunches Made Easy on Global News Morning

Packing Lunches Made Easy on Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke was live on Saskatoon Global News Morning with Chris Carr to discuss packing lunches - whether you're learning or working at home or outside the home, having a plan can make life easier! Brooke shares 3 tips for keeping lunches simple. Watch the full clip here....


What is Intuitive Eating?

What is Intuitive Eating?

Written by Sydney Wright, RD Candidate (BSc) Edited by Brooke Bulloch, RD (BSc) For anyone who has reached their emotional limit with dieting, or even just wonders if there is another way to feel well and support their best health, it’s possible you’ve come across the term Intuitive...


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Beverages / PCOS

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 how nicely the basil compliments the blueberries, and you gotta love the colour! It's light and refreshing and loaded...


Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Who's at Risk for Iron Deficiency?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Postpartum Nutrition / PCOS

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with low iron or iron deficiency anemia, you know just how frustrating this is – you feel tired all the time, you may be irritable, you can’t concentrate, you run out of breath climbing a set of stairs, and you may even develop more colds and flus. It’s not fun. As...


Live from my Kitchen!  Plant Based Eating on Global News Morning

Live from my Kitchen! Plant Based Eating on Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media / Low FODMAP

Brooke went live from her kitchen on Global News Morning Saskatoon to talk plant based eating. Plant based diets are trending right now and for good reasons: environmental sustainability, ethics, and health. But what does plant based eating actually mean? And how do you get started? Brooke...


8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

8 Steps to Safer Grocery Shopping During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Controversy

I think almost everyone is a little paranoid these days when it comes time to purchasing groceries for your home, and rightfully so. But there is also a fair amount of alarmist misinformation creating unnecessary anxiety. In this article, I’m going to review just what we know about SARS-CoV-2...


Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Kids in the Kitchen - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Brooke joined Chris on Saskatoon Global News Morning live from the office to discuss the importance of getting kids involved in the kitchen. With everyone home practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kitchen activities can lead into structured meals and snacks as a family....


Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Diagnosing PCOS - Which Type are You?

Posted in Nutrition Tips / PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder affecting ~7% of people in reproductive age (USA stats). Development of the disease is often linked to high levels of androgen hormones (e.g. testosterone) from the ovaries, altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, and...


Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Kitchen Aromatic Staples - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Sides / Media

This morning Brooke demonstrated how you can use aromatics in cooking to add personality and flavour to your meals. She highlighted Spanish Sweet Onions from Idaho-Eastern Oregon (sponsored) and why they make a nutritious and delicious key kitchen staple. Watch the full...


2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

2019 Nutrition Trends in Review - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Media

Celery juicing, intermittent fasting, and plant based eating were big trends of 2019. Today on Global News Morning Saskatoon, Brooke tested viewers knowledge on these trends in a fun True/False quiz. View full segment...


Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Whole Grain Apple Carrot Toddler Cookies

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Weekday Meals / Vegetarian / Snacks / Vegan

As a mom to a toddler I'm always looking for new snack ideas. I'm also looking for ways to incorporate nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids and one of my favourite foods that helps to check off that box is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseed is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a...


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!...


Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Snacks To Go - Global News Morning

Posted in Nutrition Tips / 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...


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...