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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...


Tropical Green Power Smoothie

Tropical Green Power Smoothie

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Beverages / Low FODMAP / PCOS

Disclaimer: this post was developed in sponsored partnership with Prairie Soul Smoothie Co. All opinions are my own and genuine. Developed and Written by Brooke Bulloch, RD   As a mom and business owner with an on-the-go lifestyle, I have come to realize that I can’t run on empty so sleep,...


Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

Developed and written by Brooke Bulloch, RD   Everyone should have this quinoa salad recipe up their sleeve for on-the-go evenings, a quick yet impressive pot-luck side, or for work-week lunches. Quinoa is a gluten free grain rich in iron, magnesium, fibre, and a good source of plant...


October is Agriculture Month in SK

October is Agriculture Month in SK

Posted in Media

October is Agriculture Month, and a time to celebrate Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry. Today, our media dietitian, Brooke Bulloch joined Global News Morning Saskatoon, to highlight a particular type of food crop and why we should include more of it in our diets. Any guesses? With...


Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Vegan / Gluten Free / Low FODMAP

My son who's now 2 years old, suddenly won't eat cooked oatmeal. This is no surprise to me as with toddlerhood comes changes in growth, taste preferences, and acting "pickier" around food all of which is normal. Although my son doesn't seem to be interested in cooked oatmea right nowl, that he...


Simple Scratch Granola

Simple Scratch Granola

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Breakfast / Snacks / Vegan / PCOS

Granola contains so many ingredients that help promote good health: cholesterol-reducing whole oats, digestion-slowing fibre, anti-inflammatory fats, protein and complex carbohydrates. Add it to milk, yogurt or cottage cheese and you've got a well-balanced breakfast or snack. It takes no time...


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....


Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Sides / Salads / PCOS

This recipe is a favourite in our family, with the sweet and salty flavours of the beets and feta complimenting each other well. Beets are a good source of potassium, fibre, and folate. The red pigment is a nitrogen-containing form of anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant that falls under...


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...


Baked Pears with Cinnamon Crisp Topping

Baked Pears with Cinnamon Crisp Topping

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten Free / Dessert

Pear season has begun and while they make a delicious grab-and-go fruit or balanced snack with protein, pears tend to ripen all at once. Before they get too soft, this dessert is a great way to use up those last few pears. An easy dessert that can be baked on the BBQ if you prefer not to heat...


Sweet Buffalo Tofu Bites

Sweet Buffalo Tofu Bites

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Snacks / Entrees / Gluten Free / Low FODMAP

This recipe is for all the spicy food fans! If you love buffalo wings, I'm not here to tell you that this buffalo tofu is just like it - but I will say it's worth trying if you're considering adding more plants to your diet! If you have access to an airfryer this recipe is super convenient and...


Berry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bark

Berry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Bark

Posted in Recipes / Snacks

I am always on the hunt for frozen summer snack ideas that don't always default to ice cream. I mean, we love ice cream but not every day. And I want to offer my son a variety of nourishing and fun snack options. Frozen yogurt bark is super fun and easy to throw together - grab a cookie...


Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

Posted in Nutrition Tips / Recipes / 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...


Grilled Pineapple Tofu Skewers

Grilled Pineapple Tofu Skewers

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Entrees / Vegan / Low FODMAP / Regina Nutritionist

Looking for some plant based protein alternatives for BBQ season? I mean, you can't go wrong with a Beyond Meat burger, but I decided to get creative with alternatives to grilled meat skewers using tofu. Extra firm tofu is made of pressed soybeans, and if you'd like to learn more about soy...


Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Kale, Barley, & Apple Salad

Posted in Recipes / Vegetarian / Vegan / Sides / Salads / PCOS

Barley is kind of a forgotten grain - it's just not something most of use as a staple. With summer upon us, I wanted to incorporate barley into a hearty salad and one that could be turned into a complete meal for those lazy, hot summer evenings. Barley is a great source of fibre, magnesium,...


Sesame Lime Tofu Strips for Baby

Sesame Lime Tofu Strips for Baby

Posted in Infant Nutrition / Recipes / 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, both soybeans and sesame are a common food allergens that are encouraged to be introduced to infants around 6 months of age...


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...


Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Is Non-Stick Cooking Spray Harmful to your Health?

Posted in Controversy

I know I'm not the only one who’s heard claims that non-stick cooking spray is dangerous to your health and full of “chemicals”.  I too have had my doubts about it, albeit largely due to fear mongering rumors. But is it really as bad as some people claim? I want to start by saying that the...


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....


Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Pineapple Bran Muffins with Chickpea Flour

Posted in Recipes / Snacks / PCOS

I am new to baking with chickpea flour and feeling really behind the times! I love the idea of using chickpea flour in my baking because it's another way to incorporate prebiotic fibre into my family's diet. For those wondering what the heck prebiotics are (nope, it's not a typo - different...


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 / Recipes / 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...


Lentil, Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

Lentil, Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

Posted in Recipes / One-Pot Meals / Soup / Low FODMAP

I will be solo parenting the next few months (weekdays only thank goodness), so I'm getting some easy meals ready for the busier days when I'm at work. Batch cooking is something I try to do anyway a few times a month. It's great having back-up meals in the freezer - extra soup, chili, lasagne,...